Top Denver Suburbs for Foodies

May 27, 2021

With these top-notch eateries, you won’t need to head to the city for amazing eats.

Many city families worry that leaving the city means saying goodbye to Denver’s incredible food scene. The reality? The Denver suburbs are packed with sought-after restaurants, cafes, bars, and farmers markets. So, whether you’re in the mood for a craft beer, a gourmet dinner or a casual brunch spot, you’ll have no trouble finding it. Check out these top Denver suburbs for foodies.

#1. Golden

Golden isn’t just for breweries. In recent years Golden has gone through a massive “restaurant renaissance,” becoming a foodie destination packed with eclectic dining options.

One of Golden’s hot spots is Abejas. This is a community-focused bistro offers a seasonal menu plus a great selection of craft cocktails and wine by the glass. At brunch, try a “toast flight” that includes three different spreads on crusty bread. Sherpa House is another popular Golden restaurant with a menu of traditional Himalayan fare. For wood-fired pizza, Woody’s can’t be beat and has been serving up popular pies for nearly 30 years. Another must: Bonfire Burritos, which serves Southwestern dishes for breakfast and lunch — be sure to add their famous green chili sauce to your meal…if you can stand the heat.

Although Coors is the most recognizable, it’s not the only brewery in town. Holidaily Brewing Company serves a menu of gluten-free brews and Cannonball Creek Brewing Company is a microbrewery that hosts a different food truck almost every night of the week.

#2. Aurora

Aurora’s diverse food scene is on par with a major metro — and that’s a win for local families. Here, you’ll have access to plenty of international restaurants from staples like Italian, Chinese, and Mexican to farther-reaching options including Ghanaian to Korean to Indian and more.

When you need a spot that pleases everyone in your group, Stanley Marketplace is the perfect go to. This food hall is home to the award-winning Cheluna Brewing Co as well as Rolling Smoke for BBQ and Misaki for sushi. If you want to enhance your own skills in the kitchen, you can sign up for a workshop through the Create Cooking School.

East Colfax Ave is another bustling foodie hub in Aurora and home to food hall Mango House, which features global stalls including Urban Burma and Rocky Mountain Sudanese. Continue along East Colfax for a few miles to reach La Costa and it’s buzz-worthy Mexican food. From there, head to Havana Street for authentic Korean at Seoul K-B.B.Q.& HotPot or Dae Gee or African fare at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant or Addis Ababa Ethiopian Restaurant.

#3. Centennial

There are seemingly endless places to dig in Centennial. For a kid-friendly brunch Snooze A.M. Eatery is the place to go. Their menu is packed with options like Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes and Funky Monkey French Toast, plus brunch cocktails for adults. Another popular cafe is Doug’s Day Diner which features a selection of omelets, breakfast burritos, burgers and more.

But Centennial isn’t limited to just great brunch options. Farro Italian Restaurant offers seafood dishes, brick oven pizzas and an extensive wine list — they also deliver on Grubhub if you want a night in. Pho 95 Noodle House serves award-winning Vietnamese dishes and locals know that the unassuming Shawarma Mediterranean Grill is one of the best spots for a fresh lunch in town — it’s hard to beat their Chicken Shawarma Wrap.

When you want to meet up with friends for a drink, check out ViewHouse. There’s one in Denver so you might already be familiar with this popular local chain. The Centennial location has tons of patio seating and a roof deck so it’s a great spot to enjoy a beer outside on a sunny day or during their weekday happy hours.

When you need a spot that pleases everyone in your group, Stanley Marketplace is the perfect go to. This food hall is home to the award-winning Cheluna Brewing Co as well as Rolling Smoke for BBQ and Misaki for sushi. If you want to enhance your own skills in the kitchen, you can sign up for a workshop through the Create Cooking School.

#4. Littleton, CO

Littleton is known for its cultural scene — the Town Hall Arts Center puts on concerts and theater events and most summers, Hudson Gardens hosts well-known performers in its outdoor amphitheater. In addition to the arts, though, Littleton is also a great spot for foodies.

One of the most sought-after spots in town is Cafe Terracotta. This bistro is located in a Victorian-style house and is perfect for a relaxed brunch or date night — the menu spans everything from Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes to Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop. Angelo’s Taverna is another local favorite where you can get fresh oysters or pasta and NoNo’s Cafe is great for authentic Cajun cuisine.

For drinks, Littleton residents can choose between craft cocktails at Social Bar & Lounge or Jake’s Brew Bar, a beer garden with 36 rotating taps. There’s also the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery where you can take a brewery tour before sitting outside and sipping a draft beer while listening to live music.

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