Best Vegan And Vegetarian Meals From Basalt To Glenwood Springs: Colorado Local's Guide

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Best Vegan And Vegetarian Meals From Basalt To Glenwood Springs: Colorado Local's Guide

At Tuesday Foods, we’re always on the lookout for delicious plant-based dining options in Colorado. Whether you are a long-time vegan or vegetarian, or simply looking to add more plant-based meals to your diet, we’ve found the top places in Boulder, Denver, and Aspen for veggie forward eats. 

Now, we are highlighting the best places to enjoy delicious, guilt-free meals in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley. From cozy cafes to upscale bistros, join us as we explore the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. 



This beloved local spot has been serving up tasty, homemade dishes since 1975, making Village Smithy the mid-valley go-to restaurant for breakfast and brunch. Enjoy a cup of coffee and catch up with friends and family while you wait for a coveted table during the busy weekend morning rush. 

Vegetarian Tip: Check out the legendary McHuevos, a spin on huevos rancheros featuring hash browns covered with mushroom, onion, two eggs, cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream.

Vegan Tip: Don’t miss the Tofu Scramble w/ Smithy 7! This scrumptious breakfast option includes tofu, garlic, tomato, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, and smithy 7, a nutritious blend of whole grains.

Price: $$


The True Nature Cafe is a perfect place to kickstart your day in a truly nourishing way. The menu is filled with delicious, locally sourced organic options like soups, salads, smoothies, and baked goods. We recommend sipping on a warm Cacao Chai while exploring the beautiful Peace Garden.

Vegetarian Tip: Don’t miss the daily section of homemade vegetarian quiche!

Vegan Tip: From their Heavenly Oats to their tasty smoothies, there are plenty of vegan choices. 

Price: $


Tucked away in the City Market shopping center in El Jebel, you’ll find this small fast-casual restaurant serving an array of Middle Eastern classics. Jaffa Middle Eastern Kitchen is an excellent mid-valley lunch option for those looking for a tasty quick bite to eat!

Vegetarian Tip: The menu has several vegetarian options from salads, sandwiches and soups. When you’re having a hard time trying to decide, try the Jaffa appetizer plate which includes moroccan carrot salad, babaganoush, tabbouleh, hummus, matbucha, and a fresh housemade pita

Vegan Tip: Check out the house-made hummus plate served with veggies and fresh pita. All of their salads are also great vegan options, just be sure to have them remove the feta from the greek salad. 

Price: $$


This Jewish style deli came to the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley in 2022 and has impressed locals and tourists alike with their tasty bagels, savory sandwiches and creative vegetarian and plant-based options. Dedicated to using mindfully sourced ingredients and scratch cooking, this is a lunch spot you won’t want to miss!

Vegetarian Tip: Plosky’s Deli has several vegetarian options and you honestly can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for something hearty, go for the Veggie Celery Root Reuben. If you want something on the lighter side, try Bring Your Vegan! cold sammie.

Vegan Tip: Try the Carrot is a Fish bagel with the vegan cream cheese, you won’t believe the cream cheese is actually vegan!

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Thai House Co. & Sushi offers Asian Fusion Cuisine featuring mouthwatering Thai dishes and elegant sushi selections. As soon as you walk in, the warm and inviting atmosphere of the restaurant makes you feel right at home. The staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and they’re more than happy to make recommendations and answer any question you have about the menu. Our go-to favorites are the beautifully presented plant-based sushi rolls. Thai House Co. & Sushi is a must-visit for anyone looking for delicious vegan and vegetarian options.

Vegan & Vegetarian Tips: Don’t miss out on the avocado sushi roll, this might be the best one you’ve ever tried!

Price: $$$


Phat Thai is another must-try for Thai-inspired cuisine! They embrace the fact that they're not your traditional Thai restaurant and use it to create delicious and imaginative dishes. The staff is super friendly and welcoming, and they're happy to help with any dietary restrictions, like vegan or vegetarian options. If you're looking for something a little different than your traditional Thai restaurant, Phat Thai is definitely worth checking out.

Vegetarian & Vegan Tip: Try their delicious vegan dumpling curry over the sweet and sticky coconut rice. 

Price: $$


Zheng's serves a wide variety of asian cuisine using traditional wok cooking and fresh, high-quality ingredients to make flavorful dishes. However, what sets Zheng Asian Bistro apart from other Asian inspired restaurants is their dedication to accommodating all dietary preferences. Not only are they willing to customize any dish, they also have menus dedicated to vegan and gluten-free eating. If you're looking for vegetarian/vegan options that aren't just an afterthought, this bistro is the right place for you!

Vegetarian & Vegan Tips: The Kung Pao Tofu and Zheng Style Pad Thai are both must-tries!

Price: $$

Of course, if you are too busy enjoying the beautiful outdoors and picturesque towns of the Roaring Fork Valley, order Tuesday Foods to your home and feel super nourished all week long. Our doorstep delivery is perfect for dining in or for packing a picnic when you are out adventuring. 

Check out our menu for next week and let us know if you have any specific dietary requests.