We can’t believe summer is almost over in Missoula. It’s been another season filled with wonderful adventure and delightful guests. While we’re looking forward to the cool and colorful months of fall ahead, we aren’t quite ready to let go of summer yet. Come join us for a last minute summer getaway, and experience the best dining Missoula has to offer. There are a lot of great ways to eat locally in Missoula, including food trucks, local bars, breweries and distilleries, and restaurants doing their best to serve up delicious, locally sourced dishes. In fact, the sheer choice of places to dine in Missoula has never been better. Come join us this summer, and give yourself plenty of time to eat your way through the best local dining establishments Missoula has to offer. Continue reading
In and around Missoula, there is a growing trend of portable eateries like food trucks and carts. These food unique food vendors are popping up around town at farmers markets, and local events such as Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight. There is even a Food Truck Tuesday on the corner of Scott Street and Toole Avenue.
While some of the vendors are in a traditional Food truck set up, whereas others have transformed bikes, bbq pits, and carts into their own visions of mobile food. The one-of-a-kind food trucks serve amazing food that is as diverse as the many cultural communities found within Missoula, Montana.
The Big Dipper Restaurant (located at 631 S Higgins Ave in Missoula) also has an ice cream food truck they named “Cone Boy.” They provide locally-made ice cream with a variety of tasty flavors like: vanilla, chocolate, huckleberry, coconut, white mint orea, mocha chip, strawberry, caradmom, El Salvador coffee, bubblegum, green tea, maple walnut, black licorice, Mexican chocolate, vanilla-Reese’s, vanilla bean, and espresso Heath. The truck visits Downtown ToNight, Out To Lunch, and Tuesday Food Pod on Scott and Toole Street.
The Clove Cart Pizza Peddlers provide regular and specialty pizzas made from scratch and baked in an onsite, wood-fired oven. Their simply incredible menu reflects the abundance of produce Montana has to offer. Their oven cooks between 600-700 degrees and is big enough to cook two pizzas a time. Their food truck visits Downtown ToNight, Out To Lunch, and Clark Fork Market.
The Masala Food Cart offers savory Eastern Indian dishes. Fresh local produce and meat from local ranchers are turned into authentic Indian curries, chutneys, and pickles. Food truck stops include Dowtown ToNight and Out To Lunch.
The El Cazador Taco Truck serves authentic, made-to-order Mexican food. Not only do they cater events, but they can be found in Downtown Missoula, Out To Lunch, and Downtown ToNight. They also have a restaurant location at 101 S Higgins Ave in Missoula.
The Beastro Wagon (Burns Street Bistro Catering) offers slow-cooked meats and creative, classic sides that combine quality local ingredients with flavors from around the world. Find them at Draught Works Brewery and Burns Street in Missoula, Montana.
The Wild Weenie Food Truck makes street dogs, pulled-pork sandwiches, and veggie dogs served with a variety of fresh fixings. Food truck found at Front and Higgins, Main and Higgins, and 111 W. Broadway Street in Missoula, Montana.
Guests of Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast, in Missoula, Montana, will enjoy fresh gourmet breakfasts each morning. Experience beautiful blue skies and peaceful mountain views all around. When you are out and about, try some delicious food from these Missoula food trucks.
Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging
Liquid Planet, a favorite local Missoula coffee shop, was founded by a university professor who set out to create the evolution of the coffeehouse and develop a new culture of beverage.
During his student days, he owned and operated the “Java Bus”, the first espresso and specialty coffee business on the University of Montana campus. Liquid Planet has an online store in addition to their store location at 223 N Higgins in Missoula, Montana.
Liquid Planet believes that life quite literally revolves around beverage. Their mission is to create a purposeful and trusted brand of beverage that will lead to a more healthy and quality lifestyle. They do this while incorporating sustainable business practices throughout their company. Liquid Planet was established as a “green” beverage company with a special focus on all-natural, organic and sustainability.
Considering the fact that every human being consumes well over 50,000 gallons of liquids during the average lifetime, it is no wonder there is such a demand for beverage variety and equally important – quality. The ultimate goal of Liquid Planet is to raise the culture of beverage to a wholesome new level.
Liquid Planet has gone on to create what they say are the finest organic and all-natural coffees, teas, flavored syrups, cocoas, chai, smoothies and frappes in the world. Liquid Planet is also the place to find the best of beverage makers, brewers, and the finest accessories for beverage creation and service in your home or office.
Liquid Planet produced the video below, asking a variety of people in Missoula what is their favorite thing about Missoula? The most common response was the people of Missoula and the sense of community. Specific comments about the people were that they are friendly, happy, open, and accepting. It is easy to make friends wherever you sit down.
Missoula is a relaxed environment that is just the right size to have a diverse amount of people. Some say Missoula is the nicest place to be in Montana. There is so much culture to discover! Spending time outdoors is great all four seasons. There are plenty of coffee shops to savor. People like walking (and shopping) Downtown and visiting the market on Saturdays. Missoula has a place for you no matter what your interests.
Missoula has a variety of restaurants (see Destination Missoula’s list of restaurants and food trucks) to cater to whatever guests are in the mood to eat. From the unique feeling of downtown to the outer edges of Missoula, there is sure to be a local restaurant to make your taste buds happy. If you are looking for something new and uniquely Montana, try a delicious bison burger from one of the half dozen local Missoula restaurants (listed below) who serve them to their diners.
Blue Bison Grill 123 W Front St.
Blue Canyon 3720 N Reserve St
James Bar 127 West Adler
Paradise Falls 3621 Brooks St.
Red Bird 111 N Higgins Ave
River City Grill & Blackfoot 7985 Mt Hwy 200 E in East Missoula
Two personal favorite “Made in Missoula” places of Innkeepers Brady & Elaine:
The Buttercup Market and Café located one block from University of Montana campus (1221 Helen Ave)
The Silk Road main floor in the historic Crystal Theater building (515 South Higgins Ave)
“Made in Missoula” means made with love from someone in Missoula. This is especially true of our tasty buttermilk biscuits we bake for our guests to enjoy. In fact, the gourmet breakfasts alone at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast have our guests wishing they could stay longer! Brady and Elaine are the perfect hosts at this scenic mountain getaway! Book your stay today!
Written by Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging