Denver Food Tours

10 OPTIONS TO EXPLORE OUR FOOD SCENE

Denver food tours offer you the chance to sample some of the Mile High City’s tastiest cuisines. With the growth of the city, the variety and quality of restaurants and options has expanded too. 

On these tours, you will walk from location to location as you sample a variety of dishes. Some also include a chance to sample our local brews, cocktails and spirits.

They include options in some of the hottest districts in town including LoDo (Lower Downtown), the River North District (RiNo) and the Highlands. 

As you sample, your knowledgeable guides will tell you more about each dish, the restaurant, and the history of the location. Not only will you learn all about our delicious food, you will also learn all about the district and/or locations that you visit.

It’s the perfect way to explore our city and become more of an “insider.” 

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1. Small Group Downtown Denver Tour

Taste of Denver

One of the top-rated Denver food tours is the Small Group Downtown Denver Tour.  On this three-hour tour, you will sample both savory and sweet dishes at some of our top locally owned restaurants. The tour includes 7 stops at places such as Milk and Honey, Mercantile, and more.

Samples include items such as artisan cheeses, short ribs, sausage, olive oil, and ice cream. You will love the variety of the foods you get to sample.

Along the way, you will pass by top Denver attractions such as Union Station, Larimer Square, and more.

This tour departs at noon and is offered every Wednesday – Sunday.

>> Check for availability and ticketing information

2. Downtown Denver Food Tour

downtown denver food tour

This fun downtown Denver food tour takes you to six interested places where you will sample everything from pizza to a specialty product featured on ‘Top Chef. You will also sample gourmet cheeses, hot dogs and at least one sweet treat.

In addition to the tasty food, this one includes three drink pairings with each ticket.

Your tour will start at Marco's Coal Fired near Coors Field at 2129 Larimer St. You will then spend the next three hours eating and drinking your way through downtown Denver.

As you walk from location to location, your foodie guide will also tell you more about Denver as well as its hot food scene.

>> Visit Viator to learn more and check for availability

3. Gastronomy Tour

Gastronomy Tour

This 3.5 hour tour starts at the historic Union Station. After your group arrives, you will then set off for a fun time of tasting all that downtown Denver has to offer. 

On this tour, you will sample tasty dishes such as shishito peppera, gourmet cheeses, and local Mexican cuisine. You'll dine at both hot spots and hidden gems. You will know the food scene like a local when you are done!

During the tour, your expert guide will also tell you more about how this small cowboy town turned into the interesting, action-packed city it is known as today.

This one is cool because there is also a secret dish that you will only learn about during the tour. It's fun, but I'm not going to spoil the surprise!  

This tour runs most Tuesdays through Saturdays.

>> Visit GetYourGuide to learn more about this tour and to check for ticket availability

Great Hotel Options ARound Denver

You will find a lot of great places to stay in Denver. Here are some of my top recommendations.

Downtown Denver | Near the Convention Center | Near the Pepsi Center | Airport Hotels

You will also find a great selection on Booking.com and through TripAdvisor. Click the links to learn more about each one.

Find top hotels and read dozens of recent guest reviews on Booking.com.

Compare prices and find some great deals on TripAdvisor.com.

4. Boozy Bites Happy Hour

Boozy Bites Food Tour

This fun happy hour tour includes both drinks and food. On this 2.5 hour tour, you'll cruise through downtown Denver on foot and step inside some of the best bars around. You'll sample some tasty drinks and wonderfully paired dishes. 

This tour includes five stops including a chance to check out Denver's oldest brewery. You will also get to participate in a hands-on cocktail mixing demonstration at one of the locations.

This tour runs just twice a week and is set for only 10 people, so make sure to get your tickets in advance!

>> Visit Viator to learn more and pick up your tickets today

5. Haunted Denver Food Tour

Haunted Food Tour

Listen to a few ghost stories as you also enjoy some of Denver's best dishes. On this walking tour, your guide will tell you more about the history of each location you stop and a few stories as you walk from place to place.

You will sample dishes from Irish and Latin American restaurants as well as some popular bar food. This 2.5-hour tour is a great way to get behind the scenes of Denver's foodie paradise. It includes stops at 3 to 4 places with 6 tastings.

In addition to the food pairing, you can also add a cocktail pairing to your ticket. This will include a cocktail flight at the first location and a champagne cocktail to pair with your last tasting.

>> Learn more about this Haunted Food Tour

6. The Weekend Brunch Party Bus Experience

Brunch Experience

This is one of the Denver food tours with a fun party atmosphere. This Saturday morning tour begins at 10am and treats you to coffee, breakfast, and a chance to sample a variety of dishes from local Denver restaurants. Your first stop, of course, is for coffee at Corvus Coffee Roasters. You will then enjoy your coffee with some delicious donuts on the bus.

From there, you will stop by several other locations including Torchy’s for breakfast tacos, Mile High Spirits for cocktails, and the Denver Biscuits Co. for most tasty brunch treats. Along the way, you will also have a few cocktails and other treats on board the Whiskey Bus. 

This three-hour tour then returns to the starting location at Corvus Coffee Roasters. 

Your ticket includes your breakfast, all of your food tastings, and your guide. It’s a fun way to kick off your weekend and learn more about The Mile High City!

7. Denver Food Tours by Local Table Tours

Local Table Tours

Local Table Tours offers three Denver food tours. The first is their tour at The Source, a historic brick foundry building from the 1880s. They recently restored it and it’s now home to several artisan food retailers. They sell everything from specialty cheeses to locally brewed beers. This tour runs on Saturday afternoon.

Their second tour option is Denver Taste of the Highlands Tour. On this tour, you will spend time northwest of downtown in the Highlands District. This historic area is now home to dozens of local restaurants, delis, and craft beer companies. 

Their final and most popular Denver food tour is the Taste of LoDo and Union Station. This tour takes you through some of the eating establishments in the newly remodeled Union Station. You will then head through the LoDo area of town where you will sample some more.

For all three tours, you will receive a list of the places you will stop at the beginning of the tour. They change their list often, so you are always sampling from the newest and trendiest places in town.

In addition to these three Denver food tours, they also offer tours in Boulder and Fort Collins. 

>> Visit their site for more details

8. Culinary Connectors

Culinary Connections

Culinary Connectors offers two different Denver Food Tours. You can select from their high-end Top Restaurant Tour or their Savor the Flavor Tour. Both offer you the chance to taste a variety of dishes.

The Top Restaurant Tour includes access to three of Denver’s highest rated restaurants. In addition to sampling some of their top dishes, you will also get the chance for a meet and greet with their chefs and staff. You will spend 45 minutes at all three locations, so you will have plenty of time to taste a variety of dishes as well as learn more about each establishment.

The Savor the Flavor Tour is a two-hour walking tour. It’s a more casual tour where you will sample a variety of dishes as you walk from restaurant to restaurant. This one hits some of Denver’s top districts and it always ends with a Happy Hour. 

>> Visit their site for ticketing information

Events by Month

Are you looking for more fun things to do during your stay? If so, then check out these event calendars for the top events each month in the Mile High City.

January | February | March | April | May | June

July | August | September | October | November | December

9. & 10. Delicious Tour Company

Delicious Denver

The final company on my list offering three Denver food tours is Delicious Tour Company. 

Their first tour takes you through the LoHi District. You will meet with your foodie guide at Union Station. You will make your way west and stop along the Platte River for a taste. You will then make your way across the lovely white Highlands Bridge and stop for a few minutes as your guide discusses the history of this district as well as a little about the 20 restaurants located within just a five-block radius. This walk will take you 3 miles during your three-hour eating tour.

The second tour is in the Ballpark Neighborhood. This is a unique tour and perfect for those that love food and baseball as your tour begins when you step inside Coors Field. Taste your Rockies knowledge as you enjoy brats, beer and other ballpark favorites. From there, you will head back outside and learn all about the transformation of this district and the gourmet restaurants that now call it home. This three hour tour has a total walking distance of one mile.

The third tour takes you south into Old Town Littleton. This tour takes you through the locally owned restaurants in Littleton. Along the way, you will learn more about the history of this town, discover facts about Colorado that you may not know, and find out all about the stops along the way. 

>> Visit their site for tour details and to find availability

Top Places to Stay

If you plan to stay in Denver for a few nights, here are just a few recommendations to get you started.

Downtown Denver: Staying downtown offers you the chance to stay close to the action. It’s also a great jumping off point for many of these Denver food tours. You will find everything from luxury hotels to 3-star gems. Find my list of recommendations here.

Near Coors Field: Staying near Coors Field is another great option. Many of these are in either the LoDo or the River North Districts. You will be able to walk to Coors Field and many other downtown Denver attractions. Find my list here.

Denver International Airport: You will also find a wide variety of options nearby Denver International Airport. This is a great option if you are flying in or out and only plan to stay for the night. Get my recommendations here.

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