The West's best food towns

Whose food scene reigns supreme? Check out the winners of our 4 regional food town smackdowns

Boulder vs. Denver food fight

Two Rocky Mountain titans duke it out for the title of best food city

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Denver: Variety / diversity
Photo by Mark Manger

Denver: Variety / diversity

Even without a coastline, our international mix “kicks Boulder (and a lot of other cities) in the hoohoo as far as ethnic food goes,” says one blogger. Pho, kitfo, dim sum, chicharrones—they’re all here and often dirt cheap. Strip malls on South Federal Boulevard, the best ethnic-food strip in the state, have incredible Mexican and Vietnamese food, along with the crown jewel: the tiny, mind-blowing Lao Wang Noodle House (pictured).

Score: 7

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