Just a block down from the Capital in Denver, Colorado is the urban bohemian hangout City O’ City. It is a high-concept vegetarian restaurant serving dishes for animal lovers and plant-based eaters. They use local vendors nearby to assure the freshness of their produce.
We were introduced to City O’ City by our vegan friend, she wanted us to experience the food and the overall atmosphere. With both of us being meat-eaters, we felt a bit skeptical trying a vegan restaurant for the first time. Our first opinion walking in is you immediately feel the liveness the atmosphere brings. Everyone is super friendly and free in the way they express themselves. They feed musicians, poets, politicians and the doers and makers of the world. Another major component we noticed is the beautiful art that covers the walls. Later finding out that City O’ City supports local artists by letting them have monthly in house gallery shows.
One of our favorite go-to dishes is the buffalo seitan wings. It’s a pleasant surprise of tastes from the buffalo sauce to the crispness of the wings. They use a seitan protein also called “wheat protein” which is surprisingly similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. Seitan is also high in protein making it a popular protein source for vegetarians and vegans.
City O City is a place everybody should experience at least once. From the atmosphere to the different foods you get a overall unique experience. Go be a part of the community.