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South Denver Gets Its First Food Hall

Junction Food & Drink houses 12 national and local concepts, including offerings from Denver chefs Troy Guard and Soon Choi, and spacious indoor and outdoor seating.


It’s a battle to be the latest food hall to open along the Front Range these days, but, at least for right now, Junction Food & Drink is it. The collective debuts Wednesday, October 7, at Colorado Boulevard and I-25.

Dallas-based National Food Hall Solutions partnered with chef/restaurateur Troy Guard (Guard and Grace, FNG, Los Chingones and others) to fill its roster of 12 food and drink vendors with a mix of imports and local chef-driven concepts. “We wanted to have a connection to Denver and Colorado,” Junction general manager Neill Blackwood says of working with Guard. To find a good variety of cuisines for the hall, the company opened up submissions to interested potential vendors. And boy, did it get them. “More than 100 vendors wanted to come in,” Blackwood says.

What Junction ended up with is an international mingling of cuisines along with a coffee counter to get you going in the morning and an indoor/outdoor bar to, well, get you going the rest of the day and night. Here’s your cheat sheet to all the offerings currently open at Junction Food & Drink (along with what’s to come).

Due to current capacity restrictions, Smōk Barbecue, Lazo Empanadas, Bird on a Wire Southern Chicken, and Grind & Grill Burgers will launch later on. The rest of the food hall opens on Wednesday, with spaced indoor and patio seating, tons of free parking, and curbside pick-up stations for takeout orders.

Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. (Sonder Coffee and Tea opens at 7 a.m.); 2000 South Colorado Blvd.

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