You know when your town boasts not just one, but three or more culinary superstars who have found their central locations there, you’re in the midst of something truly special. That’s what it feels like when you enter the top notch foodie scene found in the best restaurants in Boulder. Chefs that starred on Food Network shows, eco-friendly farm to table outfits that are making the environmental news, and five star establishments (including some of those awarded from Michelin), and any number of awards, add these all together and you’ve got the norm for restaurants in Boulder. The norm here is nothing short of excellence. The restaurants in Boulder represent some of the best experiences (and tastes) you’ll find in the world. That’s saying something special, especially for such a small city. And Boulderites are lucky, too, in that many of the excellent restaurants in Boulder and surrounding Boulder county have been keeping up their awesome work during the pandemic in various (safe) ways. What makes Boulder’s Food Scene Spectacular The Cream of the Cream: all-star celebrity chefs, big-time restaurateurs, phenomenal mom & pop places, and restaurants that have made national and international headlines with their deliciousness and innovativeness—they’re all here in beautiful Boulder. Mindful & Eco-Friendly: it’s never a difficult task to find restaurants in Boulder that center their focus on health conscious options. Gluten-free needs? Nearly every restaurant in Boulder’s got you covered. Vegetarian? Easy peasy. Vegan? Not a problem—Boulder’s got several vegan-only restaurants, let alone the fact that most restaurants in Boulder have vegan options. Even specialized diets like keto and raw foods all have their delicious corners in Boulder’s eateries. Crafty Beer & Specialty Coffee: not only the foods are what make restaurants in Boulder stand out from the foodie crowd, but Boulder has the best selection of specialty and luxury coffee shops this side of Seattle, and is famous worldwide for its huge array of creative craft beers. Boulder has a well earned reputation for its collection of micro (and nano) breweries, that sweep the competition and the Great American Beer Festival year after year. Food Specialties of All Kinds: Boulder being situated where it is in the West, you bet your chipotles we have some of the best Southwestern and Mexican food you’re likely to find North of the border. (Our green chile, specifically, has been making waves for years, and is pretty much served on anything.) But did you know Boulder has not just one, but two of the best sushi chefs in the country? That you can find authentic and delicious Creole food just north of Pearl Street Mall? That the pizza at two different restaurants in Boulder has been complimented by actual New Yorkers? It’s all true, and as delicious as can be. With so many excellent restaurants to choose from, how can you find the perfect place to eat? That’s where Your Boulder comes in. Find your top notch restaurant finds with Your Boulder Your Boulder can help you sift through the hundreds of excellent restaurants in Boulder. Just pop on by the business directory on YourBoulder.com and see how we’ve done a lot of your laborious research for you, finding the best of the already top notch places to nosh in Boulder.
We believe you are what you eat which means our food is made with only the purest ingredients to satisfy a hungry belly. We support our local farmers and give back to our community so we can all thrive together.
Our gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads appeal to everyone, including carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, gluten free folks, and kids. Have a hungry group? Make your team happy by catering in your next meal.
For the past 14 years, First Bite: Boulder County Restaurant Week has been at the forefront of bringing the Boulder County community together around our incredible dining scene. For nine days in November, more than 50 of the area’s top restaurants will offer a special three course prix-fixe dinner menu to the community. To provide a more dynamic experience, restaurants will serve either a $29/person or $49/person menu. Make plans with your friends, neighbors and family to come together over an unforgettable dinner.
First Bite (Boulder County Restaurant Week) is November 8-16, 2019. This is a non-ticketed event. The 2019 restaurants will be announced starting July 31. Please make reservations directly with participating restaurants.
Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, The Greenbriar Inn is an elegant restaurant, tavern and private event space located in the north Boulder countryside. The surrounding 20 acres features two ponds, striking woodland and thriving produce, herb, and flower gardens. The cuisine focuses on seasonal, American classics and is complimented by a 950 label award-winning wine cellar. With several private dining rooms and three outdoor spaces, The Greenbriar Inn is also the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and post wedding brunches from 10 to 300 guests.
Stop by the Oskar Blues Boulder Taproom on Boulder's Pearl Street and peep our tricked-out tap list. We feature specialty O.B. brews you can't find anywhere else in town, plus a wicked lineup of brews from other breweries. We offer an insane selection of Beer To Go - and a full menu featuring Oskar Blues twists on classic pub food. Grab a booth or a high-top table inside, or settle in for some legit Pearl Street people-watching on the patio. We've got live music every Friday and Saturday, and open mic every Tuesday.
"The Best Restaurant Meals of 2018" - Eater. Whole Sol Blend Bar serves 100% organic, next-level acai & smoothie bowls, hot breakfast bowls, cold-pressed juice & fancy toasts. 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, real & transparent.
Our Mission is to help build connection to ourselves and each other by creating health- giving food & hand-crafted herbal intentional potions while supporting our Mother Earth. Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar is more than a restaurant; it’s a hip healthy experience for all of us to Awaken and Shine…from the heart. Founded by “The Shine Sisters” - triplets Jill, Jessica and Jennifer Emich, formerly of the acclaimed restaurant Trilogy Wine Bar & Lounge - Shine Restaurant and Potion Bar serves up plates for the carnivore, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo way of eating. The menu features farm-to-table comfort food with 100% grass-fed meats and wild seafood in a 100% gluten-free bakery and GMO-free kitchen.