Ruth Tobias/Thrillist

Pasty Republic

Denver
Bakery
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Mon11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tues11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Pasty Republic

4166 Tennyson St (42nd St)

Denver, CO 80212

No, it’s not a socialist tanning salon. Pasties are basically English empanadas, and this little counter joint (and its brand-new food truck) aces them. Fillings range from traditional (beef, potatoes, and rutabaga) to modern (spinach, feta, almonds, and herbs) to sweet (spiced pumpkin and cream cheese). They’re then encased in crunchy-tender shells so golden-brown, it's as if this were a tanning salon after all.