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Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

2010 16th St. Boulder, CO 80302 | Boulder | 303-442-1485

Location Description:

There's a sizable vegan and vegetarian population in Boulder, and while many restaurants accommodate this group, Leaf is one of the few to feature a fully vegetarian menu (and most items can be made vegan). At this retreat just off Pearl Street owned by Louisville-based Three Leaf Concepts, the dining room soothes the senses with its warm, earthy tones and a mellow soundtrack -- the image of calm compared to its high-energy sister, Aji, next door. Even without meat, the menu is adventurous, reflecting the chef's travels around the world -- but the kitchen's execution can be bumpy. The way can be smoothed with vodkas infused with seasonal fruits and vegetables -- and since this group also runs Dushanbe Teahouse, the chai is worthy, as well.

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  • Cuisine(s): Health, Vegetarian
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Garage, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, check, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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