It’s no secret that food halls are dominating Denver right now. From Avanti, the Source and Denver Central Market to Stanley Marketplace and Dairy Block, this trend doesn’t show signs of slowing down.
Next on the docket will be Zeppelin Station — a 100,000 square-foot marketplace, workspace and food hall slated to open late 2017 at the foot of the new 38th and Blake light rail stop in RiNo.
In addition to the office space, Zeppelin Station has plans for eight international street food stalls, a full-service restaurant, two bars and a collection of retail shops that you’d expect in a space like this — boutiques, design goods and local knickknacks.
So far, here are the openings that Zeppelin has announced:
Namkeen — Namkeen is pronounced ‘num-kin’ — meaning “savory” or “salty” in Hindi. It is commonly used to describe a broad range of Indian snacks. Inside Zeppelin, it comes from the husband-and-wife owners of Spuntino. Expect Indian street snacks (namkeen), kati rolls, curries and more.
Big Trouble & Kiss + Ride — Two bars from Michael Huebner (from Chicago) and Lana Gailani (New York City), who are joining the team as beverage director and bar manager, respectively. Big Trouble will be a darker, moody bar tucked in the corner of the mezzanine level, and Kiss + Ride will be a more fast, fun atmosphere for guests to grab a drink before catching the train at the 38th & Blake station.
Injoi — Pronounced “enjoy,” this southern-inspired Korean concept comes from Texas chef Bill Espiricueta — known for his smoked meats and his forthcoming restaurant Smök inside the Source Hotel.
Mister Oso — The team behind Bar Dough and Señor Bear will open a new casual, walk-up restaurant called Mister Oso. The menu is inspired by Latin American street food like Peruvian anticuchos on a stick and tacos al pastor.
Vinh Xuong Bakery — Great Vietnamese food is usually found on Federal Boulevard, but now its expanding to Zeppelin Station with this third-generation, family-owned business. Get ready for more of Duc Huynh’s famous Bahn mi in this additional location of Vinh Xuong Bakery.
Dandy Lion Coffee – Also from Huynh, Dandy Lion Coffee is a brand new concept focused on modern coffee with an Asian influence. Think espresso drinks, drip coffee and unexpected Vietnamese flavors like lavender, coconut and chicory.
Fior Gelato – The beloved Boulder gelato joint is making its first steps into Denver with this location inside Zeppelin. It was started by Bryce and Giulia Licht, who met in Italy in 2008 and brought their love of gelato back to Boulder.
Au Feu — Chicago Restauranteur Jared Leonard is opening this brand new concept especially for Denver. Au Feu is French for “the fire” — to embody the cured and smoked meats that will be the focus of the restaurant. You can also look forward to Quebec cuisine like Canadian Poutine.
Aloha Poke Co. — Denver is getting even more poke with Aloha Poke Co. Also from Chicago, this fast-casual spot will have sushi-grade fish and fresh ingredients to build your own bowls.
Stay tuned for more from Zeppelin Station as we will be updating this piece as more information arises. All renderings and photos courtesy of Zeppelin Station.