Feed Me…I’m Hungry writer Michelle Sandstrom is also the Denver City Editor over at The Daily Meal, where her job is to search out and report on the best food in Denver. Read on for food news and Denver dinning recommendations.
The Denver restaurant scene hasn’t always been friendly to vegetarians. Make that double for vegans. Think of the nearly exclusively meat filled menus that were once prevalent at so many restaurants; no vegetarian main dishes, certainly nothing vegan. At the best of restaurants, vegetarians were forced to order a la carte from the side dishes and piece together some sort of a meal; at the worst, well, it was better to just stay home. Fortunately the times, and restaurants, are changing as the demand for vegetarian and vegan options grows. Most restaurants now offer something nice on the menu for vegetarians, that you would actually want to eat. Some offer a substantial selection of fantastic dishes. Plus, many exclusively vegetarian restaurants are opening up all around the city. Today, The Daily Meal shares where to find the best all vegetarian or vegan restaurants around Denver.
City O’ City
City O’ City is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have pastry and a pretty solid drinks menu. The restaurant is vegetarian but also offers a ton of vegan options. The menu is quite varied offering the expected traditional breakfast items, soups, and salads; but also veggie burgers, udon noodles, spaghetti with quinoa and mushroom ‘meatballs,’ even tofu BBQ! The food is beautifully presented, fresh, and tasty.
Watercourse foods, started out as a vegetarian restaurant but, this past year they decided to go completely vegan. On their website Watercourse bills themselves as, “the first stop for vegan comfort food.” With vegan takes on traditional comfort food items like pancakes, green chili veggie burgers, and a vegetarian po’ boy, they do fit the bill.