Eating Healthy in Denver

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. In addition to previous restaurants mentioned, here are five more to add to your list of healthy places to dine in Denver, Colorado:

Vert Kitchen

704 South Pearl Street
Denver, Colorado 80209

Everything is proudly handmade in-house using 100% organic and locally-grown produce, all-natural, sustainable meats and dairy, plus the finest pantry goods in Denver. Known for their breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections, look for menu items such as House Roast Turkey Sandwich (Balsamic fig jam, goat cheese, mixed greens, tomato); Lemon Tuna (Albacore, herbed Greek yogurt, sweetened cucumbers); Power Salad (Avocado, lemon tuna, mixed greens peanut slaw); and more.

The Green Collective Eatery

2158 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80211

On their website, they state, “We’re here to take the guesswork out of nutritious eating so that you can show up and feel great in every aspect of your life.” We like it!

Scout out their menu which includes items such as Soup o.t.d. & Bone Broth; a variety of Smoothies like their Golden Mylk (coconut mylk, mango, banana, carrot, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, topped with bee pollen & coconut shreds); Smoothie Bowls like The Green (coconut mylk, banana, mango, avocado, spinach, chlorella, flax seeds topped with: granola, banana, blueberries, slivered almonds, chia seeds, honey drizzle); and Toasts such as the Colorado Lox (herbed cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumber, pickled onions, tomatoes, dill, hemp seeds).

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

Open for brunch and dinner, you’ll find menu items like gluten-free Crispy Togarashi Brussels Sprouts (Shishitos, Togarashi Honey, Crispy Shallot, Sesame, Nori & Yuzu Kosho Aioli); Ropa Vieja Hash (Callicrate Farms Short Rib, Sunny Egg, Black Bean Escabeche, Roasted Root Veg, Caramelized Plantains & Salsa Verde); Brunchwrap Benedict Supreme (Poached Egg, Chorizo, Black Beans, Nixtamalized Tostada, Tomato, Green Chili Hollandaise & Fennel Apple Salad); and much more.

Bramble & Hare

1970 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

The huge variety of meats and Certified Organic produce grown on their farm allows Chef Skokan a limitless palate of flavors, colors, and textures from which to build his award-winning cuisine. Look for menu items such as Butternut Squash Soup (Creme Fraiche, Toasted Pepitas); Mediterranean Salad (Almonds, Elkhorn Asiago, Red Onion, Cucumber, Baba Ganoush); Vegetable Spring Roll (Asian Hummus, Sesame Beets, Sunchokes, Black Garlic Cream); Pan-Seared Salmon (Spaghetti Squash, Braised Leeks, Marinated Tomatoes, Romesco); Chorizo Stuffed Quail (Akmolinka, Pesto, Sauteed Bell Peppers, Summer Squash); Duo of Beef Creamy Polenta, Sauteed Mushrooms, Braised Cabbage, Hakurei Turnips).

Keep an eye out for their Dirt Dinner series that runs through the growing season every Monday at Bramble & Hare. Each week’s menu focuses on a vegetable at its peak of flavor and freshness.

Black Cat Bistro

1964 13th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

The sister restaurant of Bramble & Hare, you’ll find equally healthy and delicious menu items. Enjoy Alfresco dining, beautiful gardens, and gorgeous views. Do call ahead for reservations as this is a working farmstead subject to a variety of conditions, and their menu changes seasonally.

Eating Healthy in Denver
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About The Templeton Restaurant Guide

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List and restaurant guide 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!

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