Monday, October 22, 2012

Travel: Denver

As a part of Vegan MoFo I decided It would be fun to dedicate my Monday posts to travel. I love to try out new restaurants and local cuisine whenever I travel to new places, and I also love to plan!

I decided to do a travel post by "visiting" my own home of Denver, Colorado. Denver is actually a very vegan friendly city! I don't live near downtown, so I haven't had a chance to check out of all these places yet. I think it's harder to find the time to go out and explore your own area sometimes because you have all your other usual commitments. I will definitely find time for each of these soon!

City O City
A casual but hip place that serves vegetarian and vegan foods. I highly recommend the City O burger or the Savory Waffle! Everything from their bakery is vegan too.

Udi's Supper Club
The Arvada location of Udi's Cafe has a once a month vegan supper club. It's a set 4 course menu that changes every month. I've been a few times and it's always fantastic!
My posts: here and here.

Sweet Action Ice Cream
A small but super popular ice cream place in the South Broadway neighborhood. They always offer at least 2 vegan ice cream flavors AND have vegan ice cream cookie sandwiches! Awesome.

NOOCH | Vegan Market
Brand new to Denver, Nooch is a small vegan grocery and retail store. They also have to-go foods like wraps, salads, and bakery items. I finally made it downtown to check this place out and it's awesome! I picked up a few things while I was there: local organic ketchup, ranch dressing, homemade bread, rice crackers, chocolate sprinkles and vegan lip balm. If you are in the area, you must check this place out!

Vegan Van
That's right - Denver has a vegan food truck! I can't believe I haven't been able to visit yet!
You can find the van through their website, and currently they at Nooch on Wednesdays and at Sweet Action on Friday nights.

Watercourse Foods
Maybe the most well known vegetarian restaurant in Denver, Watercourse also has a full bakery and always seems to be busy. I hear that their Seitan Buffalo Wings are the best ever. Also, Vegan Milkshakes! 

A fairly new upscale Denver restaurant that has been getting rave reviews. They offer several vegan options, including pad thai, masala dosa, tamales, and salted butterscotch pudding for dessert. I also hear the bar is covered in lite brites, so clearly I need to go here very soon.

Larimer Square in Downtown Denver

Colorado vegans - I'd LOVE to hear more suggestions in the comments!


  1. i feel the same way sometimes. living in the suburbs of philly, it's hard to get down there to try EVERY vegan restaurant. i love all of the options in denver. i've always wanted to visit!

  2. I haven't been to Udi's supper club (but have been to Udi's), nor have I tried Linger but I love all the other spots you mention! I went to Civic Center Eats almost every week this summer just to hit up the Vegan Van :)

    1. I love Udi's (clearly) just because it's really fun to get a 4 course meal. :) Ahhh I'm super jealous - I wish I worked closer to downtown so I could have gone to civic center eats!

  3. I totally feel the same way- LA has soooooo many places to explore, but I never have time to go try things that aren't in my normal area. It looks like Denver has some awesome places- I want to spend a couple hours exploring Nooch. What a great place!

    1. I can't even imagine how many awesome places there are to try in LA! Can't wait to visit next year!


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