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With summer winding down (and with the Colorado Classic taking place in Breck today) you need to know where to make the most of the mountain town’s dining scene. We’ve already reported on Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant—and you should still go—but here are other new and noteworthy spots.
Mom’s Baking Co.
With a name like Mom’s you know this spot will be cozy but it belies the bakery’s depth of talent. Before moving to the U.S., owner Ema Landis was the sous chef for the Czech Republic’s Olympic team. So, while you’ll find quiche and oatmeal and sandwiches, go straight to the strudel and more European-style treats. Tip: The entrance is on Lincoln Avenue, not Main Street. 100 S. Main St., #214, 970-453-4473
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The Gnarly Shawarma
When the Stella’s Hungry Horse shuttered its food cart, we wondered what could possibly take its place. Answer: The Gnarly Shawarma. Owner Anthony Tabanji makes his Mediterranean menu from scratch, which means creamy hummus, tangy labneh, the best falafel we’ve ever had, and of course an array of shawarma. Ask to start a punch card, you’ll fill it. 327 N. Main St., 970-462-7591
This pizza shop is the best in town and, get this—it’s vegan. Rather than proclaiming blasphemy!, settle in for the pesto ($16). Your reward is a pie dressed with kale-walnut pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, artichoke hearts, and organic cashew mozzarella. Trust us, the cashew cheese will have you rethinking the real thing. 520 S. Main St., 970-423-6693
Bangkok Happy Bowl
Finding good Asian food in the mountains can feel like an elusive hunt. But look no further: Ever since chef Paula Rungsawang opened an outpost of her Aspen and Denver Thai restaurant in Breck, it’s been packed. Go for the larb and green curry, and don’t overlook the sushi menu. 102.5 N. Main St., 970-547-9998
Coming soon: Samir Mohammad, the former beloved chef of the Village Cork and Black Pearl, is opening Artisan 206 in the late-Jade Garden space. His family has owned the building for decades and after a full renovation, he expects to debut his globally inspired spot in November. Plan on dishes such as Moroccan-style short ribs, Taiwanese-style chicken and waffles, fried plantains, and coconut-braised greens. Many of the flavors and dishes come from Mohammad’s extensive travels through Samoa, New Zealand, Singapore, and Western Sumatra. 206 N. Main St.