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Epicurean Journey to Sun Valley

HomeSun Valley JourneysEpicurean Journey to Sun Valley

Spending time in scenic Sun Valley, Idaho is something travelers from near and far can appreciate year after year. This fan-favorite getaway is loved for its rich history, amazing landscapes, and refreshingly easy access to outdoor recreation and fun of all kinds! It’s also a haven for food enthusiasts who are looking for a variety of flavors and eateries to enjoy while they’re in town. No matter what season you head this way or what type of cravings come calling, you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind epicurean journey to Sun Valley when you add the following Sun Valley restaurants to your must-taste list while you’re in town.

Day 1

Begin your delicious adventure on day one in Sun Valley with a savory breakfast enjoyed at Konditorei Restaurant. Located at 1, Sun Valley Road in Sun Valley Village, this ski chalet-inspired stop is a great place to enjoy Austrian specialties that will help you fuel up for fun ahead. Popular menu options to try include the bagels and benedicts as well as the pork schnitzel and spaetzle if you drop by more around brunch time. Of course, if you’re a traveler with a sweet tooth to satisfy, you won’t go wrong with any of the homemade pastries that grace their menu too.

This afternoon, you’ll put your own skills in the kitchen to work over at the Sun Valley Culinary Institute. Situated at 211 N. Main Street in Ketchum, the Sun Valley Culinary Institute functions on a mission to provide culinary education to students, professionals, and enthusiasts alike across the greater Sun Valley region. While the institute offers formal programs for training up-and-coming chefs, they also host cooking classes throughout the year for visitors to enjoy upon arrival. Be sure to check the calendar before you get here to secure your spot in a class, a chef demonstration, or even a wine tasting on-site. If you happen to be in town with a group, the institute can be booked for special events as well.

Tonight, you’ll dine at the Pioneer Saloon with family and friends to top off your Sun Valley day. Sometimes referred to as “Pio,” this popular bar and grill in town is a great place to enjoy comfort food like baked potatoes and teriyaki beef in a setting that speaks to Old West-inspired style. The wine, beer, and cocktail list here is designed to impress while the friendly service makes it a place you can easily linger longer than you planned on your Sun Valley dining journey.

Sun Valley Restaurants for Day 2

The second day of your epicurean journey to Sun Valley takes you to Gretchen’s on Sun Valley Road. This contemporary dining establishment serves up the very best of New American cuisine all day long but if you drop by in the morning, you can savor some homemade frittatas that are sure to delight! Dining indoors at Gretchen’s is always inviting but if the weather is right, savor the Sun Valley view with your breakfast selection and coffee from a place on their beautiful terrace.

Once you feel fueled up, it’s time to make your way to the Sun Valley Wine Company at 360 Leadville Avenue in Ketchum. If you have a passion for wine, this stop might just be the highlight of your stay. It functions as a dual wine bar and wine shop where you can easily browse a collection of more than 900 different wines hailing from around the globe right on-site. Curated collections in the cellar take wine tasting opportunities to new levels of excellence and the knowledgeable staff can guide you through the store by geographical region. The wine bar is a great place to enjoy purchases by the glass or bottle in good company accompanied by light fare between 11:30 am and close seasonally.

This evening, treat yourself to a delightful meal at Grumpy’s in Ketchum. Don’t let the name fool you because this delicious eatery is a fantastic place to find friendly service and menu options like corndogs, burgers, and craft beer. The ambiance is colorful and fun with the walls of the restaurant adorned with customer photos, ski run signs, bumper stickers, and even decorative beer cans. It’s a friendly place to land and end your evening on a high note with some good music included.

Day 3

The last day of your stay in Sun Valley means provides an opportunity to enjoy breakfast at Wrapcity. Head over to 180 Main Street anytime between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm to enjoy breakfast, brunch, and lunch options that are sure to please the palate. The bacon and egg breakfast burrito is always a good choice for those who arrive early to these Sun Valley dining destinations, while late brunch-goers will love the Caesar wrap paired with a bowl of smoked chicken.

When you’re ready to head out and explore, breakfast can be followed up with a trip to the local farmer’s market. The Wood River Farmers Market is a terrific place to find quality products from local artisans as well as locally grown produce and fresh dairy and meat products. This farmer’s market even comes with live music, kid’s activities, and chef demonstrations on-site. The Ketchum farmer’s market can be found at the Forest Service Park on Wednesdays from June through September and is just as inviting and fun to browse.

Tonight, dine in style at The Warfield to top off your stay. This downtown Ketchum eatery is a restaurant, brewery, and distillery where you can enjoy time with the entire family. Menu options include fresh caught fare, pork chops, and prime flank steak to name a few of many. If it’s small plates you’re after, the fried cauliflower and sweet potato poutine are always a treat. They have a rooftop bar to enjoy in the summer when you want to enhance the view while the bottomless pints that are available in the winter help battle the cold.

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