Must Love Food: Take a Culinary Walking Tour in Denver

It may be renowned for its majestic mountains and love of all things outdoors, but Denver is also home to some of the best cuisine in the country.

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It may be renowned for its majestic mountains and love of all things outdoors, but Denver is also home to some of the best cuisine in the country. From gourmet food tours and self-guided strolls of LoDo to a taste of the Highlands, Denver’s culinary scene makes the Mile High City a fabulous foodie destination. For a memorable and satisfying trip, add these four culinary tours to your Denver itinerary.

1. Culinary Connectors

Have a discerning palate? Culinary Connectors’ Top Restaurant Tour stops at three of the Mile High City’s best restaurants. The tour includes tastings expertly paired with savory drinks, and you can even design a custom tour around a specific theme, drink, or cuisine type. The Savor the Flavor tour features a two-hour walking exploration of four casual restaurants and watering holes in downtown Denver, or you may prefer the craft brewery tour if you’re a beer connoisseur. All tours are by private appointment and require a minimum of 10 people.

A view of the historical brick buildings that line 17th Street in Denver, Colorado

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2. Local Table Tours

Local Table Tours offers two hip walking food tours, one of the LoDo and Union Station areas and the other of the popular Highlands neighborhood. Both tours offer tastings and drinks at three restaurants, capped off with a scrumptious dessert stop. The Taste of the Highlands tour begins just west of downtown in the city’s “it” destination. Known for its urbane charm, inspired restaurants, and walkability, the Highlands neighborhood has some of the best restaurants in town. LoDo and Union Station boast an impressive array of new and reinvented award-winning restaurants.

A young man enjoying a taste of Thai food from a street vendor in Denver, Colorado

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Heading north? Tours are also available in Boulder and Fort Collins. Custom tours are available in English and Spanish.

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3. Taste of Denver Food Tours

Hit the streets and get to know downtown Denver’s eclectic food scene with a Taste of Denver tour. As one of Denver’s top-rated food tours, Taste of Denver offers a three-hour cuisine crawl of the city’s best hidden food gems — from pizza, noodles, and tacos to ice cream, cheese, and much more. Opt for the “Boozy Bites” tour if you enjoy handcrafted cocktails. Private food tours are also available with a maximum of 10 people per tour.

A view of some historical buildings and the top of the pedestrian bridge within the Lower Highlands neighborhood of Denver, Colorado

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4. Delicious Tour Co.

A newer player to the city’s food scene, Delicious Tour Co. offers variety in spades. During the three-hour LOHI tour, you traipse from the bustling LoDo area across the South Platte River to the Lower Highlands neighborhood, sampling bites from the best local restaurants along the way. The slightly shorter Ballpark tour celebrates casually sophisticated eateries near Coors Field (home of MLB’s Colorado Rockies).

A third tour takes you through the picturesque Old Town section of Littleton, a suburb 30 minutes southwest of Denver. This tour samples the best foods, wines, chocolates, and cheeses from independent eateries in the area. VIP culinary tours, which include three to five venues, are available and ideal for special occasions.

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