From poutine to ramen to chocolate, these clever bites (and a few classics) celebrate the cult-favorite pepper.
You could do a full-on green chile food crawl inside Denver Central Market. Start with a Southwestern Colorado Salad from Green Seed, with greens, olathe sweet corn, roasted red peppers, radish, crispy onions, avocado, and Hatch chile ranch dressing. For the main course, grab a burger from Lunchboxx with fire-roasted Hatch chiles and griddled asadero cheese. Then, for a sweet treat with heat, pick up the 505 Bonbon from Temper Chocolates—Hatch green chile ganache coated with a chocolate shell. “The sweetness of our milk chocolate mellows out the heat from the Hatch chile, creating the perfect sweet and savory taste,” says Temper chocolatier Victoria Johnson. 2669 Larimer St.