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Boulder was named America's Foodiest Town by Bon Appétit, and downtown's Pearl Street was ranked among Food & Wine's 10 Best Foodie Streets in America.
The town's noted culinary culture is fueled by its proximity to fertile farmlands, local artisan food producers and a thriving craft beer industry. Burgeoning wine and spirits industries are quickly making a mark on Boulder's food-and-drink landscape, as well.
You could make an entire vacation out of tasting Boulder's food scene, but here are just a few ideas to get you started.
The Cocktail Element menu at Salt allows you to mix and match your preferred ingredients to create a signature drink. Who knew you were such a good mixologist?
Frasca Food and Wine is one of Boulder's culinary landmarks, earning a James Beard award. Splurge for dinner here or save a little at Pizzeria Locale, a gourmet pizzeria next door that's run by the same folks.
Nestled in the pines high above the beautiful Boulder Valley is the city's gastronomic granddaddy, Flagstaff House, a Wine Spectator Grand Award winner that promises excellence.
Food trucks park it at the Rayback Collective, and so should you. It's a cool, food truck park that has a party-like atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating, yard games, a stage for live music and great food.
Avery Brewing's taproom allows you to sample several scrumptious suds that can only be had on site. How about the spiced-just-right Chai Brown or the passion fruit-infused Belgian-style Lilikoi Kepolo?
Gluten-free, vegan, organic ... whatever your idea of healthy, clean eating is, Shine Restaurant has a delicious version of it on their menu. Also try their potions, a line of herbal tonics that, according to Shine are "a harmony of juices, powerful herbs, flower and gemstone essences, and sound-frequencies" that are tuned to "a specific intention." It hardly gets more Boulder than that.