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Denver Chile Stands

Where to buy fresh roasted green chile in Denver

Green * indicates updated for 2021

Vendor Hours Varieties Prices
Morales Family Chile*
52nd & Sheridan
call ahead for pickup
See website for other products: Broncos gear, spices, salsas, jams, etc

9 am-7 pm daily until Nov while supplies last

Mild, Med, Hot, 
Mild, Med, Hot, X-Hot

Many more varieties
Sandia, Anaheim, Big Jim, Dynamite, Fresno
Prices start at $25/bushel or 2/$40 up to $30/bushel or 2/$50 (for Dynamite, Poblano & Jalapeno)
(these are 2019 prices)
The Chili Guys+
at Olde Glory Fireworks
5501 Federal Blvd.

7 days
8am – 8 pm
Sunday 8-7
until mid-Oct
frozen chiles available all year
Anaheim Medium & Hot, Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot, Dynamite (XX-hot)
Big Jim, Poblano, Barker,
Hatch $35/bu, $25/half-bushel
price varies by variety
$32/farmer’s bushel
$20/ 1/2 bushel
Hot Spot Chile+
2 locations:
7150 Pecos St
5115 W. Morrison Rd.
(Sheridan & Morrison
Boogie Down Sports Bar lot)
updated 2020
9 am-7 pm daily
Hatch Mild, Medium Hot, X-Hot,
Pueblo Mild, Medium, Hot, Mirasol
Brighton Dynamite
Also chile corn tortillas
Prices start at $20/half basket
A Taste of Questa*
5045 W 1st Ave
updated 2021
9 -4 Mon-Sat
until Nov 1
Pueblo & Hatch
Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot
Pueblo Dynamite
Chimayo chile powder $5/6oz
Mild & X-Hot
Market price
$5/quart baggies
The Best Roasted Chile+
4747 W. Colfax
VFW parking lot
updated 2021
9 – 7 every day until  Nov
Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot
Mosco, Mirasol
special: BOGO free
$25/bushel or
$40/2 bushels
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$5 off any purchase
Rios Chile+
Florida & Tennyson
(in the Sav-a-Lot)
parking lot
updated 2020
9 – 8 every day till Nov
Hatch Mild, Med, Hot
Pueblo Mild, Medium, Hot
Mirasol, Big Jim,
$40/ farmer’s bushel
$20/half bushel
$45/sack Hatch
$40/sack Pueblo & Dynamite
$7/2 lb bag
$40/box jalapeno
Lopez Chili+
158 S. Federal
(just N. of Alameda)
updated 2020

7 days
10 – 6 pm

Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot, Mirasol, Pueblo Dynamite


Hatch New Mexico Roasted Chile
2 locations:
8th & Federal,
47th & Federal
updated 2019 

9 – 7

 Hatch Mild, Medium Hot, X-Hot
Pueblo, Mosco, Mirasol, Big Jim
$32/ 2 bushels
$45/ 3 bushels
$20/ bushel for Dynamite
1) 1720 S. Santa Fe
2)16750 E Broncos Pkwy (Parker Rd @ E Broncos Pkwy)
3) I-76 & Federal early Sept.
0 S.
updated 2020
9 – 6 every day until about 5 days after last frost, early Nov
 Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot, Big Jim & Anaheim, Pueblo Hot (Mosco), Dynamite, Poblano
salsas, quesos, jams
produce stand @Parker
 prices vary during the season
D & D Produce+
Hampden & Federal
3421 S. Federal
(west side)
updated 2020
9am – 6pm
 Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot
Pueblo Mosco
+full produce stand
(awesome produce!)
$60/2 bushels
Poblano: $45/bu
Heine’s Market+
11801 W 44th
Wheat Ridge
9 – 5 daily Hatch Mild, Medium Hot, X-Hot,
Anaheim Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot,
Mirasol, Pueblo Hot (Mosco)
prices vary during season
Jesus Farm
Federal & Colfax
7 days/wk
Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot $20/bushel$30/ 2 bushels$35/ sack price may lower on weekend
Beyta Family Chile+
16th & Federal
updated 2020
9am-6pm every day
Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot
$35 BOGO basket
Hatch X-hot, Hot, Med & Mild
$30/bushel for Dynamite
red & green chili powder $5/bag
Sauces $10/jar
Honey $10/jar
Trujillo Chile+
2 locations:
Alameda & Yates
1835 S Federal
(Federal & Colorado Ave)
order by phone & pickup

veteran owned
Closed permanently 2021
7 days 10 -7
until  last frost,  late Oct
Hatch Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot
Pueblo Hot (Mosco),
garlic powder & Mild, Hot, X-hot Chili powder, spices
$40/2 baskets$5/bag pre-roasted
note: chiles are kept chilled
Pina’s Produce
47th & Federal
2016 – closed
Back for
2017 season

25 comments to Denver Chile Stands

  • sofia otto

    where did the chili stand that was on Federal just north of 285 move to?

    • Anita

      Not sure yet – I don’t have a phone for them. Many vendors will not start roasting until August 16, so let’s see if they appear again. A few won’t be roasting until August 23. Taste of Chili that was on Federal just south of 285 lost that space and is looking for 2 new spaces. They expect to be roasting next weekend and I’ll have the information up by then.

  • Landavazo Chile Connection
    11321 Dransfeldt Rd.
    Parker, CO

    8 to ^ Fri, Sat, Sun
    Start on Aug 16th

    720- 470- 4933

  • Chacha

    We have been getting chiles from that guy for three years. If anyone has seen him or knows where he has moved his stand to, any info would be greatly appreciated. He is an older white guy with a rescued chihuahua (that isn’t very nice but loves him!). Thanks!

  • Chacha

    I found them!! 4700 s sante fe and also setting one up off of federal and hampden south of their old spot.

  • sofia

    any news about the new location of the chili stand that was on Federal just one block north of 285?

  • Mocreek

    I think they may be on S Sheridan between Evans and Jewell this year? At any rate there is a stand there run by Taste of Chili that wasn’t there last year, and Taste of Chili is the same group that ran the Federal and Hampden store. Anyway, that’s where I’ll be heading this week to pick up my bushels. Hoping for the best…

  • Ron


    They will be there through the end of October at the NW corner of 285 and Federal. And the Pueblo mosco’s are YUM !!

  • Sierra

    I’m looking for chili stands that are still open. I’m located in Denver. I know it is early November and many stands are closed, any help is appreciated. Thanks!!

  • Nena

    The best Chile on 47th And federal 27 sack @ 15 a bushel nice price

  • Harry

    A true bushel is 25# and thats all there is to it.When you go to stands they have a sack that they say is 21/2 bushels but actually its only 11/8 bushel. are you kidding me.??/

    • Anita

      Yeah, this is an unregulated business. Most places use laundry baskets and the ones that say they sell “farmers bushels” usually are selling ones that are close to 25#. Some even use extra small laundry baskets. This is definitely a “buyer beware” situation, and to be sure of how much you are getting, take a scale with you.

  • Oct. 30, 2014 9:10 am Looking for 1/2 bushel Hatches peppers prefer a mix mild,med.,hot need for chili rellenos. Thanks, Mike

  • Jim Ruck

    Just wondering how I can be sure I’m getting PUEBLO chili’s vs HATCH…. I find that the Pueblo’s are meatier and easy to peel…

    • Anita

      Best way is to ask the vendor to show you the sack (or better yet, take the bushel from the sack in front of you) and you will see the farm that the chiles came from. You most likely can google the farm and see if it’s located in Pueblo or Hatch. Also, beware that the last few years many vendors use “Mosco,” “Mirasol,” and “Pueblo” interchangeably. Moscos are by far the meatiest and Mirasol are much smaller and less meaty. “Pueblo Hot” is a term that typically applied to Mirasols. The Mosco is a selectively bred Mirasol – meaning its ancestor is the Mirasol but after more that a dozen generations of breeding for bigger, meatier, sturdier chiles it has become its own variety.

  • I found this place that’s better they give you one basket for 18 or 2 baskets for 32. And the there really nice and they have hot chili they have mexicon chili and pueblo .the location is at 8 and federal

  • Beware of all the chili stands in Denver that try to sell you a bushel buy one get one free. What they are selling you is a basket not a bushel so don’t let him fool you by saying that they’re selling you a bushel it is a basket and the buy one get one free your buying one basket getting one free and they’re ripping you off for a little portion of the other part of the bushel. Does everybody out there remember when your gradma used to tell you thst nothings for free well its the truth. Also another issue that is out there is that when they roast the chili they roast it too fast and they just burn the peel off and do not cook the chili the result is that to Chile is burned black from cooking it too fast and not cooking the chili slow there just burning the pill and they do this for whatever reason to save on propane which is not the right way to cook the chili. The proper way to cook Chile is slow @ 13 revolutions per minute on the basket and cooking it for 7 to 8 minutes this is the proper way to cook Pueblo Chile anybody tells you any different they do not know what they are doing. Another issue is when all the venders out there are selling chili in June and July and say that it’s Pueblo Chile they are lying Colorado Chile does not come out till the end of August first weekend in September Labor day weekend so don’t let them bullshit you and tell you that is Colorado Chile. And the chili that they are getting at that time is either from Mexico or California which has no flavor whatsoever compared to Colorado Chile. Remember all these vendors out there are out to make sales and care about making sales only and do not care about giving you a good cook decent chili product it is sad and they should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Jaime

    I’ve tried hatch from 3 different stands in south Denver. None of them taste or even look the same. Makes me think they are just selling whatever they can get there hands on and call it “hatch”

  • kbreukels

    Any updates for 2017 yet?

  • Christine H

    2017: I bought green chilies at 8th and Federal yesterday, 9/10. They plan to be there through the end of October. $35 for two baskets. The chilies I packed up last night had good flavor and were big and meaty.

  • T. Velasquez

    Pueblo are better than Hatch IMO

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