It’s been nearly a decade since Metro Denver’s first modern food hall, The Source, opened at RiNo. Today, these hubs for a variety of delicious foods are a huge part of the food scene in the region. The Edgewater Public Market, located at 5505 West 20th Avenue, debuted in 2019; As it celebrates its third anniversary, it welcomes some new concepts.Besides a tattoo studio, ax throwing space, and virtual reality arcade, there are three fresh food options.
Since mid-September, KC Christian’s It’s a Bodega has had a temporary spot in the food court, with the shop selling snacks from around the world as well as classic sneakers and other merchandise. This is the perfect place to satisfy your snack cravings, with everything from chips in flavors like crab rice and mayonnaise to matcha Kit Kat bars and sparkling soda. The pop-up is slated to remain open until the end of the year, though it could extend beyond that.
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Bodega sells snacks from all over the world.
Edgewater Public Market
Also joining the group were Saints and Sinners, who took control of the Amethyst Coffee space; Run by the team behind Barbed Wire Reef and another Edgewater Public Market business, Carnivore Taqueria. Currently in soft-open mode, this café will also offer food options including waffles – served on a stick or as savory sandwiches – along with acai bowls. Once it is fully operational, Saints and Sinners will open at 8 am daily.
Among the new additions is Black Box Bakery, which was founded by Megan Reid and Ariel Israel in 2019. The duo’s eye-catching pastries have proven popular, though the operation has largely focused on selling their goods wholesale to restaurants and cafes. Now it will be much easier to taste the star croissants of the Black Box and other goodies. This permanent space, which will also serve coffee, tea and other beverages, should be open by the end of the year. Blackbox, meanwhile, picked up on the market’s weekend morning pop-ups.
Other area food courts are making changes, too. In September, Zeppelin Station was restarted with five new concepts; Last month, we learned that the former Broadway Market space will be used for a virtual Asian food hall. And both Avanti locations have welcomed new restaurants recently, with Bowls by KO debuting in Denver and Top Boss Polo Tico opens for alum Byron Gomez in Boulder.
Next on the food court stage: Morris & Mae. Just minutes from Red Rocks, the food court is set to open later this month with tenants that include Mac Nation, Kiki’s Fresh Bowls, La Rosita, Alpine House, and Gold Mine Cupcakes.