Merchant Monday’s: Hoja Denver
Happy Merchant Monday! Today we’re featuring Hoja, located at 1284 S Pearl St. Hoja is a family-owned staple in the platt park neighborhood, serving a wide variety of delicious food, with options for all diets.
Ben Susnick, owner of Hoja, originally started the concept as a food truck called Basecamp Provisions in 2016. After the success of Basecamp Provisions, Susnick decided to open a restaurant in 2018. With the South Pearl St. farmers market being one of his favorite places for the truck, opening a restaurant in the Platt Park neighborhood was a perfect fit. The neighborhood has supported them immensely since the opening, as they’ve gained many regulars from the local community. This support is a huge part of why Hoja has thrived, and they continue to put that support back into the Denver community. They source their cheese and many meats from local Colorado farms, and get their fresh tortillas right off of Federal Blvd!
Hoja encompasses what it means to be a Denver restaurant, while still feeling like a small New Jersey diner. Serving a wide range of Mexican classics, they offer everything from vegan options, to hearty dishes for meat and potato lovers. You may even find a few specialities every once in a while like their amazing Matzo Ball Soup. Susnick’s mom even does all the baking for the restaurant, so make sure to try a baked good next time you’re in!
As the warm weather slowly approaches, Hoja is planning to offer Dinner this coming summer. This will be a new but exciting change for the local eatery, allowing customers to enjoy their many dog-friendly patios into the evening. A perfect place to grab a drink after work this summer. Not to worry though, while they are planning on extending hours in the coming months, the food truck will still be on the move all around Denver!
Next time you stop by make sure to grab one of the many pre packaged sauces, seasonings, or seed mixes from their kitchen, so you can take the amazing flavors of Hoja home with you to enjoy. If you’d like to learn more about Hoja or see their current menu, visit https://www.hojadenver.com/.