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Vegan Restaurants in Denver: The American Eats Edition

Watercourse Foods
City, O'City
Root Down
True Food Kitchen
Modern Market Eatery
Sputnik
Vital Root
Watercourse Foods
City, O'City
Root Down
True Food Kitchen
Modern Market Eatery
Sputnik
Vital Root

Whether you’re planning a visit to Denver soon or you live in the area, you may want to know more about vegan restaurants in the city. The vegan diet has become increasingly popular over the years, and chefs are creating delicious meat-free versions of your favorite foods that indulgent and healthy. Here are some of the best vegan restaurants Denver has to offer.

 

 

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Watercourse Foods

837 E 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-7313

Watercourse Foods offers a modern, friendly atmosphere and vegan dishes that are vibrant and delicious. The cauliflower “wings” are a huge hit and are served with a variety of sauces. You can also enjoy the vegan French toast with a side of fresh berries and applesauce if you visit the restaurant for breakfast or brunch. The coconut curry is tasty as well, and the Watercourse, an entree with shredded veggies, seasoned tofu, and black sesame seeds, is a top seller as well. There are also several refreshing drinks to choose from as well, so try the rotating flavors of kombucha or sparkling cherry limeade to make your meal complete.

 

 

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City, O’City

206 E 13th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-6443

If you’re craving tasty vegan dishes, City, O’City is the place the go. The veggie burger with natural-cut fries is one of the most popular items on the menu. You can also try the Udon noodle bowl, which makes great comfort food during the colder months of the year. If you’re visiting Denver in the spring or summer, you can try the savory waffle with summer veggies. The fried “chicken” cauliflower and waffles are a tasty choice as well. City O’City is also known for its delicious vegan desserts like the non-dairy version of Samoas or whoopie pie. The restaurant also has a full bar, so you can enjoy a margarita or sparkling wine with your meal.

 

 

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Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave., Denver, CO 80218
(303) 993-4200

If you and your non-vegan friends are visiting Denver and want to try some plant-based entrees, you won’t be disappointed when you visit Root Down. The almond pancakes are one of the top breakfast/brunch options and are topped with strawberry, mint, huckleberry, and an almond biscotti crumble. You may also want to try the breakfast tacos with whole-grain tortillas and shredded carrots. The tofu korma with grilled cauliflower in a savory curry gravy is delicious as well. The restaurant also offers plenty of tasty cocktails to choose from like the blood orange mimosa or the espresso and amaro.

 

 

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True Food Kitchen

2800 E 2nd Ave, Unit 101, Denver, CO 80218
(720) 509-7661

You don’t have to be a hard-core vegan to enjoy the meals at True Food Kitchen. However, the food is made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and you’ll definitely feel refreshed after your meal. There are several kombucha flavors to choose from, and you can even order the Hangover Rx if you need to recover from a late night. The pizza with almond ricotta is a huge hit with diners. There are several appetizers and small bites to choose from that are vegan and gluten-free, like the butternut squash soup, charred cauliflower, and edamame guacamole.

 

 

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Modern Market Eatery

900 16th St., Denver, CO 80218
(303) 534-0910

Modern Market Eatery is one of the best vegan restaurants Denver has to offer when you want to eat clean and enjoy your meal in a friendly atmosphere. There are several plant-based and vegan options to choose from, like the sesame tofu with grilled carrots or the turmeric veggie salad with rainbow carrots and baby greens. If you’re visiting the eatery for brunch, try the avocado toast topped with green onion or the pearl sugar waffle with raspberry chia jam.

 

 

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Sputnik

3 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80218
(720) 570-4503

Sputnik is the place to go in Denver when you want a delicious breakfast or brunch without the meat. The breakfast burrito topped with stewed black beans and vegan cheese is delicious and filling, and the quesadilla with macaroni and “cheese” and a side is tasty, too. You’ll also love the veggie fajita with purple kale topped with avocado, and the Israeli falafel sandwich makes for a satisfying meal as well. Sputnik is known for its vegan corn dogs made with Field Roast sausage, and you can also purchase a family taco kit if you’re feeding a crowd and want to make sure everyone has a healthy meal.

 

 

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Vital Root

3915 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80218
(303) 474-4131

When you want a hearty salad filled with fresh ingredients, check out Vital Root for a healthy lunch or dinner. The pad Thai is some of the best in the city as well, and you’ll definitely want to try the falafel wrap if you’re having lunch on the go. You can also try the sprout head sandwich if you’re trying to get more veggies in your diet, and the sunflower risotto is a delicious guilt-free meal as well.