United Tastes of America: Colorado

It’s time for another United Tastes of America post!  Today, we have the wonderful Jennifer Mackenchery aka @juanabay_eats guest posting for us so we hope you’re ready to hear about the best eats in Denver, Colorado.  We’ve actually never been, but it just went straight to the top of our travel bucket list thanks to Jennifer.  So, let’s get to it, Nomsters.

Name: Jennifer Mackenchery (@juanabay_eats// allthesweetsandothereats.com)

City/State:  Denver, Colorado

Where to:

1. Grab brunch with your friendsSassafras American Eatery.  They have a southern brunch menu that features items like shrimp and grits and fried green tomato benedict. Don’t forget a mimosa flight and an order of beignets for dessert.

2. Satisfy late night cravingsJerusalem RestaurantMy go-to for late-night cravings is Jerusalem Restaurant, a little hole-in-the-wall that serves Middle Eastern food. It might seem like a strange late-night option, but their falafel pitas are perfectly crispy, and they’re open every morning until 4am.

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3.  Splurge $$$ on a killer meal: Hop AlleyOne of my favorite places to splurge is at Hop Alley, a modern Chinese restaurant that features share plates and hip hop music.  Pictured:  their Beijing duck rolls.

duck egg rolls

4.  Go for date nightOdyssey Italian Restaurant.  It’s the perfect date night spot for delicious Sicilian food. Set in an old Victorian house with a single red rose delicately placed on each table, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of red wine and some incredible pasta with your love.  Pictured:  their fettucini alfredo.

fettucine alfredo

5.  Eat cleanSunshine Bowls.  They have the best acai bowls, pitaya bowls and smoothies in the area. You might have to hunt them down to get your healthy breakfast fix– Sunshine Bowls is run out of a traveling food truck!  Pictured:  their Pow Pow bowl.

acai bowl

6.  Enjoy coffee/tea with a friendBuzz Cafe.  They used to be a gas station, but now it’s the perfect spot to grab some coffee or a spicy Bhakti chai. Bring your pup too, as there’s a great dog-friendly patio where you and your friends can spend a slow Saturday morning.

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7.  Dine on a budgetMy Brother’s Bar.  This is Denver’s oldest saloon, with some of the most budget friendly sandwiches and burgers around. I highly recommend the jalapeño cream cheese burger and a side of fries, which won’t even set you back $10.

8.  Find the best happy hour dealsAngelos’ Taverna.  They have a great happy hour menu. Their HH features wine on tap, $1 oysters, and the most delicious crab cake sliders.


9.  Eat for the gramDenver Biscuit Co.  Enjoy insanely gluttonous biscuit sandwiches, like the Franklin- fried chicken, bacon, and cheddar, smothered in gravy. The ‘gram will especially love you if you order the giant bacon-topped cinnamon roll to start off your meal.

bacon cinnamon roll

10.  Go with a large groupPunch Bowl Social.  This place is always fun with a big group. Their food is great, but you’ll want to stay for the bowling, shuffleboard, arcade games, and newly-introduced mini golf course.

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1. Burger:  Hopdoddy Burger Bar.

2.  Pizza:  Blue Pan Pizza.  Pictured:  their Brooklyn Bridge pizza.

bue pan pizza

3.  Ice cream:  Little Man Ice Cream.

4.  Asian food:  ChoLon.

5.  Drink: 10 Barrel Brewing.

6.  Steak: Ocean Prime.

7.  Seafood:  Jax Fish House.

8.  Noodles:  Uncle.

9.  Coffee:  Kaladi Coffee Roasters.

10:  All you can eat:  D Station.

Alright Nomsters, we hope you liked reading all about the best noms in Denver, Colorado.  Which placed looked yummiest to you?  Let us know by leaving a comment below.  A big thanks to Jennifer for taking the time to share her bomb recommendations with us.  Make sure you guys follow her on instagram and check out her blog for more content.  For more United Tastes segments, click here.  Until next time, friends!


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