Colorado Springs' 3 best spots to score specialty food on the cheap

Pikes Peak Lemonade Co. | Photo: Ruth A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 28, 2020.

Need more specialty food in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable specialty food hot spots in Colorado Springs, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Pikes Peak Lemonade Co.

Photo: jin k./Yelp

Topping the list is Pikes Peak Lemonade Co. Located at 224 N. Tejon St. downtown, it is the highest-rated low-priced specialty food restaurant in Colorado Springs, boasting 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp. 

The site has more information on the shop.

"We serve a variety of home lemonades and syrups," it states on Yelp. "All made local in Colorado Springs. Served from a tap in a mason jar and your choice of colorful paper straw."

2. Buffalo Ridge Trading Post

Photo: buffalo ridge trading post/Yelp

Next up is Old Colorado City's Buffalo Ridge Trading Post, situated at 2430 W. Colorado Ave. With five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Buffalo Ridge Trading Post.

"Husband and wife Cindy and Doug decided to start on an adventure together," according to the business's Yelp profile. "Opening their business took a lot of dedication, but they did it. Years later they are still here, and they now how a hot sauce sampling bar along with souvenirs, pj's and many gifts."

Furthermore, its Yelp page notes, "We have many shirts at unbeatable prices."

3. Ma & Pa's Kettlekorn & Popcorn

Photo: mona c./Yelp

Ma & Pa's Kettlekorn and Popcorn, located at 3609 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 30, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the store four stars out of 10 reviews.

Yelper B E., who reviewed the shop on Aug. 23, wrote, "Ma & Pa's Kettlekorn is by far the best I have ever had. The corn is softer, tastier and minimal kernels. ...  The cheese flavor is another standout."

And A H.. noted, "We ate in and tried a little bit of everything on their menu and we, and our kids, were not disappointed. ... The popcorn, of which we tried six flavors, is top notch."

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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