Yellowstone serves food that’s good – and good for the planet


Trout from Idaho. Bison from Wyoming and North Dakota. Beef, goat cheese and ice cream from Montana. These and other regionally sourced food products served in the dining facilities of Yellowstone National Park are bringing local flavors to the culinary forefront of the world’s oldest national park.

Today, more than 50% of the park-wide food and beverage purchases used at restaurants and other park eateries managed by concessioner Xanterra Travel Collection are categorized as sustainably produced. Xanterra’s goal is to reach 70% by 2025.

Local beverages are also well received. Xanterra serves a broad range of beers and liquors produced in the region, including Wyoming Whiskey and Backwards Distilling Company in Wyoming, Grand Teton Distillery in Idaho and Bozeman Spirits in Montana. Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are also home to some great breweries whose popular craft beers are on the menu in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone restaurants follow a simple philosophy – to provide the highest-quality food with the least environmental impact by finding products that are fresh, locally produced, organic, third-party certified and/or support sustainable farming, fishing and business practices.

More information on Xanterra’s sustainability initiatives in Yellowstone can be found here.

The dining facilities in Yellowstone National Park offer a variety of local flavors, including Milk Can Moonshine from Backwards Distilling Company in Wyoming. Courtesy Yellowstone National Park Lodges

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