In a town obsessed with food, some the best souvenirs are made to savor. Boulder's longtime presence in the natural foods industry also contributes to a vast number of local delectables. Shop Pearl Street, which boasts specialty stores like foodie-favorite Peppercorn, for tasty finds.
Pearl Street Plank Rub from the Savory Spice Shop in downtown Boulder. It's a custom blend that's great on salmon and named in honor of Boulder's most-loved street. Buy it at Savory Spice Shop, 2041 Broadway.
Chocolove Chocolate Bars are decadent and made with all-natural ingredients and the classic techniques of Europe's finest chocolatiers. Plus, each bar is wrapped with a classic romantic poem. So sweet Buy them at Peppercorn kitchen store at 1235 Pearl Street or Whole Foods at 2905 Pearl Street.
Canvas tote bag from the Boulder Famers' Market. Just say no to plastic bags forever and carry this colorful bag. Buy it at the Boulder Farmers' Market on Wednesday evenings (through the first Wed. in Oct.) or Saturday mornings on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon.
The unforgettable Rabbit Butler from the Flagstaff House will conjure up many conversations and memories about Boulder. The 11-inch-tall tall bronze rabbit will bring joy to your home. Buy it at the Flagstaff House website.
Sleepytime Tea from the Celestial Seasonings factory. Their teas are made in Boulder and their gift shop - and tour - is definitely worthwhile. The shop is full of Celestial's teas, cups, local honeys and everything related to tea. 4600 Sleepytime Drive.
Colorado Organic Cookbook that features Boulder chefs and farmers. It includes The Kitchen's butternut squash soup recipe, and the photography is spectacular. Buy it at the Boulder Bookstore at 1107 Pearl Street.
Frasca's Red Pepper Jelly. From Boulder's restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, it's super tasty on chicken and potatoes. Buy it at Frasca's website or in town at the Peppercorn kitchen store at 1235 Pearl Street.
Sundance Amber Ale from Boulder Beer. It's one of 19 breweries in town and the state's original microbrewery. Buy it at the Boulder Beer brewery at 2880 Wilderness Place.
2006 Colorado Merlot from Boulder Creek Winery. It's one of five wineries in town and has the state's best self-guided tour. Buy it at the Boulder Creek Winery at 6440 Odell Place.
Field Ripe Tomatoes from MM Local are Boulder cooks' secret ingredient for tomato-based deliciousness. Find them at most of Boulder's green grocers or at Cured at 1825 Pearl Street.