Do you want to eat REAL food? We take our great all-natural Colorado meats, small-batch cheeses, seasonal produce and fresh-baked breads and handcraft them into sandwiches, soups, salads, sides and even lunch or dinner entrees that show how crazily delicious simple dishes can be when they're made with the best ingredients.
We update our deli menu daily and welcome new recipe suggestions. Our deli offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan deli options as well.
Creamy Butternut Apple - It's surprising how good a squash soup can be. We use mostly butternuts because of their great texture (Pueblo), though sometimes acorns to add a little heartiness. Then we add a little sweet -- apples from Grand Junction area for that perfect fall taste.
Vegetarian; Nut-free; Not intended to contain gluten $2.50 (8oz.) $4.75 (16oz.)
Green Chile Mac-n-Cheese–We admit it. We don't really know why exactly this mac and cheese sings. It could be the hand-cut pasta from Lisa Musso in Pueblo (including whole wheat, plain and green chile varieties), or the two varieties of Rocking W cheese (Olathe) or maybe it's the roasted mild Anaheim chiles (Milberger Farm, Pueblo). But, whatever it is, this stuff is INSANELY good!!!
Vegetarian; Nut-free -- Or try the version with tequilla-chorizo sausage. $6.99/lb./$7.99/lb
Cheese, Chicken, Pork and Tamales - Almost everything in our deli is handmade by our staff right here. But, Wayne and Lisa at the Tamale Connection (Antonito) are sooooo good at what they do, there's no reason for us to re-invent the wheel. Their tamales are mostly meat with just a bit of masa layered around either pork (w/green chile) or chicken (with red chile). No filler here! Or, in the case of the veggie tamales, the masa and cheese are intermingled perfectly. With varying spice levels, there's something that's right for just about everybody.
Vegetarian (cheese variety); Dairy-free (meat variety); Not intended to contain gluten $2.50@
Stuffed Butternuts – A meal that's as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. We roast acorn or butternut squash (Pueblo) until it just yields. Then we stuff its lovely hollow with organic quinoa (Mosca) that's been tossed with sautéed onions (Olathe), garlic (Avondale) and anaheims (Pueblo). And the last touch: a sprinkle of roasted pine-nuts.
Vegetarian; Vegan; Dairy-free; Not intended to contain gluten $5.99@
Moroccan Shepherd's Pie – This is shepherd 's pie like you've never had. Yes, there's the Arrowpoint C.C. pasture-raised beef (Nathrop, CO) and yes, there are peas and onions, but that's where the similarity ends. This pie is highlighted by organic dried cherries (Hotchkiss), olives and Moroccan spices like cinnamon and turmeric. And it's topped not by whipped sweet potatoes (which don't grow in Colorado) but by a mash of potatoes (Center, CO) and butternut squash (Pueblo). Oh my is this de-lish!
Dairy-free; Nut-free; Not intended to contain gluten $7.99/@
SANDWICHES & SIMPLE MEALS
Classic Egg Salad – We start with an all-natural egg and don't add a lot: just a few key enhancements like a touch of Molicious Mustard (New Castle, CO) and taste of Shirley Ann's bread and butter pickles (Manzanola). Why mess with success?! Vegetarian; Nut-free; Dairy-free; Not intended to contain gluten $6.99/lb.
High Rockies Cubano Panini– When you're in Cuba you might expect ham, but here in the Rockies, of course, it's beef. In this case a beautiful, all natural summer sausage from the Salazars (Manassa). We load it and the traditional accompaniments: Swiss cheese (Olathe), bread and butter pickles (Manzanola) and Carly's Gold Garlic Mustard (Carbondale) onto freshly baked Salida Bread Co. bread (Salida).
Egg Salad and Rosemary Sandwich -- What do you get when you "sandwich" Ploughboy, Inc. classic egg salad between two slices of fresh-from-the-oven Salida Bread Co. bread? -- Perfection! Vegetarian; Nut-free; Dairy-free $5.99
Rocky Mountain Apple Cake -- Few of our Handcrafted Foods have as many fans as this dessert. It's totally homespun. Nothing fancy. Just a bit of cake and some stripped down cream cheese hanging out with apples-sweet-apples (Paonia, CO). Vegetarian $6.99/lb