Dining out as a vegan certainly has its unique set of challenges, especially when you’re looking for a more “fine dining” experience. Fortunately, there are a decent amount of restaurants with vegan options along the Front Range, and Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant is one of the best. Leaf offers a seasonal brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, and dessert menu served in a modern, serene, earthy setting.
The extensive menu is clearly marked with a “v” next to anything that is vegan. The vegan crab cake sandwich, Jamaican jerk tempeh, and Hungarian stuffed cabbage are all hearty options for lunch or dinner. For brunch, try the biscuits and gravy with house-made vegan “sausage”, French toast, or a vegan benedict made with spaghetti squash noodles, black beans, and an avocado “hollandaise” sauce.