Frisco is the epicenter of Summit County, which makes it the perfect place for a meeting, power business lunch or catered event. Thankfully the town is chock full of delicious restaurants and power lunch eateries. Most of these are an easy walk from our ELEVATE Frisco coworking location and others are a quick 5-minute drive or bike ride away.
After asking about the WiFi and our favorite trails, the next question from our new coworking members or visitors to town is: Where should I eat? To help answer that, here are some of our recommendations for business lunches, a quick bite or catering options.
Of course, if you’re looking for a place to host a meeting, team training, strategy session or event, book the ELEVATE Frisco conference room here or contact us and we can help with other recommendations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Looking for a quick – and affordable – bite? Look no further than Peppino’s Pizza. They have huge slices for $5 and when we say huge, we really mean HUGE. They definitely get the job done and then some. Our trouble is resisting the temptation to eat pizza everyday. Other than pizza they serve sandwiches, salads, pastas and more. Peppino’s is about 150 yards away from ELEVATE, but they also deliver just in case you can’t break away from your business meeting, team training or your project. If you’re an ELEVATE coworking member or a frequent visitor to town, make sure you sign up for their local’s card and get points to save on future orders. Oh, and don’t forget about their enormous gooey chocolate chip cookies. No wonder Peppino’s is our go-to lunch spot at ELEVATE Frisco.
The Smiling Moose and Which Wich are other recommendations for quick bites or catering. Smiling Moose is based in Colorado with locations from Texas to Montana. Which Wich just opened a new shop in Frisco (next to Natural Grocers and Starbucks on Summit Blvd.). These are two great options for sandwiches.
Backcountry Brewery is conveniently located across the parking lot from ELEVATE in the Mount Royal Plaza. And, guess what – they have beer, which means it truly is one of our favorite spots in town. With more than 20 years of experience brewing beers, they have every flavor figured out to a science. AJ, the head brewer is a frequent visitor to ELEVATE Frisco and hooks us up with the best and freshest flavors. We recently tasted his Breakfast Stout, a smooth dark stout mixed with coffee grounds from the local coffee shop just up the street. It’s not too dark and has rich complex flavors with hints of cinnamon. We highly recommend it. Oh yeah, about the food. We love the appetizer menu there, the Backcountry burger and if you’re really hungry, check out the Beer Bacon Mac n’ Cheese pizza. Yes, there is such a thing. And, yes, of course, we had to try it. And, yes, it is worth it.
The Boat Yard just a short walk away from ELEVATE Frisco (304 Main Street, Frisco) is an American Grill restaurant with all of your favorite dishes and more. In fact, the menu is huge with a capital H. We recommend this spot for a power lunch, business meeting or cocktails. You’ll see thw who’s who of Frisco at lunch and happy hour here.
Order a sandwich or salad here. Or, if pizza is your thing, order it up. Their wood oven baked pizza rivals any other pizza shop in the county. With takeout and catering menus available, the Boatyard is always at the top of our list for places to “do” lunch.
Other options for power lunches include: Silverheels (601 Main Street, Frisco) the Himlayan Cuisine Restaurant (409 E. Main Street, Frisco) and The Rio. Pho Bay is another option for a sit-down lunch. Don’t let the decor or location (it’s in the Baymont Hotel) deter you. The food is yummy and locals flock to this spot.
Food Hedz has been recognized as Summit County’s top caterer, which we can vouch for. Patty and Dave, the owners are long-time locals. Chef Dave was formerly the creative mastermind behind the award-winning dishes at the upscale Keystone Ranch. He brings his flair for upscale with an affordable twist to their restaurant located a short drive from ELEVATE Frisco (842 Summit Blvd, Frisco) in the shopping complex near Safeway. You can either eat in or place an order for your event, business lunch or team meeting and Patty and her team will deliver it quickly, professionally and with a smile to ELEVATE Frisco. This is our recommendation for catering from sandwiches, salads, entrees, and appetizers. You can bet Food Hedz won’t disappoint.
Other options for catering: Peppino’s for pizza, Which Wich or Smiling Moose for sandwiches, The Boatyard for more upscale options. Gilchrist Catering is another local catering option for business meetings that we like a lot, along with Black Diamond Catering.
Even though we have a mack-daddy coffee and espresso machine at ELEVATE Frisco, we are regulars at Abbey’s Coffee just across the parking lot from us. They’re a mom and pop style cafe that’s always bustling. We’re fans of their over-sized bagels, affordable breakfast burritos and, for lunch, we recommend trying their veggie hummus bagel sandwich. It’s refreshing and light, which won’t weigh you down.
Other options in town: Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters are top-notch at roasting and have a great location right in the heart of downtown Frisco.