Handy Diner Brings Vegan Eats to Five Points

Handy Diner Brings Vegan Eats to Five PointsEXPAND
Mark Antonation

A new vegan eatery called Handy Diner appeared last week in the former home of the D-Line Restaurant at 30th Avenue and Downing Street in Five Points. Owner Teri Font opened on a shoestring budget, so at the moment the new diner doesn't look much different from its predecessor; the D-Line sign was still up over the weekend, but the front door sports Handy Diner lettering. The interior is spartan, but the aroma of comfort-style, plant-based cooking fills the room.

The menu is centered on a few hearty entrees: chickpea fried steak, lentils and onions, shepherd's pie and a chili bowl, but breakfast is also served all day, with pancakes, tofu scrambles, carrot bacon and oatmeal. Vegan baked goods and Copper Door coffee are available at the counter; for dessert, Font is offering a rotating selection of ice cream sundaes made with Sweet Action flavors.

A little paint and a new sign will go a long way to turning Handy Diner into something more homey, but until then the place has a vibe similar to the counter-culture coffeehouses and sandwich shops that sprang up in the '60s and '70s; while you wait for your food, check out the small collection of books and magazines near the door.

Handy Diner Brings Vegan Eats to Five PointsEXPAND
Mark Antonation
Handy Diner Brings Vegan Eats to Five PointsEXPAND
Mark Antonation
Handy Diner Brings Vegan Eats to Five PointsEXPAND
Mark Antonation
Handy Diner Brings Vegan Eats to Five PointsEXPAND
Mark Antonation
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2958 Downing St.
Denver, Colorado 80205

619-730-5264


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