Where to eat in the Village at Northstar

Whether you want a quick but healthy breakfast, a festive aprés-ski experience, or a rustic steak dinner, the Village at Northstar has just what you need -- and more. The lineup: Everything from a taqueria to a Japanese sushi bar to a wine bar to a pizzeria to a pub. And with the Village's focus on family, there really is something for everyone.

Breakfast

First things first, start out your day with breakfast at inxpot, where they serve breakfast from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. They've got a variety of hot plates and bowls, as well as breakfast sandwiches to kick off your day on the mountain. They've also got grains and a la carte sides so you can have exactly the breakfast you want. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., when you can order hot and cold sandwiches, soups and salads, and combinations of the above.

Your other alternative for breakfast is the Village outpost of the Truckee favorite, Tacos Jalisco, where you can grab a breakfast burrito. They're absolutely huge, providing quite the bang for your buck. However, you'll find value at Tacos Jalisco for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. While their delicious tacos are the baseline, you can also choose from a variety of your token Mexican platters, such as carne asada, carnitas, enchiladas, and tamales, to name a few.

Lunch/Dinner

For lunch, aprés-ski, and dinner, you've got a variety of choices, including TC's Pub, a sports bar with 10 flat-screen televisions for your viewing pleasure. Catch the game while settling in over your choice of pub burger and craft beer. TC's menu also features sharable appetizers like chicken wings, a full bar, shakes, floats, soups and salads.

If Italian is more your speed, everyone will love Rubicon Pizza Company. The hand-tossed pizza is available with a wide variety of unique and original toppings, and which come in a variety of sizes. A great accompaniment to your pie is one of their pastas -- not the least of which is their signature spaghetti bolognese.

Stop into Petra for their California-focused list of more than 150 wines and their simple but satisfying food menu. Enjoy a wine flight, where you'll get to choose from three wines they've currently got open. They've also got a daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m. that's perfect for aprés, when you can get 2 glasses of wine and an artisan cheese plate for only $21.

If you're craving Japanese fare for lunch, dinner or aprés, look no further than Mikuni at Northstar, the Village's outpost of the Sacramento favorite. They've got specials that change regularly, small and large plates, build-your-own bento boxes, and a huge variety of sushi rolls, often inspired by regular customers. The menu here is rather extensive, so whether cooked or raw, there's plenty to go around.

At Tavern 6330', fresh Californian cuisine takes center stage. Aprés-ski goes from 3:30 - 5 p.m., when you can enjoy happy hour food and drinks from the outside patio with its 2 fire pits and heat lamps for prime real estate in the Village. Inside is the perfect place to settle down with some seasonal fare by Chad Shrewsbury, Executive Chef, who serves up expertly prepared local fish, steaks, burgers and more. Among the crowd favorites is the Chilled Beets salad. Lastly, try one of the signature cocktails from the list, such as the De-Constructed Gin & Tonic, featuring their house-made tonic syrup.

Esther is a freelance writer, avid snowboarder, food enthusiast, worldwide traveler, and occasional musician based in Los Angeles. Whether on the mountain or off, she is always looking for the best places to eat and drink in the vicinity. Her writing career began with a food blog over ten years ago and she has since contributed to the L.A. Times, Eater, Discover LA, Thrillist, GOOD Magazine, Time Out, and more. Follow Esther on Twitter and Instagram.