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Go gourmet with DeliZioso, a boutique market in Vail Village

Kim Fuller
EAT magazine
House-made gelato, fresh pastries and made-to -order sandwiches are some of the items on offer at DeliZioso.
Dominique Taylor
If you go ... What: DeliZioso Mercado, Village grocery with hot grab-and-go items, pastries and gelato as well as grocery staples like cheese, butter, milk, toilet paper and more. Where: 33 E Meadow Dr. Vail. Cost: Breakfast Sandwiches, Burritos, Paninis and Salads: $7 - $12; Breads, Meats, Cheeses, Grocery Items: Market Price. More information: all 970.476.7925 or visit deliziosovail.com.

Sometimes you go to the market for butter and milk and you come out with a wrapped slice of imported cheese, a loaf of artisan bread and a scoop of gelato. Yes, sounds like an early afternoon shopping stop in Europe, and that’s just what Stephen Virion envisioned when he opened DeliZioso Mercado in Vail Village.

The owner of La Bottega saw the need for a boutique market in the village, and locals and visitors continue to appreciate the space by bringing their business there day after day. Maybe it’s for a hot grab-and-go sandwich while heading out to ski, or to fill in necessary condo provisions for the week. Go really gourmet with items like smoked salmon Petrossian caviar, pick up fine chocolate with an espresso or simply grab a smoothie to go.

“DeliZioso is really a great amenity for the town,” Virion says. “People have it as a place to go get things that they can’t get anywhere else in Vail unless they get in a car and drive.”