Just because your trying to stick to your health goals or New Year’s Resolutions doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself. Denver has plenty of healthy restaurant options around town. Here are some of my favorites!
Breakfast of Champions around Denver
Downtown, RiNo, Sloans Lake, Tabor Center, Boulder
Whole Sol has become my go-to for a healthy breakfast (or lunch) if you are looking for delicious fresh juices, smoothie Bowls and vegan gluten-free options Whole Sol is it. My typical order is the Bruschetta Pesto Toast gluten-free toast with beauty latte.
The Power Lunch in Denver
Bowls by KO
Everything is better in a bowl, right? Owner KO’s bowls are inspired by your favorite take-out meals but with a healthy twist – vegan and gluten-free! I have tried a number of things on the menu and they are all so good. The brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are delish! Avanti is one of our favorite places to take a group so everyone can get what they want and now their is even a healthy option too!
(locations all over the city)
The creators behind this fast-casual eatery get it — Serve clean, yummy food at a reasonable price point and everyone is happy! Which is why you shouldn’t be surprised to see any of their several locations around town buzzing at any hour of the day. Mod Market lets you create your own meal by picking a protein and two sides or you can choose from a wide variety of great salads, sandwiches and pizzas. The Wintergreen salad is my go-to. Plus there are two locations in Denver International Airport so you can continue your health kick even with a delayed flight. Menu here.
This Larimer square hot spot is exploding during lunch with a quick-moving line usually flowing out the door and up the stairs. But what can you expect from the Tory Guaur’s Tag Restaurant Group? Bubu serves up healthy bowls filled with fresh veggies and proteins. Choose your base from brown rice, salad or rice noodles and join what they call the “Fresh Revolution.”
In-pre covid times I ate at Bubu at least once a week (only a block from my old office). My go-to order? Half brown rice half salad mix, broccoli, tomatoes, peanuts, Arvada, steak with chia seed dressing::chefs kiss::
Date Night Healthy Restaurants in Denver
True Food Kitchen
This Cherry Creek staple prides itself on following the anti-inflammatory food pyramid. With a menu that focuses on what is actually in season, you can guarantee that you are getting the freshest ingredients possible. You might not think such a healthy place could have killer cocktails, but all of their juices are fresh squeezed and insanely good. Their citrus skinny margarita and ginger margarita are two of my favorite margaritas in the city. While on our last trip to True Food we indulged in their amazing grass-fed burger that literally needs no condiments it’s so good.
From the genius behind Denver staple Linger, Root Down and Ophelia’s is the fast but slow food outpost on Tennyson in Highlands. This veggie-focused eatery delivers healthy “fast” casual food in a stunning setting with a reasonable price point that everyone can love. Everything is made with organic oils, unrefined sugar’s and organic flowers and it’s insanely delicious. You seriously can’t go wrong with anything on the men I am partial to the Pad Thai, Miso Ramen and Club Sandwich. See the full menu here.