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Supporting small businesses and local restaurants is one of the best ways we can help our community right now. This week, our very own Nic Leggett, part real estate broker, part co-founder and architect at the local design firm Sovereign, shared his thoughts on Denver’s best take-out—a perfect list to reference in times like this. Here’s are his recommendations:  

Queen City Coffee – Incredible coffee. Both cafés remain open for take-out orders (just text (720) 749-7054) and are offering delivery for people within two miles of their locations. Plus, they have free shipping on all online orders of coffee beans and grounds.

Stowaway – Our usual hangout, available for take-out including bags of coffee, loaves of their inimitable fruit toast, and granola. Adjusted hours are now 10am-2pm. Speedy delivery by bicycle within a 2-mile radius, or curbside pickup if you prefer. Text them at (720) 583-5481 to order.

Pho 95 – Asian restaurants are being hit especially hard right now.  This is our favorite family-owned Vietnamese place. They’re on DoorDash, offering delivery within 5 miles, pick-up, and curb-side take-out.

Fortune Wok to Table – Dumplings make great isolation food, so order a bunch via Postmates. Our go-to order is one of everything steamed and one of everything fried.

Superstar – Some of the best dim sum in town. Order online or via GrubHub for delivery.

Pepper Asian Bistro – Our go-to American Chinese place. Order online or via Grubhub for delivery.

Sukiya Ramen – Our favorite ramen spot, right on Broadway. Open for takeout. Call them up at 720-398-9324

Hop Alley – Their staff is hand-delivering throughout Five Points, City Park, and Highlands, which is helping keep everyone busy and paid. They’re doing some amazing take-out specials right now, too. Check their Facebook page for weekly specials. Take-out hours are 4-9pm and delivery hours between 5:30-9pm.

Little Owl Coffee – Little Owl is closed for the time being but is still paying their employees hourly. But obviously tips aren’t coming in right now. Head here to donate to their tip fund.

Cart-Driver – Best wood-fired pizza in town, with curbside pickup available. Head here to view their new to-go menu.

Onefold – Comfort congee and bacon fried rice via Postmates – what’s better than that? Curbside pickup available.

Moxie Bread Co. – It’s in Louisville but well worth the drive – flour, fresh artisan bread, whole bean coffee (and sourdough starters if you need one). Check their site for the full menu.

Somebody People Denver – Great juice, sandwiches, pasta, soup, and salads, with vegan and vegetarian options available. Offering curbside pick-up, or grab a gift card online for a future date.

Brider – Get the falafel sandwich. It’s amazing. Order via curbside take-out and Postmates.

Bridge & Tunnel Group – You know them as Rosenberg’s bagels, Famous Original J’s pizza, and Lou’s Italian. All locations are available for take-out, DoorDash, and Postmates.

Rebel Bread Co. – Pre-order fresh bread for home delivery (within the city of Denver) or curb-side pick-up. Also, check-out their new online cooking classes!

Leven Deli Co. – Wine, bread, bags of coffee, pastrami by the pound, and homemade dessert. Order via their site, UberEats, DoorDash, or Grubhub.

The Wolf’s Tailor – One of the best restaurants in the country, now available for curbside pick-up Tuesday through Sunday from 4-9pm. Call them to order at (720) 456-6705.

City O’ City – Seitan wings, please! They opened a few extra phones lines for pick-up and delivery. Check their website for more details.

Noble Riot – Can’t drink wine there right now, but they have drive-by gluten-free fried chicken! Call them up (303) 993-5330 and they’ll get you set up. Or order online via their website.

Parisi – I often dream of pizza salad… Experience the wonder in your own home via curbside pick-up and take-out. Call them at (303) 561-0234, Ext. 2.

Snarf’s Sandwhiches – I basically grew up at “The Shack” (their OG Boulder location) and their sandwiches can make two meals, easy. Free delivery via their site or DoorDash.

Also, we got a flyer for the Denver Delivery Network in our door today. They are a pop-up volunteer delivery service, ready and willing to go shop for you if you cannot. Call (970) 316-4036 and leave a message with what you need delivered and they’ll take care of it.  Please let them know if you’re experiencing symptoms / are in the quarantine so they can take the appropriate precautions.

My heart aches for everyone – all of us. We’re all being put through the ringer and our futures are more uncertain by the hour. Our medical staff, service providers, first-responders, and essential workers across the world are being asked to sacrifice endlessly to keep us all healthy, safe, and fed. Thank you!

People, by large, are helping people, and that gives me faith. Small businesses are supporting small businesses, and together, we can all get through this. And, hopefully the current spirit of collaboration and kindness lives on long past this virus.

—Nic Leggett, Broker Associate, Slifer Denver