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5 Ways to Try Farm-to-Table in Boulder

Boulder was named America’s Foodiest Town by Bon Appétit magazine, and Pearl Street was ranked one of the 10 Best Streets for Foodies in Food & Wine. Why? We think it has a lot to do with an abundance of creative chefs who insist on ingredients plucked straight from local fields.

1. Meet Chefs-Turned-Farmers

Boulder chefs are taking out the middleman and starting their own farms to ensure only freshly harvested foods make it to your plate. This is true of Black Cat, Blackbelly Market, Leaf, Salt, Lucile’s…we could go on and on. Plus, get insight into Boulder by reading how Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg would spend a perfect day in Boulder. 

Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg

2. Go Green

The Kitchen has been called the “greenest restaurant in the West” and is a leader in sustainable, farm-to-fork dining — not to mention deliciousness.

Boulder dining at the Kitchen

3. Head Straight to the Source

Taste your way through the Boulder Farmers Market's abundance of produce stands and food court that features local restaurants. Unlike many markets, everything here is strictly local — grown or raised in Colorado. Open Saturdays 8am–2pm, April through November, and Wednesdays 3:30-7:30pm, May through October.

4. Sip Fresh

Try a cocktail made with regional ingredients at Oak on Fourteenth, Japango or Bitter Bar. Sample Colorado wines at BookCliff Vineyards. Go behind the scenes at one of several local distilleries. Or savor our booming craft brewing industry at about 20 breweries around town. 

Copy of Pink cocktail in martini glass

5. Opt for Cuisine With a Conscience

Chef Bradford Heap of SALT has taken a stand against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and will only buy from suppliers who can guarantee their products are GMO free. It makes for a menu that’s worry free yet incredibly sumptuous. 


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