The 16th St. mall in downtown Denver is categorized as a historic place due to its granite street that looks like snake skin from the sky. It has hand painted pianos lining the streets that fill the air with wonderful music, a free bus line that takes you up and down the 16th St. mall, and the best food trucks in Denver.
If you are on a budget there are plenty of $1 hot dog stands on the 16th St. Mall. But to get the best food truck food in Denver, you will be spending around $5 a plate.
Here is a list of the best food truck food in Denver, starting with the world famous Biker Jim’s.
Biker Jim’s hot dogs – Yes, THE biker Jim’s located at Arapahoe & 16th, on 16th St. mall. Visited by Anthony Bourdain, routinely voted best of by Westword, and with hundreds of 5 star reviews on yelp… this is the place to get a really good hot dog. Part of their regular menu is Wild Boar, Alaska Reindeer, Elk Jalapeno Cheddar, and Southwest Buffalo.
They grill up the hot dogs, top it with caramelized onion, and then they get out their cream cheese gun… now that’s a hot dog!
The man working the hot dog cart was very friendly and full of character. What a fun time, it is no wonder this little hot dog cart gets rave reviews from everyone.
Doner Kebab’s – If you are in the mood for something a little more on the healthy side, you have to check out the Turkish food on Glenarm and 16th, on 16th St. Mall. I had some of the humus, and it was heaven! It was light and creamy, and the bread was hot and fresh with a hint of seasoning. I was able to eat the humus and walk at the same time without making a big mess.
The man in the cart was very nice and friendly. You can tell he puts a lot of pride in his food.
Thai food – There is wonderful Thai food cart on Stout and 16th. They make all of their food fresh, and have a mini kitchen in that little cart. No microwaves though, all fresh. Delicious!
The 16th St. mall is a must see for tourists and locals alike. It is easily accessible through RTD light rail, and once here, you can ride up and down the mall for free in the mall ride. Come soak up our sunny Colorado weather, and eat some of the best food truck food in town.