Fort Collins has something for just about anyone and conveniently Visit Fort Collins has suggested itineraries to choose from. Whether you’re new to town, have someone visiting or want to rediscover this awesome town, check out the Visit Fort Collins website. See below for their Foodies Delight itinerary.
Fort Collins is a Foodie’s Paradise. From fine dining to pub fare, vegetarian and tapas as well as a robust food truck scene, there are cuisines for every type of palate in the Choice City. Let’s not forget about the great cocktail and craft beer options throughout Fort Collins as well.
Explore Old Town
Old Town- the inspiration for Disneyland’s Main Street USA. Enjoy the ambiance of one of ‘America’s Best Downtowns. Multiple stores around the area offer the perfect gifts or ingredients for making that perfect dish at home.
The Cupboard is a 10,000 square foot kitchen specialty store that has been a downtown institution in Fort Collins since 1972, with many loyal customers. Visitors to Fort Collins often make The Cupboard one of their top stops in town. Find a diverse array of kitchen themed items from food preparation to food presentation.
152 S College Ave
At Nuance you can enjoy decadent truffles and chocolates made in house from bean to bar, 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
Vern’s Toffee House
Vern’s Toffee is a well-known family-owned and operated toffee manufacturer based in Fort Collins. The small, family-owned business has the best original toffee recipe around. Vern’s has been a part of the local foodie scene since 1976, serving up delicious, all natural, hand-crafted toffee.
444 S. Link Lane
Old Town Spice Shop
This spice shop claims to hold the highest quality spices, blends, salts, sugars, extracts, peppers and teas in the country. They fresh grind many of the spices themselves, making them fresher than you can get at many other spice shops. Their large variety of products allows them to serve everyone, from the person that says they can’t cook to gourmet chefs.
130A S College Ave
Turtle Mountain Fermentery
Turtle Mountain is a non-alcoholic kombucha brewery that makes for the perfect pit stop to refresh. The taproom features seven rotating taps and they ferment their own sauerkrauts and kimchi in house, which you can also get tastings of. Turtle Mountain has a great non-alcoholic bar vibe that is really worth the visit.
513 N. Link Lane, Unit C
Lunch and a cooking class at Farm Fusion in the Kitchen
Farm Fusion in the Kitchen is a small farm-to-table cooking school located in north Fort Collins. They offer hands-on cooking classes, tours and experiences on their farm. Farm Fusion aspires to bring awareness and exposure to small businesses and farms in the community, and to teach the public how to make incredible tasting food with the freshest ingredients.
2627 Cattlemans Road, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Rocky Mountain Olive Oil
This store believes sharing their line of Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars will help others discover a healthier and more flavorful way to prepare and enjoy their food.
123 N College Ave #173
Savory Spice Shop
Savory Spice Shop offers a large variety of blends and spices. Their spices are ground fresh in weekly batches, so that they can offer the freshest possible product.
123 N College Ave
Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop
Joining with the other Old Town specialty and local food shops, The Welsh Rabbit Cheese shop is your destination for purchasing and enjoying artisan-crafted cheeses from around the globe. Also pick from their charcuterie, chocolate, crackers, and other related items.
216 Pine St.
Happy Lucky’s Tea House
Visit this tea house for all your tea needs, buy tea to go, sit and have a cup in store, buy their tea sets or learn about their wall of teas from the expert staff.
236 Walnut St
Fort Collins Foodie Walk
(Offered on the 3rd Friday of each month)
Downtown Fort Collins offers a culinary adventure in a beautiful historic pedestrian area of the city. The Fort Collins Foodie Walk is a self-guided walk that occurs each month and will feature new presentations, tasting opportunities, and themes each month. Visit participating local culinary shops and eateries for a taste test and recipes.
Dinner at The Kitchen
The Kitchen Fort Collins is a community bistro located in the heart of historic Old Town, open seven days a week at 11am. The menu focuses on rustic, organic plates sourced from local farmers and purveyors. The atmosphere and service reflects The Kitchen’s philosophy: community through food.
100 North College Ave
Late Night 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
Lucile’s Creole Café
Experience Creole cooking from around the world in this one of a kind, Victorian-style restaurant. They offer wonderful food and an authentic New Orleans ambiance which includes Cajun music, decorations and a great sense of community.
400 South Meldrum St
Local Farmers Markets
Enjoy our local Farmers Market all year long, offering three different options during the summer and our Winter Farmers Market during the colder months. This is the perfect way to spend a weekend morning no matter what season you visit. Connect with our local growing season and find produce to make that perfect, fresh and Fort Collins local meal.
Lunch at Café Vino
This local restaurant features a diverse European-inspired menu created by local chefs. Here you can explore your most discerning tastes in a casual-yet-classy setting, where the ingredients are the finest available and local or organic whenever possible. Try their tapas inspired menu for a small bite or their full menu for plates sure to fill your belly and please your taste buds.
1200 South College Ave
Use the afternoon to discover Fort Collins, with activities from outdoor recreation and brewery tours to shopping and drives through the Poudre Canyon.
Tapas at Welsh Rabbit Bistro
As the Welsh Rabbit Cheese Shop’s accompanying bistro, here you can 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.
Dinner at Restaurant 415
Restaurant 415 is a young and fresh addition to the Fort Collins dining scene, a menu that features local, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers. Restaurant 415 perfectly combines a fresh, fun environment while making a positive impact on the community through local sourcing.
415 S. Mason Ave
Drinks at the Forge Publick House
Tucked away in Old Firehouse Alley in Old Town Fort Collins, this cozy bar offers a great environment to relax and sip on some brews. The bar houses 10 rotating taps with beer that never disappoints.
232 Walnut Street