8 Tasty & Innovative Places to Eat in the Gunnison Valley

From Mt. Crested Butte to Gunnison, there are many exciting places to eat that incorporate premium ingredients and innovative food pairings. Whether you’re in town or planning to visit the area, check out these unique restaurants during your stay.

  1. Avalanche Bar & Grill, Crested Butte, CO 81224

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    Avalanche Bar & Grill

Located in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado, the Avalanche Bar & Grill is the place to go for juicy burgers, pizza, and fare loved by the locals. The Avalanche’s menu features interesting taste combinations, such as the Mediterranean Tuna Melt and the Croissant sandwich. The best aspect of dining at the Avalanche is the view, as the restaurant is situated slopeside.

  1. Secret Stash

For gourmet pizza and fresh wings in a chic environment, head to Secret Stash. Situated in downtown Crested Butte, Secret Stash offers an unbeatable menu featuring pizza created with fresh mozzerella, premium meats, and your favorite side dishes, like macaroni and cheese. This award-winning restaurant tops Crested Butte’s list of best places to eat.

  1. Ryce Asian Bistro

Asian cuisine with an American flare, Ryce Asian Bistro is open for lunch and dinner. The quaint eatery, located in Crested Butte, features a combination of Chinese, Japanese, and American dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for seaweed salad or Mongolian beef, Ryce Asian Bistro is the place to find it in Gunnison Valley.

  1. The Sunflower Deli

Enjoy a wholesome lunch created with fresh ingredients at the Sunflower Deli, which sits a short walk from Crested Butte’s downtown district. Explore innovative dishes, like the ham and fig panini or homemade 3-cheese macaroni, when visiting the Sunflower Deli’s cafeteria-style restaurant. A haven for those in need of a gluten-free snack, the Sunflower Deli offers a variety of dietary options.

  1. Bakery & Cafe at Gunnison Vitamin

Are you in the mood for a Schnozzberry shake? How about a traditional Cubano sandwich? Check out the Bakery & Cafe at Gunnison Vitamin where you can order freshly made smoothies, sandwiches, and vegetarian dishes. Choose from a variety of meat and bread options, such as sourdough, tempeh bacon, and tofu.

  1. Soupcon

Located on Elk Avenue, Soupcon features a mixture of french, American, and Franco-American inspired dishes. Like the name suggests, Soupcon’s dishes are conservative in size but feature robust flavors. Award-winning cuisine offered at Soupcon include crispy duck confit, foie gras, and fresh seafood.

  1. Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle

One of the best places for authentic Italian in the Gunnison Valley is Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle. Featuring a menu stuffed with prime meats, cheeses, and pastas, Marchitelli’s has something for everyone. Start your meal with fried calamari or bruschetta before digging into one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, like elk scaloppine or veal picatta.

  1. Le Bosquet

For the finest French cuisine in the Crested Butte area, visit Le Bosquet known for fabulous French food in an intimate setting. Enjoy dinner at this chic French cafe while viewing breathtaking mountainscapes. Sample fondue, rabbit, and premium fish cooked to perfection using the finest ingredients.

No matter how varied your palette, you’re sure to find your next favorite place to dine when visiting the Gunnison Valley. Bon apetit!

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