Denver’s Top Vegan-Friendly Restaurants: Best Spots with More than Salad

Denver, Colorado, is renowned for its vibrant food scene, and vegans are no exception when it comes to finding delicious dining options. In this culinary journey, we’ll explore five standout restaurants in Denver that not only offer mouthwatering vegan dishes but also provide an unforgettable dining experience. From innovative sushi rolls to comforting Nepalese cuisine, Denver has something to satisfy every vegan palate.

Inari, vegan eel maki, and a cowgirl roll from Blue Sushi, Denver

Blue Sushi – Downtown

Blue Sushi Sake Grill is a haven for sushi lovers. But vegans are in for a treat with their extensive selection of plant-based rolls. Forget the standard avocado roll. As of this writing, Blue offers 18 creative and visually stunning rolls. Plus, let your server know you’re avoiding meat and dairy, and they’ll offer a vegan version of their miso too. Each roll is crafted with precision, showcasing fresh ingredients and inventive combinations that will tantalize your taste buds. Pair your sushi with one of their refreshing sake cocktails for the ultimate dining experience. Not drinking? Try one of their 3 colorful and healthy mocktails.

Our Favorites:
Cowgirl
 – pickled vegan tempura, sriracha-fried onion rings, bbq paper, vegan mayo, tonkatsu sauce
Thai Hippie – tofu vegan tempura, avocado, cucumber, carrot, cashews with thai basil, cilantro, mint and red onion salad, thai peanut sauce
Vegan Black Dragon – bbq eggplant eel tempura, vegan cream cheese, vegan shrimp tempura, black tobiko caviart, sweet soy sauce

Make a full meal with their vegan appetizers including seaweed salad, edamame, shishito peppers, brussel sprouts, and lettuce wraps.

Happy Hours
M-Sat 2-5:30
Sun 12-9

Thai Peanut Salad from the Corner Beet, Denver

The Corner Beet – Cap Hill

Nestled in the heart of Denver, The Corner Beet is a charming café known for its wholesome and nourishing fare. While they offer a variety of options for omnivores, their vegan offerings are equally impressive. Start your day with their indulgent avocado toast or savory tofu scramble, served with a side of crispy hash browns. For lunch, their Buddha Bowl is a must-try, featuring a colorful medley of roasted vegetables, quinoa, and tangy tahini dressing. With its cozy atmosphere and commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, The Corner Beet is a beloved destination for vegans and food enthusiasts alike.

Here, snag a coffee and a snack or enjoy a full meal before heading off to the Clyfford Still museum.

Tocabe

Tocabe offers a modern take on traditional Native American cuisine, welcoming vegans to explore a menu rich in indigenous flavors. From the signature Hominy Salad to the Vegan Indian Taco, each dish celebrates the vibrant heritage of Native American culinary traditions. Beyond tacos, indulge in sides like Three Sisters Stew and Crispy Seasoned Fries, all crafted with care and respect for the ingredients. Tocabe not only delights taste buds but also fosters a sense of community, inviting diners to embrace the spirit of indigenous culture through warm hospitality and vibrant artwork.

Chana Masala, a vegan and gluten free dish at Himchuli, Denver Highlands

Himchuli – Highlands

Another standout in Denver’s Nepalese dining scene is Himchuli, where vegans can savor the bold flavors of the Himalayas. Situated in the bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood, Himchuli offers a diverse menu that caters to all dietary preferences. Start your meal with crispy samosas or steamed momos, filled with fragrant vegetables and spices. For mains, their vegetable korma is a standout, featuring a creamy coconut curry that’s packed with flavor. Pair your meal with a refreshing mango lassi or spicy chai tea for the perfect culinary experience. With its welcoming atmosphere and authentic cuisine, Himchuli is a must-visit destination for vegans and food enthusiasts alike.

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month they offer a fully vegan buffet.

Himchuli is next to shopping, coffee, bookstores and the Farmer’s Market in the summer.

Vital Root

Vital Root stands as a beacon of plant-based innovation, offering a diverse menu that celebrates the vibrant flavors of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From nourishing salads bursting with color to hearty bowls brimming with wholesome grains and vegetables, each dish at Vital Root is crafted with a focus on sustainability and wellness. Whether you’re a dedicated vegan or simply seeking a delicious and nutritious meal, Vital Root invites you to savor the abundance of plant-powered cuisine in a welcoming and eco-conscious setting.

Our Favorites
Banh Mi Tacos – lemongrass tofu, edamame “pâté,” pickled vegetables, jalapeño, sriracha aioli, fresh herbs 
Vegan chik’n bacon ranch wrap – avocado, beatbox greens mix, tomato, house naan 
Cashew “queso” nachos – black beans, jalapeño, onion, cabbage, cilantro, raquelitas tortilla chips 



Expect to order at the counter and sit at a table of your choice (we recommend the half-open patio for people watching). A server will check on you from time to time, but it’s not your standard dining experience. After lunch, walk along Tennyson and enjoy shopping or shows at The Oriental.

Fire on the Mountain – Highlands

Last but certainly not least, Fire on the Mountain is a beloved spot for vegan comfort food and craft beer in Denver. While they’re best known for their award-winning wings, vegans will find plenty to love on their menu. Their vegan wings are a revelation, featuring both cauliflower and crispy seitan tossed in your choice of mouthwatering sauces. Pair your wings with a side of hand-cut fries or crunchy celery sticks for the ultimate indulgence. With its laid-back vibe and extensive beer selection, Fire on the Mountain is the perfect spot to unwind with friends and enjoy delicious vegan fare.

Not a fan of wings? Sub the buffalo sandwich with the quinoa lentil burger.

Several of the vegan wing sauces available at Fire on Mountain, Denver

Denver’s dining scene is a paradise for vegans, with a diverse array of restaurants offering flavorful and innovative plant-based dishes. From inventive sushi rolls to comforting Nepalese cuisine, there’s something for every palate to enjoy. Whether you’re a longtime vegan or simply looking to explore new culinary horizons, these five restaurants are sure to leave a lasting impression. So gather your friends, sharpen your chopsticks, and embark on a culinary journey through Denver’s vibrant vegan scene. Your taste buds will thank you!