Colorado Springs has a thriving vegan restaurant scene that has grown a lot in the past couple years, and I want to highlight some of my personal favorites in case you need ideas for your next meal out!
What’s better than beer and vegan bar food? Trinity’s menu isn’t strictly vegan, but what options they do have are very impressive. The vegan buffalo wings are a great appetizer for sharing, and their vegan philly is a super yummy offering. I would also recommend their brussel sprouts with vegan parmesan – trust me, they’re so good you won’t even remember you’re eating vegetables! And, of course, their beer is delicious!
Santana’s Vegan Grill has an extensive menu, offering delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! Their bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches and blueberry pancakes are to die for, and I highly recommend their burgers or steak and cheese sandwich for dinner. You really can’t go wrong with anything from Santana’s!
The Burrowing Owl is a super amazing restaurant, and I’ve loved everything I’ve ordered there. I crave their mac and cheese at least once a week, and their nachos are unbelievable. They also offer awesome daily specials, like a veganized Crunchwrap Supreme on the weekends after 5pm!
Wildflour Bakehouse is a unique offering in that they don’t have a physical storefront, but instead make home deliveries of vegan baked goods around the Colorado Springs area. These desserts are seriously dangerous because they are So. Dang. Good. I personally recommend their rainbow cookies (because everything is better with sprinkles) and their chai cinnamon rolls are probably some of the best I’ve ever had, period.
The Joint is another unique one because it’s not a sit-down restaurant, but a traveling food truck! You can frequently find them at various breweries and events around town, and they keep a schedule on their website. Their menu changes every so often, but last time I ate there I thoroughly enjoyed their David BoWings and Dr. John’s Poutine. (Fun fact: the poutine is made with mushrooms which I normally hate, but they made them so good I actually loved it!)