A must try when you are in Montana and a common menu item at many Missoula restaurants. The lean meat is low in fat and calories but high in protein and more importantly…flavor.
Huckleberries usually begin to ripen in mid-July. If you can’t get here in the summer for these freshly picked Montana gems, Missoula offers many off-season options including huckleberry ice cream or a huckleberry martini.
Flathead Lake provides the ideal climate to grow delicious cherries. Although harvest dates can vary, cherries are usually ripe for the picking by mid-July. If you have time for a day trip to the lake, make sure to stop by one of the many cherry stands along the highway.
The well-known Dixon Melons, a musk variety, are grown on a small family farm just 45 miles north of Missoula. Other varieties include honeydew, watermelon, sinful, and Crenshaw so one may not be enough. The melon truck starts popping up at farmers’ markets in late summer and can stay through early fall on a good year.
Award winning, hand crafted chocolates with mouth-watering combinations. Try their triple chocolate cookies, the perfect afternoon treat.
Birdman Bread from Le Petit
You can find this delicious bread in several restaurants around town as a breakfast side or on sandwiches. It’s made with seeds, grain polenta and a touch of honey.
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Locally made ice cream from local ingredients that have locals lining up for over a decade, be prepared to stand in line on a hot summer night.
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