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The 10 Best Lunch Spots In Denver

Updated: May 2, 2022

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These Denver lunch spots have you covered. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Denver. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

American, $$, Five PointsAmerican, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2015

    10 Throwback Restaurants You Have to Visit in Denver

    Zagat, 2015
  • Eater, 2019

    Where To Eat and Drink in the Ballpark Neighborhood

    Eater, 2019

Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax

American, $$, HaleAmerican, $$Denver, Hale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2015

    The Hangry Games: The 10 Best Quick Meals in Denver

    Zagat, 2015
  • Zagat, 2015

    30 Things to Eat and Drink This Summer in Denver

    Zagat, 2015

Owlbear Barbecue

American, $$, Five PointsAmerican, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2019

Fortune Wok to Table

Chinese, $$, Cherry CreekChinese, $$Denver, Cherry Creek
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    The 38 Standout Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2021

Goed Zuur

$$, Five Points$$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Around Five Points

    Eater, 2019

Comal Heritage Food Incubator

Latin, $$, GlobevilleLatin, $$Denver, Globeville
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    16 Mainstays for Cheap Eats in Denver

    Eater, 2021
  • Eater, 2021

    The 38 Standout Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2021

il porcellino Salumi

Deli, $$, BerkeleyDeli, $$Denver, Berkeley
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Dine in the Berkeley Neighborhood

    Eater, 2018

Safta

Israeli, $$, Five PointsIsraeli, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Denver’s Iconic Dishes

    Eater, 2019

Lou’s Italian Specialties

Deli, $$, Five PointsDeli, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2019

Chook Charcoal Chicken

$$, Platt Park$$Denver, Platt Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat on Old South Pearl Street

    Eater, 2019

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 7480 Denver restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Denver restaurant reviews, and 681 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. For example, we considered Eater - Where to Eat on Old South Pearl Street, Eater - The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Denver and Eater - Denver’s Iconic Dishes as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Jax Fish House LoDo, Onefold, and Cafe Miriam are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in Denver.

Tavernetta, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, and Cart-Driver are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly lunch restaurants in Denver.

Moxie Eatery, Jax Fish House LoDo, and Onefold are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for delivery in Denver.

Moxie Eatery, Mercantile Dining & Provision, and Onefold are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in Denver.

Moxie Eatery, Mercantile Dining & Provision, and Onefold are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in Denver.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for banh mi

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Cilantro Chile Cooler and banh mi


    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


  • Pair Mangose with banh mi

    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Factoids

  • A big feat in 2016

    At 9,332 feet 8 inches, the sushi roll that was made by Tamana Otawara Festival Executive Committee in Japan was an amazing feat.

  • A belly full of vindaloo curry

    Are you a fan of vindaloo curry? The current record for eating the most vindaloo curry is one pound in only 2! Do you love vindaloo curry enough to beat this record?

  • A day for sushi-lovers

    Do you like sushi enough to dedicate a day to it? If you answered yes, then you should probably know that June International Sushi Day is International Sushi Day.

Parking info

Parking can be tough around Denver Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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