Beyond the incredible skiing, resorts and active outdoor lifestyle, the world-class restaurants also help draw visitors from all over the world. We may be in a pandemic, but Aspen’s local businesses and restauranteurs are making sure visitors and locals have access to all the heartwarming food this town has to offer. 

As of right now, Colorado and Pitkin County have strict guidelines that are impacting our favorite local restaurants. Dine-in options are very limited and seating capacity is being kept to a minimum in all Aspen restaurants. This doesn’t mean you have to come to Aspen and eat low-quality food! You can continue to enjoy all the wonderful cuisine of Aspen that we know and love while supporting our amazing local chefs and restaurant workers during this difficult time.

Here are some great alternative ways to enjoy Aspen’s best dishes from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Take-Out & Delivery

The obvious option is to order via take-out or delivery. Though fairly standard in bigger cities, this was not a common practice in Aspen pre-pandemic! Our restaurants have successfully adapted to provide take-out service. You can order directly from the restaurant's website for take-out, or if you prefer delivery, there is a third-party delivery service you can use:  OrderFoodAspen.com

Restaurantji.com and EatAspen.com both have comprehensive lists of local restaurants offering take-out service, including website links and phone numbers. Below are a few of my personal favorite Aspen eateries that are keeping the world-class dining options accessible no matter what the indoor dining restrictions currently are:

Personal Chefs & Catering

Another excellent way to enjoy some fantastic Aspen cuisine is to hire a personal chef or local catering service to cook gourmet meals directly for you and your guests. They can bring food ready to serve or cook it up right in your home. Why bother with a restaurant when you can have a top chef prepare a home-cooked meal specifically for you? Here are some of my Aspen chef and catering recommendations:

Grocery Delivery

Last but not least, you can always cook your own gourmet meals at home. Even if you aren’t the most experienced chef, you can use this extra time at home to learn some new cooking skills or try out some tasty recipes. Many Aspen stores offer grocery delivery services and meal kits that will enable you to make some delicious dishes in your own kitchen. Here are some of my Aspen grocery delivery recommendations:

For adult beverage delivery while most bars are closed (and to enhance your in-home dining experience), I might also recommend Four Dogs Wine and Aspen Grog Shop.

I’m grateful for the cuisine options in this town. Thank you to the restaurants for continuing to provide access to our favorite dishes from the comfort of our own homes!

Stay safe and we’ll get through this together!

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Brittanie Rockhill

Aspen Real Estate

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