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Every winter, tourists flock to winter sports destinations like Snowmass and Aspen. After a day on the slopes or trying your hand at other winter activities like snowshoeing or snowmobiling, you’ll want to warm up with a hot meal. There are plenty of places to eat in Aspen and Snowmass to warm you up and fill you up before heading out, or for any meal of the day.

Taster’s

Pizza is a must during any vacation, and if you can get other Italian favorites like meat lasagna, linguini, penne, and more, you’ll enjoy the warmup you get at Taster’s Pizza in Snowmass. Choose your pasta –penne or linguini –and add marinara, meat, or alfredo sauce. You might add some of their meatballs, too. Try the pesto chicken with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and artichokes, or choose chicken or eggplant parmesan over pasta. For something different, order a mozzarella, parmesan, or ricotta calzone stuffed with your choice of pizza toppings, baked and served with marinara. If you came for the pizza, try traditional toppings like pepperoni, Canadian bacon, green peppers, or pineapple. If you’re looking for something different on your pie, try specialty toppings like sun-dried tomatoes, diced meatballs, or spinach. Open for takeout and delivery only, 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Poppycock’s Cafe

If you’re looking for a warm breakfast to keep you going throughout the day, look no further than Poppycock’s Cafe in Aspen. Their location –just steps from the gondola –makes it the perfect breakfast stop before hitting the slopes. Fill up with old-fashioned oatmeal pancakes, blueberry granola pancakes, or traditional buttermilk pancakes. French toast sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon will help keep you warm. For something, a little lighter to keep you warm, choose their various egg combos, egg sandwiches, eggs benedict, or a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, black beans, and cheese and smothered with homemade pork chili Verde or vegetable salsa and served with country potatoes. What breakfast joint doesn’t have omelets? Enjoy a western omelet with onion, green pepper, ham, and cheese, a vegetarian omelet with onion, spinach, mushroom, and cheese, or build your own with toppings like tomatoes, broccoli, jalapeno, three types of cheese, bacon, sausage, or turkey. Pick up or delivery available.

The Stew Pot

Located in Snowmass Village, the stew pot has you covered with soups and stews to warm the soul and make your mouth water at the same time. Their homemade offerings change regularly, including a daily special. Try classics like chicken noodle, along with specialties like Mediterranean lamb stew –a hearty stew made with potatoes, veggies, and lamb.

Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar

For a warm meal with the flavors of Mexico, head to Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar. They offer grilled chicken or grilled steak tacos, along with their Baja taco –grilled Mahi-Mahi, citrus chipotle aioli, avocado, tomatoes, and corn. Choose from chicken, shrimp, steak, or a combo fajita served with onions, bell peppers, guacamole, Mexican rice, refried beans, crema, and tortillas. Go for something a little different and choose their chicken zarape. You’ll taste the bacon, panela, pico, chipotle sauce, crema, avocado, refried black beans, and Mexican rice.

Hickory House

Try some barbecue favorites to warm you up. The Aspen location of Hickory House has plenty of palate-pleasing options, including imported the best Danish baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, their house-made mac & cheese and more. If you’d rather warm up without the mess, opt for their cowboy ribeye, filet, or center cut New York strip.

The Edge

One of the many advantages of staying with Timberline Condominiums is our onsite restaurant, The Edge! Chef Jason DeBacker has put together an exciting menu of alpine-inspired creations you are sure to love. Enjoy the best après ski in town from 4 PM to 5:30 PM; options include meat and cheese boards and a great selection of wines. Main courses such as the Swiss Plate with bacon, pork chop, wurst, sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, green beans, and mustard will warm your belly, while chocolate fondue or an apple strudel will round out your meal with a sweet finish.

Soul-Warming Places to Eat in Aspen and Snowmass

With winter weather that reaches as low as eleven degrees at its coldest, you’ll be glad there are so many great places for a warm winter meal. You’ll also need a warm place to settle down after a day on the slopes or a good meal at any one of the area’s restaurants. Home chefs may still not be able to resist the urge to cook, and they’ll find everything they need in the fully equipped kitchens in our vacation rentals at Timberline Condominiums. Choose from a studio with a kitchenette for a more intimate atmosphere, all the way up to a three-bedroom unit to accommodate your larger group.

Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning an unforgettable vacation!