Last week I went on a trip to my absolute favorite place to visit, Denver, Colorado. This was my third trip there and I’m already itching to go back. If you know me, you know I’m a concert lover so it’s no surprise that I went there for a concert (three, in fact). But in my defense, it’s one of the best concert venues in the world resides there (I’m biased, but there are a lot of facts to back me up on this one). I had such a blast so I thought I’d share some of my favorite restaurants and activities with you over a few blog posts. I’ll start with all the places I ate at while I was there!
- Every time I’m there I always make a stop at Four Friends Kitchen in Stapleton. They have a southern twist on breakfast and they have bbq potatoes that are seriously SO good. It’s typically busy, which is fine, because it’s tucked right into a walkable area with shops you can browse while you wait.
- My first trip to California actually sparked my love for açaí bowls and I find they are truly made best out west. There are plenty of these shops in every area of Denver. One trip my girlfriend and I got these just about every morning when we were in Stapleton. These are a great way to sneak in a healthy and refreshing meal on your trip.
- My ‘best breakfast in Denver’ search on Google brought us to Basil Doc’s and it was so good that I even ended up going back another morning. They serve pizza for lunch and dinner, but in the morning serve up some delicious breakfast burritos and sandwiches served on fresh made buttermilk biscuits. The owner is super nice and the food was quick, affordable, and delicious!
- Tacos, Tequila, and Whiskey is another one of my go to restaurants. If you like any of the three things listed, you’ll love it. You can munch on some starters like queso and salsa choices while you wait for tacos to come out after you’ve ordered them in an all-you-can-eat type fashion, writing down how many of each street taco you want. The food coupled with their delicious drinks (the sangria is to die for, also read: very dangerous because it’s so tasty I could easily drink 6), make this place the perfect dinner spot.
- Viewhouse Ballpark sits right outside the Colorado Rockies stadium. I went there for dinner on my first night and got fries that came out basically on a small cookie sheet that were covered in sizzling cheese. What more do you need? So many of their menu options were organic and everything sounded good. You can sit up on the third floor with a great view or hang out downstairs on an outdoor patio quipped with corn hole and fire pits.
- While you’re by the ballpark, check out one of the locations of Cherry Cricket for your late night eats. I was starving coming home from a concert at 10pm, but most kitchens close then. This place was serving up delicious foods like customizable burgers and more until midnight!
Dessert/honestly any time of the day you want to eat
AND last but not least….. Y’all know I’m a donut lover so I had to go here,
- Voodoo Doughnuts is one of those names you know if you’re a donut fan. They have only several shops that are all out west, except for one in Texas. This one happened to be right around the corner from our Airbnb. They have cake and yeast donuts (I prefer cake) and they’re all uniquely named and made. I got the sprinkle cake, triple chocolate penetration (chocolate with chocolate frosting and cocoa puffs!), and the blueberry cake. If you like sweets at all you’ve got to come here!! They’re open 24/7 so you can always get your fix.
I also definitely ate Chipotle because in true Carly fashion I can’t go to any city without getting it. If you haven’t been to Denver, you have to go, and you’ve got to check out some of these places! And if you have been there, what are your favorite spots? Keep an eye out for my next post all about what I did (besides eat) in Denver!!