Denver

Downtown Denver Food Tour

Denver, USA
Downtown Denver Food Tour
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Eat your way through downtown Denver's ever-changing dining scene on a walking food tour that lets you sample five of the best restaurants in town, all in one afternoon. Discover award-winning eateries, authentic Neapolitan pizza, freshly baked empanadas from a family-owned shop and more. In between bites, learn about Denver's Wild West history and pass landmarks like the baseball field and iconic Union Station.
  • Follow a foodie guide to five of downtown Denver's award-winning local restaurants
  • Sample menu highlights like wood-fired pizza, Colorado pork green chili, fresh empanadas and more
  • Hear tales from Denver's raucous history along the way
  • Get an insider's dining guide and tips for where to eat during the rest of your stay

What's Included

  • 5 food tastings
  • Three hour guided experience with local foodie guide
  • Delicious Denver Food Tours Insiders' Guide to Denver Dining
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • 3 alcoholic drink pairings (available to purchase for $26)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Marco's Coal Fired | Ballpark
    2129 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, USA

    We meet just inside of the restaurant.

End point

  • 1701 Wynkoop St
    1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

    The tour will conclude with dessert inside Union Station. Guides are happy to provide directions back to the starting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the first stop on your Downtown Denver food tour, Marco’s Coal Fired, to meet your foodie guide and small group.

Begin your walk around town and enjoy five tastings of delectable Denver eats over the course of three hours. In between tastings visit downtown hotspots including Coors Field, Mcgregor Square, the historic Dairy Block, and Union Station.

Enjoy exclusive discounts on other tours and food experiences just by booking this tour and, if you’re feeling like a drink, upgrade to include a 3-beverage drink pairing to your day.

Your tour ends at Union Station where are free to explore or get directions from your guide to your destination of choice.

LoDo

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Coors Field

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mcgregor Square (Pass By)

Dairy Block

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Denver Union Station

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian options are available. We are NOT able to accommodate gluten-free or dairy-free diets on this tour.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Tours run rain, show or shine! Please plan appropriately for weather.
  • Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to get checked in.
  • Not recommended for gluten-free or dairy-free travelers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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A fun food tour in Denver
Cristian_J, Mar 2024
We had a great experience on our Downtown Denver Food Tour. Our guide, Barry, was very knowledgeable and charismatic. He kept our group very entertained while also pointing out interesting facts about the city. We most definitely recommend using Barry as your tour guide.
Highly recommended!
Tatiana_L, Mar 2024
Great tour! Interesting food selection and lots of fun on a way to each destination. Highly recommended!
Excellent way to find out about Denver's emerging food scene and history
Caroline_L, Feb 2024
My boyfriend and I took this tour last weekend and we really enjoyed it. Learned some interesting history, met some nice people and got to sample the best from some great restaurants. Our guide, Julia, was very knowledgeable and fun. To top it off, she gave us all recommendations as to what to do in the Denver area based on our individual interests.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you very much for sharing the afternoon with us and for your lovely review of the tour with Julia. We're so happy that you enjoyed the food and the stories throughout the tour.
Great tour and great...
Angela_B, Feb 2024
Great tour and great places were picked! 3 were places I had on my list to visit before getting to Denver. Our tour guide Julia was great! She fostered an inclusive and engaging environment! I have already recommended the tour to others.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for your review and recommendations, Angela! We're so grateful that you chose our local, small business to play tourist in your hometown with. We love that the tour brought you to a few restaurants that you've been wanting to try - let us know when you want to join us on other tour to explore more gems in town.
Great food and fun!
Sumer_H, Feb 2024
Melissa was great! The food was amazing and we had a great time! I would highly recommend to those visiting or to locals!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We're so thankful to receive your lovely review! It brings us so much joy to know you found the food on the tour amazing and that your guide, Melissa, created a memorable experience. Thank you so much for your recommendation to visitors and locals!
What a wonderful tour
Britt_W, Feb 2024
This food was absolutely amazing. Barry was our tour guide and he was great. He gave us history, great food and amazing drinks. It was a very short walk to and from each restaurant and there was no wait when we went to each place. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for this marvelous review, Britt! It brings us so much joy to know that you had such an amazing time on the tour with Barry (he rocks!). As a local, small business, we're thrilled that you enjoyed the food and drinks, along with Barry's tales of town. Cannot thank you enough for the review and recommendation.
Great way to learn about Denver
Matthew_C, Feb 2024
Melissa was amazing! Denver food and history is a great way to learn. We hit all local owned areas and had wonderful food.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you very much for sharing the afternoon with us, Matthew and we're thrilled that your guide, Melissa showed you a great time. We're elated that you enjoyed the food. Thanks for supporting local businesses!
Perfect
Ian_P, Feb 2024
Everything was excellent! Just the right amount of food, fun, exercise, and engagement. Tour is excellent with or without alcohol, so everyone had a great time. Austin (our guide) was fantastic!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We're so honored to receive your lovely review, Ian! It warms our hearts to know you loved the food, walk and stories. Totally agree with your assessment of your guide, Austin - he's the man!
Would highly recommend!
Kelley_S, Jan 2024
The tour guide, Melissa, was very energetic and knowledgeable and knew how to keep our attention. The food was amazing and the choices exceptional. It felt very professional as we would walk in to a restaurant and it was ready for us at specific tables. We met some great people too.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for sharing the afternoon with us, Kelley and for leaving such a glowing review. As a local, small business, this means the world to us. We're so delighted that you loved the tastings, our partner restaurants and your guide!
Delish food in Denver
Helle_A, Jan 2024
Julia Foodman was a delight! My sister was visiting from Denmark and it was a great way to show her Denver :)
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks so much for letting us host you and your sister, Helle! It was a joy to host y'all and thank you for your lovely review of the tour with Julia.
Amazing
Andrea_S, Jan 2024
Excellent time with Zach. Super cool guy, a wealth of knowledge about Denver. All of our stops were wonderful. The empanadas were amazing! Would definitely do the tour again next time we’re in town.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We're thrilled that you love the empanadas at Lazo's, Andrea! Remember, they'll ship frozen empanadas to your doorstep! It makes our day to know Zach showed you a wonderful time and that you loved the food. It will be our honor to host you for another tour in the future - just say when!
Gotta try this tour
Nick_B, Jan 2024
What an incredible tour. The food was fantastic! The tour was packed with interesting facts. Even though it was below 0 degrees out our tour guide Melissa made the experience so fun. Thank you!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
It was our pleasure to host you, Nick and thank you for braving the sub-zero temperatures to explore LoDo and share in some of our favorite bites. We're so thrilled that your guide, Melissa, made it fun, despite the thermometer.
excellent!
Russ_S, Jan 2024
It was a gift for my daughter and son-in-law. They shared that it was an A+ experience and they had an awesome day! Thank you!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
It was our pleasure to host your family, Russ and we're elated that they had such a great time on the tour. Please come share another fun filled and tasty afternoon with us soon.
Great food and guide
randahurtado, Jan 2024
Austin was an amazing guide. He was very personable and made sure to include our two teens in all the conversations. Our family loved the tour and agreed that it was the best afternoon we spent in Denver!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We're thrilled that Austin showed you such a marvelous time and the whole family enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for your marvelous review and sharing the afternoon with us!
Engaging, enjoyable experience.
Karin_W, Dec 2023
We enjoyed the history of each building. Thought it was interesting and relevant to the tour. All the food was delicious.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks very much for sharing the afternoon with us, Karin! We're thrilled that the stories added some extra flare to the tour and you found the tastings delicious!
Highly recommend
Michelle_N, Dec 2023
This was a really nice fun thing to do with good food and fun company and the tour guide had a vast knowledge of Denver.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We're so happy that you enjoyed the food and had a fun time on the tour, Michelle! Thank you for the very kind review.
Amazing
Gidget_K, Dec 2023
The food and drink selection was amazing, but Julia (our guide) made it a perfect afternoon. I highly recommend this to everyone!!!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We're delighted that you enjoyed the eats and drinks! It makes our day to know that your guide, Julia, went above and beyond to create such a memorable experience.
Good food, good company, great tour.
Adam_H, Dec 2023
We took this tour as the first part of a multi-day 20th anniversary excursion starting in Colorado ... after a long flight with jet lag, this food tour facilitated patient adjustment with small bites of satiation + informative insight to Downtown Denver's Diners & Dives. Tour guide Julia provided previews of each upcoming stop, background, and helpful feedback about menus, historical perspectives, and recommendations for client's tastes as the group learned about each other in a friendly climate of foodie enjoyment. A few things good to know ahead: (1) the starting point (no spoilers) allowed parking for customers but we paid for a spot to be held all day since we were only at Point 1 for a little while; you may want to confirm first if it's ok to park there for three hours. (2) Though everyone ate everything at every stop, you might find yourself wanting a take-out bag ... keep in mind that walking around Downtown may not be conducive to carrying leftovers. (3) It's a bit of a walk (a few big blocks) from the last stop back to the first stop, affected by a fuller tummy and altitude sensitivity if just arrived in Denver from a low elevation (for us, over 5000 ft adjustment), so keep this in mind to plan for returning to Spot 1 if sensitive to the above (we made it ok). That said, everything from the Tour Company and restaurants we visited was excellent! Again, BIG praise for Julia our guide who went the extra mile to personalize end-of-tour foodie recommendations to each guest/couple. Every question was answered, every concern addressed, everyone seemingly delighted by every delicious morsel. Those who opted for the alcohol upgrade seemed really satisfied and enjoyed a nice variety. Good food, good company, great tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Wow - thank you so much for this splendid review, Adam. Thank you for letting us welcome y'all to Denver and we hope your trip throughout CO was safe and fun! We are thrilled that you enjoyed all the food and made it back to the car safely after the tour. It warms our hearts to know that your guide, Julia, went the extra mile to ensure you had a fun and memorable experience. It would be an honor to host you for another tour in the future! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
Denver
David_W, Dec 2023
Melissa was an awesome guide. She was very informative and really entertaining. Thanks would recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you so much for another lovely review, David! Wow - RiNo & Downtown...we cannot thank you enough for letting us show you around town. We hope that we'll be able to host you for our remaining tours: Wine and Cocktails in the future.
Take the tour
Alicia_W, Dec 2023
This was such an amazing way to visit and taste the heart of Denver. My siblings first food tour and they were impressed.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you very much for sharing the afternoon with us, Alicia and thanks to your siblings for letting us be their first food tour! We hope y'all will do more food/drink tours as you travel. Your review means so much to our local, small business- thanks again!
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