Watercourse Foods

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837 E 17th Ave, Denver, Colorado, USA, 80218

Established since 1998 as a vegetarian restaurant and switched to being all vegan in 2014. Offers a wide variety of plant-based comfort food options, including tofu dishes and international plates. Sunny open space. Brunch 7am-3pm on weekends. Open Mon-Wed 7:00am-10:00pm, Thu-Sat 7:00am-11:00pm, Sun 7:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, International, Beer/Wine

173 Reviews

First Review by A.Z.P.

Excellent! - Edit

Great food! Excellent taste, good quality, good value, good service!

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Favorite! - Edit

Love this place! Huge menu! Try the BBQ “chicken” wings!

Pros: wide variety , reasonable prices, creative cocktails

Cons: usually a long wait to sit down (FCFS at the bar!)

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lovely place - Edit

Amazing food. Wings are delicious. Mac and cheeze has an essence of coconut

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Vegan choices in Downtown Denver - Edit

This restaurant is in walking distance of the main business/hotel district. The menu is packed with vegan options. Cuisine is a level above urban/street eats. Entrees are delicious and come with choices of sides that are equally good. Visit during off hours so you don’t have to wait as this is a popular destination.

Pros: Full vegan menu; lots of choices , Great service and nice setting , Menu reflects broad range of cuisine styles

Cons: During peak periods, you will have to wait

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The Best - Edit

One of the best vegan restaurant, from breakfast to dinner everything is incredible.

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delicious! - Edit

All vegan and so good!

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Tasty Mac and Cheese! :) - Edit

Amazing selection of food! I had the Mac and Cheese with steamed kale and it was delicious. Also ordered the Korean BBQ Seitan Wings that were decent, but could've used some more flavor. Overall loved the space and the staff was very friendly.

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Amazing! - Edit

I love eating at all-vegan restaurants. It’s so refreshing to know you can have anything on the menu! Sadly, they are few and far in between. And the few all-vegan restaurants I’ve been to haven’t had too much to offer on the menu. I was blown away by this place! There menu is huge and varied and everything sounded amazing. I ended up getting the Cuban sandwich with fries—so delicious—followed by a piece of coffee cake (it’s huge by the way...for at least 2 people!). Coffee cake was so creamy and divine. Can’t wait to visit CO again to go back to this place! So impressed!

Pros: Large varied menu , Cool atmosphere , Delicious!

Cons: Can get a little pricey—it’s because you want to o

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wow and wow - Edit

I travel a lot for work and it's not always to find a good vegan place....you dont want to miss this one. From the service, the quality of the food and rhe price...I will be back.

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road trip treat - Edit

We stopped here on the way from Denver International down to Colorado Springs and had the most amazing first meal for our Colorado vacation. Cauliflower wings app, then the breakfast burrito for me and the burger for my husband. All of it was perfect!

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One of my favorites - Edit

Everyone else has already said what needs to be said. This place is delicious. They serve breakfast options all day long which is a huge plus in my book. They have an awesome selection of food, drinks and dessert. This is definitely one of the best vegan restaurants I've been to.

Updated from previous review on 2016-07-09

Pros: seitan wings , spiked shakes and alcohol menu, service

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so good! - Edit

Very inviting on the inside. Nice cozy sort of rustic vibe. Friendly service. Yummy food. This was our first visit and we are not disappointed. They have hot chocolate! And milkshakes! Yum! We ordered the cauliflower wings and a breakfast burrito. We will be returning. Their ranch sauce is sooo good!

Cons: slightly on the pricey side, but portions are dece

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delicious - Edit

A must try for everyone. Service is a little slow but the food is good.

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MY NEW FAV RESTART IN THE WORLD - Edit

JUST GO. NOW. And you MUST order the "Five Wizards on Horseback"!!!

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crispy - Edit

So impressed with the Buffalo cauliflower wings. So crispy. Ranch is on point. So happy when I eat here!!

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Our go-to in Denver. - Edit

My kids and I ate here frequently while visiting family in Denver. The milkshakes are fantastic! Some of our faves include: nachos, buffalo cauliflower, mushroom and asparagus risotto, coconut curry, Caesar wrap, chik n waffles.

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Yummy Vegan Comfort Food - Edit

In town visiting Denver and got off the plane starving. We were super excited when we found this place. Everything was delicious and we will be back next time we're in town! 🖤🌱

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great food. - Edit

The Greek salad with blackened tofu is awesome.

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when in Denver - Edit

Had the nachos and Greek salad. Both were great.

Pros: nice setting , good eats

Cons: pepperoncini were sliced in salad and 4 tops left

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Wow!!! - Edit

Wow what a pleasant surprise! Walked 20 min from my hostel to check that place out, thought I'm going to be there on my own, oh no. The place was packed, the service was wonderful and the food was !!! I was in heaven. Try the seitan wings, you won't be disappointed!

Pros: All vegan! All looks amazing!

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love it - Edit

Spinach dip and mac and cheese! Two things that I don't get to have a lot. They also had some nice beers as well. If I'm ever in Denver again I would stop in.

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Awesome - Edit

Great service, great food.

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love it! - Edit

Came for Saturday brunch. There was a very long line to get a table so I just sat at the bar. Food and service were both great!

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Denver Heaven - Edit

Living proof vegans love food!!! Next time someone ask "what do vegans eat?" Crab them and go to Watercourse!!!

Pros: everything done right!!

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Great food, casual atmosphere/now 100% vegan - Edit

I found the selection of vegan choices here really great. The food was served quickly and was really good. I had dinner here one night and came back for breakfast the next day. The servers were all nice and were willing to answer questions. Obviously I would come here again since I already did!
Watercourse has gone 100% vegan since my last visit to Denver. We are here 3 times this trip sampling a wide variety of the menu. Everything was delicious. How I'd love to have a Watercourse near me. I'd never cook again.... casual restaurant - highly recommended!

Updated from previous review on 2013-05-29

Pros: Great food and 100% vegan, Quick service., Friendly staff.

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Mushy seitan, soggy fries - Edit

Not a pleasant dining experience. The waitress forgot my daughter's drink. My order came without a side of fries, which I was told would come soon. Ten minutes later, I asked our waitress, who said she forgot about them. When the fries arrived, they weren't crisp, but were greasy and soggy. Whoever was manning the fryer was having a bad day, because the cauliflower wings also weren't crisp, like I have had before in other restaurants. My wife and I both got upset stomachs from the food. City o' City is a far superior vegan dining option in Denver.

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Amazing cauliflower wings! - Edit

This place lives up to its reputation! I highly recommend getting the cauliflower wings with both sauces, so delicious! If I lived in Denver I would come here everyday :)

Pros: Cauliflower Wings

Cons: small wait for a table, but it's worth it!

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