Denver’s Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants

Anyone interested in eating healthy just naturally looks for organic produce, allergen-free ingredients, heirloom produce, ancient grains, and superfoods! You’ll be delighted to learn about out top picks of healthy, organic restaurants in the Mile High City.

Our team has been hard at work vetting the healthiest restaurants all across America according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines. We are happy to announce our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurant options in Denver, Colorado:

True Food Kitchen

2800 East 2nd Avenue Unit 101
Denver, Colorado 80206

True Food Kitchen is part of a unique chain of healthy restaurants with a menu based on the anti-inflammatory food pyramid, the brainchild of founder Dr. Andrew Weil, well respected doctor of integrative medicine.

Serving a variety of salads, bowls, turkey burgers or grass-fed beef burgers and other exceptional sandwiches and wraps, everything is fresh and healthy!

Entrees include a vegetarian, gluten-free Spaghetti Squash Casserole (with crushed organic DiNapoli tomato, caramelized onion, zucchini, fresh mozzarella), Grilled Sustainable Salmon (with farro, quinoa, zucchini, asparagus, cherry tomato, snap pea, lemon oregano vinaigrette, cilantro pumpkin seed pesto), and an unforgettable gluten-free Lasagna Bolognese (fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, organic spinach, ricotta, and herbs).

The Corner Beet

1401 North Ogden Street
Denver, Colorado 80218

Serving produce that is 100% organic, locally grown and house-made, The Corner Beet is open seven days a week (check their website for hours). Their specialties include classic and Mediterranean style breakfasts and lunches, including vegetarian and vegan toasts, a variety of healthy, filling salads and bowls. Smoothies, juices, coffee and specialty lattes round out their menu.

Try the Mediterranean Breakfast Plate (2 eggs any style, kalamata olives, cucumber, tomato, pickled turnips, labneh spread with olive oil served with zaatar toast and a side of house jam), Harvest Salad (spring mixed greens topped with goat cheese, pickled beets, red onion, carrots, golden raisins and pistachios; tossed in an orange citrus olive oil vinaigrette and topped with a balsamic glaze), or the Cacao Acai Bowl (Açaí, cacao, banana berry mix, topped with slivered almond, sliced banana, granola, coco- nut, cacao nib, drizzled with cacao sauce).

Root Down

1600 West 33rd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80211

Open 7 days a week from 7AM - 8PM, Root Down pays homage to the late Jimmy Smith, a legendary 1960’s jazz musician. Their menu features vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options with a focus on locally-grown, sustainable and organic ingredients.

Breakfast options include gluten-free Biscuits & Gravy (Antelope Sausage Gravy, Chipotle Honey, Home Fries & Arugula), Almond Buttermilk Pancakes (with Muesli Granola & Strawberry Jam), and Steel-Cut Oats (Vanilla-Coconut Milk, Brown Sugar, Almonds & Raspberry Jam).

For lunch, enjoy Shoyu Ramen Soup (Yakisoba Noodles, Kombu Broth, Mushroom, Kimchi, Radish, Bok Choy, Shoyu Egg & Guanciale Bacon), Beet & Goat Cheese Salad (Arugula, Radish, Toasted Hazelnuts, Beet-Sunflower Pesto & Basil Vin), or try their Chile Crunch Duck Wings (Maple Leaf Duck, Scallions & Super-Seed Mix).

The Kitchen

1560 Wazee Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

The Kitchen offers plenty of interesting and delicious menu items. Try the gluten-free Peruvian Grilled Lamb (with hominy, charred peppers, Aji amarillo, salsa verde), Black Spaghetti (with rock shrimp, fennel, nduja, citrus, garlic bread crumbs), Gnocchetti (bolognese, parmesan, fennel pollen), or gluten-free Cast Iron Roasted Chicken (served with hand-cut fries and black truffle cream).

El Five

2930 Umatilla Street 5th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80211

Open for both indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting), pick-up and delivery, El Five offers spectacular city views of the downtown Denver skyline.

Their dinner menu includes shareable treats like Spreads of the Med (Peanut & Charred Carrot Hummus, Muhammara, Turkish Eggplant, Artichokes, House-Made Pita), Tapas De Gibraltar favorites such as Butter Poached Lobster (Bottarga, Asparagus, Kumquats, Radish, Chilis, Fregola, Green Sorrel Puree), and Crispy Cauliflower Yufka (Chickpeas, Pine Nuts, Tahini, Avocado Fattoush, Cumin Rouille).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling.

The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, James’ interactive Restaurant Guide, The Templeton List, has been developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

You can read about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. For more information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit You’ll find inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with video interviews with top experts from around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they bring the latest leading-edge health and healing information to the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.