In today’s world full of corporate food chains whose only goal is to make as much money as possible, mass production fast food “restaurants” that offer little more than a “mc-stomach ache” have made it hard for the smaller, independent establishments to survive.  These local eateries are what gives a neighborhood its culture and sense of place.  They also provide a much friendlier face, and most likely more delicious food.  The Larimer Hot House is a prime example of how supporting local restaurants is much more enjoyable (and delicious) than corporate chains.

Located at 2810 Larimer St. in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, the Larimer Hot House has built a “neighborhood restaurant FOR the neighborhood”.  The atmosphere here is very welcoming and laid back, and when you are greeted by the staff, you can tell right away that they actually enjoy what they are doing, and stand behind their food 100% with an inviting and friendly disposition.  Now that’s something you will be hard pressed to find at your corporate fast food chain.

The menu at Larimer Hot House is sort of like a “tale of 2 restaurants” mixed into one.  For breakfast, they specialize in serving up heaping 1 LB breakfast burritos, green chili (pork or vegetarian), breakfast tacos, and frittatas.  For lunch, they take on their deli identity and offer 7 different delicious sandwiches, as well as homemade chips, pickles, soups, and of course beverages.

One of the better dining deals in town is the Larimer Hot House “Ten Buck Lunch”.  You choose any one of their seven sandwiches, a drink, homemade chips, homemade pickle, and a homemade rice krispy treat.  Even though the portions are large and filling, the delicious flavors will leave you wanting more.

For BBQ lovers, the “Swine Foo” sandwich will satisfy your every desire.  The braised pulled pork is tender, and the house-made BBQ sauce is loaded with flavor and spices.  It packs the perfect amount of heat, without overpowering the taste.  The Chicago Roast Beast is another sandwich worth devouring (all seven sandwiches are!).  It consists of shaved roast beef on an Italian roll with Giardinera (a delicious spicy version of pickle relish) and melted provolone, served with a side of Au Jus.

The Larimer Hot House is a must-try for any deli sandwich lover and food fanatic alike.  The food is made fresh, the price is affordable, service is wonderful, and the people actually believe in their product.  Now that’s something you don’t see a lot of these days.

Larimer Hot House
Monday – Friday from 7 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM – 1 PM
2810 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

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