Eat and drink in Denver: our tips

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During my short stay in Denver I had the chance to test several distinctive places. To eat and drink in Denver, here there’s a selection with photos and useful information for the choice.

TAG Restaurant in Larimer Street

It is in the oldest and most ancient area of the city, in Larimer Street, one of Denver’s fulcra, with its red bricks buildings, the Victorian palaces, the elegance of the lights and the streetlights, the boutiques and the so particular stores. And people walking.

Eat and drink in Denver tag continental social food

The TAG defines as “Continental Social Food”. A cuisine testing and accompanying the chef through his history and Hawaiian origins, pulling together Asian inspiration and combining fresh and typical products of Colorado.

Eat and drink in Denver tag continental social food

The TAG is a fashion place, crowded by young people meeting and spending evenings happily.

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I chose a very good salmon with a light taste exalted by the combination of the ingredients selected with a masterly skill and that just perceptible pinch of sweet making it extraordinary.

Eat and drink in Denver tag salmon

Of course, on the website there are all information, the opening times and you can book directly a table at the time preferred. All very easy, isn’t it?

Eat and drink in Denver

The Snooze at Union Station

We are in Union Station, a place which deserves to be reached even only to stop watching people walking and staying.

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The place is famous and celebrated (and really crowded) for breakfast and lunches. They say to serve the best breakfasts and lunches in America and they are opened from 7am.

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The menu changes on the basis of seasons, the staff is very kind and they are opened from 7am. Don’t think about a fast and frugal breakfast.

At @SnoozeAMEatery for the best #breakfast in #Denver! @VisitDenver Click To Tweet

Here it’s impossible to restrain oneself. The environment is young, dynamic and informal.

Eat and drink in Denver the snooze in union station

I chose the salty things: it was simply delicious. It’s one of the breakfasts you remember during time.

Eat and drink in Denver the snooze in union station

On the contrary, as regards the sweet things, they prepare one of the best pancakes in whole the United States.

The company deals with environmental sustainability and it’s active on all the socials (on their website you find also the menu). They do voluntary service and are involved in the social work, values evidently very appreciated by Americans.

According to them, “only a moment it’s enough to make the difference” and this moment is breakfast, which marks every day’s beginning, which is life and that’s worth it to celebrate. Only for this statement it’s worth it to choose them.

Eat and drink in Denver the snooze in union station

Then if you travel with teenagers, this is the best way to show them that people can be young, work as employee on Sunday morning at 7am in a place which serves breakfasts (independently of reasons people work there for) and be happy and smiling to customers.

A thing that we find difficultly hereabout. To me this is school life on the field!

The Comida Cantinas

Here we limited ourselves to a quick lunch but it was enough to taste very good dishes in the atmosphere of this so particular place.

Eat and drink in Denver comida at rino art district

The building is a really big industrial shed (former it was a kiln) which kept its character combining art and modernity.

Eat and drink in Denver comida at rino art district

An open and high visibility space where the old and new characters don’t get mixed up.

Eat and drink in Denver comida at rino art district

It’s an extension of the Comida Food Trucks, street Mexican food from where it was born, developing as far as becoming a group of restaurateurs who love what they do. And you feel this.

At @eatcomida in @RiNoArt between #art and good food in the framework of an old building!… Click To Tweet

Eat and drink in Denver comida at rino art district

The places kept reasonable prices.

Eat and drink in Denver comida at rino art district

It is a downright under cover extension of the District.

Eat and drink in Denver comida at rino art district

We are right in the downtown of RiNo, River North Art District, a charming and unusual district I’ll tell you about in details.

Eat and drink in Denver comida at rino art district

It is very crowded by young people, singles and families with children.

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Inside, many other places and stores. A restaurant using local ingredients, a French inspiration baker’s, a very particular butcher’s, a florist, a coffee-shop, a bank, a photographer, a spices and cheese’s store, a winery, a design store, an art gallery and in the center the very beautiful central bar to admire.

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I recommend the Crooked Stave, too: the perfect choice to taste some of more than 200 beers produced in the only city of Denver

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Denver is very famous for beer’s production: I advise you not to miss the tours to the many breweries in the city.

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At this link you find a lot of useful info to plan the visit and the discovery of all the possible declinations.

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Linger

A place defining very particular is an understatement. It’s inside an old morgue and it kept the old name with an original play upon words.

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From the former name Olinger Mortuary, today it’s Linger and on the sign was simply turned off the initial O.

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Eat and drink in Denver linger

The place has a rooftop terrace, very crowded in Summer, overlooking the skyline of Denver.

Eat and drink in Denver linger

The bar on the first floor is a multicoloured led as a whole and the café up here on the terrace is a very original old truck from where the customers are served.

Eat and drink in Denver linger

Little Man Ice Cream

Just under the Linger’s terrace we run into the Little Man Ice Cream, the place where you taste the best ice cream in whole Denver.

Eat and drink in Denver little man ice cream

The line to buy is never-ending, in Summer and Winter, and the takeout ice-cream parlor is scaled by a giant milk’s box (those ones aluminium once were in the farms and which served to transport milk and cream). Under beach umbrellas and little tables to taste the ice cream.

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Eat and drink in Denver little man ice cream

The ice cream parlor uses local ingredients and on its website you can find a long series of restaurants and places that have an agreement with it offering its own products.

Eat and drink in Denver

Cooper Lounge alla Union Station

A place for aperitifs where it strikes immediately the high class atmosphere. We are inside the Union Station: the place serves cocktails and has a very well-stocked wines list.

Eat and drink in Denver cooper lounge at union station

The furniture is elegant and refined and it keeps the features of the one time railway: an old suitcase next to the chair or sustaining a little glass table placed with a masterly skill. On one side there’s a series of books, on the other side there’s a corner with a refined lamp.

Eat and drink in Denver cooper lounge at union station

The terrace where it is located overlooks directly the central room of the Union Station, with its coming and going, people waiting and meeting, its characters and its history interlacing quickly or calmly.

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Eat and drink in Denver cooper lounge at union station

The Lounge is opened from 4pm and it’s available by reservation only. It holds a limited number of guests to guarantee calm and class. It recalls the splendors of the Orient Express in an intimate and chic environment. First try and then trust.

Mercantile at Union Station

Season and inspiration dishes served in an informal environment.

Eat and drink in Denver cooper lounge at union station

It’s often called as one of the most famous restaurants in the whole Colorado and it aims to serve very good high class dishes at a reasonable price.

Eat and drink in Denver cooper lounge at union station

I chose for the octopus and I assure you it was one of the best I’ve ever eaten

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Eat and drink in Denver mercantile at union station octopus

It’s an open-plan kitchen and inside the place you can buy many local products, a bit on the Eataly style.

Eat and drink in Denver mercantile at union station

On the website it’s possible to look at the several menus and make the reservation

Food trucks at Civic Center Eats

The biggest food trucks rally, the street food.

Starting from May, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 2pm and until October 6th  it’s possible to taste and try the best of the proposal Denver has to offer: enjoying a very good lunch outdoor, sitting in the shade, listening to live music, and meeting the local people, a very cherished aspect here.

Eat and drink in Denver

Other places where to eat and drink in Denver

This is only a selection of the several places in Denver which will satisfy everyone’s taste.

Denver is a young, lively and informal city, one of the things I appreciated most.

Eat and drink in Denver

In Denver there are really many restaurants and places which deserve a stop, whatever are your tastes and whatever is your budget.

Eat and drink in Denver

Eat and drink in Denver is an experience to suit all tastes and within everyone’s reach. I suggest you hereinafter a few links to plan your meals. Keep in mind that the most part offers a booking service directly on the website.

Visit Denver has an entire section dedicated to restaurants and cafés where to find the latest  fashion tendencies. A handy map helps to choose.

Eat and drink in Denver

Eatdrinkdenver is a daily updated website which gets together all the cookery experiences of Denver city. From restaurants to beers, from cocktails to farms. Whether you want to trust in skilled cookers or in food and travel bloggers, this is the perfect website.

Eat and drink in Denver

Groupon a Denver. As always, we travel with a look at the low cost, so here it is a selection of the famous website’s offers as regards food. You can select the type of cuisine you like most or the place and you definitely will meet the place fit for you in the very wide choice.

Eat and drink in Denver

Now, nobody tells me anymore (absurd and old cliché) that in the United States people eat bad!

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