I typically don’t eat out much. I am one of those crazy people that love to cook, especially with fresh and seasonal ingredients from my local farmers. But if I am out exploring the city on a Sunday I love stopping in at a vegan coffee shop or cafe for a quick bite. I’ve explored so much of Denver throughout my life and these places I am sharing below have become my regular spots. If you are ever in Denver I hope you stop at one of these local favorites for a healthier take on the Colorado food
The Corner Beet is my favorite spot in Denver because it has some of the healthiest options with a ton of selections that will satisfy any craving. All of their produce is organic, and farm to table when in season, which makes this spot a real gem for vegans and other Earth activists. They have fresh-pressed juice, lots of toast options, salads, superfood lattes, and so much more. My personal favorites are the vegan French toast sticks, the turmeric pineapple cayenne smoothie, and their “Hill” toast. They have so many things I haven’t tried on the menu yet so I often go back to try something different. If I lived in the city still I would be here every day, it would be my very own Luke’sDiner. My special spot.
The Weathervane Cafe is the cutest coffee shop I have ever been in. It is decorated all cutesy. With lots of vintage and antiques that are all wilderness/camping themed, which really makes you feel like you are in Colorado. Their menu is super fun and unique with some yummy vegan options. Like the T.L.T- tempeh lettuce and tomato sandwich. And the Golden Oats. They also make their own syrups. Their signature latte is the campfire latte with smoked maple syrup and pine sugar. But I personally really love their seasonal apple cider. It is a great spot to meet a friend or if you go upstairs you will find a quiet spot to get some work done.
Black Eye Coffee Shop in Lo-hi carries my favorite coffee roasters, Huckleberry Roasters. And what I mean by my favorite is that I will be drinking Huckleberry for the rest of my life. And yes I may be crazy spending $30 on a pound of coffee. But you have your first sip of the sweet Huckleberry nect
Easily another one of my faves that opened up just last year. Their signature coffee drink is the Cafe de Olla. An iced almond milk cold brew latte with an orange slice on top. My favorite morning indulgence in the summertime. This boutique eatery is super quaint but houses so much Latin American character. The white walls, cacti in terracotta pots, and Latin American cookbooks all add so much personality to the place. It is any plant lovers’ dream. Sub any of their egg dishes with a tofu scramble for a vegan option. The chilaquiles and the Farmers breakfast burrito are a must-try. But I need to head over that way again soon so I can try more of the menu. I promise you will not be disappointed with this place.
True Foods is a chain restaurant that I actually discovered in Phoenix. But it is a convenient eatery located in the heart of Cherry Creek North. It is a colorful and spacious restaurant. The large menu is set up to please just about everyone’s dietary preferences. But with a healthy twist. I love all the plant-based options and how they serve food based on what is in season. I love visiting for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is a easy choice especially with a large group of people.
Allegro coffee on Tennyson street is another one of my favorite coffee shops with a great breakfast menu. It is always a busy place but I love stopping in for a
Stowaways Kitchen has a Byron Bay vibe, which I am obsessed with. It is very welcoming inside and has a very relaxed atmosphere. They are located in the Rhino Art District downtown, so there is a lot to see and do in the area. What’s extra special about this cafe is they make their own cashew milk and strawberry milk. And their seasonal menu is always what draws me in because they always have something new and exciting to try.