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Dec 11, 2008 03:31 PM

Things to eat in Denver when you're vegan?

Hi all --

Sorry for the silly title, but it worked on so many levels.

I'll be in Downtown Denver for a few days in January, and as the title says, I'll be looking for chow of the non-animal variety.

Now, I'm not a strict vegan -- I'll eat Thai food, which probably has fish sauce in it -- but dairy products are out.

I've already located the nearest Whole Foods (Capitol Hill), but can anyone point me to chowish places that are nearby? It'd be great if there was an alternative to Whole Foods I could go to, as well.

City, O' City sounds promising, so that's already on my list.

Many thanks in advance!


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  1. Watercourse, which is the sister restaurant to City O' City. Excellent food, although I've not tried the vegan options.

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    1. re: itri

      Watercourse is delicious and I think they have vegan cake too. Have you tried looking things up on

    2. I third the watercourse. At a place like that, you could probably ask your server for other ideas, too.

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      1. re: LurkerDan

        I'll add Watercourse to the list. Thanks!

        Unfortunately, only suggested Whole Foods for a natural foods store, and also listed City, O' City and Watercourse, along with Govindas. Does anyone have any recommendations for any other ethnic places in the area that I shouldn't miss?

        1. re: awurrlu

          There is (or was) a vegetarian/vegan buffet called Govinda's, located in/next to the Hare Krishna temple at 14th & Cherry. I've never been there myself, so this is informational, not a recommendation.

          1. re: awurrlu

            This is an old thread I know. I loved this place and had to look it up. So good, savory and very substantial meals served on trays. It has been over 8 years and I still think of it.

            Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet
            711 E Blacklidge Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719

        2. awurrlu,
          May want to check out Root Down's Veggie Sliders. Really, really good. I will eat an entire cow and I'll still order the veggie sliders over the beef one's there. Comes with a side of curry sauce, which may or may not contain yogurt, but you can get it without. Also can do with no bun, if you're being strict.


          Root Down
          1600 W. 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211