5 Heart Healthy Restaurants In Denver
From Delicious Salads and Vegetables Dishes, to Heart-Healthy Protein Meals
It’s not always easy to make the healthiest dining choices when faced with a menu full of enticing, indulgent dishes that taste oh-so-good. Luckily, Denver has some wonderful healthy dining options—no surprise there, given the city is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest cities in the country—where it’s easy to eat healthy while dining out.
We compiled a list of five restaurants to try in the Denver area that are full of healthy menu choices.
2005 W 33rd Ave Denver, CO 80211
Ash’Kara is a contemporary Israeli restaurant that borrows its cuisine flavors from throughout the regions of the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Northern Africa. The restaurant is centered around a 900-degree brick oven in which they use to cook up heritage grain wood-fired pita. They even have a gluten-free version for those with sensitivities or allergies. Their signature dishes include hand-whipped hummus, falafel and authentic dips and spreads to die for. Or if you are looking for something a little heavier, try the kebabs or pita-wrapped shawarma sandwich. This is a great place for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. So many options with so much flavor!
2364 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Just Be Kitchen is a 100% gluten, grain & refined sugar free fast casual restaurant. They are committed to providing those customers on specific diets the foods that they need and love. FOr those that have food allergies, their diet is 99% dairy free and they avoid ingredients in their recipes that contain major allergens. Such as corn, soy, peanuts and legumes. Their specialties are comfort food that we all crave that is also wholesome and good for you.
3961 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Mazevo is another Mediterranean Eatery that we enjoy. They offer a variety of Mediterranean dishes such as tahini hummus, baba ganoush, labneh and dolmas. They have a lunch menu and a dinner menu. With many vegetarian options and also those for carnivores, they have something to please everyone, even the kiddos. Don’t forget a piece of baklava if you are cheating on your diet. You deserve a treat now and then!
1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver CO 80211
Root Down has a fresh and veggie forward menu. The ingredients are responsibly sourced and grown ingredients. Much of the produce is organically sourced locally, from local, responsible vendors. They use 100% wind power and all animal products are certified humane, pasture raised and eat non-GMO vegetarian feed. All seafood is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and is a “Best Choice Green”. So you can know you are eating clean and safe ingredients. They also have a 6,000 sf organic garden that supplies 20% of the seasonal herbs and vegetables for the restaurant. And with choices for brunch and dinner that range from roasted poblano gnocchi to scallops to lamb, there are delicious entrees for any eater.
837 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Watercourse is a vegan restaurant with a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. They make everything from scratch and use local vendors, sustainable business practices and are committed to giving back to the community. They offer a menu, rotated seasonally that is accessible to many dietary restrictions. Everything on the menu is free of artificial colors, preservatives, flavors and hydrogenated fats. You can also eat anything from the menu knowing that you will be eating fresh, locally produced ingredients. Visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or even dessert. There are plates to share, so try a few different things off the menu. And don’t forget the milkshakes!