A good grab-and-go food spot is essential in today’s work culture. With everyone always on the go and constantly searching for extra minutes throughout the day, waiting in line has become more of a nuisance than ever. Luckily for us Denverites, there are plenty of businesses nearby that provide excellent grab-and-go services besides the local 7-11. Here are a few places that should help expedite your meal without losing the quality and quantity of a sit down restaurant.
16th Street Mall and Stout St.
Denver, CO 80202
Located on 16th Street Mall at Stout St., you will find a green food stand that has one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet behind it, as well as some of the best Mexican food in Denver. Manny, the man behind the grill, always has a smile on his face and seems genuinely interested in whatever you have to say. His breakfast burritos are the reason to come here, though. The green chile has a perfect flavor that’s not too spicy, but not too mild. It blends effortlessly with whichever other ingredients you choose to build your morning burrito with. Manny has pre-made burritos each morning, but be sure to get there early if you want a true grab-and-go experience, as this place is no secret and the line will get long quickly.
4994 Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
The Noshery is the premier grab-and-go destination in Denver’s Highlands. They make fresh pastries and other delectable baked goods each morning, which makes up the majority of their quicker items. However, if you do have a couple of extra minutes and don’t have a particularly sweet tooth in the morning, their breakfast and lunch sandwiches are delicious and are served up pretty quickly as well.
2730 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
With some of these restaurants, “grab-and-go” is really dictated on your time of arrival. This restaurant is no exception. If there isn’t a line, you can expect to be in and out quickly without any hassle. However, if you come during a rush period, you may have to wait. But hey, that’s the price you pay for exceptional food. At The Uber Sausage, they have a plethora of different, homemade sausages ready to make any sandwich a masterpiece. Meats range anywhere from bison to crawfish, but no matter which link you decide on, you will undoubtedly be satisfied.
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2418 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
The Wooden Spoon is a typical cafe and bakery that provides outstanding service and is home to some excellent baked goods and yogurt. When it comes to grab and go, options include your typical baked goods, as well as their spectacular yogurt. They use Noosa Yoghurt, one of the best yogurts you can find, and fill it with a house-made granola. Again, if you find you have an extra minute or two, they also have a great breakfast sandwiches and simple yet efficient lunch menu.
3023 W. 44th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Winner of Denver Westword’s “Best Breakfast Burrito” award in 2011, La Fuente doesn’t mess around. Along with a typical menu, La Fuente serves up some of Denver’s best handheld breakfast burritos. They are available as a grab and go option, so you’ll be in, out, and on your way in no time with one of the best burritos in the city.
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