This week, to celebrate our April birthdays, Courtney and I traveled to Colorado to enjoy a little vacation. Even though it snowed most of the time we were there, I was excited to see Colorado for the first time and connect with friends, vegan noms and activities located in the Rocky Mountain area. Here are the places we ended up visiting in Denver and Boulder, Colorado:
Dushanbe Tea House
1770 13th St. Boulder, CO
The tea menu and the gorgeous decor are the real reasons to visit Dushanbe Tea House, which is a local treasure. They also have several vegan options on their menu, which can be enjoyed alongside a freshly brewed tea or infusion.
The Thai Panang Curry (with tofu option) dish at Dushanbe Tea house.
The Thai Panang Curry (with tofu option) dish at Dushanbe Tea house was delightful–it had a great spicy kick.
Drinking a delicate green tea at Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder, Colorado.
Interior view of Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder, Colorado.
1651 Broadway Boulder, CO 80302
Alfalfa’s has tons of great vegan items, including fresh produce and local vegan treats and snacks. Boulder is a hub for many organic food companies, including BoBo’s, Goodbelly, and many more. It was a great place for us to stock up on snacks, organic toiletries and breakfast items to keep in our hotel fridge. I recommend checking it out over or at least in addition to Whole Foods if you’re in the area and need groceries or green juice–they sell that too.
Alfalfa’s vegan-friendly market in Boulder
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
2010 16th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
The Asian Mizuna Salad at Leaf Vegetarian.
The Asian Mizuna Salad at Leaf Vegetarian. Made with wakame seaweed, mizuna, jicama, carrots, snap peas, bamboo shoots, sesame sweet chili vinaigrette.
The vegan soup of the day at Leaf Vegetarian. Made with squash and a delicate broth.
The Kitchen Next Door
1035 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
When dining with a non-vegan friend, we found plenty to enjoy at The Kitchen Next Door, including homemade kale chips, beet-infused salads and a wonderful homemade hummus. Great choice if on Pearl Street, if you love craft beers, or if you’re dining with non-vegans. There’s also free music on many nights.
Menu selection from The Kitchen Next Door. Loved the kale chips!
Here are some more pictures from our wintry explorations in Boulder:
Nooch Vegan Market
3360 Larimer St., Denver
What’s not to love about Nooch Vegan Market? Located in a cool part of Denver, there’s aisles of vegan treats and staples to enjoy, plus clothing, dog treats, household products, super-friendly staff. I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in town.
City, O City
206 E. 13th Avenue Denver
City, O City offers tons of vegan options, though it’s not a fully vegan establishment. I got the baby kale salad and tried their homemade kombucha and onion rings. Everything was great! I forgot to snap pics but if you go, definitely check out their on-tap kombucha and some of the great vegan offerings.
City, O City in Denver, Colorado
Thanks for checking out my blog post on some vegan adventures in Boulder and Denver. There are more vegan-friendly places to check out than the ones we visited, so please share them in the comments if you know of them or link to beloved blogs/companies if you’d like to share your favorites!
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