Denver Restaurant Guide

I often get questions about my favorite food spots in Denver. These are the places that I tend to recommend most often!



  • Nixon’s (great coffee + kombucha on tap)

  • Stella’s Gourmet (grab an espresso after dinner on South Pearl, fire pits outside and great atmosphere)

  • Thump (awesome food menu, recommend an iced latte)

  • Carbon Cafe & Bar (coffee by day, cocktails by night. must try the cinnamon roll!)

Los Chingones spicy margarita


  • Pho 95

  • Vert Kitchen (super cute space and seasonal menu although very small with limited seating)

  • Ale House (rooftop patio is great for sunny days)

  • Denver Central Market (many options to choose from, love the salads from Green Seed Market)

  • Whole Foods Union Station (amazing self-serve options, several vendors to choose from)

  • Modern Market (fast-casual, great salad and sandwich options)

  • Chook Chicken (fresh and interesting menu including plenty of veg-heavy sides to go with their delicious chicken entrees)

Happy Hour


  • Linger (amazing experience, global street food concept, shareable plates)

  • The Kitchen (more of an upscale dining experience, great special occasion spot)

  • Acorn (shareable plates, very creative food + cocktails)

  • Ototo (great ramen)

  • Osteria Marco (love the location on Larimer Square and cool atmosphere)

  • Avanti Food & Beverage (I love this option for visitors. It's food court style so everyone can choose what they want)

  • Uchi (contemporary Japanese food and fantastic service)

Wine + Cocktails


  • The Farmhouse (kid-friendly, large outdoor space, great beer)

  • Declaration (live music often, trivia, shaded outside area, food trucks)

  • Jagged Mountain (perfect for pre-Rockies game since it's near the ball park)

  • Denver Beer Co. (easily accessible as its right off the highway, love the Princess Yum Yum raspberry kolsch)

  • Stem Ciders (my favorite new find of 2018! try the salted cucumber and the raspberry ciders)

Ice Cream

  • Sweet Cow (delicious and creative flavors, try the grand marnier chocolate chip)

  • Little Man (fun location in LoHi, long lines are worth the wait! known for their salted oreo)