Dining in Denver is varied and fun, and there are many different kinds of restaurants within walking distance from campus. Try Café Aroma, Garbanzo’s, or Jerusalem’s for Middle Eastern Cuisine, Tokyo Joe’s for a shrimp bowl, Chipotle for a chicken burrito, or Spanky’s for a cheeseburger. Most of the restaurants surrounding campus are pretty cheap and even more accessible with the FLEX meal plan.
Despite all the variety, though, eating at the same restaurants around campus time after time can get a little boring. When your taste buds are screaming for something new, head to other parts of the city. Restaurants downtown are known for their top-quality food and professional service. Although you may notice the difference in price as well, every now and again it’s good to splurge on “real” food. Many students head downtown in search of the perfect restaurant for a first date or to impress the parents. Another good thing about the Denver dining scene is the number of vegetarian options available. The vast majority of restaurants offer vegetarian dishes that are just as tasty, if not tastier, than their carnivorous counterparts.