A lively vegan restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere close to downtown Denver
|Location:||837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203|
|Hours:||8 am – 11 pm 7 Days a week|
|Type:||A cute cafe space with Watership Down-inspired murals sets the scene for vegan dishes.|
|Prices:||Relatively inexpensive food – the main courses come in around $12 to $15|
I have been to Watercourse Foods three times and each time I have had a fantastic experience. It is located close to downtown Denver – and when I have stayed there I have walked to Watercourse, which has taken me 15 to 20 minutes to get there.
Since my last visit, the restaurant had undergone some refurbishment. The murals on the walls are interesting – I particularly liked the one below of a bison with a banjo. And why not!
Every time I have visited the restaurant has been busy and there is always a young crowd there – which makes it a fun place to eat and drink.
There is an extensive menu, which is 100% vegan. If you are looking for some comfort food they serve their breakfast from 10 am until they close. So far I have only eaten there in the evenings so I have stuck to the dinner menu.
I wanted to try the Southern Plate, consisting of fried cauliflower chicken and maple kale salad. I opted for the mac and cheese side. Although the descriptions sound not very vegan it was truly 100 per cent plant-based. Karen decided she fancied a burger and fries – the burger patty was made from seitan, veggies and walnuts. Sounds good yes? They also had a stout on tap – so of course, we needed one of those to wash down our meal.
As always at Watercourse the presentation of the food was wonderful. I wasn’t quite sure what the Southern-fried cauliflower chicken would turn out like – but it was scrumptious. And the mac and cheese was creamy and with a fabulous texture. As is our custom we swapped our plates halfway through (Karen believes I always eat more than half of my course) so I got to try the burger – which was amazing – crisp and full of flavour.
Yet again Watercourse Foods did not disappoint. If you are staying in Denver or simply passing through I recommend a stop at Watercourse – whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner – I don’t think you will be satisfied.