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5 Must-Visit Food Halls in Denver

The food hall trend in Denver is here to stay

Sustainably sourced foods and uniquely curated goods, all situated under one roof? What’s not to love? The market (v 2.0) has exploded on the Denver scene lately, taking shape as food halls/gourmet groceries. While there are surely more on the horizon, we celebrate five of our favorite culinary hubs, sure to satisfy any palate.

The Source

The Source

Photo Credit: Timothy Hursley

For the one that started it all, we tip our appetites to The Source {3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver; 720.443.1135}. The brick-and-industrial artisanal food market—the first of its kind in Denver—stands tall in the River North District, showcasing a collective offering of local bites and retailers. With over 13 restaurants, bars, and shops offering everything from wood-fired perfection at Acorn, to modern Mexican fare at Comida, to carefully crafted cocktails and small plates at RiNo Yacht Club, we give thanks for the market that started it all.

The Preservery

Photo courtesy of The Preservery

A social hub for local eats, sips, and sounds, The Preservery {3040 Blake Street #101, Denver,; 303.298.6821} is turning eyes and palates across Denver. Designed and owned by Obe and Whitney Ariss, the farmhouse chic industrial space houses a walk-up eatery dishing out New American fare. The space also includes a mini marketplace stocked with local goods from Denver and Boulder. Part of the work and play Backyard on Blake concept, The Preservery serves as a much-needed space to relax, complete with live music crooning all throughout the week.

[Sous Chef Dave Hadley of The Preservery to Appear on “Chopped” This Week]

The Denver Central Market

Denver Central Market

Curio. Photo courtesy of LIVstudio

A hub for all things culinary, the 14,000-square-foot Denver Central Market {2669 Larimer Street, Denver} is the newest addition to bustling Larimer Street. Initiated by culinary king Jeff Osaka and developer Ken Wolf, the marketplace offers a bundle of local goodies from authentic crispy Neapolitan pies from Vero, to sweet confectionary treats from High Point Creamery and freshly caught oysters and sashimi-grade fish from Osaka’s own shop, Silva’s Fish Market.

[A Guide to The Denver Central Market]

[The Flat-Out Best Dishes and Drinks at Denver Central Market]

Avanti Food & Beverage

Avanti Food & Beverage

Avanti Food & Beverage

The culinary food incubator Avanti Food & Beverage {3200 North Pecos Street, Denver; 720.269.4778} showcases an eclectic mix of international flavors nestled in the heart of LoHi district. Housed in a bi-level space docked with shipping containers, Avanti showcases seven rotating restaurant concepts and three full-service bars—one situated on a patio overlooking the Denver skyline. We can’t get enough of the House Made Steamed Buns at Bamboo Sushi, but for rumbling bellies, we recommend you mix and match from a full lineup of housemade pastas and sauces at Chow Morso. Oh, and don’t forget the delectable Porchetta-Wrapped Savory Herb Doughnuts.

[Lon Symensma to Open Kaya Kitchen at Avanti]

Stanley Marketplace

The Stanley Marketplace

Photo courtesy of The Stanley Marketplace

We’ve been waiting for Stanley Marketplace {2501 Dallas Street, Aurora; 720.990.6743} to sweep open its jet-sized doors for as long as we can remember. After nearly two years of teasing, we can finally reap our reward. The airport hangar-turned-community-styled marketplace/event space features over 50 businesses and outlets prime for shopping, dining, exercising, and overall fun. Locals can find their favorites under one roof, including Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Rosenberg’s Bagels, and Glazed & Confused Doughnuts, while discovering new sudsy favorites at Stanley Beer Hall and Cheluna Brewing.

[A Guide to Stanley Marketplace]

[The Lovely Annette Opens in Stanley Marketplace]

Morgan Carter, Editor

Want more? Pick up the latest issue of DiningOut Denver/Boulder at your local Barnes & Nobles and Tattered Cover.  Read Winter 2017 issue here! Keep an eye out for the next upcoming issue, set to hit newsstands this summer!