Complete Denver Vegan Guide: 11 Best Vegan Restaurants in the Mile High City

We're calling it - Denver is one of the best cities in the U.S. for vegans.

If you're visiting The Mile high City prepare your taste buds for some of the countries finest meat-free eats including 100% vegan food trucks, quirky plant-based restaurants, and meatless all-American diners. No matter your craving - Denver will deliver.

In this Denver vegan guide, you'll discover the top vegan restaurants, local markets, nearby animal sanctuaries, and more.

Let's jump right in!

11 Best Vegan Eats in Denver

1. Vegan Van

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  • Best for: Deliciously unapologetic food truck eats
  • Location: 3900 Elati St, Denver, CO
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Vegan Van is a lovely Denver food truck now with a permanent location as well. They are 100% vegan and focus on veganizing fast food favorites. Their cheesy gordita crunches and crunch wraps are fantastic. The must-visit food truck serves up delicious seitan and is overall a really fun place to eat with friends. Highly recommend Taco Tuesdays.


2. Watercourse Foods

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  • Best for: Dinner and happy hour
  • Location: 837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO
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Denver's original fully vegan restaurant. They have a large menu, a complete bar, and all their meals taste delicious. Their cauliflower 'chick'n' and waffles are out of this world tasty.


3. Meta Burger

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  • Best for: Classic American diner-style food
  • Location: Two locations: 7950 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO & 5505 W 20th Ave
    Edgewater, CO
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Meta Burger is a local joint with a couple of locations. The vegan restaurant veganizes traditional burger/American diner food. The eatery is 100% vegan and 100% nostalgic. Their hangover 'chicken' sandwich on texas toast with a hashbrown patty is a personal favorite - don't skip their shakes!


4. Wellness Sushi

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  • Best for: All-vegan sushi
  • Location: 2504 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
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The best sushi I've had in my life and it's 100% vegan. Wellness Sushi has such a wide variety of beautiful delicious vegan sushi it's a true journey for the taste buds. Every sushi roll I've had has been spectacular. Highly recommend Wellness Sushi as a top choice to impress someone who isn't vegan...yet.


5. Fellow Traveler

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  • Best for: Vegan grub and exotic drinks
  • Location: 3487 S Broadway, Englewood, CO
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This is a lovely vegan bar and restaurant that is open late and serves some ridiculously tasty vegan fare. Everyone there is always friendly, the cocktails are fantastic. Tacos Tuesdays make for a cheap and delicious vegan dinner.


6. Bang Up to the Elephant

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  • Best for: Quirky restaurant with delicious eats
  • Location: 1310 Pearl St, Denver, CO
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A beachy-themed vegan spot with an awesome vibe and unique food. Some great curries and such. A fun place for a date night.


7. City O' City

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  • Best for: Vegan wings
  • Location: 206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO
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Another longtime vegetarian staple in Denver, City O' City is now fully vegan. A good selection of comfort food and delicious seitan wings.


8. Somebody People

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  • Best for: 5-course date night
  • Location: 1165 S Broadway #104, Denver, CO
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Another fun fully vegan spot for a date. Delicious food and unique cocktails. A little bit more upscale. I recommend checking out their Sunday dinners, a set 5-course menu for a good price.


9. Next Level Burger

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  • Best for: Vegan burgers
  • Location: 1605 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO
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Another American diner in Denver that is 100% vegan. They are pretty new to the city, but have an extensive menu. Shakes, burgers, 'chicken' sandwiches, and sides - this is a great fast food choice for a family.


10. Total Vegan Indian Restaurant

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  • Best for: All-vegan Indian food
  • Location: 9563 S University Blvd A, Highlands Ranch, CO
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A new Indian spot in South Denver that is fully vegan. The food is delicious and spicy. Extremely friendly staff and super fast.

11. So Radish

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  • Best for: Groovy vegan eats
  • Location: 5711 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO
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A fun, 80's themed spot in North Denver. Fully vegan, good comfort food and drink specials.

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*This Vegan Guide was created with help from Denver local Scott Ausdemore

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