It’s the most wonderful time . . . of the day. Workday, that is! You’re getting there, half way through the day and right now food, drinks and hanging with friends is your focus. Searching for a new taste or heading for your favorite spot? No matter what you’re after, Denver is the place to enjoy a filling, completely delicious lunch. Here are a few of our recommendations:
Thanks to its totally diverse menu, Linger is an ideal place to meet for lunch with picky friends. The choice of seating could take you in the dining room downstairs, in the lounge upstairs with a Lite-Brite bar or on the amazing rooftop with its spectacular views of the Denver skyline. The menu is creative and healthy with lots of natural ingredients. We love adding fried tofu to our salads and munching on pork belly Bao buns! Drinks include a solid list of mostly Colorado brews, wine, and cool cocktails.
Jelly U Café
Who’s up for some jelly? The plates are huge, and I hope you’re hungry cause the food is good! The menu is made from scratch daily and your order arrives at the table warm and fresh. There’s also house-made preserves, hence the name. The staff here is fun, friendly and attentive. The décor is cheerful and vibrant enough to bring back childhood memories. We love the vintage cereal boxes decorated on the walls, and always recommend it to those near Capitol Hill.
This restaurant is reminiscent of European bakeries and markets and offers fast yet elegantly prepared foods. The ambiance is dark wood with a European seating combination of tables and booths, making it a great place to meet and talk. They have a very good drink menu along with happy hour deals! However, the food is the true jewel. We recommend the Prime Burger or the House-Made Potato Gnocchi.
Argentine pastries await at these sunny, casual cafes scattered throughout Denver offering a “touch of South America.” Authentic empanadas come in a variety of forms, from savory to sweet. The South Broadway location focuses primarily on one thing, empanadas, and does so with artistry and perfection. Maria Empanada is truly excellent food and service at a very affordable price.