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Fort Collins Foodie Itinerary

Day 1

Breakfast at Silver Grill Cafe

The Silver Grill is the oldest restaurant in Northern Colorado, serving legendary breakfast and lunch dishes daily. Wooden floors, huge windows looking out into Old Town, and famous cinnamon rolls give this charming restaurant a special place in the heart of Fort Collins. A perfect pick to be on the Fort Collins Foodie Itinerary. 

218 Walnut St
(970) 484-4656
www.silvergrill.com

Visit Rocky Mountain Olive Oil

Stop in for a private tasting of artisan Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars from around the world.

123 North College Ave
(970) 484-8101
www.RockyMountainOliveOil.com

Lunch at The Waffle Lab

The Waffle Lab’s liége waffles are, at this point, the best waffles in the entire city. They are absolutely amazing. They are made from yeast-leavened dough and imported Belgian pearl sugar. When baked at a specific temperature, the sugar pearls partially melt inside the waffle and caramelize on the outside for the perfect combination of gentle sweet flavor and firmer texture. When taking a bite, you feel the very slight crunch from the sugar that pairs so well with all of the savory options.

130 W Olive St
(970) 232-9433
www.thewafflelab.com

Visit New Belgium Brewery for a Brewery Tour

Check out Fort Collins’ largest craft brewery and pioneers of the areas craft beer industry. Tours are free but book up fast. You can book your reservations online. Tours are 90 minutes and include beer sampling.

500 Linden St
(970) 221-0524
www.NewBelgium.com

Visit Nuance Chocolate to cure your sweet tooth

Experience Fort Collins Crafted with small-batch chocolate, handcrafted right here in Fort Collins. Here you can enjoy decadent truffles and chocolates made in house and on a cold winter evening try their sipping chocolate, similar to a thick cup of hot chocolate that is all made from scratch, in-house.

214 Pine St
(970) 484-2330
www.nuancechocolate.com

Dinner at Jax Fish House

Jax Fish House (not to be confused with Jax Mercantile, Co.) brings us fresh seafood with a special knack for oysters and cocktails. Chef de Cuisine, Kevin Grossi has an impressive dedication to quality. This is one of the few (if the only) kitchen staff that I know of taking a field trip to small Fort Collins farms to become familiar with our farmers, produce, community, and incorporating that in an ever changing seasonal menu. You want to support local food? Eat at Jax Fish House.

123 North College Ave 
(970) 682-2275
www.jaxfortcollins.com

Late Night Drinks at Social

Social is the place in Fort Collins for properly crafted cocktails, sommelier selected wines, and charcuterie. Located underneath an Old Town shop, at the entrance into Old Town Square, Social is designed with a soft modern/industrial decor as to keep the focus on what they are best at…quality food and beverage.

1 Old Town Sq
 (970) 449-5606
www.socialfortcollins.com

Day 2

Coffee at Harbinger Coffee

Third-wave coffee makes a splash in Fort Collins with a burgeoning craft community, including Harbinger Coffee who is dedicated to changing the way you think about coffee. Exotic, exquisite, and intoxicating; coffee in its purest form can be a life changing experience. Harbinger Coffee is dedicated to that experience and to showcasing some of the finest coffees from around the world from some fantastic roasters across America.

Two Locations: 505 S. Mason St | 3581 E Harmony Rd Suite 160
(847) 274-2253 | (970)274-2253
www.harbingercoffee.com                       

Breakfast at Rainbow Restaurant

A local staple since 1976, the Rainbow Restaurant is located one block north of Colorado State University on Laurel Street near Old Town Fort Collins. The restaurant specializes in breakfast and lunch with an expansive selection of traditional fare, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Every dish at the Rainbow is house-made from start to finish and is prepared with fresh ingredients. Try the Pumpkin Bread French Toast or the Tempeh Sauté and don’t forget to check out the Rainbow’s garden patio which is consistently ranked a Fort Collins favorite!

212 W Laurel St
(970) 221-2664
www.rainbowfortcollins.com

Visit the Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro

Enjoy artisan craft cheeses, charcuterie, chocolate, crackers, and other related items. You will also be able to come in, sit down, and enjoy flights of cheese paired with wines and beers that have been crafted both near and far.

216 Pine St
(970) 232-9521
www.thewelshrabbit.com

Lunch at Beau Jo’s Pizza

Beau Jo’s Pizza is the only place you can get a real Colorado style pizza! Their dough is made fresh throughout the day, and contains locally sourced honey used as a natural sweetener instead of sugar. Beau Jo’s is known for serving pizza by the pound, meaning the portions are large and you won’t be going home hungry. The restaurant also offers one of the largest salad bars around, available throughout the day. Give it a try and find out what Colorado-style pizza is all about.

205 North College Ave
(970) 498-8898
www.beaujos.com

Have a Slice of Pie at Ginger and Baker

Ginger and Baker is housed in the former 100-plus-year-old Northern Colorado Feeders Supply building. This charming spot includes a coffee and pie shop, two restaurants, The Café and The Cache, a teaching kitchen, a wine cellar, tasting room and banquet room. It’s safe to say Ginger and Baker is a foodie haven for those looking for variety.

359 Linden Street
(970) 223-PIES (7437)
gingerandbaker.com

Dinner at The Farmhouse at Jessup Farms, Farm-to-Fork 

Set in a 130-year-old building, The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm is a casual eatery focused on elevated country and healthy farm fare. With a quarter acre and chicken coop in their backyard, The Farmhouse prides itself on seasonal menus made from scratch and being a leader in customer service for Northern Colorado.

1957 Jessup Dr
(970) 631-8041
www.farmhousefc.com

 

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