I just got back from my trip to Colorado this morning at about 2 o’clock, and I’m completely exhausted. Honestly, I’d get some rest, but I’m just too excited to share my colorado/new mexico food guide with y’all! We drove up to Colorado to go ski at Wolf Creek, and passed by New Mexico to and from Colorado. I got so many good photos and ate so much good food, so this is going to be a rather long post. I hope y’all will find this colorado/new mexico food guide helpful! xx
1. Whole Food’s (Santa Fe, NM)
On our way to Colorado, we stopped by Santa Fe (which is, by the way, the cutest little town ever!). We drove around until we stumbled upon this adorable adobe-style Whole Food’s Market! I was so hungry, and I was so happy that we’d found a place that felt kind of like home. I ordered a roasted asparagus tomato parmesan sandwich, with some roasted veggies and sweet potato fries! If any of y’all are planning to pass by Santa Fe, Whole Foods is always a great option.
2. Kips Grill (Pagosa Springs, CO)
We arrived at Colorado on Saturday in the afternoon, famished, and desperately looking on for a nice place to eat. I’m so glad I discovered this cute little restaurant because it was BY FAR my favorite place to eat in Pagosa Springs. I had their tortilla chips with guac and salsa, and their black bean burger with a side of black beans. My mom ordered the spicy shrimp tacos, which were served on the cutest little platter. We ended up liking it so much, that stopped by for dinner on Monday too.
3. Two Chicks and a Hippie (Pagosa Springs, CO)
We ate this for breakfast on Sunday before our first day skiing, and I ordered a mushroom spinach gouda cheese quiche. They serve “Pagosa’s Best Coffee,” along with all of their delicious breakfast options, which totally gave me Luke’s Diner vibes!
4. The Lost Cajun (Pagosa Springs, CO)
At the end of Wolf Creek day 1, I took my family to The Lost Cajun. They specialize in gumbo and beignets, which unfortunately I chose to have neither (I regret not having the gumbo!). They give you samples of all of their soups at the very beginning – their gumbos and lobster bisque. My favorite was their seafood gumbo, but I ended up getting the cajun stir fry shrimp.
5. Pagosa Baking Company (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Much like Kip’s Grill, we enjoyed the Pagosa Baking Company so much that we came on both Monday (our second day skiing) and Tuesday morning (our last day in Colorado). On Monday, I had their pumpkin muffin and a mocha (with their homemade chocolate ganache!). I thought I would want more, but the muffin was so big that I thought I would get sick while skiing if I had anything else. The next day, I had a simple breakfast sandwich without the ham or jalapeños, but tea from the hotel instead of coffee, because I felt a little sick that day.
6. Weck’s (Farmington, NM)
We left Colorado at about 8:00 on Tuesday morning and started our two hour long drive from Pagosa Springs to Farmington, New Mexico. Because our ski trip was only 2-3 days, we went to the Bisti Badlands to hike around and go sightseeing for a bit. I ordered the veggie quesadilla, filled with layers of veggies and cheesy goodness. I also had some chips and salsa (New Mexico is famous for it’s green and red chiles), and some sweet potato fries, so I was completely stuffed afterwards!
7. Fork and Fig (Albuquerque, NM)
After a couple hours of driving from Farmington, we stopped at a restaurant called Fork and Fig. This restaurant turned out to be my favorite place we ate at in the whole trip! I ordered the pesto chicken sandwich, which was amazing. My dad got a crab and lobster sandwich with zucchini, and my mom got a wrap with fruit salad. If any of y’all are visiting Albuquerque anytime, I would definitely consider stopping by the Fork and Fig!
If you’re ever in Colorado or New Mexico, I’d highly recommend referring to my colorado/new mexico food guide. When going on road trips, be sure to try something new, because you never know if you’ll really enjoy it!