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
    • American
    • LoHi
    Food
    26
    Decor
    23
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $37

    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
    • Eclectic
    • LoHi
    Food
    25
    Decor
    24
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $39

    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).   

  • Patxi's Pizza Cherry Creek
    • Sports Bar
    • Cherry Creek
    Atmo.
    23
    Decor
    19
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $23

    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.

  • Bittersweet
    • Washington Park West
    Food
    23
    Decor
    21
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $47

    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
    21
    Decor
    19
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $25

    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
    19
    Decor
    18
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $39

    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).

  • Bubu
    • Health Food
    • 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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