I recently flew into Grand Junction and decided to explore the downtown area on my way to Aspen/Snowmass for two weeks. It has a small, but charming downtown with some fun bars, restaurants and shops to explore. I would recommend stopping if you are driving through.
Bin 707 Foodbar: I had a wonderful lunch at Bin 707 Foodbar, a local farm-to-table restaurant at 225 N. 5th St. With a fresh, seasonal menu I had a really great gazpacho, salad and probably the best peach pie I have ever had. They recently opened Taco Party at 126 S. 5th a few months ago. It looks like a fun spot with a very creative menu that features locally sourced ingredients
In the same building as Taco Party is their new concept Dinner Party. This is a a special event dining room designed to showcase the best of Colorado’s culinary world. They feature chefs, purveyors, and artisans from around the country and a pop up dinner party concept to promote the Grand Valley’s chefs, farmers, ranchers and beverage producers. Wine tastings and First Friday Art Shows are also hosted in the space.
I also checked out The Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant which looks like a fun spot for beer and casual food at 401 Main St.
Roasted Espresso & Subs: Before hitting the road, make sure to get some caffeine at this casual spot at 502 Colorado Ave.