Vital Root

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 10 reviews )

3915 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado, USA, 80212

Fast-casual vegetarian restaurant opened summer 2016. Uses whole foods, nuts, nut milks, coconut, tofu, seeds, sprouts. Offers fusion meals, smoothies, vegan desserts, and gluten-free options. Staff is open to customizing to suit your food preferences. Open Tue-Thu 8:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun 8:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Fusion

10 Reviews

First Review by kenvegan

perfect atmosphere & food - Edit

Loved visiting vital root- had a hard time not ordering everything on the menu but agreed on the avocado toast and Japanese sweet potato with my hubs. Both were delicious and so fresh. 2 vegan energy balls for dessert and we were full and happy. Loved the vibe, the design and just all of it.

Pros: food, atmosphere

Cons: it’s in Denver and we live in NY :(

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Great, casual place for vegan fare - Edit

I tried Vital Root for the first time in a recent trip to Denver and will definitely go back. It's a casual place, order and the counter and they bring it out to you. The vast majority of the menu is vegan or can easily be made vegan. I had the ramen and my husband had the banh mi tacos, and we were both very satisfied. The ramen comes in smaller portions than is typical, but also cost less than is typical and is a more reasonable amount of food than is served at ramen places. They offer a small selection of take away items as well.
The ambiance is casual, but trendy without being pretentious. There is indoor, outdoor, and partially outdoor seating; great for a nice day.

Pros: Tasty, healthy options, Mostly vegan, Nice ambiance with indoor/outdoor seating

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Children Enjoying Healthy Food, Gave Me Hope - Edit

A server from another vegan restaurant told me this was her favorite place. We took Uber to the other side of town, and it was worth the $ for the ride. We had the Korean Stir Fry and Banh Mi Tacos. The stir fry was my favorite. Great combination of flavors. I enjoyed being introduced to yam noodles. We also had not 1, but 3 chocolate desserts--all were great. My date willingly explores vegan restaurants because he is finding his chocolate obsession is often satisfied. We plan to go back for brunch.

Pros: Interesting and creative ethnic choices, Indoor/outdoor dining

Cons: A bit too casual for a first date, Counter service had us up and down 3 times

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Absolutely love this place, such great choices for all vegans or vegetarians. The happy hour tacos were amazing, and I also love the cauliflower ceviche. I've gone numerous times, and Would definitely recommend!

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Great flavors, very vegan friendly - Edit

First visit to Vital Root, and it won't be our last. Food was creative, fresh, and tasty. Service was very warm and attentive without being the least bit intrusive. Outdoor seating option is a plus. Recommended.


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Worth the trip - Edit

I was staying relatively nearby, but I am glad I stopped in on my way to Denver. Excellent breakfast, hot apple cider was delicious. Great atmosphere.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service

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amazing food, great service, lovely atmosphere - Edit

I had the most delicious pad Thai at this place! The noodles are made from beets and the ingredients are fresh and very tasty! Looking forward to heading back and trying a few more dishes.

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Eh.... - Edit

So much confusion over what was vegan and what wasn't... the cashier had to go talk to the chef about multiple items in question. Extremely small portion sizes, even for the main courses. We tried the veggie burger, hijiki salad, and chilled edamame noodles. The burger was good, but all of our food was pretty greasy. Overall the atmosphere is awesome but it's extremely overpriced for what you actually get.

Pros: veg-friendly, great atmosphere

Cons: vegan confusing, expensive, small portions

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Woah. - Edit

I have to say, the raw beet ravioli was one of my favorite things I have ever eaten. I also enjoyed the Bahn Mi tacos while here and a beet/tequila drink. The food is amazing and I really enjoy the flow of the space, the way in which you order and grab your own drinks/silverware. It reminded me of some of my favorite European restaurants. I will say that the menu is more expensive than many would prefer to pay for the amount of food served, though I understand the prices when taking into consideration the model of the restaurant.

Pros: Amazing food.

Cons: Price

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World Class Restaurant - Edit

I feel honored to be able to be the first to write a review for this outstanding restaurant on HappyCow.

The decor is modern, and according to the manager, the place is supposed to be reminiscent of a modern tree house. Lovely place.

When I walked into this restaurant, I was greeted by everyone. One of the waiting staff recommended that I get the vegan risotto, the raw ravioli, and a banana ice cream for dessert.

This is one of the best meals I have ever had! The ravioli was gorgeously presented, and having been a raw foodist for years, I can say that this raw ravioli is up there with the best I have had! The risotto was perfectly flavored and salted, and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. As if I wasn't elated enough with my meal, out came the vegan banana ice cream. This was the perfect ending to meal: creamy, not too sweet, and just decadent.

This is not only the best dining experience I had in the Denver area, but this will be added to my top restaurants in the world list.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-21

Pros: Fantastic food, Friendly/helpful waiting staff, Beautiful decor

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