Denver's Tastiest Food Tours

A roundup of the best culinary tours Denver has to offer

Culinary adventurers can get the inside scoop on Denver's most savory secrets by treating themselves to one of Denver's notable food tours, which promise to spice up any Colorado itinerary.

Denver’s food tours invite guests to sample the flavors of Denver's top restaurants, cafés, and food trucks while walking around the city's vibrant and historic neighborhoods.

1. Denver Gourmet Tours

Denver Gourmet Tours offers six savory tours around the city, including street food tours, fine dining tours, and brunch time tours, which cost $49.

The gourmet street food tour takes guests on a trip through the flavors of Denver's most popular food trucks, featuring meals on wheels, such as Brava Pizza, Pinche Tacos, and The Cupcake Truck.

The Brunch Time Tour not only treats participants to tea and coffee tastings, but also teaches the origins of these beverages and offers a selection of cinnamon rolls, scones, and chocolate to feast on.

For $79, guests can attend gourmet progressive dinners, which offer tastings of appetizers, tapas, entrées, and desserts at the city's highly acclaimed restaurants. Past participating restaurants include Parallel Seventeen, Il Posto, Firenze a Tavola, and Lola.

2. Culinary Connectors

For those craving an exclusive and intimate sneak peek into Denver's culinary world, Culinary Connectors offers a top restaurant tour for $99 which caps groups at 10 guests and ensures interactions with chefs from featured restaurants. Upcoming top restaurant tours will include spots like Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, Beatrice & Woodsley, Jonesy’s Eat Bar, and Zydeco’s.

The company also hosts a Savor the Flavors walking tours for $39, which treats guests to food tastings and wine pairings around downtown Denver, visiting places like Pajama Baking Company, The Crushery, and Happy Cakes.

3. Local Table Tours

Local Table Tours offers a Denver Highland Sipper Cocktail Tour for $40. Guests get to sample a range of specialty concoctions and learn the art and intricacies of creating tasty cocktail mixes. Local Table Tours also hosts a number of food tours in nearby Boulder, such as cheese tastings and pastry tours.

4. The City Tour

The City Tour offers a gourmet walking tour for $59 that explores the flavors and culture of three of Denver's local neighborhoods: lower downtown, Cherry Creek, and Highlands. In each neighborhood, guests meet and greet chefs and staff from gastro-pubs, French bistros, tapas restaurants, and fine dining spots, followed by tastings of their signature cuisine.

5. Cloud 9 Living

Recent restaurants featured on Cloud 9 Living's Top Restaurant Tour include Bistro One, Fruition, and Il Posto among others. Tour groups are limited to an eight guests maximum and offer personal interactions with chefs and an insider’s look on how they prepare and season their dishes. Wine and beer pairings are also included in the $119 tour.