Both these spots are so good they deserve their own post, but before time slipped away from me I wanted to ensure the Front Range knew about these two foodie goodies that launched into Boulder within the last month.
Two very different stores, both, great additions to Boulder’s community and food scene.
Cured is a small shop focused on preserving a personal connection to food. We offer a hand picked selection of cheeses, cured meats, table wines, and other unique grocery items, all carefully chosen to help enliven an every day meal.
When I step inside, I’m transported back to Europe. The store is lined with wood, shelves filled with the likes of olives, pickled peppers, salt, nuts, artisan ketchup and mustard and rich cacao chocolate. Also included in their delectable shop are specialty cheese, cured meats and wine.
Started by Coral Ferguson and Will Frischkorn, Cured invokes the small, personal neighborhood market that provides food from people who are deeply passionate about what they produce.
Coral and Will spent time living in Europe and to plan their store, traveled the country meeting with cheesemakers and farmers to ensure the relationship bonds were solid and that they too, believed in what was being produced and subsequently, what would be sold in their store.
I felt alive in the store and loved everyone’s smiling faces. I was also impressed with the knowledge of the staff. We talked for a half hour just about cheese. It’s the kind of place want to hang out, sample cheese, pick fresh ingredients for your dinner that night, and learn about the story behind the food.
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BOOM Yogurt Bar:
Offering locally made natural yogurt, cottage cheese, and frozen yogurt, Boom Yogurt Bar is taking the yogurt craze to a new level. With a topping list featuring many local companies, Boom Yogurt Bar is creating a meal as well as a sweet treat. A complete yogurt and topping menu, all self-serve, allows the customer to create their own signature treat.
Inspired by Olympic triathlete, Matty Reed, BOOM yogurt opened last weekend on September 10th (I attended opening day!) Matty firmly believes in the choice to open BOOM with his wife as he shares, “I love yogurt after a workout, and as a parent I want to offer my kids less artificial and more natural sweet choices.”
When you enter BOOM it was evident that the experience in the store aesthetically was highly important. Lined with bright, light wood and modern tables with white chairs the walls are splashed with lime green and lavender blue – the space is fun! They also want to make BOOM a neighborhood eatery that welcomes groups like birthday parties or events (fits up to 30) with their available-to-book, Boom Room.
Another piece that Boom touts is LOCAL. They clearly list where their yogurt, cottage cheese and frozen yogurt comes from, representing each provider with pride.
Self-serve toppings include the likes of Boulder Granola, Justin’s Nut Butter, Chocolove and Kim and Jake’s Cakes. Beware, I think I included about 10 toppings because they’re all so delicious. I love the ability to create your own and that it’s quite the neighborhood feel with the Boom Room, open seating and friendliness.
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