Best Denver Neighborhoods for Foodies

If you’re looking for mouthwatering cuisine, there are several Denver neighborhoods that can provide you with a wide variety of great dining options. You just need to know where to look.

These days, The Mile High City has much more to offer than just breathtaking mountainous terrain. In fact, its reputation as a foodie destination is growing more and more each year.

Here’s a short list to help you make sure your next home is located in one the best Denver neighborhoods for foodies:

Five Points/RiNo

Five Points may be one of Denver's oldest and most historic neighborhoods, but it is on the forefront of the city's emerging food and restaurant scene.

The neighborhood’s top restaurants -- Snooze (breakfast and brunch), Biker Jim’s Restaurant (creative burgers and hot dogs, lunch and dinner), Comida (Mexican, lunch and dinner), Acorn (new American, lunch and dinner), The Populist (new American, dinner only), and Work & Class (new American, dinner only) – will keep you full and happy morning, noon, and night.

Check our RiNo Denver real estate listings page to find a property in River North, the neighborhood adjacent to Five Points.

Highland/Jefferson Park

The burgeoning restaurant scene is one of the main reasons that the Highland neighborhood has become one of the hottest parts of town. If you include the nearby Jefferson Park and its own list of excellent eateries, it’s easy to see why this area is earning rave reviews from visitors and residents alike, especially from foodies.

In Highland and Jefferson Park, restaurants like Duo, Über Eats, Sushi Sasa, Park Burger, Linger, Lola, Old Major, Root Down, Sassafras, Uncle, and Sartos helped the area capture a high ranking on Travel+Leisure’s recent list of “Emerging American Neighborhoods.”

Highland’s history is rooted in Hispanic and Italian residents, and these traditions come to life in the modern food scene. There are plenty of amazing family-owned Mexican, Italian, Argentinian, and Peruvian restaurants to explore.

Visit our Highlands Denver real estate page to browse available properties in this foodie wonderland. 

Washington Park

Wash Park has long been home to a beautiful blend of contemporary and historic architecture that pleases the eye. Now it’s also a great destination for people looking for blends of classic and new flavors that please the taste buds, making it one of the best Denver neighborhoods for foodies.

The top Wash Park area eateries give residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy a great meal in good company:

Vert Kitchen (technically in Wash Park West, but definitely worth a mention) uses French cooking techniques to bring new takes to world flavors. Devil’s Food Bakery & Cookery is a fun breakfast, brunch, and comfort food spot to explore the sweet and the savory. Fooducopia is a grocery/eatery with tons of tasty dishes. Homegrown Tap & Dough is a pizza/Italian restaurant that can please all palettes.

To find your next home in this top foodie destination, check out our listings ofWashington Park Denver homes for sale.


Last but not least there’s the Uptown neighborhood, home to one of Denver’s most concentrated sections of quality dining. There is no shortage of great restaurants in this part of town, especially along the stretch of 17th Avenue better known as “Restaurant Row.”

Uptown favorites include: Humboldt Farm Fish Wine, Il Posto, Steubens, Beast & Bottle, and Ace.

There are many more Denver restaurants and neighborhoods that deserve a mention for their great food. Leave a comment and tell us which parts of town gets your votes for best Denver neighborhoods for foodies!

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