Denver has a fantastic restaurant scene, and that certainly extends to its plant-based options. Take advantage of the numerous healthy vegan and vegetarian dining options in Denver. The following locales are highly acclaimed and all offer flavorful delicious food.
Just a 15-minute drive from Stapleton is Beet Box, a delightfully homey cafe, and bakery. Beet Box has a charming, hip vibe, with its high ceiling heights, plentiful natural light, original exposed brick, and large seating area. Vegans and non-vegans alike love their wide selection of made from scratch sweets, sandwiches, and coffee. The cafe is counter service and has a large front display of baked goods. On any day, you’ll find a rotating selection of fresh donuts, cakes, bread, and pastries, often with a variety of gluten-free options. Be sure to try their baked donuts–they are definitely the standout item here. You’ll find this place busy on the weekends, so come early for the best selection of baked goods and seating.
Watercourse Foods is Denver’s original vegetarian (and now fully vegan) restaurant. Established in 1998, the restaurant features vegan comfort food and an extensive drink list. Their menu features a variety of international dishes as well as all-day breakfast. The restaurant is casual and homey, and it would be excellent for a date night or family restaurant outing. For frequent visitors, Watercourse has also established a rewards program. Diners often recommend the Cauliflower Wings, the Mac N’ Cheese, and the Skillet Hash with mushrooms and gravy. At the entrance, you’ll find a selection of apparel as well as numerous pieces by local artists. These are available for purchase, and the staff will happily give you information about each piece. Visit during Watercourse’s daily happy hour for drink specials and deals on their tacos, wings, nachos, and sandwiches.
City, O’ City
One of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in Denver is City, O’ City. With a fun vibe, lively atmosphere, and contemporary industrial-themed decor, this hip restaurant attracts crowds every day. It’s a phenomenal spot to bring family, friends, and even non-vegetarians. City, O’ City also offers a number of vegan and gluten-free items on the menu. With a variety of international-themed small plates, large plates, sandwiches, and pizza, the restaurant features something for everyone. They also highlight a local artist every month as a way of supporting the community. For the late night patron, the restaurant offers an exceptional comfort food menu until 2 am, as well as a “Late Night Happy Hour” every night after 11 pm. You may need to wait for a table on weekends, but it’s more than worth it.
Make, Believe Bakery
Directly adjacent to City, O’ City is the fully vegan Make, Believe Bakery. This darling storefront offers a variety of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies, and breads. Seating is very limited, so it’s best to enjoy your baked goods elsewhere. The small bakery also focuses on general allergy-free baking, ensuring that their gluten-free items are baked in a completely separate room. Make, Believe Bakery also offers custom wedding cakes and cake tasting services, in addition to customizable cakes for other occasions. If it’s available, be sure to try their delectable banana bread. And if it’s available as a full loaf, get the whole loaf! Their baked goods are also featured in the bakery case at City, O’ City.
These restaurants are just a few of the wonderful, vibrant culinary options we have in the Denver area. We would love to help you discover more. Please contact us to discuss how you can be a part of our beautiful community.