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Pasties?pastry pies stuffed with meat and potatoes?originate from Cornwall and Wales, where local miners have eaten them for lunch for hundreds of years. Miners have always savored the hearty filling that would stay warm throughout the day and tossed the braided pastry crust, which served as a handle for sooty fingers. When those miners traveled the globe, they brought pasties with them to as far flung locations at Australia, Spain, and Butte, Montana.

Today, Joe's Pasty Shop sells pasties stuffed with flank steak, potatoes, and onions with a savory seasoning. The shop's pasties are so good, in fact, that they were highlighted as a go-to meal on the Travel Channel. Try one original style or with a helping of chili, cheese, and onions poured on top. You can also stop by for a selection of sandwiches including ham and swiss, tuna melts, and cheeseburgers.

1641 Grand Ave
Butte,
MT
US

Don't be alarmed if you approach what you think is the ice cream truck, and you see a block of swiss cheese emblazoned on the side. Sweet teeth are soon forgotten with one whiff of molten cheese emanating from Cheddar's Gourmet Grilled Cheese.

Though diners can sate cravings with simple cheddar and swiss sandwiches, paired with creamy tomato-basil soup, this food truck's specialty is grilled cheese with a twist. Between slices of colby jack and provolone, diners opt for ham or turkey, topped with basil or pickles. Signature sandwiches include the Gold Rush, which stuffs mac 'n' cheese inside, and the BBBT, with bacon, basil, blue cheese, and tomato.

Location Varies
Helena,
MT
US

Each morning, the smell of fresh-brewed joe fills Sweetwater Coffee, mingling with the scent of just-baked cookies and scones emerging hot from the oven. But smell isn't the only sense that's indulged here; as eyes slowly open wider with every sip of a latte or americano, they take in the colorful works from local artists that hang on the shop's walls. Meanwhile, tastebuds luxuriate in the flavors and textures of sandwiches and salads constructed by one of the friendly staffers. Of course, the cafe also indulged minds hungry for knowledge by offering complimentary Wi-Fi to its customers, who can use it send emails, get homework done, or run searches on how to remove coffee stains from laptop keyboards.

26 E Bannack St
Dillon,
MT
US

Trimbo's Pizza?s chefs cook classics pies topped with cheese and pepperoni, and bump it up a notch with specialty pizzas covered in barbecue chicken. And then there are the Off The Hook pies that eschew tradition for a white sauce base bedecked with clams or a Mexican-flavored agglomeration of taco meat, cheddar-jack cheese, olives, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, cilantro, and sour cream. Of course, the chefs allow customers to call the shots and create their own ingredient combinations atop New York?style and Sicilian crusts. Pizza toppings can also be fashioned into panini and hero sandwiches.

43 E Park St.
Butte,
MT
US