Chocolate Shop by Telluride Truffle Technically, a confectionery doesn’t qualify as an “eatery,” but let’s not get hung up on technicalities. Any self-respecting skier knows the best après drinks are served hot with a dollop of whipped cream on top. And, of course, chocolate is the fifth food group. So the way we see it, the Telluride Truffle is a must-visit for any foodie. Stop by at day’s end for a cocoa ($3.50) and a side of spicy caramel corn ($5) or slice of cake ($6). Need to take something to the poor saps back at the office? An assorted box of handmade Belgian chocolate and Colorado organic cream truffles, each shaped like small mountains with apropos names—Alpenglow, First Tracks, Bunny Hill—says “in-your-face” in the sweetest way possible ($12–$43). 201 Colorado Ave., Telluride, 970-728-9565
This confectionery is a must-visit for hot drinks and in-your-face chocolates.