We share a love of great food at our Bed and Breakfast in Albuquerque, a fact that comes shining through each morning at our gourmet breakfast. We also love sending our guests to some of the best places to eat around town. Though there are plenty of great Albuquerque restaurants to choose from, including those right here in Old Town, a new favorite spot is the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque.
Like many modern food halls popping up around the country, the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque is a trendy space filled with an eclectic mix of new restaurants and eateries. The atmosphere is electric, and the food is a delicious and authentic cross-section of the city’s culinary prowess. Just like at some of the most popular Albuquerque restaurants, at the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque, you can expect an explosion of flavor to find its way to your tastebuds.
You will, of course, find plenty of red and green chiles here, but the culinary world of Albuquerque goes far beyond the traditional New Mexican cuisine it’s known for. Between delicious bites of food and fantastic adventures in Old Town and beyond, make sure to find time to enjoy the historic atmosphere at our Bed and Breakfast in Albuquerque. We’re located on the opposite end of Old Town as the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque and offer guests an unparalleled choice for lodging. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Albuquerque today!
Grab a Bite at the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque
The Sawmill Market in Albuquerque stands at the opposite end of Old Town as our Bed and Breakfast in Albuquerque and is about a 12-minute walk away. The Sawmill Market in Albuquerque is located in what is known as an “industrial-chic” area of town – that is, a formerly industrial area undergoing revitalization.
Houses in the Sawmill District were built in the 1800s, and in 1903, the original sawmill for American Lumber Company and its railroad spur were constructed. This company built a 110-acre campus on which they produced milled lumber, doors, and shingles. It was once the largest manufacturing company in the southwest. In 1958, Paxton Lumber Company opened its doors in the same area.
Eventually, as the businesses shuttered their doors, the lumberyard became derelict. In 2019, a transformation began on the former lumberyard, eventually turning it into a 34,000-square-foot food hall. Today, this space celebrates the city’s culinary diversity and serves as a vital piece of the redevelopment of this district.
The Sawmill Market in Albuquerque has been open since 2020 and was the first food hall of its kind in New Mexico. Since its opening, it’s been gaining popularity and now ranks as one of Albuquerque’s best places to eat and drink.
Today, the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque houses 27 merchants, including several exceptional restaurants, a brewpub, a cocktail and wine bar, and a mercantile. For many of these businesses, Sawmill Market in Albuquerque is their first time operating a brick-and-mortar business. Thus, the market serves as an important source of innovation in the ever-changing food scene in Albuquerque.
Though we think all the merchants at Sawmill Market in Albuquerque are worth visiting, a few of our favorites include the following:
- Cacho’s Bistro features delicious Venezuelan cuisine.
- Dr. Field Goods Kitchen is the place for some delicious farm-to-table cuisine. They are known for their comfort food classics with a delicious new spin.
- Grab some dessert at Neko Neko, Albuquerque’s first spot for Japanese taiyaki, a delicious fish-shaped cake filled with soft serve.
- There’s only one place to get pizza at the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque, and it’s delicious. Hawt Pizza makes some of the best wood-fired pizza in town.
- Fall in love with waffles in a whole new way at XO Waffle at the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque.
- If you need a little pick-me-up, enjoy that delicious waffle with a freshly brewed cup of coffee from Plata Coffee.
- For elevated Mexican cuisine, head to Flora restaurant, where everything is made from scratch.
- Enjoy something authentically Albuquerque at Red and Green, with its delicious take on traditional New Mexican cuisine.
- How about some delicious Vietnamese street food? You won’t want to miss the delightful eats at Kulantro, located at the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque.
- The city’s best sushi is at the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque, where Hiro Sushi recently opened its food hall doors.
More Great Restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque
We wouldn’t blame you if you visited the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque more than once while staying with us. There are so many fantastic restaurants worth visiting, after all – and we didn’t even mention their exceptional bars and its brewery! However, as delicious as the vendors at Sawmill Market in Albuquerque are, it’s only one piece of the food scene here in town.
Depending on where your adventures take you for the day, there are plenty of great places to eat. If you explore the historic Nob Hill Neighborhood, for example, you may want to stay there and enjoy these Nob Hill restaurants. If you’re elsewhere in town, there are plenty of downtown Albuquerque restaurants worth visiting.
However, if you want to keep things simple while staying with us at our Bed and Breakfast in Albuquerque Old Town, there are plenty of delicious restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque worth visiting. The walk to these restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque is easy and interesting, and the restaurants themselves are fun and delicious. Below, we’ve listed a few of our favorite restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque that we frequently recommend to our guests who’d prefer to keep dinner plans close by.
- One of our favorite restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque – and truthfully, one of our favorite restaurants overall – is Antiquity Restaurant! It’s arguably one of the best and most romantic Albuquerque restaurants.
- Seasons is one of the best upscale restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque. We particularly love grabbing a bite to eat and having a drink on their rooftop bar when the weather is nice.
- Enjoy the margaritas alongside a delicious steak at High Noon Restaurant & Saloon.
- If traditional New Mexican cuisine is what you’re looking for, then one of the best restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque is Garduno’s. Another great choice would be Monica’s El Portal.
- If you don’t feel like walking to Hawt Pizza at the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque, we recommend you head to Old Town Pizza Parlor. The pizza is delicious!
Just like the Sawmill Market in Albuquerque, all of these fantastic restaurants in Old Town Albuquerque are within easy walking distance of the Bottger Mansion. This convenient location is another reason guests love to stay with us at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Albuquerque. Book your room today.