Organic means pure and non GMO. It also means better for you! Our large variety of organic foods includes…
And the list continues to grow!
We use wholesome ingredients, free of additives like MSG and preservatives, in our all our food and bakery. Some examples are unrefined Zulka Sugar, RBST Free dairy, All Natural Boulder Ice Cream, Organic Red Gold Ketchup, and Hellman’s Mayonnaise, just to name a few.
We only serve wild caught Atlantika Cod which is frozen at sea within 6 hours of catch, contains no additives or preservatives, and is certified sustainable seafood by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
Think Fresh. Think Sustainable.
We are committed to using all natural ingredients free of additives in everything we serve.
We use Boulder All Natural Ice Cream in our milkshakes and cold treats. Made in small batches – just five gallons at a time – Boulder Ice Cream uses local, farm fresh dairy and wholesome ingredients like non-GMO sugar. It is also free of preservatives and artificial coloring.
Our bacon is NATURAL CHOICE® uncured bacon which is 100% natural with no preservatives, no added msg, no added nitrates or nitrites (except those naturally occurring in natural flavoring), and is gluten-free. It is also wood smoked and raised without added hormones.
And our Green Chile Turkey Sausage is made exclusively for Flying Star Café by Red Bird Farms, a regional family-owned company that raises all natural, cage free turkey with no added hormones or steroids.
From ice cream to bacon we only use the best ingredients we can get our hands on!
Our Bakery uses only unrefined sugar that is 100% pure cane sugar. That means every cake, pie, cookie, and pastry we serve was made with unrefined Zulka Sugar. Zulka is also a 100% solar powered company committed to sustainability and all of their sugar is Non-GMO Project Verified. Learn more about Zulka Sugar.
From the coffee we roast and brew, to the cup we put it in, we are committed to the journey of sustainability.
Many of our coffees are Certified Organic, or pesticide free, depending on availability. We work directly with coffee co-ops, or with brokers who specialize in small farm relationships, when sourcing our beans and most of our green coffee beans are from Rain Forest Alliance Certified family farms and co-ops.
In addition to sourcing our coffee with sustainable practices in mind, we now use coffee cups made by StalkMarket® from all-natural and sustainable resources. Our hot or cold cups are now 100% compostable and our to-go food containers are made by BOTTLEBOX® from recycled beverage bottles. The containers are also 100% recyclable. The journey to sustainability continues!
Ranch to Table
We only serve Harris Ranch beef – every burger, every day. For over 40 years the Harris family has taken great pride and care in producing premium quality beef, and Harris Ranch is a regional leader when it comes to sourcing, raising, and processing practices for beef. Ranched with sustainable practices in mind, their beef contains no antibiotic residues and has a specialized feeding regimen. Harris Ranch is also committed to humane handling of their cattle and use cattle handling facilities designed with the help of world-renowned animal behaviorist Dr. Temple Grandin.
All of our dairy is RBST Free. Every glass of milk, scoop of ice cream, dollop of cream cheese, swirl of whipped cream, splash of cream, or dash of half &half is free of hormones. Plus, we only serve organic yogurt.
We’ve always loved food – good food, that is.
Both of us grew up in a time when food was mostly made in little mom and pop delis and groceries. This was the food of every man – not fancy, not expensive, but fresh, top quality, incredible tasting food made with love and care.
Fast forward to Albuquerque 1987. We found ourselves seeking a place that captured our happy food memories that didn’t exist.
Our deepest desire was to create connections and community over a table filled with delicious foods and sweets we made ourselves. We built a café and a bakery and hired our first baker (who was 72 at the time) to satisfy our cravings for imaginative indulgences as well as our traditional favorites.
Our cooking and baking were founded on our personal beliefs that great food should be wholesome and healthful, made with ingredients that nourish as well as delight.
We have never stopped making everything the old fashion way, from scratch every day. This has been and continues to be our inspiration for Flying Star.
Mark & Jean Bernstein