Don’t do Denver without a car—I truly don’t recommend it. But if you do find yourself traversing this amazing city on foot or by transit, seek out these foodie gems.
Delicious pizzas and happy hour makes them even cheaper. Try to save room for the donut holes—simply delicious! In LoDo.
Love the kitschy menus at Lucky Pie!
Prosciutto pizza, of course.
Donut holes with espresso creme anglaise from Lucky Pie.
Union Station. Recently remodeled and home to delicious milk ice cream, Terminal Bar, a few restaurants and plenty of comfy couches.
Terminal Bar (Union Station). So many beers and ciders on tap, it’s hard to choose—plus comfy seats if you can snag them in the main Union Station area. Rather touristy, but plenty of options for every appetite available here.
Larimer Square, right by Union Station, is a mix of restaurants and chic boutiques.
More of Larimer Square.
Specialty grocer, baker and deli in one, The Market is a delight to wander. In Larimer Square.
Amazing artisan chocolates.
The Market has more than enough coffees to satisfy your caffeine needs.
You’ll find more than just deli sandwiches at The Market.
Scrumptious sides—maybe for a picnic?
From The Market in LoDo.
Tropical cordials? Don’t mind if I do…
Cups are bigger than usual here… good for us caffeine addicts!
16th Street Mall boasts a Rock Bottom Brewery and much more in its 1.25 mile stretch.
A bit trendy, but these were delicious nachos to accompany my craft beer (off of an impressive list). If you’re near the Denver Convention Center, Stout St. Social is worth a stop!
Nothing like catching a boric (Puerto Rican) fest by chance! Great backdrop of the state capitol.
Food trucks, dancing, vendors and so much food! Never pass up a fest!
Delicious empanadas at the fest!
Pints Pub, near the Denver art museums, has an impressive beer list and authentic British food.
The Source (3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216). A foodie haven, with a bakery, butcher, coffee shop, florist, brewery and two restaurants. I could spend days perusing their design and spice shops.
Cheese shop, design and brew.
Plenty of room to work or just catch up over all your purchases.
Coffeeshop at The Source
Butcher at the Source.
It was a little too easy to grab local and imported artisan sauces, marinades and olive oils.
I’m a sucker for any spice shop, especially one that sells in bulk!
Cheeses and meats are just part of the deli’s offerings.
Design and art offerings perfect for the pickiest of designers (like me?).
Comida, one of the great restaurants at The Source.
Comida has far more sweets than their online menu would suggest. Here, a berry cobbler a la mode.
Acorn, the rustic eatery at The Source.
iFish Japanese Grill (2200 Market St, Denver, CO 80205). Tasty and fresh, despite the fact that we’re landlocked. Some inventive maki here.
Not pictured, since, well, I can’t capture everything:
The Molecule Effect (1201 Santa Fe Dr (12th Ave), Denver, CO 80204). Beautiful but down-to-earth coffee shop in the Santa Fe art district with some delicious brews on tap.
Caffe Sanora (1245 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218). Relaxed, great breakfast and lunch options and bottomless coffee.
ink! Coffee (618 16th St (btwn California & Welton), Denver, CO 80202). A welcome respite from the 16th Street mall’s usual contenders for coffee.
milkbox (Union Station). Beer, then ice cream, right? Wonderful artisan flavors and old favorites, and even a boozy shake.
Have any Denver favorites you’d recommend?