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Foodee Eats: Lunch in Denver

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Foodee Eats: Lunch in Denver

Donné Tor
By Donné Tor
February 28, 2017

Lunch in Denver

A deep dish pizza joint, greasy burgers, ramen that soothes the soul and a Caribbean sandwicheria. This is where you should be eating lunch in Denver.

Tocabe

Lunch in Denver Tocabe

3536 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO
(720) 524-8282
http://www.tocabe.com/

What they’ve got: Tocabe is a fine example of taking traditional recipes (from the Osage Nation) and finessing them for a modern eater. They offer delicious tacos, and nachos among other things.

What you’re getting:

  • Vegetarian Rice Bowl – Rice bowl, black beans, pinto beans, Osage Hominy, sweet corn salsa, roasted green chilies, lettuce blend, mild cheddar cheese, fresh chopped tomatoes, diced red onions, and elderberry vinaigrette ($9.60)
  • Ground Bison Salad Ground Bison – sweet corn, mild tomato salsa, lettuce blend, mild cheddar cheese, fresh chopped tomatoes, diced red onions, and maple vinaigrette ($11.30)
  • Triple D Taco Fry Bread – black Beans, grilled chicken, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions, Osage Hominy Salsa, roasted green chilies and sour cream ($9.95)

P.S. Tocabe is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Denver Deep Dish

Lunch in Denver Denver Deep Dish

1200 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO
(720) 619-3337
http://www.denverdeepdish.com/

What they’ve got: If you love that deep dish Chicago-style pie, this is your spot. They offer pizzas for every taste, salads and sandwiches.

What you’re getting:

  • Gluten Free Deep Dish with Local Polidori Italian Sausage – 11 inch ($19.55)
  • The 505 – Roasted green chile, chicken, onions, cheese blend and local green chile sauce ($30.50)
  • Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Black Olives, and Green Peppers Pizza – Vegan, Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza ($31.05)

PS. Denver Deep Dish is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Hapa Sushi Grill

Lunch in Denver Hapa Sushi

1514 Blake Street, Denver, CO
(720) 354-5058
https://hapasushi.com

What they’ve got: A menu that’s based on traditional Japanese cooking but then amplified by Hawaiian influences. Think amazing rolls, exciting salads and a dynamite poke.

What you’re getting:

  • Taro Poke – Hawaiian style tuna or salmon poke over a seared taro cake, finished with cool cucumbers and yuzu sour cream. Salmon: ($14) Tuna: ($14.5)
  • Beef Teriyaki Bowl – Featuring all natural beef with their own Hawaiian style teriyaki sauce ($12.65)
  • Hungry Omnivore – Serves 14 to 16 people: Avocado Roll – 8pcs, Cucumber Avocado Roll – 16pcs, Vegetarian Caterpillar Roll – 8 pcs, Tekka Maki – 8pcs, Shake Maki – 8pcs, California Roll – 16pcs, Shrimp Tempura Roll – 6pcs, Hapa Roll – 16pcs, Salmon Avocado Roll – 8pcs, Pittsburgh Roll – 8pcs, #9 Roll – 8 pcs ($110.40)

P.S. Hapa Sushi is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

Lunch in Denver Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

8261 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO
(720) 389-5221
http://www.cubacubasandwicheria.com/

What they’ve got: Caribbean sandwich shop offering authentic Cuban sandwiches on fresh Cuban bread. Think Pan Con Lechon, plantains and empanadas. (Paired with your favorite cuban cocktail if you’re feeling cheeky)

What you’re getting:

  • Pan Con Lechon Sandwich – Slow-roasted pork, sautéed onions, veggie-citrus slaw & mojo aioli on toasted Cuban bread with a side of plantain chips and veggie-citrus slaw ($10.90)
  • Lechon Asado Platter – Slow-roasted pork, sautéed onions & garlic mojo ($10.90)
  • De la Casa Salad – Avocado, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes served over mixed greens with chili vinaigrette ($36.80)

P.S. Cuba Cuba is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Roaming Buffalo Bar-B-Que

Lunch in Denver Roaming Buffalo BBQ

2387 S Downing St, Denver, CO
(303) 722-2226
http://www.roamingbuffalobbq.com/

What they’ve got: Cowboy style BBQ. Open kitchen and that deep smoky flavor.

What you’re getting:

  • Beef Brisket – Full serves 10-12 people, half serves 5-6 people: comes with spicy & sweet BBQ sauces ($111.55)
  • Smoked Poblano Cheddar Mac – Full serves 10-12 people, half serves 5-6 people ($27.00)
  • Smoked Tofu – Half serves 5-6 people ($35.65)

P.S. Roaming Buffalo is available for delivery via Foodee!

Avelina

Lunch in Denver Avelina

1550 17th St, Denver, CO
(720) 904-6711
http://www.avelinadenver.com/

What they’ve got: For a lighter and healthier lunch option, check out Avelina. Modern vibe, and a seasonal menu.

What you’re getting:

  • Warm Artichoke Salad – Roasted shiitakes, pecorino, porcini dressing, micro fennel ($9)
  • Roasted Cauliflower flatbread – Capers, parmesan, breadcrumbs ($13)
  • Mushroom Ravioli  – Porcini broth ($19)

My Brother’s Bar

Lunch in Denver Big Brother Burger

2376 15th St, Denver, CO
(303) 455-9991
http://www.mybrothersbar.com/

What they’ve got: Burger craving? We have you covered. Not only is My brother’s Bar the oldest operating bar in Denver, but they also serve delicious, greasy burgers. A cornerstone of lunch in Denver. 

What you’re getting:

  • J.c.b. Burger – Comes with jalapeño cream cheese ($8.50)
  • Ralphie Burger – Otherwise known as a bison burger. Double ($9.25) / Single ($6.25)
  • Grilled Cheese – ($3.95)

Tokio

Lunch in Denver Tokio

2907 Huron Street, Denver, CO
(720) 639-2911
http://www.mytokio.com/

What they’ve got: A taste of Tokyo. Think your traditional Japanese fare with a focus on mind blowing ramen.

What you’re getting:

  • Tonkotsu Ramen – Bok choy, pickled bamboo, wood ear mushroom, carrot, green onion, red pickled ginger, spicy sesame oil ($14)
  • Shoyu Ramen – Fish cake, dark soy sauce, spinach, green onion, pickled bamboo – with 3 types of special soy sauce from Japan ($13)
  • Tsukemen – Chilled noodles, bok choy, mushroom, green onion, pickled bamboo, carrot, red pickled ginger ($14)

If you’re looking for lunch in Denver to be brought to your office, check out all the restaurants we have to offer!

Photos: Denis FilmTocabe, Denver Deep Dish, Hapa Sushi Grill, Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, Roaming Buffalo, Avelina, My Brother’s Bar, Tokio
Donné Tor

About Donné

Donné Torr is a writer, fine arts educator, and musician. Born in South Africa but raised on the west coast of Canada, she is ruled by her family’s motto “Torr Altiora Spero” which translates to “I hope higher things”. She thrives on the creative genius of her peers and is happiest when at home cooking.

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