You can’t miss RiNo’s new marketplace, the Denver Central Market. Just look for the mural of a spunky, pink bandana-wearing hare riding a patient tortoise on the side of the H.H.Tammen building at 26th and Larimer. This approximately 12,000 feet space has the feel and vibrancy of a big city gourmet food market.
All the vendors are local. You can’t completely do your grocery shopping here, but you could certainly satisfy your food cravings and dinner preparations. Start at Crema Bodega for your morning coffee or Chai tea and choose a pastry to go with it from Izzio Artisan Bakery. Then, find a table, enjoy people watching, and determine what’s for dinner. There’s Culture Meat and Cheese for cheese and charcuterie, The Local Butcher, a full service butcher shop, Silva’s Fish Market for whole fresh seafood, or SK Provisions for slow roasted meats and other prepared dishes. Perhaps you’re craving Italian, in which case you can choose Vero Italian for fresh made pastas and wood fired pizzas. At Green Seed, you can pick up fresh produce. Ice cream from High Point Creamery or handmade chocolates from Temper Chocolate and Confections will provide a sweet ending to your meal.
Alternately, you could stop by the Denver Central Market after work for a drink at Curio, the “neighborhood bar”. You can even take your drink with you as you browse the rest of the market. What a welcome addition to the neighborhood! Find out more about The Denver Central Market and it’s vendors, here.