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Located in the heart of the Historical District of Taos you will this charming street to Shop & Stroll. The street is full of color in summer with gardens, patios and shaded areas. Here you will find some of the best dining options in Taos to include the Bent Street Deli which serves breakfast, brunch and lunch daily and the award winning restaurant Lambert’s which has a fabulous outdoor dining area. Discover some of our local wines at La Chiripada winery which offers tastings daily.Map of Bent Street

Bent Street has over 10 unique stores to include craft, cookery, outdoor recreation, cashmere & chocolates, jewelers, collectibles and boutique clothing. There are 7 galleries ranging from local artists works to historical pieces.

In summer Bent Street is a place to discover on the First Friday’s event. The first Friday of each month stores stay open late and have pop ups with local artisans, galleries and street performers providing entertainment.

In the winter months when the snow falls and the streets twinkle with fairly lights and luminaries Bent Street hosts an Annual Event called Bon Fires on Bent Street. Locals and visitors are drawn to these streets to celebrate the Yuletide season.

SHOPS ALONG BENT STREET
Bent Street has a wonderful collection of stores to Shop & Stroll through. Discover over 10 unique stores to include craft, cookery, outdoor recreation, cashmere & chocolates, jewelers, collectibles and boutique clothing.
CHOCOLATE + CASHMERE
Women's Clothing Store · Candy Store · Children's Clothing Store
MUDD-N-FLOOD
Fully equipped mountain shop, offering the latest in outdoor gear and clothing for hiking, camping, backpacking, rock-climbing, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing. Maps, guidebooks, and advice on trails and excursions.
TAOS BLUE
Taos Blue, on the corner of Bent Street for over 25 years, is home for numerous contemporary and native artists showing their paintings, pottery, jewelry, fetishes, masks and more. A favorite “return to” spot for visitors and locals alike.
THE UNDERGROUND
A super hip clothing store tucked away from the plaza, featuring brands such as Doc Martens, Kardo, Indian Motorcycle, Kennington, Alternative Apparel, Superdry, Jungmaven, Peter Grimm, etc.
OTHER SHOPS IN BENT STREET
Artemisia, Dwellings Revisited, Emily Benoist Ruffin Goldsmith, FX18, Sam's Shop, Taos Cookery
GALLERIES ALONG BENT STREET
There are 7 galleries along Bent Street ranging from works from local artists to historical pieces. Many galleries have openings and exhibitions throughout the year.
EARTH AND SPIRIT GALLERY
Featuring interactive 3D paintings by Shari Ubechel, the most collected living artist in Taos. Showing colorful local landscapes,glowing nebulas, wildlife on drums, sterling and gemstone jewelry,guitars,body products,native and world crafts
JONES WALKER OF TAOS
Jones Walker is an art gallery featuring original works by Northern New Mexico artists, interior design services & locally crafted gifts & home accents.
MOMO
Fine works of art, jewelry, ceramics and more for people with discerning taste
ORTENSTONE DELATTRE FINE ART
Located on Bent Street. Contemporary paintings and prints are hung in the comfortable atmosphere of a home-like environment where viewers are invited to relax on a couch or sofa chair while conversing with one of the artists.
PARSONS GALLERY OF THE WEST
Presenting an array of carefully selected art of both historic and contemporary views of the American West. We exhibit fine art for the seasoned connoisseur as well as more accessible artwork for the beginning collector.
OTHER GALLERIES ON BENT STREET
Ennui Gallery, Heinley Fine Arts
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK ON BENT STREET
Bent Street has a number of options to Eat & Drink from the relaxed atmosphere of the Bent Street Deli to the elegance of Lambert's award winning restaurant. Sample some local wines at La Chiripada tasting room or a sweet treat at Chocolate & Cashmere.
BENT STREET DELI
Serving Taos for 23 years. Gourmet French toast, omelets, creative sandwiches, fresh salads, house-made soups and desserts, burrito and tamale plates, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Beer & wine.
LA CHIRIPADA TASTING ROOM
Owned and operated by the Johnson family, La Chiripada has been creating award-winning wines for over 30 years and is northern New Mexico’s oldest winery!
LAMBERT'S OF TAOS
Contemporary American cuisine: delicious food, wine and hand crafted cocktails in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. The cuisine is distinct, fresh and local whenever possible and is made from scratch, from bread to sauces to desserts.
EVENTS ON BENT STREET
In summer Bent Street is a place to discover on the First Friday's event. In the winter months when the snow falls and the streets twinkle with fairly lights and luminaries Bent Street hosts an Annual Event called Bon Fires on Bent Street.
BONFIRES ON BENT STREET
John Dunn Shops and Bent Street bonfires to warm you, farolitos, luminaries, Aztec Dancers, carolers, and in addition to snacks in the shops serving posole, green chile, enchiladas and cookies for everyone.
FIRST FRIDAY
Every month, visitors and locals alike can gather for Taos First Friday (TFF), a weekly event that celebrates and showcases our community’s varied talents and offerings.
LANDMARK SITES ON BENT STREET
Along Bent Street you will find the actual adobe house where Governor Bent died. He was scalped alive and murdered, as members of his household escaped through a hole in the parlor wall. Visit the museum or join a ghost walk in the evenings to hear the stories of haunting's in this historic area.
GOVERNOR BENT'S HOUSE AND MUSEUM
Come visit the home of New Mexico's first American governor, early trader, trapper and mountain man, Governor Charles Bent.
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