Playing Tourist in Denver, CO – The Source & Union Station

I had a few days off work as I transitioned to a new job, so the Man and I took the opportunity to have an adventure in Denver with the Little Miss.

First we visited The Source, a (relatively) new food market space featuring two delicious restaurants (Acorn and Comida), a butcher, a flower shop, food goods shop—and Crooked Stave to wash it all down.



Though I’ve been wanting to try both restaurants (I’ve eaten at Comida’s food truck before, and I’ve dined several times at Acorn’s sister restaurant, Oak), we decided to pick up some cheese and crackers from Mondo Market and and enjoyed a tasting of sour beers from Crooked Stave. The little miss enjoyed the crackers and smiles from nearby neighbors.

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After leaving The Source we decided to head to Union Station. It’s been nearly a year since the grand reopening, but neither of us had been able to check it out. We were both happy to hear that the hype wasn’t unfounded—it’s gorgeous!


We didn’t remember much of the previous Union Station, but what came to mind was: dirty, large benches, and unsavory individuals. It wasn’t really a destination.

Unlike now!

The space is bright, clean and gorgeous! Though I admit that many of the stores and restaurants are pricy (including a 1/2 dozen eggs for $5.50 at Mercantile & Provision..which is exorbitant).


We did enjoy a stop at Pigtrain Coffee Co. for an afternoon coffee (just me) and a treat (lemon bar for him, raspberry macaron for me). union-station-2

The weather was nice so we took our treats to the outdoor patio that sits on the new plaza (the former parking lot). The plaza, outfitted with several fountains and stone benches, would be a great place to linger on a warm summer afternoon.

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The little miss conked out on the ride home—but it wasn’t enough excitement! After a nap we had some dinner then walked into old town Louisville for the First Friday Art Walk. We had a great time checking out the museum and browsing some of the Main St. Galleries.

All in all, it was a lovely day!

  • Ana Yelen

    Totally fun day!