Denver is hands down one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It has picturesque scenery as well as a big-city vibe. It’s no wonder U.S. News & World Report dubbed it the best place to live in 2016!
It also has a fast-growing vegan community. If you’re planning to pay a visit soon, get ready to eat your way through a fun, adventurous city. Here’s a list of some of our favorite vegan-friendly joints in the Mile High City:
This place is full of yummy baked goods and sandwiches. Be sure to try the house-made cashew cream cheese.
One of our favorite restaurants by far, City, O’ City is a place where you can grab drinks with friends, coffee for your study session, or dinner for two. It’s basically perfect for any occasion. It’s a vegetarian restaurant—meaning some items may contain eggs, milk, or dairy foods products—but everything on the menu can be made vegan. You have to try the savory waffles and buffalo wraps.
Govinda’s is Denver’s oldest vegetarian joint. It offers Indian and American food, and 95 percent of its menu is vegan.
Need to grab a late-night bite to eat? This place is a hidden gem, offering comfort food like country fried “steak,” seitan asada, and jackfruit chimichangas.
Vegan soul food and a juice bar. What more could you want?
Masalaa is a vegetarian restaurant that offers South Indian food. There are plenty of vegan items marked on the menu.
Mercury Cafe isn’t entirely vegan, but it has a vegan-friendly menu and offers dishes like grilled tempeh, tofu rancheros, and the Pagan Vegan Plate. It also hosts a ton of fun events, including a vegan prom!
Native Foods is a family-friendly chain restaurant with an all-American menu that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
How often do you get to go to an all-vegan grocery store? NOOCH is stocked with the latest vegan goodies, but it doesn’t just stop at food. You can also buy cruelty-free cosmetics, accessories, household items, etc. Def a good tourist stop!
Not only does this place have vegan items on its menu, it also offers an all-raw, three-course dinner on the first Tuesday of every month as well as vegan brunch dishes on the weekends.
WaterCourse’s atmosphere is beautiful. With the whimsical forest and animal decor, you’ll feel more like you’re sitting in the middle of nature rather than a restaurant. The international menu is delish, and it also has one of the best vegan bakeries around.
One of Denver’s newest vegan-friendly restaurants, most dishes on its menu can be made vegan upon request.
Voodoo has 14 vegan doughnuts on its menu—but you can also order a custom-made one ahead of time. The selection of flavors can’t be beat. It’s no wonder there’s always a line at the place. (Trust us: It’s worth the wait!)
DYK that Yard House has an entire section of its menu dedicated to Gardein products? The buffalo “wings” and fried “chicken” strips are the best. They also have a new vegan burger with Daiya cheese!