The jazz music playing in the background immediately sets the tone for this laid back sandwich shop. Located at 1617 Wazee St. Unit A., Backcountry Provisions is conveniently located just blocks from Coors Field and the bars of LoDo.
Backcountry Provisions offers a gluten free sandwich using Udi’s gluten free wheat bread. Simply order any of their specialty sandwiches or build your own and order it gluten free. Gluten free bread only costs 50 cents more! That’s an amazing deal considering restaurants usually tack on an extra 1-2 dollars to make their food gluten free.
I tried both the “Turkey Trailhead”-roasted turkey, swiss cheese, avocado, red onion, tomato, romaine and honey dijon mustard as well as the “Summit”- smoked ham, French brie cheese, honey cured bacon, cranberry chutney, romaine and chipotle mayo. The first thing I noticed about these sandwiches wasn’t the bread, it was the flavor of ingredients.
Both the turkey and ham have an amazing flavor and literally melt in your mouth. All the ingredients are incredibly fresh. Furthermore, the sandwiches were stuffed full of ingredients. (see picture below) The brie cheese was exceptional and the homemade cranberry chutney juxtaposed against the honey cured bacon made for a satisfying sweet yet salty combination. Udi’s gluten free wheat bread doesn’t fall apart very easily. It is moist and has a great flavor.
Backcountry Provisions is the second restaurant in Denver to be certified “green.” All the furniture and materials within the restaurant are recycled and the restaurant also makes a conscious effort to compost their waste.
With a welcoming atmosphere, upbeat vibe, and a conscious effort to maintain the outdoors and Colorado environment, I highly recommend Backcountry Provisions for an excellent sandwich using quality ingredients at a reasonable price.