The Top 5 Healthy, Organic Restaurants in Colorado Springs

Feeling adventurous? And why not! Explore the rugged city of Colorado Springs and get to know the people who call this city their home. You'll love the authenticity and the unusual variety of restaurants this city offers (as evidenced by the Ethiopian style restaurant we discovered there).

The Templeton Team scours the country for the healthiest restaurants, according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines. We are happy to announce our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic menu options in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

Homa Café at Kinship Landing

415 South Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Located in a boutique hotel in Downtown Colorado Springs, the Homa Café is open to the public. Their all-day menu features fresh locally sourced ingredients and hearty grain bowls, sandwiches with house-made bread, and signature hand pies.

Wake up to Rambler Toast (cream and egg-soaked Japanese milk bread, baked in a brown butter iron skillet with seasonal berries and fresh cream), The Unusual (three eggs, bacon, fennel potatoes, leeks), or opt for one of the hearty lunch bowls like Mt. Rokko (miso-braised prime short rib, shiitake, sesame chili crunch). We guarantee you won’t go away hungry!

Burrowing Owl

1791 South 8th Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

A 100% vegan restaurant offering soups, sandwiches, wraps, and more! Favorites include Meatball Sub with House Salad (Meatballs, Marinara, Baguette, Parmesan; Dressing Choices: Magic Sauce, Caesar, Blue Cheese, Ranch), Vince’s Colorado Crunchwrap (Vegan Version of the Famous Taco Bell Item), and The Greek Sub (Hummus, Pesto, Ranch, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickled Onion, Pickles).

Poor Richard’s Restaurant

324 1/2 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

You’ll feel right at home at this restaurant! From simple beginnings as both a restaurant and bookstore, Poor Richard’s has evolved to become a downtown Colorado Springs landmark, and one you won’t want to miss.

Satisfy your urge for a gluten-free pizza along with healthy salads made with authentic house-made dressings. All of their sandwiches are served with organic tortilla chips and salsa. Hummus and chicken pitas are on the menu, and soups (by the quart) are also available! These healthy, satisfying soups are made with in-season ingredients, refrigerated, and all you have to do it reheat and eat!

Urban Egg

5262 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

The early bird scores the best deal at Urban Egg as this restaurant is open Mon-Fri 7-2 and Sat-Sun 7-2:30.

You can call in your order or place it online if you are hungry and don’t want to wait! Enjoy traditional menu items such as local Colorado Proud Hickman’s Brown Eggs (egg dishes served with choice of hash browns or harvest house salad; substitute fresh fruit or field greens salad with melon and prosciutto for a modest additional charge).

Or you can elect to drink your vitamins with menu items like a staff favorite, The Cure (Pineapple, Vanilla, Orange Juice, and Coconut Water), Heavenly Dew (Honeydew, Cucumber, Pineapple, and Fresh Mint, or Urban Beet (Apple, Carrot, Beet, Ginger, and Lemon).

Uchenna Ethiopian Restaurant

The Uchenna Ethiopian Restaurant offers authentic, quality food lovingly prepared according to tradition.

Offering a wide variety of vegan options, you’ll also discover delicious entrees such as Lamb Yebeg Alecha (organic Iamb marinated with spices, olive oil ginger and garlic), Yebeg Tibs (organic lamb sautéed with spices, garlic, and ginger), and Poultry Doro Vat (chicken thigh marinated in awaze with spices, onion, garlic, and ginger).

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.

There’s no need to sacrifice your health… even when dining out! You just have to know where to look.