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Locavore: Restaurant Gift Guide


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Sometimes the best gift you can give someone is a night when they don’t have to cook, a cup of coffee, or a chance to try takeout from a new restaurant. Here are our suggestions for gift certificate options for dining. There’s enough here to satisfy anyone on your shopping list, we’ve included an online list if you want to order from your house and then grab and go.   

Local Restaurant Options

Aloy Thai

Aloy Thai’s menu offers an array of popular Thai favorites that includes everything from meals once made for royalty to appetizers and noodle dishes often found in the carts of street vendors in the kingdom. Served without MSGs added,providing coconut oil, gluten free and vegetarian options, Aloy’s dishes cater to everyone, from the purist to the health conscious.

“One of the consistently best Thai places in Boulder. Great ambiance and terrific selection of curries, rice, and noodle dishes!” – K.F.
2720 Canyon Blvd., Boulder • 303-440-2903 • aloythai.com


Busaba serves Thai favorites including curries and noodles.Take a break from your holiday shopping or cooking and eat some Thai specials!
133 S. McCaslin Blvd., Louisville • 303-665-0330 • busabaco.com

Button Rock Bakery

Holiday Special: Cookie Platters. A delectable assortment of red velvet crinkle cookies, Peppermint Brownies, Sugar Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Spritz Cookies and Gingersnaps (available in regular and gluten-free)!
1377 Forest Park Cr., #102, Lafayette • 303-926-1676 • buttonrockbakery.com

Cellar West

With a focus on barrel aged, wild, and Belgian farmhouse style ales, Cellar West’s mission is to craft refined, expressive lagers and ales for those seeking a genuine beer experience.

“This place had a wonderful atmosphere, and some of the best beer I have ever tasted. The day I visited they had an open mic starting which really added a sense of community to the place.”
778-B West Baseline Rd., Lafayette • 720-465-9346 • cellarwest.com

Cosmo’s Pizza

Fresh Local Ingredients, no frills, just great New York Pizza with a crust that’ll flip your every taste bud.
Multiple Locations • cosmospizza.com

Eat! Food & Drink

If you’re looking for an inspiring breakfast, brunch or lunch, you’ve found your next favorite Broomfield spot. We strive to deliver fresh and inspiring dishes paired with creative adult beverages. Enjoy our unique and tasty dishes 7 days a week.

“We love EAT! My girlfriends and myself dine once a week for Sunday brunch here. We have been to many brunch spots but EAT! is definitely our favorite.” – B.W.
520 Zang St., #N, Broomfield • 303-728-9990 •eatateat.com

Gaucho de Argentina, LLC

We continue to make our “Colorado Proud”  empanadas in Erie…There are so many easy ways for you to bring them home and bake them up in less than 20 for a delicious, healthy, inexpensive meal!!  See our website: gauchodeargentina.com

“You haven’t lived until you eat an empanada from Gaucho de Argentina!”

656 Kattell St., Erie • 720-849-3424 • gauchodeargentina.com

East Simpson Coffee Co.

“Coffee is our favorite excuse to gather community at historic East Simpson Street.

• Full Espresso Bar • Organic Coffee & Tea  • Locally Baked Pastries

Place an order online now for take out or enjoy our spacious outdoor heated patio!”

414 E Simpson St, Lafayette • 720-502-7010 • eastsimpsoncoffee.com

Giovannitti Coffee Roasters

We have over 13 coffee varieties to choose from, the best machine on the market, and a veteran roaster at the helm. Giovannitti Coffee Roasters is the place to go when gift giving to any coffee lover!
801 Main St., #110, Louisville • 303-332-4190 • giovannitticoffee.com

Gondolier Italian Eatery

The Gondolier has played a big part of Boulder’s community history for over 50 years, and we want to make memories with Boulder County families for years to come.

We Welcome Large Parties. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 36 people for your special event.
4800 Baseline Rd., Boulder • 303-443-5015 • gondolieritalianeatery.com

Hapa Sushi

“Hapa” is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian & American cultures. Their menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different styles of cooking until they are something completely new: they’re Hapa.
1117 Pearl St., Boulder •303-835-9748 • hapasushi.com

Jaipur Indian Restaurant

Experience authentic Indian cuisine right here in Boulder, Colorado just one block south of Pearl Street.  Enriched with excellent and experienced chefs, cuisines, and ambiance. Jaipur specializes in catering services available for any kind of indoor and outdoor events.

“Delicious food, fast delivery, great prices for tons of food FIVE STARS” – A.M.
1800 Broadway St., #160, Boulder • 303-442-0999 • jaipurindianrestaurant.com

Kalita Grill

Family-owned Greek fare with an array of Mediterranean grilled meats & sides in a relaxed space. The cuisine at Kalita Grill includes classical Greek favorite foods, which are made fresh daily. From salads, to Gyros, to dinner time plates, we use only quality, fresh ingredients. Let us cater your holiday gathering, call today for details.

Great Greek food! Gyros are the best I’ve found in Boulder! So glad to have found Kalita Grill!
2426 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder •303-443-0596 • kalitagrill.com

Moxie Bread Co.

Local eatery inspired by old world food craftsmanship. We specialize in rustic, simple and delicious baked goods served in an open, inviting environment designed to welcome the whole family.

Our breads are made with non-GMO (sometimes organic, and sometimes even biodynamic) local flours and grains that undergo a long and slow fermentation process. This fermentation process breaks down many of the proteins and compounds in the grain, and helps create more healthful bread that’s easier to digest (and has even proven to be tolerated by some people with sensitivity to highly processed white flour breads).
641 Main St., Louisville •720-420-9461 • moxiebreadco.com

Outworld Brewing

At Outworld Brewing, a delight to the senses awaits. From the curved mezzanine and subtle nods to sci-fi fantasy fandom, Outworld Brewing offers great beer (Belgian, Bavarian and Ancient) and a culinary adventure, and is one of the most atypical social spots you will find on the Front Range in Northern Colorado. Those seeking exceptionally crafted beer and some of the most unique culinary offerings that Longmont has to offer will not be disappointed. Located between I-25 and Highway 287 in East Longmont, Outworld Brewing also has delivery and curbside pick-up. Feast Package and Family Meals can be pre-ordered, online or by phone, during the Holidays.

“Outworld  Brewing has great food, good beers, and an amazing vibe….They have done an amazing job setting up the space to feel like something out of a science fiction novel.  It’s truly one of a kind, and definitely worth a visit!   The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.”  -Evan R.
1725 Vista View Dr., #B, Longmont • 720-545-2337 • outworldbrewing.com

Pho 79

Pho 79 is old-school, one of the first Vietnamese chain restaurants in the United States, with a vast selection of foods from different regions of Vietnam. Their bowls of pho are epic, with noodles as long as cable wires and beef prepared every which way from raw to lightly cooked to grilled to a wonderful char. Pho 79’s new Boba Tea menu is also a must try!

“Our favorite go to place for pho (it’s all in the broth.) There are several places to get pho closer to us but we are willing to drive the extra distance to Pho 79.” – R.M.
6650 W 120th Ave., #4-5, Broomfield • 303-439-0028 • pho79.org

Ras Kassa’s

Twenty-eight years in operation, two locations (Boulder and Lafayette), and an amazing variety of traditional Ethiopian cuisine to satisfy your cravings while broadening your palette. Stop in for the warmth of place, of people, of food, and try some honey wine while you’re here.
802 S Public Rd., Lafayette •303-447-2919 • raskassas.com

Taj Mahal III

Food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the soul making your taste buds dance for 20 years. Thank you for all the happiness.
1075 E. South Boulder Rd., #145, Louisville • 303-926-0999 • tajmahal3.com


Located in North Boulder, Old Town Lafayette and Main St. Longmont, Tangerine creates innovative takes on traditional morning fare with menus rich with natural quality and focused on fresh products. Healthy if you want it – or less so – if you want that, with many vegetarian and gluten free options. Enjoy day time meals with our bright and cheery decor, a full bar and world class espresso/coffee program featuring locally roasted Salto Coffee Works.
2777 Iris Ave., Boulder; 300 S. Public Rd.,Lafayette • Boulder:303-443-2333; Lafayette:303-443-5100 • tangerineeats.com

The Sink

Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, We have gifts for everyone on your list!

“If you are visiting Boulder, this place is a must. I went here religiously during my time at CU and still love to take people there to get the full Boulder experience. There are no other restaurants like it, and the food is also excellent. I recommend the Cowboy ruben or a personal pizza. The wings are great. This place IS Boulder.” -J.W.
1165 13th St., Boulder •303-444-SINK • thesink.com

Tierra y Fuego Taqueria

South-Mexican style salsa recipes meet North-Mexican style smoked meats. Tierra y Fuego takes its name from the elements essential to its authentic cuisine: Earth and Fire. The result is straightforward Mexican food with elemental layers and a flavorful edge. Owners Pepe and Veronica are proud to bring their histories and heritage to the many hungry people of Boulder, Colorado. Come and taste the best tacos around!

This place is so freakin’ amazing! Fresh authentic farm to table cuisine, just consistently delicious  reasonably priced exceptionally flavorful food.
4550 Broadway, #C-3A, Boulder • 720-454-5475 •tierrayfuegotaqueria.com

Village Coffee Shop

A hidden gem diner with 890 Square feet of reality, surrounded by Boulder, currently offering patio seating, take-out or free delivery

The Village Coffee Shop is, a killer greasy soon in, of all places, the Mecca of healthy organic eating! The Boulder diner is famous for its fluffy pancakes and large portions. And if it’s your first time eating there, the entire restaurant and staff welcome you with a round of applause.
1605 Folsom St., Boulder •303-442-9689 • villagecoffeeshopboulder.com

West Flanders Brewing Co.

Shopping for a craft beer lover? West Flanders has 32-ounce crowlers of your favorite house beer, glassware, apparel, and gift cards!

One of my favorite places on Pearl Street. During COVID, West Flanders offers a menu with great take outs. Everything is nicely packaged. They offer a convenient pick up in the alley. I strongly recommend them. -Cecile H.
1125 Pearl St., Boulder •303-447-2739 • wfbrews.com

Online Restaurants Ordering

24 Carrot – Contemporary,
Farm-to-table Cuisine
578 Briggs St., Erie • 303-828-1392 • www.24carrotbistro.com

Abbott & Wallace Distilling – Alcoholic Beverages
350 Terry St., Ste #120, Longmont • 352-316-2878 • abbottandwallace.com

Aloy Thai – Thai
2720 Canyon Blvd., Boulder •
303-440-2903 • www.aloythai.com

Black Pepper Pho – Pho Noodle Restaurant
2770 Pearl St., Boulder • 303-440-1948 • blackpepperpho.net

Brewing Market
Coffee and Accessories
Multiple Locations  brewingmarketcoffee.com

Busaba – Thai
133 S. McCaslin Blvd., Louisville   303-665-0330 • www.busabaco.com

Button Rock Bakery – Bakery
400 W. South Boulder Rd., #2200, Lafayette  303-926-1676 buttonrockbakery.com

Cellar West Artisan Ales
Local Craft Beer
778-B W Baseline Rd., Lafayette  
724-465-9346 • cellarwest.square.site

Cosmos Pizza – Pizza
Multiple Locations •cosmospizza.com

Crystal Springs Brewing Co.
Local Craft Beer
604 Main St., Louisville  720-572-7975 • www.crystalspringsbrewing.com

Double D’s Sourdough Pizzeria & Tap House – Pizzeria & Tap House
535 Zang St., Broomfield  303-665-5006 • doubledspizza.com

Dry Land Distillers
Award Winning Craft Distillery
471 Main St., Alley Entrance, Longmont • 720-600-4945 •www.drylanddistillers.com

DugOut – Modern Sports Bar
149 S. Briggs St., #105, Erie • 720-242-8239 • www.thedugoutgrillandbar.com

East Simpson Coffee Shop- Coffee and Accessories
414 E. Simpson St., Lafayette • 720-502-7010 • eastsimpsoncoffee.com

EAT! Food & Drink – Gourmet Breakfast and Brunch
520 Zang Street, Unit N, Broomfield • 303-728-9990 • www.eatateat.com

Flower Child – Health Food
2580 Arapahoe Ave., #110, Boulder • 480-588-9719 • iamaflowerchild.com

Front Range Brewing Company – Brewery, Taphouse & Kitchen
400 W. South Boulder Rd., Ste 1650, Lafayette • 303-339-0767 • frontrangebrewingcompany.com

Gaucho De Argentina – Empanadas
656 Katell St., Erie 303-828-9009 gauchodeargentina.com

Giovannti – Coffee and Accessories
801 Main St., Louisville • 303-332-4190 • giovannitticoffee.com

Gondolier – Italian
Multiple Locations • gondolieritalianeatery.com

Great Harvest Bread Company – Bakery
2525 Arapahoe Ave., #A-4, Boulder • 303-442-3062 • ghoulder.com

Hapa – Japanese & Sushi
Multiple Locations • hapasushi.com

Jules Gourmet Catering – Caterer
1849 Cherry St., #7, Louisville • 303-926-1303 • www.julesgourmet.com

Kalita Grill – Greek
2426 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder • 303-443-0596  • kalitagrill.com

Kim and Jake’s Gluten Free – Gluten Free Bread and Cookies
451 S Broadway, Boulder • 303-499-9126 • kimandjakes.com

Moxie Bread Co. – Bread & Sandwiches
641 Main St., Louisville • 720-420-9616 • www.moxiebreadco.com

Niwot Tavern – Bar and Grill
7960 Niwot Rd., D12, Niwot •303-652-0200 • niwottavern.com

Outworld Brewing –Local Craft Beer and Kitchen
1725 Vista View Dr., Ste B, Longmont • 720-545-2337 • www.toasttab.com/outworld-brewing

Ozo Coffee Company – Craft Coffee
Multiple Locations • ozocoffee.com

Paul’s Coffee & Tea – Coffee Shop and Roaster
956 West Cherry St., #101, Louisville • 720-259-1723 • paulscoffeeandtea.com

Piripi – Mediterranean
615 Briggs St., #C, Erie • 720-328-0787 • 720-328-5059 • www.piripirestaurant.com

Ras Kassa’s – Ethiopian
802 S. Public Rd., Lafayette • 303-447-2919 • www.raskassas.com

Redstone Meadery – Mead
4700 Pearl St., 2A, Boulder • 720-406-1215 • redstonemeadery.com

Sakura – Japanese & Sushi
600 S Airport Rd., Longmont • 303-485-9282 • sakuralongmont.com

Taj Mahal 3 – Indian
1075 E. South Boulder Rd., #145, Louisville • 303-926-0999 •tajmahal3.com


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