As much as I love to eat out, I also relish in putting together a thoughtful meal at home with my favorite ingredients. But after a year like this, I admit I’m tired of the daily dinner slog. Getting take-out from my favorite restaurants has been a reprieve sorely needed.
So as the year comes to a close, I wanted to call attention to new Bozeman restaurants in hopes of supporting them through this difficult time. These intrepid business owners have put it all on the line to open in 2020 and I for one, am excited to show my support – via takeout.
How to support restaurants: If dining in isn’t an option for you, takeout will surely keep dinner exciting at home. If you are especially pleased, consider leaving a positive review or purchasing gift cards for the holidays! Extra attention like this can make all the difference for local businesses, new and old alike.
New Bozeman Restaurants (2020)
Sidewall Pizza Company
Newly occupying the former Emerson Grill space, Sidewall continues its legacy by offering hand-tossed pizza, salads, and home-made ice cream. Outdoor seating on the green in warm weather is a must.
In The Kimpton Armory: Fieldings, Tune-up, Sky Shed
Casual, upscale Americana dining sourced with Montana ingredients. Named after Fred Fielding Willson, revered Bozeman architect, and designer of the original Armory building.
Tune Up Bar & Lounge
The Kimpton’s underground whiskey and beer bar infused with a rock-and-roll spirit. Small plate fare, rotating specialty cocktails, and a hefty spirits menu.
Up on top: shareable farm-to-table eating and cocktails with a view. Their rooftop bar keeps it light and warm in their lounge, with views of the valley from nine stories high.
The newest venture from the restaurant group that brought us Dave’s Sushi and Jam. Serving wood-fired pizza, burgers and brunch, all in the old Stark’ys space downtown.
Genuine Ice Cream Co.
A classic downtown scoop shop but now with their own brick and mortar. Keep them in mind for the next time you get cravings for a sweet treat, perhaps even in sundae form.
The ideal grab-and-go spot, now at home in the former Sola Café space. A sustainably curated menu with health and convenience at its forefront. Get your smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and coffee all at this corner spot.
Essy’s Coffee & Froyo
Your new favorite frozen yogurt and coffee spot. At Essy’s, coffee is as much a feature as their frozen yogurt: offering Treeline beans, excellent espresso and instagram worthy latte art. Their frozen yogurt and toppings are also a delight and rotate frequently. Find them at the old Topper’s spot off of College St.
The uber popular mexican food truck is now available year-round in the space previously held by Saffron Table. You can expect the same menu offerings from the familiar red truck in addition to specialty dishes traditional of coastal Veracruz Mexico.
Those from Helena may recognize this casual ramen spot, now with a new location in central Bozeman facing the Gallatin Valley Mall. Come here when you have a craving for boba tea, poke tuna and noodle bowls.
Plant-based fast-casual dining. Their grain and salad bowls are as customizable as they are colorful. You can find their vegan eats off Huffine by the Honda dealership.
You may recognize the name from the long-running downtown soup spot, The Garage is now under new ownership and is located by the Farmacy. Cool new vibe and familiar favorites on the menu.
The Hop Lounge
Dubbed the go-to spot for beer, chicken, and vinyl. Their eclectic offerings range from 50+ Montana beers and ciders on tap, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken (+ comfort food sides) and a top quality music experience to match. Find them on Huffine near the Farmacy and the Garage.
Single-Barrel Liquor & Bar
New to Ferguson Farms, locally owned Single-Barrel doubles as a liquor store and a cozy bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by a fireplace.
Some bonus businesses we just couldn’t leave out:
Fabers Bakery & Deli
Coming very soon to the Downtowner building, they will offer freshly baked pastries, baguettes, deli + breakfast sandwiches. Boar’s Head meat and pie are also on the menu. We so look forward to the smell of freshly baked bread coming to our neighborhood!
Wild West Local Foods Market
Recently opened downtown, a fresh seafood and Montana meats grocer right across the street from the Taproom. They offer various kinds of sushi-grade fish plus curated boxes of grill-ables at wholesale prices. With special ordering available to consumers they are a definite stop for making sushi and seafood at home!
Campione Roman Kitchen
Stop over in Livingston for a romantic Italian dinner, for two or family-style. Fresh pasta, antipasto, gelato…need I say more. Reservations are highly recommended!
Winter is typically a slow season for restaurants in Bozeman and after a year like 2020, it’s especially important to support restaurants in this critical time.
If you have the means, consider takeout whenever possible to help our food community weather this winter. Many are offering gift card and take-out deals so do consider local businesses when doing your holiday shopping this year!
Ami Sayer moved to Bozeman, Montana in 1995, where she quickly integrated herself into the local real estate market. Having worked for McDonald Development Company in Atlanta, Ami knew that real estate was her calling. Already equipped with a degree and graduate work in Economics, she rapidly made a name for herself ….read more