Foodie’s Guide to Snowmass
How to eat in Snowmass like a local
It’s peak season in Snowmass, the beloved four-mountain skiing and snowboarding destination in Colorado. With that mind, we’ve rounded up the best local restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you can properly fuel up for a fun day on the slopes – or wind down after.
Dinner at Artisan
Tucked away in Destination Residences Snowmass, Artisan, which is helmed by Chef Brian Harmon, is one of the area’s most popular restaurants. The happy hour offerings are perfect for apres – try the spicy fried shrimp and bbq chicken flatbread – while the dinner menu offers up satisfying, continental cuisine like poutine, spring rolls, and steaks.
Lunch at The Stew Pot
Located just steps from the slopes and located in Snowmass Mall, The Stew Pot, as the name implies, whips up simple and comforting soups and stews. As for what to get? You can’t go wrong with the best-selling beef stew, habanero pork stew, and bean chili, but the daily specials are no slouch, either. Pair your bowl with a sandwich or salad for a well-rounded, mid-day meal.
Breakfast at Fuel
Don’t be put off by this casual spot’s small size and humble appearance, because the breakfasts turned out here are hearty and affordable. Locals swear by the California burrito, which is stuffed with eggs, potatoes, cheese, and avocado, but the specialty bagel sandwiches (like the one layered with sun-dried tomato cream cheese, mozzarella, and tomato) are also solid starts to your day.