In the tasty world of health food trends, there’s a big broth movement on the rise. The bone broth craze that’s been sweeping the nation has finally arrived in Boulder, Colorado. Local restaurants have embraced bone broth for its nutritional value and immunity boosting goodness. It’s a healthy and hearty treat during these cold winter months.
One of the several Boulder restaurants that has hopped on the broth wagon is Fresh Thymes. The locally sourced and health conscious eatery, which is both a café and marketplace located at the Steelyards, recently added a broth bar. The bar offers two different bone broths and one vegetarian option, all served and sold in mason jars. The meat options are a beef broth with ginger and cilantro and a chicken broth with turmeric. The vegetarian broth has wild mushroom, giving it an umami flavor similar to the meat broths. At the Fresh Thymes broth bar you’ll also find a selection of fresh ingredients to add to your broth, including lime zest, green onion, parsley, cabbage, and homemade Sriracha.
The popular cheese, meat, and specialty food shop Cured is also offering a trio of broths. The shop, located on Pearl Street in a shared space with Boxcar Coffee, will have three homemade broths for customers to take home: vegetable, poultry, and beef/veal. Although the broth bases will remain the same, the individual ingredients and recipes will change weekly. Cured’s fresh broths are $7 a quart.
The new but already trendy North Boulder eatery Blackbelly Market is another restaurant now serving broth. Blackbelly’s “Barnyard Broth” is a rich and golden broth made with beef bones, pork bones, and a poultry blend of turkey, chicken, and duck bones. It will also offer beef, pork, and poultry bone broths sold separately. At Blackbelly, you can order a cup of broth to sip on for $4, while to-go quarts of broth will be available at their market for $12 each.
The broth invasion has hit Boulder hard, with a few of the city’s most popular eateries now serving bone and vegetarian broth. The health benefits of broth have been widely known since the dawn of cooking stews. It’s full of collagen, gelatin, amino acids, and minerals—all wonderful nutrients for our bodies. It’s fun to see this basic and practical food stock suddenly become a culinary craze. We’re lucky to have all these new broth options now in Boulder and we’ll just have to wait and see if the trend continues to expand.