Have you ever had a lobster bun?
Best food in Denver for takeaway and delivery: Order now
Under the mandate of the US state of Colorado, some restaurants will reopen for dine-in service from the end of April. However, for safety reasons, we recommend pick-up / delivery from the roadside if possible. We will keep you informed as the situation progresses.
Mayor Hancock has officially ordered Denver to stay home until at least April 26, but the restaurants continue to center around the needs of their community. Due to their status as a must-have business, restaurants (and breweries) can only stay open for take away and delivery. Those who have chosen to continue operations are taking new safety precautions for their employees and for you so that they can continue to offer delicious culinary getaways. In addition to more typical restaurant dishes, many also offer brand new options such as family meals, takeout and even groceries in case you want to skip the supermarket sweep.
There are many restaurants on Mile High; We highlight some standout options here, but make sure to check in with your favorite neighborhood spot if you don't see them listed. The hospitality community is getting creative and every local food and beverage company is currently in need of support.
If takeout and delivery isn't on your table right now, you can still offer support by purchasing gift cards or merchandise, or taking time in quarantine to write positive reviews for or about the companies you love give some love to social media. You can also stay up to date by finding and following #ColoradoCurbside.
This Italian spot is directed by the team behind Barolo Grill. So they know they don't cut corners even in the face of a pandemic. Treat your family to the ultimate in Italian comfort food available for roadside pickup. You can also add select foods like asparagus bouquets, Maldon sea salt, dry pasta, and ground coffee.
Costs: $ 25; Order online through the website. The line to hop on at Star Kitchen on a typical Denver weekend is legendary. The line may not be anymore (for now) but this place still serves all of your favorite dim sum take away. Not sure where to start? Some must-have products are the fried shrimp dumplings with mayo, salt and pepper squid, fried noodles and egg custard tartlets for dessert.
costs: Depends on how many orders of dumplings and noodles you receive; Call (303) 936-0089 to order. Sometimes all you need is a selection of all-American comfort food. Luckily, both the Highland and Sloan's Lake locations still serve up a lot of your favorites for this juicy burger favorite. The menu is currently stripped down, but you can get creative by creating your own options along with popular Tap & Burger classics like the Shroom Luvas. And don't skip the wings and mac and beer cheese selection.
costs: Burgers start at $ 8; Call 720-287-4493 (Highland) or 720-456-6779 (Sloan's Lake). When the former head chef and co-owner of the now-closed Rebel restaurant in Middleman on Colfax started eating out of a window, Denver foodies rejoiced. And although the bar scene looks very different these days, Bo Porytko keeps things interesting with a rotating menu of creative dishes like pepperoni pizza pierogis, a spring vegetable tamale terrine with rice krispies, and a mapo tofu sandwich. The offers change regularly. Follow Misfit on Instagram to stay up to date.
costs: Varies depending on the menu of the day; Order text Bo at 201-679-7079Maine Shack Do you feel cooped up? Take a New England culinary trip with Maine Shack's selection of lobster rolls available for pickup and delivery at GrubHub, Postmates and DoorDash. There are several varieties to choose from, including brown butter, bare, and the signature main stand with mayo, seawater, and drizzled butter. They also added 1 and 2 pound lobster bun kits when you have a quarantined amount to feed.
costs: Individual lobster rolls start at $ 20 and kits start at $ 70. In an incredibly impressive achievement, the couple who run this neighborhood favorite for creative Italian dishes managed to turn around so expertly and quickly that there were (according to an Instagram post) "no layoffs, no benefit cuts", paid sick leave ”and were able to continue using local suppliers for their new roadside pick-up program. The food is a must, but the real treat is the chance to enjoy another thing at home that they have always done at the expert level: cocktails. There are currently five on the menu, including a Negroni and a Spritz, as well as a fantastic selection of wines and beers.
Costs: Take-away cocktails start at $ 5. Call 303-433-0949 or order online for roadside collection and neighborhood delivery
Your brunch, dinner, and late night cravings haven't changed just because you're safe inside. Fortunately, you can still have all of your favorite dishes delivered right to your door while supporting the restaurant industry that has brought you so many meals and memories. Uber Eats allows you to donate directly to your favorite restaurants at the checkout, and 100% of the contributions go straight to the restaurants. You can also eat, save, and support local restaurants with a month-long free trial of their Eats Pass. Uber gives the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund $ 1 for every new Eats Pass subscriber. See app for details.
Really, everything from El Taco de Mexico cannot be missing. This is a Denver institution and home to the best green chilli in town (yes, I said it, fight me - or have a friendly discussion, we all need a distraction). In February, that little switch only cemented its rightful place as a national grocery treasure when it won the James Beard Foundation America Classic Award. Whether you opt for a bit of tacos, a smothered burrito (the chili relleno is the most popular, but the carnitas are essential) or the 100% perfect special breakfast with eggs, rice, (the best) beans (ever), ham . Bacon, potatoes and tortillas - this is the ultimate ColoMex convenience food.
Costs: The special breakfast is $ 7.95; Call 303.623.3926 or email [email protected] to order or order online through Postmates or GrubhubCoy. Rachael Webb have been the modern day pioneers of the modern Colorado BBQ since they opened their little place in South Downing in January 2015. And despite the shutdown food, they also just opened the doors at their second location in Golden. Usually a BBQ sandwich special is offered on the weekend for just $ 3: a simple, but oh-so-yummy, cheeky, smoky pile of meat on a hamburger bun. Now they hurl these in both places every day (along with many other smoked meats and side dishes). You can even request a family take-away package that has separate meat and buns for a simple home dinner.
Costs: $ 3 / piece; Call to order in advance; Denver: 303-722-2226, Golden: 303-794-9696 Austin Carson, Heather Morrison and Ty Leon bought Cafe Marmotte near Wash Park in late 2019 and reopened it as Restaurant Olivia in January 2020. While it is usually difficult to get a reservation, now you can get a taste of what they are cooking on the side of the road. In addition to a menu of prepared take-away items, you can also purchase take-away kits of Leon's impeccable handmade pasta and a selection of sauces. For every $ 10 donation added to a take-away order, families in need receive a noodle set for four.
Costs: Pasta kits for four are $ 35. To order, call 303-999-039 or Text 303-506-2577Uncle, was there ever a time when Denverites happily stood in line at Uncle's for ramen Tommy Lee's ramen? The spicy chicken is iconic, but there are a variety of roadside pickup and delivery options, both from the original location in the Highlands and the newer location in West Wash Park. You should also check out the options from his other location, Hop Alley, which include bone marrow fried rice, Sichuan fried chicken, and duck buns.
Costs: The spicy chicken ramen is $ 15; Order online through Uncle's pick-up and delivery website After years of selling Polish home cooking on their food truck, Katherine and Jeremy Yurek opened Baba & Pop's Pierogi Kitchen & Bar on Colfax Avenue on March 13 ... and then, well, She knows. But there's no stopping them from delivering Pierogi to the masses by having them delivered to the nearby Denver area for free along with the pickup.
Costs: Frozen Pierogi by the Dozen starts at $ 13; Caroline Glover and her team have been serving award-winning food from their tiny spot on Stanley Marketplace for a little over three years, and not even a pandemic can slow them down. Aside from midweek dinner, they still bring people brunch by roadside pickup and now in the house too. Keep an eye on her Instagram for weekly specials like weekend biscuit and kolache flavors. And don't miss the burger on a homemade English muffin, a crowd-pleaser that wasn't on the regular menu before but isn't a staple to take away.
costs: Brunch entrees start at $ 7.25; Call 720-710-9975 or 720-710-9974 to order. Pizza is a classic delivery option, but Blue Pan stepped up the pizza game in Denver when it brought crispy, cheesy, Detroit-style cakes to the scene. They keep up to date with new no-touch delivery methods and still cook favorites with toppings like fresh ricotta and hot peppers.
Costs: Big cakes start at $ 20; Order on their website for contactless pickup or call for delivery; West Highlands: 720-456-7666; Congress Park: 720-519-0944Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe - This local butcher shop has long been a leader when it comes to whole animal slaughter and local sourcing. All meat comes from within 250 miles of Denver. They stay open and fully stocked. Buying meat here, in turn, supports local farms, which are also an important part of the service industry. They also stock a lot of locally made food products so this is a one stop shop to help many small businesses at the same time.
Costs: Depends on what type of cut you're looking for.Like local meat growers, grocers, and butchers, our Colorado farms are currently in need of support as an integral part of the grocery chain that makes Colorado restaurants great. With purchases from local restaurant partners decreasing, so are many farms turning in the face of new stay-at-home orders. Miller Farms is an example that they are now offering delivery to Denver. Options include a cinch backpack with 15 potatoes, two onions, five cucumbers, and three zucchini. They also have tomato, eggs by the dozen, and corn and flour tortillas from a local tortilla company.
costs: Produce bags are $ 20 each; Check the website for current prices and availability of other items. Colorado has long loved craft beer - there was literally never a weekend guide for Denver Thrillist that didn't include a beer festival. Breweries have proactively made sure they are on the top company list. So make sure you check out spots like Woods Boss, Ratio, Empourium, and so many others that some love too.
Costs: Depending on where you go, check out the latest social media posts from your favorite brewery for the latest options - some also deliver - and prices.
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Molly Martin is a Denver-based freelance writer who is likely just ordering takeouts from her favorite local spots and leaving behind great tips to help out with the Mile high hospitality community. Follow her @mollydbu on Instagram and Twitter for more information on the Denver food and beverage business.
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