The Tribune’s Facebook post asking if Greeley residents remembered certain places inspired a lot of comments and nostalgia from Greeley residents; some are now gone, while others continue to thrive over time.
Greeley began as a meat cutter at a neighborhood market and eventually owned Geresbeck’s stores renowned for their Baltimore-style rye bread and shrimp offerings.
Greeley offers award-winning breweries and distilleries, homegrown steaks, fresh seafood, and an abundance of taquerias; there are more than enough delicious dining and drinking experiences in Greeley to fill an entire weekend. But that doesn’t have to be the case! We have designed sample travel itineraries that will allow you to experience Greeley like the locals!
Meeker’s Colorado Kitchen & Bar, housed within the DoubleTree hotel, should be your first stop on any food-focused Greeley adventure. Here, guests can indulge in comfort classics such as jumbo cinnamon rolls, award-winning beefsteak chili, homemade soup, and kid-friendly options like grilled cheese sandwiches and mac ‘n’ cheese.
Coffee is the foundation of every morning, and several great local options in Greeley offer excellent cups. Aunt Helen’s (800 8th Avenue) offers breakfast wraps, smoothies, and muffins, while those looking for something a bit indulgent should check out Out of the Blue (4111 Center Place Drive). Their menu offers breakfast-focused charcuterie plates and plenty of boozy beverages – perfect pairings to your cup of Joe.
Greeley offers an exciting brewery and distillery scene that should not be missed, including 477 Distilling, Syntax Spirits, and WeldWerks for beer lovers who appreciate local brews. Additionally, dessert lovers have numerous treats, such as Mom’s Popcorn (900 9th Avenue) or Warm Hugs (order online to pick up in Greeley or find them at local pop-up events).
Greeley offers award-winning breweries and distilleries, authentic Mexican restaurants, and Colorado’s best bourbon, making for more food and beverage options than anyone can explore in one weekend – though if you plan, you can easily add additional stops for drinks and treats!
Visit Aunt Helen’s Coffee (800 8th Avenue) for a tasty morning treat and pick-me-up! This Greeley institution specializes in American classics like waffle wraps, breakfast sandwiches, and classic pieces that can be spiked to your preference.
Georgia Boys BBQ (5111 W 9th Street) opened last August in a renovated Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q building and quickly became one of Greeley’s go-to eateries. Owner Kenny Alexander plans on expanding menu offerings as the company grows; Greeley is its third and largest location with 16 taps at its remodeled bar — including one tailored explicitly to Pit Master Kenny Alexander named Honey Brown from WeldWerks Beer!
Do not leave town without stopping by Mom’s Popcorn, Warm Hugs, and Voulez-Vous BonBon (available online or locally at pop-up events in Greeley). Don’t forget to review the early Food King weekly ad to ensure any savings haven’t passed you by!
Food King provides customers with an extensive selection of grocery products, including local, organic, fresh produce, name brands, and private label items. Their online store allows customers to order and collect their groceries whenever convenient; additionally, their coupon database can help save money when searching for coupons related to specific items they love.
Meeker’s menu honors Greeley’s farming heritage by serving dishes such as chili and cinnamon rolls that school kids in Greeley cherished at lunchtime. Nathan C. Meeker, who founded Greeley in 1869, saw that living harmoniously with nature was necessary to build his utopian community – something Meeker’s honors with its menu reflecting Greeley’s agricultural roots, from its beef-and-bean chili to pillowy cinnamon rolls made according to Meeker’s original recipes!
If traveling with children, no trip to Greeley would be complete without stopping for sweet treats. Mom’s Popcorn offers delicious dill pickle popcorn that hits the spot; Warm Hugs provides tasty, sweet and savory snacks; Voulez-Vous BonBon can also be purchased online and found locally at pop-up events or can even be delivered right to your door for pickup in Greeley.
Greeley offers plenty of great coffee shops for parents on the go, such as Aunt Helen’s, which specializes in family-friendly breakfast wraps, sandwiches, and classic ICEEs (booze optional!). Or, for an enjoyable sit-down experience, visit Out of the Blue (4111 Center Place Drive).
Centennial Village should also be on your itinerary. This living history museum transports visitors back when families still farm and run in the West. Perfect for taking kids back in time and learning a different part of American history! Also hosts annual events like Baby Animal Days and Howl-o-Ween.