Favorite spots in Boulder for vegan dishes

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At exceptional restaurants around town I can close my eyes, point to anything on the menu, and eat well. Often, however, getting a good meal takes a lot more thought - what is the chef's background? what is the kitchen known for? - not to mention a little luck, since you never know what kind of day the folks in the back are having. That was certainly the case at Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, the place I review this week, where meals ranged from good to great depending on the dish and the day.

But for Elizabeth DiLeonardi, a vegan friend who joined me for a meal at Lotus, eating well at restaurants always takes a lot of thought. For her, as for anyone with food preferences and dietary restrictions, eating out is an exercise in menu-spotting and question-asking. But she has found a handful of restaurants where eating out isn't such a chore, places with vegan dishes and even all-vegan buffets where she can find the "complex, deep flavors" she says she misses most "from my non-veg life."

See also:
Five best vegetarian restaurants in metro Denver

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This morning we published Amber Taufen's list of the Five Best Vegetarian Restaurants in metro Denver. Now we're sharing my friend's list of go-to spots in Boulder, where she lives, for good vegan meals. (Alert: not all of these are vegan, or even vegetarian, restaurants.)

Chez Thuy
2655 28th Street, Boulder, 202-442-1700

Native Foods Cafe
675 29th St., Boulder, 303-442-0213
680 South Colorado Boulevard Glendale, 303-758-3440

Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
2010 16th Street, Boulder, 303-442-1485

Half Fast Subs
1215 13th Street, Boulder, 303-449-0404

Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

2319 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, 303-449-4285

Casa Alvarez
3161 Walnut Street, Boulder, 303-546-0630

Nepal Cuisine
4720 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303-554-5828

Sun Deli & Liquor
2299 Pearl Street
Boulder, 303-938-1128

Tsing Tao
607 South Broadway, Boulder, 303-494-6228




Location Info

Lotus Vegetarian - CLOSED

1015 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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