If you live in Denver, you know the food is insanely good here. But do you know what Denver’s hottest kitchens and eateries are cooking up on the daily? Keep your finger on the pulse of Denver’s culinary scene by following them on the ‘gram. Here are TAVA’s top 10 picks for the best culinary feeds in the Denver area.
1) Departure - @departuredenver
Voted as one of the 25 best restaurants of 2018 by 5280 magazine, Departure serves up show-stopping pan-Asian cuisine in its own unique style. Their feed gives you behind-the-scenes access to the people and stories behind their food.
2) El Five - @elfivedenver
The most recent restaurant creation from the Edible Beats restaurant group, El Five has been getting a lot of love lately for its incredible views and modern Mediterranean cuisine. Check out their profile for enviable cocktail creations and a glimpse of those downtown views.
3) The Way Back - @thewaybackdenver
This cult favorite has reopened and here to impress. With ‘gram-worthy food, cool neon-signs, and awesome cocktails, we’re loving The Way Back, part deux.
4) Rye Society Delicatessen & Pickelry -@ryesociety
Where old family recipes meet hipster delivery. Think house-made pastrami on thick slices of freshly baked bread and in-house pastries. Oh, and they make their own pickles.
5) Stowaway Kitchen - @stowawaydnvr
Check out this feed for adorable doughnuts, coffee creations, and globally influenced breakfast and brunch food. Better yet, head there for brunch!
6) Torchy’s Taco -s @tochystacos
Torchy’s insta feed posts equal parts pup photos and drool-worthy tacos. What’s not to love about that?
7) Habit Doughnut Dispensary - @habitdoughnuts
If you thought cocktails and doughnuts have no place being enjoyed together, let Habit Doughnut Dispensary’s feed change your mind. With booze-infused doughnuts and doughnut and cocktail pairings, it’s hard not be both hungry and thirsty while scrolling through their page.
8) Root Down - @rootdownden
As Denver’s godparent of farm-forward, local, and sustainable food, Root Down is a staple that continues to meet the high praise. Their feed somehow gives you the urge to find your closest farmers market, while also seeking out inspirational fine dining. Impressive.
9) Julep - @julepdenver
Julep serves up down-home Southern comfort food in an uplifted modern approach. Follow them on insta for beautiful shots of seasonal and playful takes on your favorite Southern dishes. We love the look of their dressed-up beer can chicken.
10) Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market - @emporiumftcollins
OK, we admit that Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market is in Fort Collins, but this place is worth a day trip. Or just follow their feed for food inspiration. They’ve taken locally sourced ingredients and created stunningly simple dishes that let their ingredients do all the talking.