Enjoy More of Denver with Take-Out from Some Top Eateries

Denver, Colorado doesn’t slack when it comes to packing flavorful food for customers on the go. In a city that is known for the outdoors, restaurant owners and chef’s know many customers want to pack food to be enjoyed outside a restaurant wall and instead enjoy them with views of some of the many city parks and prime people watching spots. We have compiled a list showcasing some of the 10 places you can grab food to go quickly and be on your way to enjoy more of the city sites.

For some fresh roasted beans, try one of the many coffee houses in town like Rooster and Moon, Hooked on Colfax and Huckleberry Roasters. Any coffee aficionado will be quick to tell you craft coffee can be easy to find in Denver and all of these spots deliver. For something lighter, try a place like Blue Sushi Sake where you can grab a roll to eat on-the-go.  And who said food to go should stick to standard picnic fare? At El Taco De Mexico, chow down on some authentic Mexican cuisine that doesn’t come from a chain restaurant found in town. If you are looking for something that offers traditional BBQ flavor, try one of Denver’s newest restaurants, ACME Burger Bar & Corporation. While you are waiting for you order, walk around the newly renovated Union Station. 

Tamales by La Casita
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For nearly four decades Paula Sandoval and her family have offered up exceptional, fresh-made tamales in north Denver, food that reflects what Sandoval calls New Mexican style. She describes her restaurant as "a clean, well-lighted place that...  Read More

Huckleberry Roasters is a place for coffee purists--but not elitists. Huckleberry was started with the idea that good coffee is a vehicle for meaningful conversations and shared experiences, and that's the vibe that persists. The owners source...  Read More

Hooked on Colfax

This artsy coffee shop does all the things that hip patrons love: They exhibit local art, offer free WiFi, let folks linger over their laptops and journals, and showcase area bands and performers. Plus, the owners are widely reputed to be...  Read More

Blue Sushi Sake Grill
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Blue Sushi Sake Grill isn't just about fresh sushi but also an electric atmosphere. Inside, find a spot reminiscent of a classy club atmosphere but with sake specialties instead of spirits. The sushi includes all types of traditional roles but...  Read More

Rooster & Moon management defines the place as "more of a public house than a coffee shop," where the conversation is always buzzing. A full-on restaurant with coffee, food, dessert and a bar, Rooster & Moon has something for everyone....  Read More

Washington Park
Devil's Food

Forget about counting calories when you step into this bake shop. Savor a divine pastry, cake, or tart from the double cream vanilla bean custard puffs, white chocolate and grapefruit tarts, and flourless hazelnut chocolate cakes that beckon...  Read More

Rheinlander Bakery

This bakery believes in doing things the old-fashioned way by making all menu items from scratch. You won't find anything pre-packaged or processed, just sinfully delicious homemade goodies. Seven-layer tortes, hand-decorated cookies, and...  Read More

It's not just about the food here, though Grandma Bea's meatloaf, the liver and onions, chicken-fried steak and slow-baked barbecue brisket do the menu proud. Annie's is a longtime neighborhood restaurant that has always made its patrons feel...  Read More

Acme Burger & Brat Corporation is in a prime location inside Union Station in LoDo--the perfect setting for this food that's also of prime quality yet reasonably priced. The burgers are made with Niman Ranch prime beef, the fries are...  Read More

This is authentic Mexican cuisine with its roots in Mexico City and dishes featuring ingredients commonly used in Mexico but less so in the United States. Cheek meat, tongue and tripe are mainstays for the famous tacos, which are also offered...  Read More


Meet Carri Wilbanks

Carri Wilbanks (CatchCarri.com) is a Denver based freelance writer, producer and TV host  for Xfinity Comcast who is always on the hunt for the next adventure. Whether climbing a volanco in...  More About Carri