Back in the late 19th century, Denver’s Chinatown — known as Hop Alley and located in what’s now LoDo — was just beginning to flourish when it was decimated by racism-fueled riots; to this day, the city is missing a Chinese-immigrant enclave. But that doesn’t mean restaurants devoted to the distinct regional traditions that define Chinese cuisine don’t exist — in fact, they’re located everywhere. Here are 19 essentials, ordered geographically from north to south.
Note that this map doesn’t include food trucks, so a special shoutout goes to Yuan Wonton. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More