February 10, 2020 2 min read

Colorado’s Best Vegan Restaurants

On top of all the adventure and culture in Colorado, you can also find plenty of fantastic places to grab a bite. Colorado is home to countless amazing eateries. No matter what your diet or favorite meal is, you’re sure to find the perfect place for a lunch meeting, a night out, or some good old-fashioned comfort food. Here are some of Colorado’s best vegan restaurants to check out the next time you’re in the state.

Watercourse Foods – Denver

This Denver classic has been around since 1998, making it the city’s original vegan restaurant. Having switched from a vegetarian to an all-vegan menu in 2012, Watercourse prides itself on its variety of plant-based comfort foods. Their mission—along with feeding visitors from all walks of life—is to follow “the water course way,” or a path of least harm. This becomes evident as they strive to provide their community with delicious, nourishing meals made with sustainable practices.

Beet Box Bakery & Café – Denver

Nothing beats homemade baked goods. Beet Box fans rave about the bakery’s cakes and pastries, which are all made from scratch with minimally processed ingredients, making it one of Colorado’s best vegan restaurants for breakfast or brunch. The café is also an excellent lunch destination, with a variety of vegan sandwiches available throughout the afternoon.

Native Foods – Boulder

With a casual atmosphere and delicious classics such as the Native Double Cheeseburger and Loaded Nachos, Native Foods has established itself as a favorite vegan experience nationwide. This fast-casual restaurant strives to combine healthy, eco-friendly options with the traditional American diner menu and atmosphere. They make their food fresh and from scratch every day, from their chef-crafted meals to their sauces, dressings, and desserts.

Zeal – Boulder

This independently owned restaurant has prided itself on providing “food for enthusiasts” since 2013. Operating out of a food truck, farmer’s market cart, and various brick-and-mortar locations, Zeal upholds the philosophy that dining out should be a delicious, healthy, and environmentally conscious experience. Enjoy yourself in the casual atmosphere while you dine on food grown at their local farm.

With all the amazing options to choose from, vegan or vegan-curious restaurant-goers have plenty of locations to try in Colorado. Make your time in the Centennial State even more special with once-in-a-lifetime activities, delicious meals, and your favorite Colorado flag T-shirts, hats, and other apparel.

Brad Miller
Brad Miller

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