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Organic Groceries in Vail

carnies Feb 21, 2008 11:05 AM

We are renting a condo in Vail, CO for the first 2 weeks of March. We want to cook our own meals some nights and were wondering about good grocery stores in town where we could buy organic (or at least antibiotic-free) chicken, other organic meats and organic produce. We won't have a car so it would have to be in the village.

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    carnies Feb 21, 2008 01:30 PM

    Or it could be some place we could take a taxi to.

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      RobynS Feb 21, 2008 02:18 PM

      I don't know much about grocery shopping in Vail but from what I know there isn't much choice, mostly City Market which you would need to take a taxi or bus to. I don't know of any grocery shopping actually in Vail Village.

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        gastronaughty Feb 21, 2008 08:58 PM

        Eat! Drink!, in Edwards, sells lovely artisan cheeses and boutique wines, and Freshies Natural Foods Market speclializes in raw, gluten-free and vegan foodstuffs (along with prepared foods, using mostly organic ingredients), but Edwards is a 15-20 minute drive/bus ride from Vail. It's a cute town, though, and worth exploring.

        City Market, as a whole, is your average supermarket, although the one in Vail stocks quite a bit of organic produce. The other alternative is Keely Fine Foods (www.keelyfinefoods.com), an online specialty foods market that delivers directly to your door. They carry Nueske's ham, Organic Valley Chicken, grass-fed beef and a myriad of Colorado-made products. Vail does have a good farmers' market and there's a terrific farmers' market in Minturn, but unfortunately, it's far too early in the season to take advantage of either one.

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          RobynS Feb 22, 2008 06:37 AM

          Oh, yes, I LOVE Eat! Drink! but didn't mention because of the distance from Vail.

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            BlueOx Feb 22, 2008 08:20 AM

            Checkout the picture of the inside of Eat! Drink in today's NYTimes:
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              RobynS Feb 22, 2008 09:02 AM

              Oh, thanks!

              Carnies, if you make it over to Edwards, I highly recommend a dinner at Dish. Truly, a delightful experience.

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          carnies Feb 22, 2008 08:53 AM

          THanks, RobynS and gastronaughty. We will probably cab or bus it to Edwards one evening.

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        ClaireWalter Feb 22, 2008 04:24 AM

        You can also look into a service like Ski Country Grocer (https://www.skicountrygrocer.com/inde...), where you can pre-order food and have it delivered to your condo.

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          carnies Feb 22, 2008 09:06 AM

          This is great. Thanks!

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