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The city of Boulder, Colorado not only has beautiful mountains and scenery, but also it has a variety of plant-based restaurants! You don’t want to miss out on visiting these tasty spots the next time you’re in Boulder. So, check out this list of 10 vegan-friendly restaurants!

1. Thrive

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Thrive is a health-focused, all-vegan eatery in Boulder that has a variety of different options on the menu. Guests can chose from a plethora of smoothies, like the Golden Spiral, Pure Bliss, Natural High, Green Gaia, and more. You could also try the Inner Flame Salad, which is a mixture of lettuce, avocado, tomato, green and red onion, cucumber, pepper, cilantro, sunflower seeds, sprouted garbanzo beans, and chipotle lime dressing. If you can’t make it to Thrive, try making this Kale and Pumpkin Salad.

Thrive is located at 1509 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302.

2. Native Foods Cafe

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An all-vegan chain restaurant called Native Foods Cafe is also in Boulder. This restaurant is faster service, where guests place their order at the counter. The menu consists of items like Native Nachos, which are freshly prepared corn tortilla chips, topped with black beans, chipotle sauce, cashew cheese, salsa fresca, roasted corn, green onions, cilantro, and fresh jalapeño peppers. You could also try the BBQ Chicken Salad, Taco Salad, Falafel Wrap, and much more. Or, you could try making this Super Star Lentil Taco Salad.

Native Foods is located at 1675 29th Street Suite 1272, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

3. Julia’s Kitchen

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Head over to Julia’s Kitchen if you are on the search for healthy vegan food! The menu features Vegan Quiche, Veggie Burgers, Veggie Pancakes, House Salad, Sausage Pizza, Dosa, and more. You could also try out the Raw Kale Chips or a Golden Smoothie! If you can’t make it to Julia’s Kitchen, try making this Chickpea Flour Quiche.

Julia’s Kitchen is located at 3980 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80304.

4. Beyond Burger Stand at Whole Foods Market

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the Beyond Burger, but did you know that the Whole Foods in Boulder has a Beyond Burger Stand?! You can order a single burger or a double burger, which comes on a bun topped with tomato, mustard, and pickles. You can even add a slice of tomato cayenne vegan cheese to make your burger even more spectacular! If you aren’t in the mood for a burger, order the Fillet Ah Fishless, Southern Chick’n Sandwich, or the Beyond Tenders instead! You could always try making these Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers.

You can find the Beyond Burger Stand in the Whole Foods Market, at 2905 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

5. Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

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Leaf is a vegetarian restaurant in Boulder that is serving up delicious brunch, lunch, and dinner! For brunch, try ordering the biscuits with mushroom gravy, or the Potato Lakes. For lunch, there is always the Vegan Crab Cake, or the Mushroom Burger. One of the most popular dishes on the dinner menu is the Southern-Fried King trumpet Mushrooms. If you can’t make it to Leaf, try out this recipe for Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy.

Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant is located at 2010 16th Street, Boulder, Colorado 303442.

6. Fresh Tymes Eatery

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Fresh Tymes Eatery is not an all-vegan or vegetarian restaurant, but they are still dishing out a variety of different vegan options for plant-eaters to chose from. Guests can try the Mac Attack, which is their take macaroni and cheese, and is made with cashew cheese. You could also try the Grilled Tempeh Wings, just be sure to omit the ranch dressing! If you feel like staying in, you could always try making this Very Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Cheeze.

Fresh Tymes Eatery is located at 2500 30th Street, #101, Boulder, Colorado.

7. Aloy Thai Cuisine

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If you are in the mood for Thai food, check out Aloy Thai Cuisine, since they have a bunch of vegan options available on the menu! Try the Fresh Springs Rolls with tofu, Crispy Tofu, Sweet and Sour Tofu, and much more! If you can’t make if to Boulder, try making this Sweet and Sour Sesame Tofu Bowl.

Aloy Thai Cuisine is located at 2720 Canyon Boulevard Boulder, Colorado 80302.

8. A Cup of Peace

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A Cup of Peace is serving up authentic Korean cuisine in Boulder, and the best part, is that every dish can be made vegan! The menu features entrees like Bibim Bop, Dup Bop, Bulgogi, Rice Noodle Bowl, and more! You could even try a Korean Barbecue Burrito with tofu! If you can’t make it to a Cup of Peace, try out this recipe for Bibimbap For One.

A Cup of Peace is located at 3216 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80303.

9. Ali Baba Grill

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Ali Baba Grill is serving up Lebanese and Persian cuisine with plenty of vegan options available. Try the Falafel, Hummus, Fava Beans, Magdoos, and more. For an entree, try ordering the Vegetarian Lovers Plate, which is a combination plate of hummus, baba ghonouj, grape leaves, falafel, fettoush, tabbouleh and rice. If you can’t make it to this lovely restaurant, try making these Baked Falafels With Tahini-Cashew Sauce.
Ali Baba Grill is located at 3033 28th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80304.

10. Foolish Craigs

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Foolish Craigs is not exclusively vegan or vegetarian, but they are serving up plenty of vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Feel free to order the Chips, Salsa, and Fresh Guacamole, Fries, Tofu Scramble, or the Hummus Cucumber Sandwich. If you can’t make if to Foolish Craigs, try out this recipe for Hummus, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, and Sprouts Sandwich.

Foolish Craigs is located at 1611 Pearl Street Boulder, Colorado 80302.

If you can’t make it to Boulder, we also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, where you can find recipes like; Roasted Delicata Squash With Mushrooms and Kale In Creamy White Wine SauceAsparagus Risotto With Lemongrass and Thai Basil, Veggie Dragon Roll, and much more! The app is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

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