One thing is for sure: with plenty of fresh mountain air and hiking trails keeping appetites high, the town of Bozeman takes good food seriously. A meal in Bozeman can be classed as fancy as fine dining or as basic as grabbing some grub. And there are plenty of local options to choose from when you fuel up for adventures. Try a few, and find your appetite’s happy place with your next meal in Bozeman.
A downtown classic, Nova Cafe serves up the breakfast you’ll remember. They use as many local ingredients as possible, with java locally roasted at neighborhood coffee spot Rockford Coffee. Keep it classic with all the usual favorites, including bacon, eggs, and waffles. Or spice it up when you order from their vegan menu, filled with delicious takes on breakfast staples, free of animal products.
For the healthiest helpings and diet-inclusive options—vegan, gluten-free, keto, you’ll find it here—the Farmer’s Daughters Cafe is the spot. This cafe is a love letter to the flavors of Grandma’s kitchen, with a healthier twist. Breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon pick-me-up with smoothies and other nibbles will fuel you and fill you up.
Baked goods that will save you a trip to pastry hubs in Europe: that’s Wild Crumb. Local suppliers flesh out the Montana flavors in these classic pastries. From croissants and scones to tarts, breads, and handmade sandwiches, not to mention locally roasted coffee, breakfast and brunch are covered here.
Find pasta, wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, and the high ceiling, brick-walled ambiance that a historic space in downtown Bozeman commands, served up at Blackbird. Vino and brews flesh out the happy hour, while a flavorful Italian menu makes dinner a dish.
The South makes an appearance in Bozeman’s cuisine scene with Roost Fried Chicken. There’s a reason they were featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. And that’s found in the seasoned fried chicken, collard greens, and biscuits, among other favorite menu items.
Landlocked Montana might not be the first place you think of when planning your sushi dinner. But Dave’s Sushi serves up fresh rolls with a surfer dude atmosphere that will definitely change your mind. Since 2003, they’ve been voted Bozeman’s best sushi, and the fresh fish delivered daily, along with the laid-back atmosphere, probably has something to do with it.
There are a wealth of local breweries to choose from in Bozeman, and any among them is worth a stop. MAP Brewing sets itself apart with a menu that bursts free of just beer with tasty pub fare, including burgers created in partnership with Yellowstone Grassfed Beef. And their wide-open patio with broad views of the Bridger Mountain Range gives MAP an inspiring backdrop of the outdoors.
With gluten-reduced brews and their tasty pizzas on the menu, Bridger Brewing is another worthy food stop, even if you’re not a beer fan. Bison pepperoni, lamb sausage, and caramelized onion jam: need we say more?
Feast your way through Bozeman, and then find your spot to cozy up and rest for tomorrow’s adventures. Book your stay at a Starry Night property, and explore further under the Big Sky.