Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Arvada

D Note

7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, CO 80010

(303) 463-6683

Pizza/eclectic/venue. Located in Olde Town Arvada, D Note is the perfect place if you are looking for dinner and a show. Not only do they have many vegetarian and vegan menu items, but there is live music every night. They are kid-friendly, too! Try the 'Create your own pizza' for a more personalized dinner, or, if you'd rather have dessert, there's the vegan 'Nirvana' pizza which includes chocolate & bananas (or raspberries) on a cinnamon-sugar crust. Mmmm!

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night service
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer/wine
VISA/MC, $-$$$

Silvi's Kitchen

7600 Grandview Ave., Arvada, CO 80003

(303) 421-8000

Pizza. The focus is on making the perfect pizza, with a crisp, airy, and flavorful crust. You can even build your own vegan or vegetarian pizza, if you like. The servers have extensive knowledge about vegan and gluten-free options. Also serves a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, pastas, and sides; and they boast a full bar with several beers, specialty cocktails, and frozen drinks. They host a vegan supper club the last Monday of every month. Choose to dine in the cozy, rustic dining room or al fresco on the airy back patio; either way, you'll enjoy the lively atmosphere and fine dining experience. Savor the Charred Cauliflower (with tahini and paprika) or a pizza of your own creation! Located in the heart of Olde Town Arvada near Regis University.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Aspen

Pyramid Bistro

221 E. Main St., Aspen, CO 81611

(970) 925-5338

Natural foods/organic. Pyramid Bistro is a nutritarian restaurant, which means their mission is to offer delicious flavorful foods that have the highest nutritional profile and prepare them in a manner that gives optimum health. Each day, a different ethnic specialty is featured, in addition to the standard offerings of soups, salad bar, tofu burgers, and steamed veggies. Pyramid is located upstairs from contemporary bookstore, Explore Booksellers. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Aurora

India's Harvest

3095 S. Peoria St., Ste. D, Aurora, CO 80014

(303) 751-8571

Indian. India's Harvest serves food that is best available on the beaches of Bombay, such as Pani Poori, Bhel, Pav Bhaji, and Dosas.

Open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Counter service
take-out, cappuccino
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Masalaa

3140 S. Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014

(303) 755-6272

Vegetarian/Indian. Masalaa's extensive and entirely vegetarian menu includes samosas, dosas, curries, Indian breads, steamed iddly cakes, and much more. Their lunch buffet is available daily, and they have a separate gluten-free menu. Masalaa offers reasonable prices and delicious South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Come find out why they keep winning so many awards including "Best Vegetarian Restaurant." Masalaa is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Star Of India

3102 S. Parker Rd., A-10, Aurora, CO 80014

(303) 755-1921

Indian. Star Of India offers numerous vegetarian entrées and a large selection of breads. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

locations

Boulder

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Lafayette.)

Alfalfa's Market

1651 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80302

(720) 420-8400

Natural foods. Sandwiches, salads, and fresh baked goods are offered at Alfalfa's Market.

Open daily
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

Casa Alvarez

3161 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 546-0630

Mexican. Their menu has a vegetarian section featuring specialties such as Spinach Enchiladas, Tofu Fajitas, Guacamole Tostadas, and Tofu Tacos. Casa Alvarez has won many awards for their vegetarian chili. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Dot's Diner

2716 28th St., Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 449-1323

Diner. Dot's bases its reputation on its homestyle breakfasts, which are served through lunchtime every day. The lunch menu includes daily specials, Mexican dishes, grilled sandwiches, and a variety of vegetarian entrées. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for lunch and breakfast
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappucino
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Himalayas Restaurant

2010 14th St., Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 442-3230

International. The cuisine here includes Indian, Nepali, and Tibetan food. Fresh breads are baked in the restaurant's tandoor oven. Lunch is buffet-style, with four vegetarian dishes.

Open daily
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $$

Illegal Pete's

1320 College Ave., Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 444-3055

1447 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 440-3955

Mexican. Illegal Pete's offers decent vegetarian options at a cheap price. Try the vegetarian tacos, primavera veggie salad, veggie green chile, or "The Big Potato."

Open daily for lunch and dinner. College Ave. location open late on weekends
Full service
take-out, delivery, beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Julia's Kitchen

4457 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80304

(720) 389-5578

Vegan/organic/natural foods. Julia's Kitchen is a small and cozy café and bakery that is entirely vegan. The eatery offers a constantly changing menu that varies depending on available organic produce. Try the Raw Pizza, Daily Inspired Veggie Burger, or Hot Porridge. Save room to indulge in a freshly baked scone, sugar cookie, or cinnamon roll. After the kitchen closes for lunch, snacks and to-go items are still available. Julia's is located on the west side of the street, just north of Violet Avenue.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

·Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

2010 16th St., Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 442-1485

Vegetarian/contemporary. Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant offers a variety of tasty vegetarian dishes, many of which have available vegan versions. Leaf also serves organic, biodynamic, sustainable wine, as well as a vegetarian brunch. Try their wild mushroom fettucine, pizza, soups and salads, or, for brunch, taste their French toast, pancakes, and huevos rancheros. Don't miss the daily 'Vegan Happy Hour' with great food and drink specials.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
catering, fresh juices, smoothies, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Native Foods

1675 29th St., Ste. 1272, Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 442-0213

Vegan/natural foods/organic. Native Foods uses tempeh, seitan, and textured vegetable protein (TVP) to make many of the dishes found at this all-vegan restaurant. Try the Jerk Burger made with spicy grilled seitan, a mock fish sandwich called the Moby Dick, Indonesian tempeh chips, or Japanese buckwheat noodle stir-fry called Yakisoba.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Ras Kassa's Ethiopian Restaurant

2111 30th St., Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 447-2919

Ethiopian. Ras Kassa's offers vegetarian entrées and combination plates in a cozy authentic dining room or on its patio when weather permits. Options include Engudai (shiitake and button mushrooms with a splach of red wine), Metátesh (spicy sweet potato stew), Yemeser Wot (spicy organic red lentils), and Ki Ser Ena Denech (beets and potatoes). Reservations are recommended. Ras Kassa's is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

Turley's

2805 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 442-2800

American. Turley's is one of those "great American melting pot" restaurants that happens to have a decent amount of vegetarian options. Their menu features black bean quesadillas, black bean chili, sesame tofu and spinach salad, Thai tofu and vegetable, Grilled Quinoa Cakes, and vegetarian lasagna. Any of their cheese dishes can be made with soy cheese upon request, and they even have a kids' menu featuring a veggie burger.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $-$$

Walnut Café

3073 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 447-2315

673 S. Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80305

(720) 304-8118

Natural foods. Whether you're in the mood for a Boulder-sized muffin, huevos rancheros, or a veggie burger, the "Nut" has what you're looking for. The café cooks up a special soup, quiche, and omelette every day and has an espresso menu with 16 beverages. Walnut Café is located at 30th and Walnut in the Walnut Gardens Shopping Center. South Side Walnut Café is located at Table Mesa and Broadway on the east side of the Table Mesa Shopping Center.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Whole Foods Market

2905 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 545-6611

1651 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 442-0909

2584 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO 80305

(303) 499-7636

1275 Alpine Ave., Boulder, CO 80301

(303) 443-1354

Natural foods store/deli. This gourmet natural foods deli offers 35 all-natural and organic salads. Specialty items include homemade vegetable knishes, pizzas, and vegetable sushi. There are also hot food selections, including vegan entrées, vegetable lasagna, and two daily soups. Breakfast is served and box lunches to-go are available.

Open daily
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $

locations

Breckenridge

Amazing Grace Natural Eatery

213 Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424

(970) 453-1445

Health foods store deli. Located in a historic building, Amazing Grace has a chalkboard menu that lists a soup du jour, veggie sandwiches, and garden salads.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
$

locations

Colorado Springs

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Manitou Springs.)

Dale Street Café

115 E. Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 578-9898

Natural foods. All-natural, freshly-prepared foods include appetizers, salads, pasta, and some Mediterranean dishes.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, non-alcoholic beer, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$

Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 636-2311

5710 S. Carefree Cir., Colorado Springs, CO 80917

(719) 574-5673

Mexican. Santa Fe-style and authentic Mexican vegetarian fare includes appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, a tostada bar, and vegetarian specials. Patio dining is available.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Silver Pond Chinese Gourmet

6523 N Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 594-9343

Chinese. Patrons appreciate the charm and décor, as well as the friendly service. They offer a separate delicious vegetarian menu of savory east Asian dishes. Patrons rave over the exotic appetizers like the Tempura Eggplant hand battered and tasty favorites like Orange Walnut Tofu with Steamed, Fried, or Brown Rice and Singapore Veggie Rice Noodles.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Wild Sage

1090 N. Cascade Ave., The "Q"-McHugh Commons, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 389-7000

Natural foods/juice bar. Located on the campus of Colorado College, Wild Sage offers salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches, soups, bean chili, vegan fries, and side items. Offerings include the Global Infusion (Israeli couscous and French lentil veggie salad), the Eggless Salad Sagewish, Lemon Tahini or Sesame Citrus dressings, and vegan Oatmeal or "Chocolate Hip" cookies. Dishes that are non-dairy, vegan, and/or organic are clearly marked with codes on the menu.

Open daily for lunch through late night
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, soymilk, beer, take-out, catering
$-$$

locations

Denver

·Baba's Falafel

Larimer St., Denver, CO 80203

(303) 332-1969

Vegetarian/food truck/Middle Eastern. Baba's Falafel is a mostly-vegan food truck with a small but delicious menu. Try their Falafel Cone, Falafeldillas, or Hummus Amongus. Baba's is family-owned and operated and roams the streets of the Denver metro area, mainly off Larimer Street. Make sure to follow them online to find out when and where they are going to be.

Hours vary
Take-out
vegan options
catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Beau Jo's Pizza

2710 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222

(303) 758-1519

Pizza. A visit to Beau Jo's will undoubtedly be worth the trip, whether you eat or not. Seventeen years worth of napkin art is displayed at the restaurant. But if you do want to eat, the pizza options are just as interesting. You can choose from 16 vegetarian toppings, as well as a tofu pizza, which is vegan. There is also a soup and salad bar.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Beet Box

1030 E. 22nd Ave., Denver, CO 80205

(303) 861-0017

Vegan/bakery/organic. Beet Box makes lots of cakes, pastries, cupcakes, pies, and tarts -- all vegan with organic, non-GMO ingredients. They have numerous options for flavors, sizes, toppings, and fillings, and they do specialty items made to order with advance notice. They also make seasonal fruit jellies, cashew cream cheese, and soymilk in-house and from scratch. Beet Box offers both sweet and savory treats and fresh coffee. They will do wholesale orders as well. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Open daily
Counter service
take-out, catering, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Bombay Bowl

575 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203

(303) 645-4680

Indian. Bombay Bowl is an Eastern Indian fast food restaurant with several vegetarian and vegan options. Vegan selections include Channa Masala, Spiced Tofu Kati Roll, Coconut Korma, and Peeli Daal, an Indian lentil stew. Their menu indicates vegetarian items but says to ask for the current list of dairy-free and vegan choices.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

·City, O' City

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO 80203

(303) 831-6443

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/lounge. City, O' City is an eclectic, urban-style coffeehouse, eatery, and lounge. From the creators of the very popular WaterCourse Foods, City, O'City offers vegetarian and vegan fare including salads, wraps, appetizers, and pizzas. Pizza toppings include tempeh bacon, bbq tofu, seitan sausage, falafel, and vegan mozzarella. Happy Hour is every night.

Open daily for three meals through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

Goosetown Tavern

3242 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

(303) 399-9703

American tavern. Located across the street from the Bluebird Theater, Goosetown Tavern has sandwiches and numerous salads served in a homey atmosphere.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, non-alcoholic beer/wine, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

·Govinda's Buffet

1400 Cherry St., Denver, CO 80220

(303) 333-5461

Vegetarian. This is an all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet in the Govinda's tradition. It offers a salad bar, rice, breads, steamed vegetables, and international entrées. They do not use eggs, and only vegetarian (rennetless) cheese is served. Govinda's is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday through Thursday
Buffet
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St., #101, Denver, CO 80202

(303) 623-2169

Mexican. See description under Boulder, CO.

This location is open late on weekends

Jerusalem Restaurant

1890 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80210

(303) 777-8828

Middle Eastern. The Middle Eastern food offered at this restaurant includes many vegetarian appetizers and couple of "combo" dishes that make a satisfying meal. A special section of the menu lists the vegetable dishes.

Open daily. Open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

·Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

1015 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219

(303) 936-5610

Vegetarian/Vietnamese. Wide variety of Vietnamese food offered with fresh ingredients like lotus root, taro, pumpkin, and jicama. They feature Pho and noodle bowls with vermicelli, lemongrass, coconut milk and tons of other options. Several mock meat dishes.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Mercury Café

2199 California St., Denver, CO 80205

(303) 294-9281

Organic/natural foods. The Mercury Café is one of Denver's eclectic hot spots. The menu boasts many vegetarian specialties, such as Susan Jane's Tofu Chop, Grilled Tempeh with black bean sauce, and Dinah's Tofu and Vegetables, as well as a 3000 sq. ft. ballroom available for events, dance classes, open mic nights, poetry slams, belly dancing, and a host of other events. If you're in Denver, the Mercury Café is not to be missed! Cash or personal check only.

Open Tuesday through Friday for dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
catering, reservations recommended, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
$$-$$$

··Native Foods

680 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246

(303) 758-3440

2020 S. Colorado Blvd., Unit C, Denver, CO 80210

(303) 756-6040

500 16th St., 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202

(303) 534-5366

Vegan/natural foods/organic. See description under Boulder, CO.

··NOOCH Vegan Market

10 E. Ellsworth Ave., Denver, CO 80209

(720) 328-5324

Vegan/natural foods store. NOOCH is small, vegan grocery and retail store and is operated by two people who think that animals should be free from human interference. You'll find a wide variety of products here.

Open daily
Take-out
soymilk, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Pizza Fusion

571 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

(303) 830-0223

Pizza/organic. Pizza Fusion is an organic, eco-friendly pizza chain offering vegan and gluten-free options. Try the Very Vegan Pizza which has crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic, organic tomato sauce, and soy cheese (casein-free). Or build your own pizza with topping choices like roasted eggplant, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, sauteed spinach, and vegan soy cheese. The motto at Pizza Fusion is, "Saving the Earth, One Pizza at a Time" and that's not just a slogan. Examples of how they promote sustainability include: using company-owned hybrid vehicles for food deliveries; giving customers discounts for bringing back their pizza boxes for recycling; using spudware utensils, made from potatoes, which biodegrade in 50 days; and offsetting their energy use by purchasing wind energy certificates.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $-$$$

Queen of Sheba

7225 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220

(303) 399-9442

Ethiopian. Queen of Sheba is a vegan-friendly restaurant where you can enjoy made-to-order meals. Vegan items to try include Ethiopian Chickpea Salad (chickpeas mixed with onion and lemon juice and a touch of olive oil), Kincha (a meatless dish of steamed bulgur, wheat flavored with herbed olive oil and spices, served hot or mild), and Atkilt Watt (a delicious vegetable dish - green beans with sliced carrots, and potatoes sautéed in a blend of Sheba's exotic herbs and spices). Reservations are highly recommended at this small Mom & Pop eatery.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

·Rosewood Café

Porter Hospital, 2525 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210

(303) 778-1955

Vegetarian/cafeteria. The Rosewood Café offers an exciting, varied kosher menu that changes daily. Most food, including baked goods, is freshly prepared. The café is located inside Porter Adventist Hospital but the public is welcome! Cash only.

Open daily
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
$

The Hornet Restaurant

76 Broadway St., Denver, CO 80203

(303) 777-7676

American/bar. Across from the historic Mayan Theatre, The Hornet offers salads, vegetarian side dishes, vegetarian sandwiches, and vegetarian burgers, along with creative drinks and live entertainment. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner through late night service. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner through late night service
Full service
take-out, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $-$$

The Rebellion

2231 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

(303) 733-4511

Pizzeria. This pizzeria offers many vegan options including pizza, calzones, burger, vegan seitan wings, and more.

Open Monday through Wednesday for dinner. Open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Limited service
vegan options
VISA/MC, $-$$

Tommy's Thai

3410 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

(303) 377-4244

Thai. This restaurant, located near the Bluebird Theater, offers Thai and limited Chinese cuisine made to order. Tommy's Thai is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

§··WaterCourse Foods

837 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80218

(303) 832-7313

Vegan/American. WaterCourse Foods serves up incredible all-vegan food in an environmentally-friendly manner. Portions are generous and the wait staff is friendly. Breakfast is served all day! Sample dishes like Banana Bread French Toast, Seitan Buffalo Wings, or the Atlas Sandwich (baked maple tempeh, lettuce, tomato & avocado). WaterCourse Foods can be crowded, especially on weekends, so you may want to call ahead and make a reservation. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Whole Foods Market

2375 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80206

(720) 941-4100

900 E. 11th Ave., Denver, CO 80206

(303) 832-7701

7400 E. Hampden Ave., Unit D, Denver, CO 80231

(303) 488-2000

1111 S. Washington St., Denver, CO 80210

(303) 733-6201

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Boulder, CO.

locations

Englewood

Twin Dragon Restaurant

3021 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO 80110

(303) 781-8068

Chinese. Their extensive menu offers approximately 15 vegetable and tofu options.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Estes Park

Molly B.

200 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

(970) 586-2766

Natural foods. Vegetarian selections include pasta, stir-fry, lasagna, and daily specials. Baked goods are prepared on the premises.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

locations

Fort Collins

Avogadro's Number

605 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 493-5555

American/eclectic/venue. Near the campus of Colorado State University, Avogadro's Number offers inexpensive food with many veggie options. Their meatless subs include Falafel, Grilled Tofu, Rabbit's Delight, and Tempeh Steak. Live entertainment is featured most nights with music to suit every taste: bluegrass, jazz, acoustic, or rock 'n roll. Regular weekly events include Open Mic and Swing Dancing. Their outdoor patio is an awesome place to relax and enjoy your meal; sometimes outdoor concerts are held there as well.

Open daily for three meals through late night service
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, espresso/cappuccino, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Cozzola's Pizza

241 Linden St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 482-3557

1112 Oakridge Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 229-5771

Pizza. Cozzola's offers gourmet pizza with whole-wheat, herb, or white crusts, plus a variety of sauces and toppings--even soy cheese! Some of the sauces do contain cheese, so vegans should inquire first.

Open Monday for dinner. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

Fort Collins Food Co-op

250 E. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 484-7448

Natural foods deli. This small take-out deli is in a natural foods market.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Counter service
fresh juices, take-out, no credit cards
$

Rainbow Ltd.

212 W. Laurel St., Fort Collins, CO 80521

(970) 221-2664

Natural foods. You will find several veggie items available on Rainbow's menu.

Open daily
Full service
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

149 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 224-3049

Mexican. Rio Grande serves authentic Mexican foods with sauces made fresh daily. All bean dishes are made with black beans and without lard.

Open daily
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Tasty Harmony

130 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 689-3234

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Tasty Harmony offers organic and vegetarian (mostly vegan) dining in downtown Fort Collins. Enjoy Jackfruit Tacos, Thai Tofu Salad, Seitan Kabobs, or Living Falafel & Hummus Wrap.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, special beverages, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $$

locations

Gunnison

The Firebrand Deli

108 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230

(970) 641-6266

Deli. This deli serves gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. They also offer waffles topped with syrup and bananas or with vanilla yogurt.

Open Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $

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Idaho Springs

Beau Jo's Pizza

1517 Miner St., Idaho Springs, CO 80452

(303) 567-4376

Pizza. See description under Denver, CO.

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Lafayette

Efrain's Mexican Restaurant

101 E. Cleveland Ave., Lafayette, CO 80026

(303) 666-7544

Mexican. Mexican food is prepared fresh daily, and vegetarian items are clearly indicated on the menu.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

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Lakewood

Namaste

3355 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80227

(720) 963-4005

Indian. With over a dozen vegetarian entrées, soups, and appetizers, Namaste offers authentic Indian cuisine, friendly service, and a warm atmosphere. Enjoy dining on their outside patio in warm weather. Please note that the restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner so call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

··Native Foods

14650 West Colfax, Ave, Lakewood, CO 80401

(303) 278-0100

Vegan. See description under Boulder, CO listing. This location is in the Promenade at Denver West.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Manitou Springs

Adam's Mountain Café

934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829

(719) 685-1430

Natural foods. This award-winning restaurant with a scenic view features southwestern vegetarian and vegan entrées. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for three meals in the summer. Call for winter hours
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Morrison

Red Rocks Grill

415 Bear Creek Ave., Morrison, CO 80465

(303) 697-9290

Mexican. The Red Rocks Grill is located in downtown Morrison, near the base of the rocky mountains and near the Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park. The restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian fare, including Veggie Fajitas, Chili Rellenos, Vegetarian Taco Salad, and the restaurant's Special Green Chili. All items can be made vegan upon request.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Telluride

Maggie's Bakery & Café

300 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

(970) 728-3334

Bakery/café. Maggie's Bakery & Café is a quaint and cozy eatery. They serve a variety of creative vegetarian foods. Breakfast is served all day. Maggie's is located in scenic downtown Telluride. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Full service
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $

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Winter Park

Carvers Bakery Café

93 Cooper Creek Way, Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-8202

American. For breakfast, enjoy a veggie burrito, granola, and fresh fruit cup. Lunch features tempeh burgers, veggie burgers, grilled veggie sandwiches, vegetarian chili, vegetable linguini, salads, and more. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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