The group will meet at Marco's Coal Fired, a delicious wood-fired pizzeria in the heart of downtown Denver. We'll start by going over expectations for the tour and getting to know one another. Next, we'll head in for our first of six delicious tastings. You'll taste a gourmet hot dog from one of Forbes’ top 10 hot dog joints in the U.S., enjoy a slice of authentic Neopolitan pizza from one of the only pizzerias in Colorado certified by the AVPN in Italy, visit a nose-to-tail butcher that sources meat from local ranchers, taste sheep's milk cheese featured on the Bravo show Top Chef, sample Southwestern fusion cuisine and visit two restaurants run by James Beard Award winning chefs. Your local foodie guide will share stories about Denver's history along the way. From secret tunnels to world-famous bordellos, learn just how wild the west was in the city's early days. We'll visit historic sites and city landmarks like Denver's oldest hotel, the iconic Union Station, the new Dairy Block, the baseball stadium and the city's first jazz club. If you like to eat and get off the beaten path to explore authentic local spots, this is the experience for you!
Jess launched Delicious Denver Food Tours to introduce travelers to her city's amazing food scene. Her tours have been featured in USA Today and are ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. Meet the Guides: Sarah is a chef who teaches private cooking classes. She loves food and hiking. Austin has worked in restaurants since he was 14. He's a history buff and has led hundreds of tours throughout CO. Bonnie has worked as a historical guide and at the Denver Botanic Gardens & Denver Art Museum. When she's not guiding food tours, she's a cook at a local restaurant. Jill has lived and traveled around the world. The culinary and craft beer scene are her favorite things about Denver, and she loves trying new spots. Rob's love for the local food scene is infectious. He's always exploring new restaurants downtown and loves sharing fun facts about our city.
Six delicious tastings Vegetarian options are available upon request. We cannot accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan…
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We'll visit six of the city's top restaurants for unique and delicious food tastings. At each stop, we'll talk about how the restaurant got its start and what it's known for. The restaurants featured are locally owned, and many are family owned. We'll tour a kitchen at one stop and meet the executive chef at another.
We cover less than one mile of walking over the course of the three hours (.8 exactly). We begin at Marco's but end inside Union Station. This experience is great for families with kids!
Eat & Explore with a Local Denver Foodie