Missoula, Montana Will Steal Your Heart and Never Let Go

Missoula Montana

Missoula, Montana. There’s no single reason why you’ll fall in love with it, but be assured, you’ll fall hard. The allure is immeasurable, and the food scene is downright remarkable, too.

This transcendent, hip little mountain town is ecstasy for the outdoorsy, and pulsates with arts, culture, music and friendly folks…who happen to love really good food. Gastro-tourists, listen up: Missoula doesn’t just feed the soul, it satisfies the palate.

Delight your senses at Plonk, a magical fusion of food, wine and music made possible by an obsession with all three. From cocktails to a nine-course meal in the private cellar, Plonk wows.

Wholeheartedly dedicated to sustainable and seasonal menus, serious chefs serve up seriously exquisite food at the Red Bird—a Missoula icon known for some of the finest ingredients in town.

For 40+ years, The Pearl Café has meticulously created unparalleled French-inspired cuisine that nods to classic American upscale-menu mainstays.

Enjoy a truly satisfying European-style neighborhood dining experience at Caffè Dolce, with methods and menus that uphold Italian tradition. (Try the house-made gelato, of course.)

The Notorious P.I.G. brings authentic barbeque to the mountains using techniques learned from world-renowned pitmasters. Take your Memphis-style half slab with a side of smoked gouda mac ‘n cheese.

Bask in authentic Montana flavor at Biga Pizza. Their savory Flathead cherry pizza incorporates one of Big Sky Country’s most prized fruits.

Missoula’s food truck fare is also quite impressive, and with one of the “Best in the West” farmers markets, you’ll find exceptional baked goods, famous Dixon melons, fresh Montana huckleberries and the elusive, delectable morels mushrooms. Pair it all with award-winning beer and spirits from one of several local breweries and distilleries. Don’t just settle for a taste of Montana. Devour it in Missoula.