Hot and Savory

Fried Chicken


Jabroni & Sons Sandwiches
Jabroni & Sons chicken cutlet sandwich. Photo courtesy of Jabroni & Sons

Boxed Meals

Grain Bowls

  • Flavor Dojo: Nourishing midday meals made with local heirloom grains and greens at Rioja

Cold and Savory

Giardiniera & Pickles

CSA With Benefits

  • Ollin Farms Pop-Up: Local fruits and veggies for Saturday pickup at Beast & Bottle, paired with recipes from chef Paul C. Reilly

Cheese Plates & Soup

  • Turtle Boat: Cheese flights sourced from Rocky Mountain makers, plus free soup for souls in need


  • Moxie Bread Co.: Breads and baked goods, sure, but also seeds for planting, books for baking, and face masks for being responsible
  • Dry Storage: Pastries, loaves, heirloom flours, whole grains, onigiri, and booze


Kream Kimchi
KREAM Kimchi. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Minior
  • KREAM Kimchi: Spicy-tangy perfection in a jar from hospitality vet Virgil Dickerson’s mom’s recipe

Hot and Sweet


  • Il Posto: Classic iterations of deep-dish heaven, in apple, peach, and blueberry
  • The Pie Queen: Six-inch beauties made with local fruit from a pastry chef who often delivers in drag

Baked Goods

  • Fox Run Café: Rising star bakers making banana bread, cream puffs, and briochelike buns for flawless sandwiches


  • Lala’s Bakery: Spring Fling Cakes by alums of the dearly departed Market on Larimer Street


Pandemic Donuts
Pandemic Donuts. Photo courtesy of Tori Buehner

Cold and Sweet

Gelato Bars

  • HipPops: Miami-born food truck peddling create-your-own gelato or sorbet bars

Ice Cream

  • MyKings Ice Cream: 12 rotating flavors (a few from Magill’s) and cereal milkshakes
  • Pint’s Peak Ice Cream: Pastry chef Caitlin Howington’s from-scratch fantasy flavors (smoky s’mores, whiskey butterscotch)
  • Right Cream: Inventive pints (looking at you, vegan coconut pandan with sesame candy and coconut caramel), delivered
  • RoseBud Ice Cream: Small-batch, high-butterfat, pure and simple flavors—with or without CBD

Denise Mickelsen
Denise Mickelsen
Denise Mickelsen is 5280’s former food editor. She oversaw all of 5280’s food-related coverage from October 2016 to March 2021.
Patricia Kaowthumrong
Patricia Kaowthumrong
Patricia joined the 5280 staff in July 2019 and is thrilled to oversee all of the magazine’s dining coverage. Follow her food reporting adventures on Instagram @whatispattyeating.