Can I let you in on a little secret? Denverites love to eat… like, a lot. That being said, it should come as no surprise that Denver has a wide variety of unique foods. These iconic foods in Denver include the following:
1.) Green Chili
Green chili is essentially the Colorado state food. We cannot get enough of this perfectly spiced, meaty goodness! One of our favorite ways to eat it? Covering a delicious burrito! (Pictured is the Kitchen Sink Burrito from
Sam's No. 3
2.) Breakfast burritos
Did I mention we also enjoy green chili INSIDE of a breakfast burrito? The best kind comes from
Since the cheeseburger was invented in Denver, it only makes sense that it is a regional favorite! While there are several great places to get a juicy beef patty, our personal favorite would have to be the
Oh, you tall glass of yeast-fermented goodness... how we love you! Since Colorado is home to hundreds of microbreweries, it is hard for me to choose a favorite. Which is yours?
5.) Rocky Mountain Oysters.
A true rite of passage for any Denverite is chowing down on a plate of Rocky Mountain Oysters from the iconic
6.) Colorado-Style Pizza
Sorry, New York and Chicago; your pies don't hold a candle to the deliciousness that is
and their thick, dippable crust!
Fast casual isn't just a kind of food; it's a way of life! (Fun fact: Chipotle, Noodles & Company, and Smashburger were all founded in Denver.)
This Vietnamese noodle soup is surprisingly popular in Colorado. In fact, you can almost find a different Pho restaurant every other city block.
9.) Denver Omelette
Good news: You can easily
this Mile High City namesake for yourself at home!
10.) Palisade Peaches
One of the "sweetest" parts of summer? Driving to your mountain town destination and stopping along the side of the road for a crate of world famous Palisade peaches!
11.) Locally Grown Meats
Whether it's lamb (pictured), buffalo, or even fish, these Colorado-bred and raised animals are guaranteed to taste nothing short of incredible.