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Favorite Eats & Treats in Aspen

 

Aspen is world famous for its skiing, but Aspen isn’t just about outdoor recreation, but a mecca for world-class shopping and delicious dining. A year-round destination, Aspen is home to the premier Classic Food & Wine, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Music School, Aspen Jazz Fest, Yoga on the Mountain, Winterskol Winter Fest, the new Aspen Art Museum, and Winter X Games, just to name a few.

With so many ways to work up an appetite, locals and celebrities have a chance to enjoy anything from Slow Grooven’s famous BBQ to high-end cuisine from Element 47, the best sushi at Matsuhisa, or organic cold press juices from Spring Cafe.

Here are Pat’s favorite treats and eats in Aspen.

 

Breakfast

ELEMENT 47
If nothing on the expansive, and delicious, morning menu catches your eye, then try the best breakfast buffet in town. 675 E. Durant Ave. 970-920-6330

JUSTICE SNOW’S
Offers an excellent and diverse breakfast and brunch menu, with Aspen’s best Bloody Mary bar. 328 E. Hyman Ave., 970-429-8192

VICTORIA’S ESPRESSO WINE BAR & GOURMET GRAZING
A local’s favorite coffee shop that offers Australian specialities—plus all things eggs—during “brekkie.” 510 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-3001

Lunch

AJAX TAVERN
Après-hike dining and top-notch cuisine on a sun-drenched patio. 685 E. Durant Ave., 970-920-6334

SHLOMO’S DELI & GRILL
Family-oriented modern American deli serving many

of our old favorites like hearty sandwiches and burgers and our famous Matzah Ball Soup. 501 East Dean Street, 970-315-4055

 

 

WHITE HOUSE TAVERN
Premium sandwiches and salads paired with a fun atmosphere for beers and cocktails. 302 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-925-1007

JÜS ASPEN
JÜS provides an easy, great alternative that promotes a healthy lifestyle yet still tastes delicious. 501 E. Hyman Ave., 970-710-7063

CLOUD NINE ALPINE BISTRO
Lunch service feels like a slice of Switzerland in the Rocky Mountains with layered helpings of fondue and raclette as well as steak tartare, caviar and ski-boot dance parties. Aspen Highlands, Top of the Cloud Nine Lift, sk-in/ski-out only 970-922-8715

Dinner

BIA HOI
Asian-inspired cuisine with an upbeat atmosphere. 110 Carriage Way, Ste. 3101, 970-429-8796

BREXI
Aspen’s own French brasserie, complete with checkered tile floors and all. 411 S. Monarch St., 970-925-2838

JIMMY’S
All upscale American, and all really good. 205 S. Mill St., Ste. 2, 970-925-6020

PYRAMID BISTRO
A nutritarian restaurant that will make you forget about meat. 221 E. Main St., 970-925-5338

RUSTIQUE
A relaxed, Provencal-style bistro with a warm ambiance and long wine list. 216 S. Monarch St., 970-920-2555

STEAK HOUSE NO. 316
A fine dining steakhouse with options of poultry and seafood. 316 E Hopkins Ave., 970-920-1893

CACHE CACHE
Boasting a 5,000-plus bottle wine list and a cooking staff led by Chef Chris Lanter, It’s been in at the top of foodies’ lists for the better part of three decades, and with one bite, you’ll know why. 205 S. Mill St., 970-925-3835

WILD FIG
A cozy dining room in the center of town serving dishes from all over Western Europe. 315 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-5160

Night Cap

ASPEN BREWING COMPANY    
This local’s hangout is the only brewery in town, with a mountain view taproom and live music. 304 E. Hopkins Ave., 970-920-2739

HOPS CULTURE
Happy hour specials, a diverse food menu, and an incredible selection of beer, new to the Hyman Mall. 414 E. Hyman Ave., 970-925-4677

JIMMY’S
An Aspen standby with upscale American fare and a huge tequila and mezcal bar, with varieties for every palate. 205 S. Mill St., Ste. 2, 970-925-6020

J-BAR
Find one of Aspen’s favorite, and most classic, bar scenes at the Hotel Jerome. 330 E. Main St., 970-429-7674

JIMMY’S BODEGA
Same Jimmy, new location, and concept: seafood, raw bar, wine. 307 S. Mill St., 970-710- 2182

SLOW GROOVEN’ BBQ
We are not expected to adhere to a certain style of BBQ, has allows us to adapt our favorite tastes from hot spots across the country and to create a unique blend that is Colorado BBQ.  67 Elbert Lane, Ste. 115, (970) 429-4761

AJAX DONUTS AT THE POPCORN WAGON
Chow down on gyros, falafels, hot dogs, pork green chile, and hot, freshly fried mini-donuts. 305 S. Mill St., 970-429-8373

Sweets

PARADISE BAKERY & CAFE
This tiny cafe serves up ice creams but also the best coffee, cookies and cupcakes/muffins in Aspen. 320 S. Galena St., 970-925-7585

ANNETTE’S MOUNTAIN BAKE SHOP 
Excellent breads and pastries are all made in-house, and delectable sandwiches are stuffed with fillings like brisket, porchetta, and caponata, It’s cash only at this closet-sized takeaway. 420 E. Hyman Ave., 970-544-1806

 

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