Cheap Eats in Aspen
Collected by Holly Upper, AFAR Local Expert
When people think of Aspen they think everything is expensive but there are some great places to grab a bite that won't break the bank.
Hyman Street Mall, 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Tucked in the alley way off of Hyman Avenue walking mall downstairs is a great Latin restaurant called Zocalito’s. It may be hard to find but once you do, you have to try their mojito. They have the classic mojito or try one of their...
45 Village Run Cir, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Fuel is a small eatery on the Snowmass Mall that serves a creative blend of burritos, bagels, panini, sandwiches, and wraps for both breakfast and lunch. All their items on the menu have a certain flare to them—it is not your typical sandwich...
308 S Hunter St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
La Palapa, located above Zane’s Tavern in Aspen, this is the best place in Aspen for authentic Mexican Food. Adorned with bright colors and festive Mexican décor, La Palapa serves huge portions of food in true Mexican fashion and they have all the...
305 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Popcorn Wagon is a nostalgic relic of Aspen. It has passed through many owners and closed for a while but has always remained in the same area. Recently re-opened, it is always nice to have around as a cheap eat in Aspen, especially because it...
420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Built in 1892 and opened as one of the first saloons in Aspen during the mining era, this historical building still boasts as a local’s favorite bar. The interior has been remodeled but it still embodies the essence of the old bar with some...
520 E Durant Ave #101, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
On any given day there will be a line, literally out the door, with people patiently waiting for their wrap of delight. Once you finally make it in the door there is a menu with the assortment of salads and wraps, which you can choose to get naked...
121 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
This is the place to see and be seen for a quick bite to eat. Stop in for coffee, smoothie, breakfast or lunch. As you walk into the café the first things are all your tasty options. They have a cooler full of to-go-items like salads and yogurt...
320 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Paradise Bakery has been opened since the 70’s. You might see a franchise in malls around America but this is the original and one of the only ones that serves ice cream. All their treats, muffins, cookies and brownies are scrumptious, especially...
433 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Located across the street from Ruby Park Bus Station, CP Burger is the ultimate family destination. They serve burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes and soft serve ice cream. For those that are gluten free they have my favorite, the ahi burger wrapped in...
430 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The former owner of Highland’s Pizza Company opened Ryno’s so the secrets to their great pizza came with him to this new establishment. Better known for their pizza but they do have delicious sandwiches and pasta options. They hit the...
415 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Some Irish bars just have the name but this bar has the name, the food, the beer and the owner that are all Irish making it the real deal. A lot of thought and detail went into the design of this pub with dark wood flooring and chandeliers made...
409 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Starting at 1 am when the bars are closing, New York Pizza is one of the few places that is open for food and therefore the line travels down the stairs for this late-night snack. It moves fairly fast and you can meet some interesting people while...
534 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Boogies has been a long-time family fun establishment that mimics an old-school 50’s diner. It recently got a face lift but it still embodies the essence of a diner with black and white checkered floor and booth seats. The menu options attribute...
420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
This small little shop on the Hyman Walking Mall is perfect for a grab and go lunch. Everything is homemade and the smell of fresh bread and baked goods wafts out as you walk by luring you in for a bite to eat. Owned and operated by longtime local...
520 E Durant Ave # 110A, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Colorado Proud, this coffee shop is downstairs right next to Four Mountain Sports. This is where it all started for Café Ink and since then they have grown and expanded to other locations mostly in the Front Range of Colorado. It is award...
414 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Hops Culture, opened in summer of 2014, as the newest restaurant on the Hyman Avenue walking mall. It is a craft-beer focused restaurant and bar that has 200 domestic and imported craft beer with 30 of them being on tap. The menu fares...
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