Megan Bucholz is the founder and owner of Local Table Tours and has been offering guided culinary tours in Boulder since 2010. For the quintessential downtown Boulder foodie experience look no further than Megan and her team of guides to show you the best that downtown has to offer!
Arrive on Friday, settle in to your lodging, and get back outside to explore. If you’re facing the mountains you are heading west, and Pearl Street is the main thoroughfare with Walnut Street offering some good options one block south and Spruce Street one block north. Finish your beer and bacon wrapped dates and then see the sights: The Courthouse (1300 of Pearl Street), The Boulder Theater, Mork and Mindy’s House (16th & Spruce), The Historic Hotel Boulderado, and catch a show or two from some Pearl Street buskers.
Around 4:00 it’s time to live like a local and grab a happy hour drink. From there, head to the original Pizzeria Locale for arancini, polpettine, and traditional Neapolitan pizza. If you get in there before the dinner rush, you’ll be satiated and ready to experience Pearl Street in the evening. When you’re ready for dessert and a nightcap, head to Upstairs for a local favorite- Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Saturday morning will come sooner than expected. Head straight over to Ozo Coffee and see what is offered on their brew bar. It’s fun to watch your cup being brewed, and you can talk about the beans, roasting, brewing, etc while they carefully craft a cup of coffee they roasted here in town. If you get it to go, bring it to the Farmers Market (Saturdays, May-November) and sip on it while exploring. The food court serves breakfast and lunch, so whatever sounds good to you would be a great way to start your day. If hiking is in your itinerary (or even a nature walk, picnic, or drive to see scenery) head to Dedalus Wine for a picnic lunch.
For dinner, OAK is a locals’ favorite with their wood-fire kitchen. After dinner head to License No. 1, the speakeasy-style bar in the basement of The Boulderado. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Come Sunday, grab a freshly pressed juice from Wonder, rent a bike, and explore the many miles of bike trails throughout the county. When dinner time comes around again, Bramble & Hare will be serving up something from their farm.
Local Table Tours
Because Downtown Boulder offers the best selection of excellent restaurants within a few square blocks in all of Colorado.