Denver may be known for its stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and large variety of microbreweries, but its food scene is just as impressive. With everything from classic comforts to unique and re-imagined fares, the Denver dining scene offers it all. The real problem is choosing where to eat. So here’s a list to guide you on the pursuit of cuisine perfection. If you weren’t planning a trip to Denver already, you will be now. These are 10 places with the best food in Denver Colorado!
This half restaurant, half ping-pong hall offers fresh takes on Ramen, Bao and other Southeast Asian comfort foods. Be sure to order one of their house-made sodas and hit the ping-pong tables for some friendly pre-dinner competition while you wait for your food.
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Located in Avanti, a modern-day food hall that is home to several restaurants and bars, Quiero Arepas offers multiple varieties of the Colombian and Venezuelan dish. Two maize patties (sort of like pita) hold delicious combinations of meats, beans, and sauces, making this dish the perfect, easy lunch. Feeling adventurous? Be sure to add plantains to your order and enjoy the views of the city from the sunny patio.
Ophelia’s is truly unlike anywhere else you will ever eat. Serving Scandinavian duck meatballs, gyros as well as chicken and waffles, the menu offers a variety of exciting new options. The interior reflects the building’s history as a brothel during the 1890s and exudes indulgence. With a focus on sustainability and organics, plus its unique history, Ophelia’s will delight in every way.
4. Cheba Hut
Although this sandwich shop is not only in Denver, it caters to Denver culture. A “toasted” sub concept, it offers dozens of sandwiches to satisfy any case of the munchies. A crowd favorite? The Sticky Icky. A toasty take on the classic PB&J, this sandwich will have you licking your fingers.
Specialty pancakes, eggs benedict, hashes, mimosas, and espresso beverages served until 2:30 pm every day. Need I say more? No, but if you’re not convinced, look at their menu online and you’ll understand why they have some of the best food in Denver!
A family owned Denver staple, Jerusalem Restaurant offers Mediterranean classics like kabobs and falafel as well as reinvisioned pita sandwiches. It’s an authentic, truly delicious taste of the Middle East, perfect for a day you want something you don’t eat on a regular basis.
7. D Bar Denver
Famous for their extensive desert menu, D Bar offers a wide variety of cakes and pastries. With everything from tarts to macaroons to chocolate strawberries, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth. Don’t skip dinner though! They also offer mouth watering burgers, pizzas, and mac and cheese.
Who doesn’t want the option of fresh doughnuts at literally any time of the day? Open 24/7, Voodoo Doughnut’s hours are not its only claim to fame. The selection of tasty treats from glazed classics to bubble gum or bacon flavored pastries makes Voodoo the perfect destination for a breakfast splurge or delicious midnight snack.
With a dough recipe and technical training straight from Italy, Marco’s team creates the best pizza ever seen on this side of the Atlantic. You’re not going to be able to eat just one pizza, so make sure to keep their Nutella dessert pizza in mind.
10. Uno Mas
If you think you know tacos, you know nothing until you try one of Uno Mas’s masterpieces. Street taco styled with only the freshest, most flavorful ingredients ordered a la carte, they will truly have you asking “Uno mas?”