Are you ready for a culinary tour of the Mile High City you’ll never forget? From coffee and donuts to wings and burgers to ice cream and desserts, this restaurant road trip through Denver is sure to satisfy your stomach. I hope you’ve been juicing because you’re going to need lots of room in your belly for all of this deliciousness!
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1. AVIANO Coffee
Start your day of food and fun at this sleek, trendy coffee shop in Cherry Creek North that offers superior libations served up by highly educated baristas in an airy, modern atmosphere. Choose a baked treat from their selection of local purveyors, such as this pecan pie doughnut from Glazed and Confused. But save room for breakfast!
2. Snooze an AM Eatery
Now it's time to really satisfy your morning munchies at one of Denver's most popular breakfast joints. Snooze boasts a vast array of creative benedicts, breakfast sammies, pancakes, french toast, and basically anything your little heart desires, including morning cocktails. A Spicy Bloody or Basil Bellini will most definitely hit the spot!
3. The Corner Beet
Next stop is The Corner Beet for a healthy and refreshing organic cold-pressed juice. They also serve coffee from Copper Door, tea from Earthy Cellar, and other vegan and vegetarian fare. In the words of Hippocrates, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
4. Jelly Cafe
After all that healthy goodness, you should treat yourself to a sampling of Jelly Cafe's original delectable donuts and a coffee concoction. Maple bacon, salted caramel, and cinnamon sugar are just a few of the eight amazing flavor options available.
5. WaterCourse Foods
Now how about a little vegan comfort food to get your belly back in balance? WaterCourse Foods is so delicious you won't even miss the meaty menu items. They've got a great selection of sharable appetizers like crispy cauliflower wings, Mu Shu lettuce wraps, and nachos, as well as a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, and entree options.
6. Tattered Cover Book Store
Books, coffee, tea, and more all under one roof with a plethora of cozy reading nooks to choose from, rows and rows of bookshelves to peruse, and outdoor seating if you want to scope out the crowds at Union Station.
7. Little Man Ice Cream
On to LoHi for Denver's landmark Little Man Ice Cream! Handmade ice creams and sorbets available in sundaes, splits, malts, shakes, floats, cups, handmade waffle cones, and ice cream sandwiches. Flavors are always rotating and include uniquely tasty creations like Coconut Almond Fudge, Salted Oreo, and Grapefruit Margarita.
9. Highland Tap & Burger
Hoof it over to Highland Tap and Burger for dinner in their lively, casual neighborhood digs, with a fantastic outdoor patio just perfect for people watching. They boast an extensive selection of burgers, as well as apps, salads, sandwiches, and other non-burger items like Pan Seared Colorado Rainbow Trout and Pilsner Battered Fish & Chips. And don't forget to capitalize on one of their 20 craft beer offerings, 18 of which are reserved for local breweries.
10. The Inventing Room
Top off your Mile High food adventure at The Inventing Room, one of our city's most unique dining experiences. You've never seen anything like this real live "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," which specializes in food entertainment. Chef Ian Kleinman and his staff create dishes that will dazzle your senses, your imagination, and your tastebuds. Trust me...it's a fascinating, interactive experience you'll never forget!