Looking for vegan food in Denver? The Mile High City has quite the vegan scene and we’re making it easy to find vegan options in Denver with this guide and map to seven spots for the best vegan food in Denver.
Likely everyone’s go-to vegan spot when visiting Denver, City O’ City is the perfect place for all the classic comfort foods you know and love. From epic brunch options like tofu, biscuits and gravy, sausage waffle sliders and kimchi pancakes, to their savory entrees like BBQ mac and cheese tofu wraps, fish sandwiches and elaborate pizzas, City O’City has something for every taste bud. The kitchen is slinging food until 1 a.m. every day, so their late night menu of seitan buffalo wings, fried raviolis and Everything bagel bites makes it the perfect spot to stop after you’ve drank your way through the electric downtown Denver bar scene. They’ve also got a funky cocktail menu and a fun bar staff that shouldn’t be missed! Must eats: cauliflower chicken and waffles, buffalo seitan wings, pastrami sandwich. $5-$25. 206 E. 13th Ave.
With an equally decadent and elaborate menu as City O’City, Watercourse Foods is also a must-try if you’re looking for the best vegan food in Denver. Breakfast lovers can rejoice in their all-day menu options like the loaded breakfast burrito, french toast covered with toppings and the “eggs” benedict. Weekend brunch would not be complete without their kombucha cocktails, flavored mimosas or their amazing Irish coffee, which comes with a mug of coffee, a shot of whiskey and a bowl of vanilla ice cream to add in. Their regular menu boasts an impressive mix of mile-high sandwiches, hearty salads and bowls and a mix of tofu or tempeh entrees. Chorizo nachos, buffalo cauliflower bites and their Caesar salad are all fan favorites, along with their Cuban sandwich and rich mac and cheese. Must eats: buffalo seitan wrap, street taco platter, Breakfast Big Rig. $3-$15. 837 E. 17th Ave.
A small, cozy shop in downtown Denver, Beet Box is a favorite for on-the-go vegan breakfast and lunch in Denver. Pastries like croissants, cinnamon rolls, muffins, donuts and scones line the shelves of Beet Box, and make it almost impossible to choose just one treat. Their breakfast sandwich is just as delicious, as are all their tasty lunch options. For lunch, check out the chickpea salad sandwich, the tofu Banh Mi, cremini panini or the avocado melt. Their ever-rotating and unique dessert options are a dream come true, and can include items like lemon meringue tarts, S’mores bars and pistachio rose cakes. Gluten-free alternatives for almost every item means everyone can find something to indulge in! Must eats: chickpea frittata sandwich, the ABC Sandwich, apple croissant. $1.50-$14.50. 1030 E. 22nd St.
Though fairly new to the Denver neighborhood, Meta Burger is a force to be reckoned with. The no-frills, fast-food spot makes eating plant-based both insanely delicious and super convenient. Their protein-dense burger variations are all mouthwatering, with creations like a mushroom pesto, a guac southwestern and a Hawaiian island variation. These vegan burgers are made extra satisfying when paired with waffle cheese fries or fried potato bites. Meta Burger’s Chicago hot dog and their habañero jam-based Supernova dog are also addictive options customers know and love. But whatever you do, make sure you leave room for dessert! Their Meta Blasts (think a DQ Blizzard or a McFlurry) are the perfect end to a meal, with creamy ice cream blends and sweet add-ons stirred in. Banana split, chocolate turtle and cookies and creme are just a few of their decadent offerings. Must eats: Texan burger, chili cheese dog, salted caramel pretzel Meta Blast. $4.99-$8.99. 7950 E. Mississippi Ave.
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Though they’re known for their creative juice and smoothie creations, Superfood Bar is so much more. The uber health-conscious eatery is also one of the few places you can find raw vegan food in Denver. Try The Salad, a signature dish featuring an extraordinary mix of dehydrated veggie crumbles, green apples, avocado, cashew cheese and sunflower seed dressing. Their cooked meals are just as awesome, with items like the shroom wrap, the BBQ garden patty wrap and a black bean pimento wrap. Superfood Bar is just about as healthy as you can get in the Mile High city! Must eats: BLT salad, pesto wrap, chocolate coconut milkshake. $7-$12. 1541 Platte St.
One of the premiere plant-based food trucks in Denver, WongWayVeg hits multiple spots in the downtown area daily. Swing up to the Nooch Vegan Market where the vegan food truck parks on a regular basis. Their impressive menu includes a series of rotating, innovative eats, while still keeping solid core offerings. WongWayVeg’s regular items include things such as a pupusa plate, veggie tater tots, Philly sub and salted caramel pudding. They’ve also been known to feature dishes like enormous tofu and maple sweet potato cheese breakfast bagel sandwiches, fried chicken sandwiches and poke bowls. The super-friendly, chatty staff make eating WongWay even more enjoyable. Must eats: BBW mac and cheese jackfruit burrito, shrimp and grits, almond cheese poutine. $5-$10
Denver Vegan Van
Denver Vegan Van is a vegan food truck in Denver serving up comfort food that even meat-eaters will dig. Trucking its way through downtown breweries and events, Denver Vegan Van is one of the most popular food trucks in the Mile High city. We are obsessed with the buffalo seitan wings (if you ask us, they are the best in the entire state). The rest of their dishes are deliciously massive burgers like their Royale cheeseburger and the Baconhater made with seitan bacon, onion rings and BBQ sauce. They also run featured specials like marinara veggie balls, Caesar salad buffalo tofu wraps and even fried Twinkies. Whatever you do, don’t walk away without our favorite guilty pleasure –fried corn dogs! Must eats: Wing My Bell Seitan, Baconhater Burger, Corny Island Dogs. $6-$12
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