My friend and I were onto the second state of our four state, two week road trip. We were in Wyoming after driving from Nevada, and through Utah, which was an incredible drive. We learned many things like keeping our gas tank at half full, because the next town could be hours away. We never ran out of gas, but there were times when you realized how scattered civilization was. That was when we also learned to fill up not only on gas, but on food too.
Once we arrived into Jackson Hole, after white knuckle driving through freezing rain, snow, and along a winding mountain pass at night, it was smooth sailing. This part of the country was beyond magnificent, and the beauty was immeasurable. We had visited the impressive little ski town of Jackson Hole, and both Great Teton and Yellowstone, which were majestic and breathtaking.
My friend and I did a lot of trekking so we built up quite the appetite, although I think that our eyes were bigger than our stomachs at times. On our food journey through Wyoming, we found both wonderful and average dining experiences, it happens.
From upscale dining on a ski slope, to learning about the wild huckleberry, my “What I ate in WYOMING – A Food Journal “.
Bubba’s Bar-B-Que in Jackson Hole
Bubba’s Bar-B-Que is Jackson Hole’s oldest BBQ joint and it is a very popular place. That means during high season the wait to get in can be very long. My recommendation is to do the Yelp Check in prior to your arrival, so you can time it where you do not have to stand outside for very long.
On the table:
- BBQ chicken
- Smoked saussage
- BBQ ribs
- Potato salad
- Macaroni and cheese
- Texas toast
For restaurant location and information – Bubba’s Bar-B-Que
Hayden’s Post at Snow King Resort – Jackson Hole
Although this hotel was a good stay the restaurant inside was miserable. Okay, it was not that bad, but it was uninspiring and very bland.
On the table:
- Potato and leek soup
- Brussel sprouts
- Tofu bowl with vegetables and rice
Wild Huckleberry Chocolate Bar – Jackson Hole
While traveling through Wyoming and Montana, I learned that wild huckleberries are the berries to eat while in the area. They are wild, resist growing in a cultivated environment, and I totally respect that. You can find that tart little wild thing (huckleberry) sold in many creations from bath soap to chocolate.
While in Jackson Hole, I dipped into the Yippy I-O Candy Store, and that is where I learned about wild huckleberries. There was a plethora of huckleberry candies, and it was difficult to choose one. I decided on this large Wild Huckleberry Chocolate Bar because it had a berry filling. It was nice tasting from the rich chocolate to the slight huckleberry filling inside. Not bad for my first taste of wild huckleberry, although I would have loved to eaten one straight from the wild.
Piste Mountain Bistro – Jackson Hole
Dining at Piste Mountain Bistro in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is far from being ordinary. In order for you to get to the bistro you will need to take a 12 minute ride on the Bridger Gondola from Teton Village. Piste sits directly on the ski slopes and can be enjoyed year round. My friend and I dined here when it was not ski season, and enjoyed the fresh mountain air, plus the views.
On the table:
- Sparrow cocktail
- Lucky charm cocktail
- Corn chowder
- Grilled vegetables with smoked feta hummus
- Pork Belly
- Bread and butter
What a fun and delicious dinner at Piste Mountain Bistro! We found everything to be solid- The food, the cocktails and the views.
👩🏻💻 For my complete review and blog with bistro information ➡ Piste Mountain Bistro in Jackson Hole, WY – Dining on the Slopes!
Merry Piglets Mexican Grille – Jackson Hole
Yeah, it was Okay. I would say Merry Piglets was about average when it came to the food and cocktails. Our server was great though, and the restaurant was nicely put together. This is a popular place so make sure you check the wait times, and get on the Yelp Check-in list prior to your arrival.
My friend and I ordered several items including the Twisted Cowgirl Dip, tacos and Chile Rellenos. The Twisted Cowgirl Dip sounded better than what we received. It was a bit bland and cold in some places due to the scoop of guacamole. My Coconut Hut cocktail was pretty good, but not spectacular. The shrimp taco, like my cocktail was pretty good, but not spectacular. Now the Chile Relleno was quite good and different from other highly battered rellenos. I would say to order the Chile Relleno, if if you decide to eat here at The Merry Piglets. Not a bad place, just average.
For restaurant information and location – Merry Piglets Mexican Grill
Persephone Bakery – Jackson Hole
I love the name of this adorable café. Persephone is a cute place with good coffee, and tasty pastries. I ordered the Americano which was steaming good. It was one of the best that I had on our twelve day road trip. I also chose two slices of their loaf bread- one was pumpkin, and the other was carrot with coconut. Both were a freshly baked, quite dense, and delicious. Months later, I still cannot decide which I liked better.
For café information and location – Persephone Bakery
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