Culinary travel in the West

The very best destinations, trips, and dining experiences for foodies

Top 50 local food shops

For a taste of the top delicacies being made in the West, check out these amazing places--and add a special touch to your table

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Grocers: Rockies
Photo by Kristen Photography & Larry Lazlo

Grocers: Rockies

Denver | Marczyk Fine Foods (pictured). The owners are cooks obsessed with perfection. They curate by tasting most everything. Popular local brands: Colorado-grown pears and apples; heirloom pumpkins. 770 E. 17th Ave. and 5100 E. Colfax Ave.; marczyk.com

Denver | In Season Local Market. A creative use of 550 square feet, with all goods sourced from within 250 miles. Popular local brands: Almost everything is local--hot sauce, tapenade, eggs, mushrooms. Then there’s bison pastrami, black­berry cider, and Beeyond the Hive’s decadent, eat-it-with-a-spoon whipped honey peanut butter. 3210 Wyandot St.; inseasonlocalmarket.com

Salt Lake City | Liberty Heights Fresh. Housed in an old gas station, with a garage door that rolls up to reveal flowers, produce, and meats. Popular local brands: Redmond Real Salt; Desert Red Feta from micro dairy Rockhill Creamery. 1290 South 1100 East; libertyheightsfresh.com

Salt Lake City | Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli. A bona fide cheese cave and a butcher that sells only sustainable meats. Cheese and chocolate classes taught by the proprietor’s son Matt Slide. Popular local brands: Ridge Honey Wine Vinegar; Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery’s Ben Lomond Peak cheese. 314 West 300 South; caputosdeli.com

 

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