Gone are the days of the mushed, the washed-out, and the wilted. Yes, vegetables are having their moment. The more inventive of the Denver chef community are now trying out plant-based meals and menu items. They're shooting for delicious staples, rather than your standard side dishes.
Last year, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer also warned us about processed meats – bacon, hot dogs, corned beef – labeling the food products "carcinogenic" along with cigarettes and asbestos.
So there you have it. While we wouldn't dream of talking meat-eaters out of their carnivorous cuisine of choice, we would like to welcome the next generation of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly establishments to the table. Read on for the freshest of vegetables and the most deceptively delicious of meat substitutes. In Denver and beyond, here are our favorite veg-forward restaurants.
Note: Map points are listed in geographical order and are not ranked. Did we miss your favorite vegetarian spot? Show it some love in the comments, send us an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.Read More