Ready to eat and drink this summer, Fort Collins?
If so, we can help.
Whether you’re from here or just visiting, below you’ll find some guidance on snacking and sipping your way through this summer in the Choice City.
This list will be updated, so stay tuned.
Dining in Fort Collins
FoCo Food Truck Rally returns to City Park: After modifications related to the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, the annual Fort Collins rally has returned to its typical Tuesday night schedule and model this summer.
Northern Colorado farmers markets creak back to life. Find out where to go in Larimer County and what COVID-19 precautions to expect.
Looking for a FoCo patio to hang out on? We’ve got some ideas on where to spend an afternoon taking in local fare, as well as some sun rays.
Brunch is always a good idea. Check out some of Fort Collins’ independent breakfast spots.
‘Ghost restaurant’ trend grows in Fort Collins: While the concept of delivery-only restaurants has been around for years, more eateries have been investing in the “ghost restaurant” idea, either by partnering with other restaurants or tweaking their existing operations to sell newly branded concepts. (Note: Some ghost restaurants are now closed.)
New Northern Colorado food trailer fuses Florida, Colorado flavors: Floridarado boasts a range of menu items, from a green chile bison burger called “The Colorado” to a crabcake sandwich with a homemade remoulade and citrus slaw named “The Florida.”
Meet the Chefrey’s Cheesesteaks and More: This Fort Collins-based food cart specializes in cheesesteaks and other hot sandwiches made using Colorado meats and sausages and hearth-baked bread rolls brought in from Philadelphia-born bakery Amoroso’s.
Grab a drink in Fort Collins
The many breweries of Fort Collins: Sure, you know about New Belgium and Odell. But Fort Collins has a lot of other breweries to visit.
FoCo’s most family-friendly breweries: If you’re planning to hit the brewery scene with kids in tow, here’s a look at which breweries might be your best bet for family fun.
New Belgium proudly unveils its worst-tasting beer with a climate change warning: Meet Torched Earth Ale, a new beer brewed using smoke-tainted water, dandelions and drought-resistant grains — ingredients New Belgium estimates would be available to the brewing industry in a climate-ravaged future.
Tips for drinking in the heat: Here are just a few things to keep in mind as you enjoy summer in Fort Collins.
What’s in the works?
French bakery, bistro to take over long-vacant former Old Town Jimmy John’s: French bakery and bistro Philippe is set to open in the space late this summer — boasting pastries, desserts and authentic regional French dishes.
Totally 80’s Pizza to take over shuttered Fort Collins Pizza Hut: Totally 80’s Pizza, which has been slinging pizzas from the 1980s-memorabilia-lined walls of its Midtown strip mall since 2014, will take over the former Pizza Hut at 2567 S. Shields St.
Denver Mexican restaurant Los Chingones to open Fort Collins location: Los Chingones is taking over 3541 E. Harmony Road, the former home of Harmony Commons breakfast and lunch spot Famous Toastery, which shuttered in 2019. The restaurant is planning for a June opening.
Peculier Ales to take over former C.B. & Potts taproom and brewing facility: The brewery has signed a lease for the former Potts facility at 1831 E. Mulberry St. in Fort Collins and plans to open a new Peculier Ales location there this summer.
Holly Engelman is the planner/programmer at the Coloradoan. Contact her at [email protected] Support her work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today.