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Finally, a Place to Find Turkish Food in Metro Denver

Also, a look at the city’s two new Jewish delis

Spit-roasted meat is featured on kebab plates at the new Bosphorus
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A Turkish delight

Bosphorus, a new Turkish spot serving Iskender kebab, fried eggplant, köfte, and more, has opened in Englewood, much to the delight of Westword food editor Mark Antonation. The small restaurant at 3493 South Downing Street is open daily for lunch and dinner. Fans of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods will find similar staples here — stuffed grape leaves, falafel, and hummus — but with distinctly Turkish preparations. There are also those favorite late-night döner sandwiches, though the restaurant only serves them until 9 p.m. nightly. Read more about the history of the Turkish kebab over at Westword.

The deli trend

The Jewish deli is in style, according to researchers who track these things and Allyson Reedy, writing for The Denver Post. Late last month, two new places — Leven Deli Co. and Rye Society — opened in Denver, adding to the modern movement started locally by Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen. The latter is growing its Denver bagel sandwich empire, while those newer neighborhood operations start popping up elsewhere. Leven offers a healthy spin, and Rye Society brings into the 21st Century a generations-long family tradition. There are still some old-school delis left in town too, albeit just a handful (see The Bagel Deli, Zaidy’s Deli, New York Deli News, and East Side Kosher Deli). Read more on The Know.

Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessan

725 E. 26th Avenue, Denver, CO 80205 (720) 440-9880 Visit Website

Rye Society

3090 Larimer Street, , CO 80205 (303) 593-2713 Visit Website

Leven Deli

123 W 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80204