Notable Dishes

Denver's Best for Vegetarian Grub

Vegetarian-friendly restaurants don't necessarily have to serve exclusively health food.  These Denver spots will keep both carnivores and vegetarians happy. 

  • Root Down
    • LoHi
    Food
    27
    Decor
    25
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $36

    The field-to-fork approach at this Highland spot yields an eclectic menu of different styles and cuisines. Nosh on country fried tofu ($21), sweet potato falafel ($11), or try the creamy wild mushroom risotto ($18), and you won't even miss the meat. 

  • Linger
    • LoHi
    Food
    26
    Decor
    27
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $35

    Take a trip around the globe with ethnic small plates at this lively LoHi spot.  Stand out vegetarian options include the fried rice, stir-fried veggie medley with peanuts, poached egg ($14) and optional crispy tofu (+$4), and roasted Shishito peppers stuffed with cheese curds and orange Habanero jam ($9).   

  • Bittersweet
    • American
    • Washington Park West
    Food
    25
    Decor
    22
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $49

    Locally-sourced ingredients are the building blocks of this New American's seasonal menu.  Although the majority of the mains are meat-centric, the appetizers are overwhelmingly vegetarian friendly (think beet salad and pasta dishes). 

  • City O' City
    • Vegetarian
    • Capitol Hill
    Food
    23
    Decor
    22
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $17

    This hipster paradise is known for its inventive, vegetarian-friendly dishes, like the fork & knife sandwich. This monster is a pile of meatless-loaf on a pretzel smothered with gravy, sauteed greens and fries ($13).  

  • Harman's Eat And Drink
    • American
    • Cherry Creek
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Focused on providing local, seasonal grub, this eatery features an evolving menu full of tasty vegetarian dishes. Indulge in the mac 'n' cheese, made with oozing gruyere topped mustard bread crumbs ($9), or go healthy with the Spring Vegetable Cianfotta, a mix of fresh veg parmesan broth, grilled crostini and pesto ($16).

  • Patxi's Pizza
    • Sports Bar
    • Cherry Creek
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Options like whole wheat/gluten-free dough, and soy/vegan cheese make this pizzeria the optimal choice for anyone on a specialized diet. The vegetarian-friendly Bianco Verde is topped with a basil-garlic-parmesan-infused pesto, fresh ricotta, mozzarella and Grana Padano. A 10-inch pie goes for $15.50, while the 14-incher is $22.50.

  • Lower48 Kitchen
    • New American
    • Ballpark
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Be prepared to order multiple dishes at this New American hot spot, which focuses on artistic small plates.  The daily menu has a rotating cast of housemade pastas, artisanal breads and heirloom vegetable dishes, all selected according to season.     

  • Bubu
    • Central Business District
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    There is something for everyone at this fast-casual build-your-own-bowl joint.  Get as creative as you want while customizing your dish with grains, proteins, veggies and toppings.  

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