Fast food

Food truck turned brick and mortar offering vegan breakfast and lunch sandwiches, hot dogs and sides such as tots and potato salad. Inside of the Assembly Student Living Building. Open Mon-Sat 9:00am-8:00pm, Sun 9:00am-7:00pm.

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53 Reviews

First Review by HaniAhimsa


Points +96

01 Nov 2023

Yay Brick & Mortar!

It had been a minute since I’d had the vegan van, and was so excited to see their market. It was great. Plenty of seating, lots of cool vegan items you can’t find around town, and I got a taco and pizza- both were delicious! The people were super friendly as well.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-01

Pros: Yummy food!, Lots of seating, Friendly staff

Cons: A little challenging to find without a sign



Points +61

22 Oct 2023

Extremely rude owners

When I asked them about a menu item, they blocked me on social media & told my friend who asked for me that I harassed them. Instead of just replying to me. I thought they would talk to me like a human, but no. Would give 0 stars if possible.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-22


Points +34

01 Oct 2023

Awesome food, service, & owners!

We were in town for 2 days and we came made sure to stop here both days for breakfast and grab plenty of snacks and drinks. We got the McLovin and the breakfast burrito, and both are so delicious, flavorful, and filling. We also had the opportunity to meet the owners, and Britney is such a delight, truly a lovely human being. So happy we found this place and excited to pay many more visits whenever we’re in Denver.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-01


Points +104

11 Sep 2023


Super excited for vegan van having a brick and mortar store now. Loved the food for years, now it’s easy to find and always available! Cool vegan bodega has some rad vegan novelties.

Pros: Delicious , Super friendly staff


Points +704

06 Sep 2023

Not As Great as the Hype

I was super excited to try the Vegan Van because of all of the hype. It was good but definitely not as amazing as everyone said. I had the breakfast burrito which was so salty i couldn’t taste anything else. I drowned it in green sauce to give it some flavor. I will say the gf tortilla was incredible.
We also tried the nacho fries, gluten free. My gf had a bite and was done. I thought they were pretty good but nothing exciting. They looked much better, lacked in flavor though.
My gf had the Crunchwrap and loved it. She said the tots were decent too. Maybe they just haven’t gotten down the gluten free yet?


Points +3118

05 Sep 2023


We came especially for Taco Tuesday, and the Chalupa was amazing! The Chile relleno was ho humm however, and not worth ordering.

We also picked up some cool vegan food products from their store, which was an unexpected bonus!

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-05


Points +169

25 Aug 2023

Worth it

Stopped in while here for vacation. Super friendly service and great food and products. Took us a minute to figure out where it was (the sign is inside the building) Was 100% worth the 30 minute bus ride it took us to get there.

Pros: Friendly service, Food, Product variety

Cons: Could use an outdoor sign

Steve Pate

Points +121

18 Aug 2023

Breakfast to pizza to dessert …

What an amazing place. So much choice. Eat here, get food to go or buy from the deli


Points +102

Mostly Veg
10 Jul 2023

Would give 6 stars if I could!

Vegan Van is always there to fill that craving for, um, craveable vegan food. Their breakfast burritos, crunchwraps, and chubby fries are staples in our home, maybe with a bonus gordita or chalupa to really stuff ourselves... But there's a lot of other great stuff to try on their menus. I love that their brick-and-mortar location (1) is more convenient for us, and (2) lets them expand the menu so favorites are available more regularly and they can add things like their new pizzas - a lot of great tasty cheezy options!

Pros: Great Taco Bell-esque options, Love the new pizzas, Friendly staff


Points +32

29 Jun 2023


I had the crunch wrap and it tasted very similar to how I remember Taco Bell's except a bit smaller. They have a mini market packed with vegan snacks and drinks as well as a good selection of vegan cheeses. 100% recommend!

Pros: Options, Yummy, Mini market

Cons: Literally none


Points +263

18 Jun 2023

Good treats and market

I got the crunch wrap and it was tasty. I like the little shop that sells every day vegan foods and snacks. I wish I understood that the pizza stand next to them were the same, otherwise I would have gotten a pizza. One counter is clearly marked Vegan Van and the other is marked Pizza, and did not have obvious Vegan Van branding. I only noticed it later on the cashier screen when I bought a drink from the market.

Pros: Lots of options

Cons: Not obvious that both good places are the same


Points +24

15 Jun 2023

Best Vegan food in Denver Hands Down

If you’re only going to try one vegan place when you’re here it needs to be Vegan Van, they’ve come a long way and they’re always consistent. They’re very active on social media and are always spicing up the menu with fresh ideas that always win. The most important thing about this mom and pop shop is that they’re the epicenter of the vegan community in Denver, with their new location they’ve gone above and beyond to promote more vegan products. I find myself here at least once a week.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-15

Pros: Delicious, Vegan Comfort Food , Portions

Cons: Nada


Points +78

06 Jun 2023

Memorial Day BBQ was dope

We visited Vegan Van on a roadtrip after many days in a vegan food desert eating bananas and gas station pickles. We both had the Memorial Day BBQ special, which was very filling for the price and super tasty. BBQ seitan ribs, corn, pasta salad, and awesome garlic toast. This is a sweet little spot and if I lived in Denver I’d be here all the time. Also bought a Vegan Van sticker to take home; it looked like they had tons of vegan comfort food options to try and wish we’d been in town longer to try more.


Points +205

30 May 2023

Love Vegan Van!

Vegan van is always fantastic! This meal was a Memorial Day special but you can’t go wrong with any of their dishes. Tacos, burritos, breakfast, pizza. My favorite is the potato tacos!


Points +38

13 May 2023

Denver's best

This location on Elati is a permanent sit down spot. The McLovin' breakfast sandwich is the best! They now serve pizza as well.

Pros: McLovin, Crunchwrap Supreme , Pizza


Points +31

07 May 2023

Good food

I think this place has the most delicious vegan Taco Bell style food. Nothing on the menu is short of that. I do, however, think the prices can be a bit expensive, considering the portions. It’s hard to figure where they are sometimes, too. Overall, I stay happy because the food is so good.

Pros: Food, Wait time

Cons: Price, Location


Points +8505

27 Mar 2023

Vegan comfort food just off I70

The Vegan Van restaurant is a convenient stop on the way to/from the airport or wherever else I70 might be taking you, as it’s just a two-minute detour from the freeway. The specialty here is flavorful burgers, burritos/wraps, taco variations, fries, and other fried stuff. Not the place you go for the world’s healthiest meal, but what they set out to do they do well.

The “chicken” sandwich was tasty. I personally wouldn’t do the “chubby” fries side again because I prefer fries crispy rather than saucy, but the flavors were good and it’s quite filling.

Service is very friendly. Prices are average for downtown Denver. The location is inside the “Assembly” building. Be sure not to park in the spaces reserved for permitted residents (pay attention to the signs in the lot).

One thing that could be improved is waste. They serve the food in take-out packaging even for those dining in, and the only forks and spoons available are plastic ones in plastic packaging. We’d come more often if they could eliminate the packaging, or at least use plastic-free plant-based compostable packaging and cutlery. Until then, we’d only drop in when we have our own containers with us.


Points +1321

27 Mar 2023


Wow, that taco was great! The fries and the chalupa were outstanding as well. Everything was very flavorful and had a great texture. The people inside were also very nice , and they took the time to talk to me even though they were obviously trying to set up displays.

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-27


Points +42

17 Mar 2023

Best Vegan Place!!

My wife got the Mclovin and she rates it a 10/10!! As a non vegan she says it’s better than real sausage and will definitely be coming back when we’re in Denver! I got the breakfast burrito and it was very filling. Could eat it everyday for breakfast. Maybe even lunch and dinner! 10/10 would recommend again

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-17

Pros: Great taste, Fully vegan

Cons: Hard to find! (Door right in front of food truck), Wait time to be expected


Points +3104

04 Feb 2023

Not a Top Denver Restaurant

Visited here based on its HappyCow rating as a top restaurant and was very disappointed. In addition to a 45 minute wait time after ordering (with not many people ahead of me) it wasn’t amazing food—the $13 breakfast burrito was mostly tater tots.

With so many other vegan options in the city I’m surprised to see it rated so highly.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: Convenience-store style area, Long wait times


Points +1156

14 Jan 2023

New location is great!

This food truck that has been serving the Denver scene lots of great food for years wS able to move into a permenant home very near Central Denver. The food has always been great, it's amazing to see them grow.


Points +53

09 Jan 2023

New Permanent Location

Their new permanent location at the assembly student commons is awesome. Delicious food!


Points +54

17 Dec 2022

Great food, even better people, and excited for their new space

The food at Vegan Van is so delish I pretty much have it every week. They are constantly being creative and mixing up the menu with innovative and craveable eats that vegans and non-vegans both love, but if I had to eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be Vegan Van chubby fries and crunchwraps. I'm so so excited for the new menu expansion that will be possible now that they have a permanent location!!

More importantly, the vibe at vegan van always puts me in a great mood because of the friendly and wonderful staff and owners. They really go the extra mile to make affordable vegan options available in Denver so that the vegan life is accessible to all, and their support of their community doesn't stop there. I love and appreciate that they served up food for a nonprofit event I coordinated - omnivores and veggies alike just loved the food, and they were a key part of making the event a success. Vegan Van is the stuff community is made of, get yourself some chubby fries ASAP.

Pros: Amazing taco bell menu, green chile, Great variety, value, Friendly and wonderful staff and owners


Points +17

Mostly Veg
15 Nov 2022

Best vegan in Denver

This is the best food I've had after a year of traveling in Colorado

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-15

Pros: Somehow they made vegan corndogs more delicious, Friendly service, Seasoning is good

Cons: Menu shifts sometimes, Seitan can be a little dry sometimes


Points +251

10 Nov 2022

Worth tracking them down!

When we came into Denver on a recent trip we made a decision to seek them out. Their current menu then had Crunchwrap Supremes which were very good. Wished we lived in the area and could visit as they rotate their menu. Very worth seeking them out!

Pros: Selection

Cons: Bean based menu


Points +448

01 Oct 2022

Omni BF’s Fav

We had the Carolina chicken sandwich with their chubby fries and they were DELICIOUS. My omni boyfriend says this is one of his favorite vegan substitutes he’s had. The sauce, the texture, the size it’s all just so good. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars was because though the fries were good, they weren’t special in anyway.

Pros: Completely vegan, Nice staff

Points +63

17 Sep 2022

Delicious and Amazing

Vegan van is my favorite place to eat at, they have so many delicious food items. If you ever get the chance to, try one of their takis tacos!🌮 The staff is also amazing, makes the experience that much better!

Pros: 100% Vegan, Variety of Food Options , Amazing Customer Service

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