2020 Best of Taos Results Best Farmer’s Market Best Grocery Store Taos Farmers Market Cid’s Food Market COVID-19 Update: Business operations may be affected due to ongoing precautionary measures; contact businesses directly for updated hours and availability. Taos Plaza – 400 Camino de la Placita (575) 751-7575 623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-1148 taosfarmersmarket.org cidsfoodmarket.com For 33 years, independently owned Cid’s Food Market has been providing Northern New Mexico with organic, local and gourmet groceries. Cid’s is a full-service grocery store touted for its knowledgeable staff and the best selection of natural and organic food in town. In addition, Cid’s offers an extensive selection of environmentally friendly household products, natural pet foods, a wide variety of supplements, herbs, incense and body care products. This Taos institution has been repeatedly recognized by Best of Taos survey respondents as the one to beat in this category. Taos Farmers Market has been at the forefront of the local sustainable food movement since its inception in 1973, offering locally grown produce, plants, cut flowers, baked goods, hot food and local music. COVID-19 precautions to minimize community spread include: four public hand-washing stations on the plaza; masked vendors and customers; vendor-booth distancing 8-10 feet apart; and customers should not touch booth products. As of press time, no sampling is allowed. All vendors have a bottle of hand sanitizer and no vendors or visitors who are sick may attend the event. shopping Red Willow Farmers Market Smith’s Food & Drug 885 Star Road, Taos Pueblo (575) 770-8688 224 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-3711 redwillowfarm.org Best Place to Buy Fruits & Veggies Best Place to Read or Buy a Book Taos Public Library Cid’s Food Market 402 Camino del la Placita, Taos (575) 758-3063 623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-1148 taoslibrary.org cidsfoodmarket.com Even with information and downloadable books readily available, the library is a multiyear, first-place vote getter. The mission of the Taos Public Library is to provide and facilitate freedom of access to informational, recreational and educational materials for everyone and that is exactly what it does. The often busy library is known for its excellent children’s section, friendly staff and free internet access. Special events are often held there. Call for current hours. It stands to reason that the store voted the best place to get organic, local and gourmet groceries has the best fruits and veggies. See previous entry for more information. Taos Farmers Market Taos Plaza – 400 Camino de la Placita (575) 751-7575 taosfarmersmarket.org The Brodsky Bookshop 226 Paseo del Pueblo Norte (575) 758-9468 Taos Farmers Market 30 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS
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