Made in Mammoth: Locally-Made Goods You Have to Try
Jul 13, 2021
The little four-square-mile town of Mammoth Lakes is brimming with entrepreneurs and creative minds. Start asking around town, and you’d be surprised just how many Mammoth-made product recommendations you’ll get from locals. From beer and spirits to artisan coffee and baked goods, you’ll find an array of treats that are perfect for sampling and bringing home as souvenirs—all made at altitude in your favorite mountain town.
Beer & Spirits Made in Mammoth
Mammoth Brewing Co.
Since 1995, Mammoth Brewing Company has been brewing beer at altitude in Mammoth Lakes. The brewery and beer garden on the corner of Main Street & Minaret Road is a favorite spot for locals and visitors to rest after a day on the trails or the slopes. Grab a flight or a pint with food from The Eatery (serving lunch and dinner inside the brewery). And be sure to check out the retail section. Growlers, bottles and Mammoth bear cans make great gifts or souvenirs.
Distant Brewing is the newest brewery on the scene in Mammoth Lakes. With rotating taps aplenty, you’ll likely find new beers to try every time you visit. Plus, Distant Brewing offers multiple sizes of to-go options so you can take a bit of Mammoth Lakes home with you.
Located in the Village at Mammoth, Shelter Distilling creates innovative, progressive spirits at 8,000 feet. Choose from a menu of craft cocktails, wine and beer (all brewed/distilled in-house) plus small plates. It’s the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink if you have dinner plans in The Village at Mammoth or to unwind after a day of adventure.
Devil’s Creek Distillery
The newest addition to the Mammoth Lakes spirit scene Devils Creek Distillery is family-owned/operated and offers barrel-aged spirits, handcrafted on site from start to finish. Head off the beaten path to the tasting room located on Meridian Blvd (near the Hwy 203 junction) to sample bourbon whiskey aged the old-fashioned way, as well as rum that’s aged and finished in California wine barrels.
Food & Treats Made in Mammoth
Bleu Handcrafted Foods
If you’re looking for farmstead cheeses, grass-fed and wild game meats, sustainable seafood, boutique wines and craft beers or freshly baked artisan bread, the market at Bleu Handcrafted Foods has you covered. Stop in for a grab-n-go lunch or enjoy table service, beers on tap and an extensive wine list at the restaurant.
Dessert’D Organic Bake Shop has been baking organic desserts from scratch in Mammoth Lakes for over seven years. Treat yourself to a famous pie in a jar, cookies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, old-fashioned hot cocoa and more. And browse our unique kitchen accessories while you enjoy a sweet indulgence.
La Patrona Chili Oil-Hot Sauce
Most associate Mammoth Lakes with snow and cold, but La Patrona will have you thinking differently with its array of spicy condiments made right here in the High Sierra. With heat levels ranging from mild to muerte (death!), you’ll find unique flavors and ingredients including sweet spices, dried mango, sesame seeds, roasted almonds, and the infamous Carolina Reaper pepper.
Shea Schat’s Bakery
Shea Schat’s Bakery has a long-standing tradition of freshly baked bread in the Eastern Sierra. In addition to the famous sheepherder loaf, the bakery also offers cheese bread, onion bread and jalapeño-cheese bread, just to name a few. There are also delicious homemade sandwiches, yummy cookies, pastries, donuts and apple strudel.
Coffee Made in Mammoth Lakes
Black Velvet Coffee
Black Velvet Coffee pours only high-quality, organic, Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade coffees, roasted with excellence. Every pour-over is a work of art and part of the greater Black Velvet Coffee experience. The coffee shop also has a wine bar, where you can treat yourself to a glass (or maybe two) and a cheese plate.
Stellar Brew & Natural Cafe
Stellar Brew & Natural Cafe is locally grown, owned and operated. The coffee shop and cafe operate under the belief that what you put in your body is essential to your happiness, which in turn affects the happiness of those around you. You’ll only find fresh, all-natural, and when possible, locally-sourced foods here.
Looney Bean has been roasting coffee in the Eastern Sierra since 1992. The Mammoth Lakes location offers gourmet teas, frozen drinks, smoothies, baked goods and, of course, coffee. Have a cup of local coffee inside or take a bag home with you. Or if you don’t have room in your suitcase for a souvenir, Looney Bean will also ship coffee to your home.
Art, Jewelry & Other Goods Made in Mammoth
MAC Gallery & Art Center
The Mono Arts Council (MAC) Gallery & Art Center features work from more than 80 local and regional artists. From scenic photography, oil paintings and metal sculptures to pottery, hats and handmade soap, the gallery is home to art made in a wide variety of mediums.
Sierra Light Gallery
Owned by Nolan Nitschke, a photographer who was raised in the Eastern Sierra, the Sierra Light Gallery features landscape photography of the Eastern Sierra and other places in the American West.
Simply Massage & Body Boutique
Simply Massage & Body Boutique invites you to unwind and rejuvenate your body with a treatment by a professional massage therapist or by enjoying their skincare and wellness products at home.
Smoketree Massage & Apothecary
Smoketree Massage & Apothecary combines individual healing modalities with natural remedies to encourage advanced healing for our community. The shop also provides carefully sourced tinctures, salves, oils, teas and CBD products for a more holistic approach to health and wellness.