• watercourse: better than any LA vegetarian restaurant

    February 2nd, 2010quarrygirldenver, more restaurants (not LA)

    there i said it. watercourse is better than any vegetarian restaurant here in los angeles. it’s roomy and comfortable with a long bar, the menu is enormous and every item can be made vegan, and the food is really REALLY good. plus they have a whole cabinet of vegan baked goods and several beers on tap. in fact, i am planning another trip to colorado just to eat at watercourse again.

    country fried seitan: a hearty breaded seitan steak served with mashed potatoes, country gravy, and mixed vegetables. $10.95

    on our first visit to watercourse, our minds were completely blown by the country fried seitan. the massive plate of home-style cookin’ honestly defies description. it is so delicious and so hearty, it’s one of those food food items you’ll remember it forever. the plate comes with a large piece of chewy yet crispy battered and fried seitan with fluffy mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables all slathered with the best gravy i’ve ever had in my life.

    just look at that spiced and creamy gravy perfection. i can’t think of one place in LA to get a decent vegan gravy dish…and i’m seriously considering moving away for that reason.

    po boy: a crispy portobello mushroom cap on a bun topped with chipotle aioli and coleslaw. served with your choice of 2 sides. +$1 for onion rings. $9.25

    we also split a vegan portobello po boy, which came with a huge fried mushroom stacked with slaw and creamy aioli on a soft bun. watercourse does not fuck around…their sandwiches are under 10 bucks and come with not one, but TWO sides! i went with the mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as onion rings (which cost an extra dollar). that additional buck was money well spent, because the onion rings were epic. have a look:

    enormous, crispy, and deep-fried…what’s not to love? oh, and the sandwich was killer too. this place really has some of the best vegan food i’ve ever eaten; and i’ve eaten a lot.

    the atmosphere at watercouse is super chilled out, the staff is friendly, the food comes out quick…i really don’t have one bad thing to say about this place. basically, just go there if you ever have the chance. even if you are merely flying over denver, it’s worth figuring out how to make an extra stop just to eat here.

    i love you, watercourse!

    837 E. 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
    303-832-7313 / » Map
    Open Mon – Thur 7am – 9pm, Fri 7am – 10pm,
    Sat 8am – 10pm, Sun 8am – 9pm

    PS: the team behind watercourse are the same people behind city ‘o city….which we LOVE. these beautiful people can do NO WRONG.

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9 responses to “watercourse: better than any LA vegetarian restaurant” RSS icon

  • Yes, Watercourse is the best and their onion rings are reeeediculous! Wrote about them myself this past summer:

    Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  • I’m going home to Denver (I live in LA) this weekend and I’m SO excited to revisit Watercourse. Thanks for the reminder! I’ll report back with my findings…

  • where the hell are the buffalo wings! i told you they were a must! 🙁

  • @alex i know, i know. 🙁 i am going back again in may though…i will get them then. BUT i did try the buffalo wings at city o city which are probably very similar…right?

  • Thanks for the Denver info. I am going to be there in April for a conference, and I am lining up places to eat! I wish I was there today!!

  • Watercourse has fantastic breakfasts too! Even our non vegan friends love going there. The worst part is trying to decide what to get.

  • Wow. Whenever I visit this blog, I’m always amazed by the variety of vegan offerings on the West Coast. While I am quite fond of Watercourse (and lucky to live a few blocks from it), I never imagined that you would say it was better than anything in LA!

    I love the Po Boy, and also it’s cousin, the polenta encrusted portobello cap. If you haven’t tried them yet, I recommend the chocolate cupakes from the front case — yes, the one that look like Hostess Cupcakes — and the sweet potato cookies (which taste like the Girl Scout’s Samoa cookies).

  • Wow this is great news..I live about 20 min away and never heard of it!

  • Omg. You didn’t have the seitan wings? Really? Omg. One of my favorite places in the COUNTRY!! Omg.

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