WALK AND EAT. REPEAT.
If you want to take a deeper dive into the Denver food scene, DELICIOUS DENVER FOOD TOURS’ three-hour downtown food tour is just the ticket. Accompanied by an expert guide (we recommend Lisa Friedman) and fellow foodies (often visiting from out of town), you’ll stop at six downtown staples for bites—as unusual as a reindeer hotdog and as classic as Neapolitan pizza. If they’re in, the chefs will come out and chat while you nosh. Worried about being too full? Don’t be. The leisurely walk between stops, where you’ll get a refresher on facts like how much a Purple Row seat in Coors Field costs, does the trick. “I have three goals,” Friedman says. “You leave pleasantly full, learn something about Denver, and have some fun.” Tours start at $59; private food and cocktail tours also available.
NOT YOUR REGULAR JOE
Want a side of style with that cup of coffee? Check out the distinctive, retro-cool brass pour-over stands from THE COFFEE REGISTRY, which look as if they came straight out of either Madame Curie’s turn-of-the-last-century Paris lab or an old-fashioned British farrier’s establishment. And we swear, they make your coffee taste even better.
GET YOUR GREENS
This is the answer to our workday lunch prayers. At THE SIMPLE JAR, you can choose from either a three-salad plan ($35/week) or a five-salad plan ($50/week), delivered to your office (or home) weekly, in cooler bags. There are five different salads to choose from—Greek, spicy Southwest, Thai noodle, basil pesto, and simple Caesar. Each is four cups of veggies, plant-based proteins, and whole grains, layered in glass jars to keep their freshness. All you have to do is empty them in a bowl and eat!