Denver is one of my favorite cities for many reasons, eating being high on that list. I recently spent a day eating my way through Denver and had lunch with some of my favorite folks from Udi’s.
I’m a big fan of Udi’s. I eat their gluten-free breads, buns, muffins. I bake with their granola, I make bread pudding with their cinnamon rolls. And when I’m in Denver, I love eating at one of their cafes.
|Maeve, Jillian, Regan and me at Udi’s Cafe Stapleton|
On this trip, I had lunch with Jillian, Maeve and Regan from Udi’s. Jillian suggested we visit the Udi’s Cafe in Stapleton. The Stapleton area is a beautiful created neighborhood with office space, condos, cute shops and lots of places to eat. I could live in this neighborhood easily. There was a Chipotle (more on that soon), a pizza place that offers gluten-free crust from Udi’s, an adorable flower shop and lots of folks on bicycles.
My hubby John and I split a falafel sandwich. I have a thing for falafel, I eat it often. I put it on sandwiches, eat it alone, crumble it up on top of pizza. I’m not a falafel expert, but must say the falafel at Udi’s was the best I have ever had. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and packed with zesty spices. It’s probably good I live hundreds of miles away from the Udi’s Cafes, I would eat this falafel far too often.
When we eat at Udi’s, John always orders their potato salad. This means it is good. I make really great potato salad (and I’m so modest about it…), which means John rarely orders potato salad out. But he always orders it at Udi’s.
Our lunch companions had the House Falafel plate and the pulled pork sandwich lunch special. It all looked delicious and it was all gluten-free. I ordered my lunch and realized I had forgotten to order the sandwich on gluten-free bread. What a relief when Jillian said it was okay, the entire order had been designated gluten-free. I can’t begin to express what a relief, and treat, it is to dine someplace like this.
While visiting after lunch, Udi Bar-on walked by on his way to have lunch. I’m such a fan girl that I asked for a photo with Udi. Without the food Udi and his amazing staff create, I would be living life without bread. Or at least without good bread. I’m so thankful for these folks!
The Udi’s Cafe visited for this review is located at 7357 E. 29th Avenue in Denver, Colorado.
Full Disclosure: I am a Community Ambassador for Udi’s, which means I do in-store demos, baking classes featuring their products, etc…and am compensated for my work. I did not pay for the meal mentioned in this review. The opinions expressed are my own, and you probably know by now I’d tell you if I had food that was anything less than spectacular. 🙂
I had no idea that Udi's had a cafe. (Or that Udi was a real person.) I don't know when we'll get out to Colorado but I'll sure want to stop there when we do. That falafel looks mighty tasty.