One of Denver’s most innovative and creative neighborhoods, RiNo, short for River North, is also one of the city’s best spots to grab a drink, see some street art, and eat some food. For your next Friday night or Saturday afternoon, what better place to spend them than at a food market? Food markets, collections of food, drink, and business vendors, are usually the eclectic heart of a city, helping you to get a feel for a neighborhood’s DNA, and the 3 amazing food markets in RiNo are no different. They’ve all got their own unique vibe, vendors, and clientele to enjoy and here, we’ve detailed the 3 different markets in RiNo to help you choose which one to hit up on your next weekend out.
The original Source building used to be the Colorado Iron Works plant, which was one of Denver’s most important industrial headquarters from the 1870s to the mid 1990s. It’s no wonder that a neighborhood as unique as RiNo would convert one of their old and unused buildings into a unique food hall attached to a contemporary hotel with a rooftop. Two market halls covering 45,000 square feet make up the “culinary complex” with a bakery, pizzeria, brewery, and rooftop bar.
These are the 10 different food and drink vendors:
- Grabowski’s Pizzeria
- New Belgium Brewing
- Reunion Bread
- Temaki Den
- The Woods Restaurant and Rooftop
Where: 2669 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The newest food market to hit RiNo is Zeppelin Station, a global food hall in the heart of the neighborhood. Justin Anderson, who helped open Chicago’sRevival Food Hall and moved to Colorado to help with Zeppelin Station, said “You can find great food in most any city, but it’s rare that you find as much variety under one roof executed in a fast, casual environment at this level of quality and care behind it,” which goes to show the inspiration behind opening the station.
Here are the food and drink vendors:
- Soi Kowboi
- Rock N Lobster Roll
- Gyros King
- Burton Halloween Bar
- Procession Coffee
- Kiss + Ride
Their food hall and bar is open from 11am to 11pm everyday and they’ve got a happy hour from 3pm to 6pm and all day on Sunday.
Where: 3501 Wazee St Suite #100, Denver, CO 80216
Called out by name by Bon Appetit as one of the most exciting food halls in the RiNo neighborhood, Denver Central Market has 11 vendors under one innovative roof. Known for its super cool vibe, interesting concepts, and varied clientele, there’s everything ranging from Italian to Seafood.
- Vero Italian
- Culture Meat & Cheese
- Green Seed
- High Point Creamery
- Crema Bodega
- Tammen’s Fish Market
- Temper Chocolates and Confections
- The Local Butcher
- Izzio Bakery
- Lunch Boxx
The vendors are open from 8am to 9pm from Sunday to Thursday and 8am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.
Where: 2669 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado