From the outside, Bodega looks like your average gas station store, but don’t let the exterior façade fool you. Inside you’ll find a gem — a specialty grocery store, butcher and bottle shop that will blow your mind. Filled with an abundance of local products and gourmet foods, Bodega has plenty of provisions to choose from, in addition to an intimate bar and liquor store. The store is led by an in-house butcher who creates a rotating selection of Bovine + Swine sausages to enjoy packaged up for you to take home. During breakfast and lunch, choose from a selection of grab-and-go eats, freshly made breakfast burritos and a variety of hot soups all winter long. For takeout, you will find everything you need for a fantastic dinner at home. And you mustn’t leave without the Cream + Sugar ice cream sandwiches or famous adult sloshies.
Jackson’s historic Teton Theatre is home to a new production: a wood-fired pizza restaurant using primarily local and organic ingredients in its simple, but fantastic, salads, pizzas and desserts. Hand-stretched dough is made daily topped with delicacies like house-pickled jalapeños, organic cremini mushrooms and nitrate-free bacon. A list of local beers and domestic wines complement the lively atmosphere. Anyone trying to avoid gluten, or eat dairy or meat free, can still enjoy a pizza from the many vegetarian options. The large space easily accommodates families and groups while also offering plenty of booths and small tables for privacy. The fresh salads are a standout, and if you happen to save room for dessert, you are in for a treat — a sizzling fruit skillet topped with a scoop of Moo’s ice cream or the classic late-night house-made cookies and milk.
Find wholesome food and nourishment at Healthy Being Cafe and Juicery, in the log cabin just one block away from Town Square. Distinguished by organic, fresh-made juices and nut milks, this cafe has grown to be loved by locals and visitors for so much more! Offering breakfast, lunch, dessert, juices, superfood smoothies and hot drinks, there is always something to be savored for every appetite. Choose from made-fresh daily juice or work with the health-savvy staff to create a custom cleanse. Find a spot in the cozy cafe and try a hot mushroom drink, turmeric latte or tea followed by a signature vegan raw dessert, or find warmth in a bowl of one of the seasonally crafted soups. Be sure to leave yourself time to peruse the retail space for all things wellness. In addition, you will find a carefully curated collection of books, housewares, gifts, potions and apothecary to feed the mind, body and soul.
There are very few restaurants that can appeal to every palate, but Lotus has something awesome for everyone, including meat eaters, vegans, live/raw foodies and the allergy-concerned diner. Guy Fieri’s visit to Lotus, as featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is an indication that this worldly restaurant can please all types of eaters. What’s more, all of the offerings are prepared in-house and from scratch. A lunchtime favorite is the Bombay Bowl, which comes chock-full of brown rice, vegetables, mango and creamy lemon-cinnamon-ginger tikka sauce (lots of locals say it’s addicting). For dinner, opt for the elk lasagna and you won’t be disappointed. Any time of day, you will find smoothies, cold-pressed juices, craft cocktails, cold beers, natural wines and tasty sweets that are actually good for you. Visit Lotus in its beautiful new space at 140 N. Cache St. Suite B.
Situated in a historic home downtown, The Blue Lion has been popular with locals since 1978. Ask people what their favorite meal is in town, and you will often hear The Blue Lion’s roasted rack of lamb. This dish keeps patrons coming back: New Zealand lamb is rubbed with Dijon mustard, seasoned with breadcrumbs, baked and served sliced with a peppercorn-rosemary cream sauce and jalapeño-mint sauce, enjoyed in the relaxing ambiance of a refurbished older historic home. But you’re encouraged to sample from the array of other items, including fresh fish, game and all-natural steaks. Vegan and gluten-free entrées are also available. Save room for one of The Blue Lion’s desserts: mud pie, tiramisu, Russian cream or one of the nightly dessert specials. Enjoy live acoustic guitar music most nights. Reservations are recommended.