GUIDE TO DENVER FOOD HALLS
Food halls are one of my favorite ways to eat. Tons of options allows for meal customization and ensures every person in your group can be happy. Denver boasts 7 food halls, and a new one seems to be popping up every day! In this post, I share all of them and what I love about each.
DENVER CENTRAL MARKET
Denver Central Market is located in the RiNo Arts District, and is home to Green Seed Market, my favorite, along with a fish market, local ice cream shop, coffee bodega, pizzeria and others! DCM also has a full bar. It’s the perfect place for a working lunch or a meal after an afternoon enjoying the tap rooms of RiNo.
AVANTI FOOD + BEVERAGE
The best thing about Avanti is its outdoor patio with stadium-style seating and a killer view of the Denver skyline. Avanti, located in LoHi, houses chefs and budding eateries that are in between the food truck phase and opening their own brick and mortar location. It gets crowded on weekend nights and during the summer, but it’s a party not to be missed!
Stanley Marketplace is located in Stapleton, slightly northeast of downtown Denver. It’s home to businesses offices, retail boutiques and a few places to dine. Be sure to stop by Zero Market, a zero-waste market that sells goods in bulk and encourages you to bring your own container.
I love Zeppelin Station for it’s mix of retail and food. Their food options are globally inspired, and their rotating retail spaces features clothing and art by independent makers. The food options are fewer than some other halls in Denver, but Zeppelin Station is located in RiNo, so it’s a great pit stop during a day full activities in this up and coming part of town.
The Source started as a food hall, then recently expanded into a hotel with even more meal options. If you’re looking for a multi-course, elevated meal, go for Acorn. For a sophisticated, flavorful middle eastern meal, go for Safta.
Located in the heart of downtown, right around the corner from Union Station, The Milk Market at the Dairy Block offers everything from sandwiches to seafood to pizza and more. The Milk Market is attached to The Maven Hotel, which features a few boutique pop up shops and Huckleberry Roasters in its lobby. Behind the hotel lies the Dairy Block, an alley-turned-social-scene that houses restaurants and retailers facing inward towards the alley, instead of around the perimeter of the block.
No matter what you’re craving, chances are you can find it at one of Denver’s many food halls, along with a high-energy vibe, and grooving social scene! Want more suggestions for what to do in Denver? Check out my Denver Healthy Guide and my favorite Denver coffee shops!