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

Bakers: Rockies
Photo by Jeffery Cross

Bakers: Rockies

Denver | Denver Bread Company (pictured). A slam of the screen door sends a puff of flour into the air. Then a warm, yeasty smell. This bare-bones storefront is where owner Greg Bortz kneads and bakes a dozen or so kinds of bread every day, like savory flower-shaped focaccia and lightly sour sun-dried-cherry walnut bread. Our pick: One of the signature 3-pound round sourdough boules (at left), dusted with flour in a leaf pattern that is pretty enough to be a dinner-party centerpiece. 3200 Irving St.; thedenverbreadcompany.com

Logan, UT | Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread. In the college town’s historic granary district, Crumb Brothers offers its organic breads and pastries made on-site. Once a month, the location is home to the Bridger Folk Music Society Bakery Concert (Justin Roth on October 27). Our pick: The Decker 5 Seed—an earthy, chewy levain loaf coated in sunflower, flax, poppy, sesame, and pumpkin seeds. 291 South 300 West; crumbbrothers.com

 

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