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12-03-2004, 12:49 PM
I am planning a vacation in Colorado in January and wondered if there were any raw restaurants in either Boulder or Westminster or Denver that anyone knows of. If so what are they called and what is the address and phone number so I can plan to go there. Thanks
12-03-2004, 12:56 PM
You know what, I am not sure there are any. I know there is a vegan cafe on Pearl Street that is a part of the Boulder Co-op, but other than that, I don't know of any completely raw places. (Of course you have the salad bar at Wild Oats and Whole Foods, but that's not much for ambiance- lol) :D
Maybe carolg knows? I would be interested in finding out as well. I think I read somewhere that there was a possible raw restaurant getting underway in Larkspur, but I'm not sure.
You would think that Boulder would have something, with how health conscious it is.
Hope you have a good trip in CO!
Sharon in Colorado
12-03-2004, 02:31 PM
There are a lot of veggie friendly restaraunts in my area, but none raw I know of. I'm in Colorado Springs though. Try a vegetarian website that will find veggie friendly restaraunts via search.
12-03-2004, 03:43 PM
We are thinking of moving to the Springs in the next year- how big is your raw group down there? We haven't gotten into the Boulder one yet but probably will in the next few months once things settle down here a bit. Do you have a lot of snow right now? We got hammered last week but it's melting off pretty quickly. :)
12-03-2004, 09:24 PM
Hey guys thanks. What about organic veggies and fruits while I am there is there a good location in Boulder perhaps to buy or maybe a health food store you recommend? Is there a whole foods in boulder?
12-03-2004, 09:46 PM
There is a Whole Foods and also a Wild Oats in Boulder. Unfortunately, no restaurants yet, but I would love to see that happen. The Watercourse Foods restaurant in Denver is vegan friendly and they do offer raw selections sometimes in the summer (just in case you visit during that season)!
Have a great trip! GR
12-04-2004, 06:15 AM
YES, to raw foods here in Boulder. NHU (Natures High Unique Foods) is on Broadway near Maxwell. Andy has been raw for over 20 years. Great stuff to go or eat there too. Hugh avocados too fresh. He will probably do what you want. He has website but couldn't pull it up at moment. His stuff used to be in health food stores here, but not sure if that is still so.
Natures High Unique Foods
Maxwell and Broadway.....white round building
11-7 DAILY................but could be later, so call....
Boulder 303 545 2145
Organic readily accessible. Vitamin Cottage has all organic produce. Whole Foods is in same shopping center, off 30th Ave. and Pearl St. Wild Oats in Boulder, several location. Boulder Coop on Pearl Street downtown is opened but I have found them very expensive so I don't shop there. Now want cooking class, my friend does them so may have something going: www.brigittemars.com
Farmers Market in Boulder RAWKS. Denver has one too, but I'm attracted to Boulder always and close by as well.
rawlucks: I lead the group in Boulder 2x month. I do have tentative date for Jan., Sun. 16, 4PM and another one maybe at Andy's. We have not worked out details yet.
I think that should answer your questions. Email me privately if need more specific details. Boulder is great and you will fall in love with it. It is expensive for housing however.
Oh, salad bars: Westminster, CO, off HW 36 and Sheridan Blvd. has Sweet Tomatoe. In Boulder, Boulder Salad Company think off Canyon and about 26th. You won't starve here in Boulder.
Oh, Sunflower Restaurant may be place to sit down at. May call them first before going. I have not eaten there, but downtown Boulder near Coop too. Think they are online with menu too.
12-04-2004, 05:14 PM
We just joined the Boulder Co-op and have found it to be expensive as well- I think we are going to drop our membership. Do you know of the cheapest place for organic stuff in Boulder besides the farmer's markets? We have been going to Wild Oats in Superior (we are in Lafayette right now) and that has been working out ok but if there are any other options it would be nice. Also, do you know the best place to get young coconuts? It has been kind of hit or miss finding them but I haven't researched it as much as I probably could. Maybe you know?
I think the old Boulder Salad Company on Canyon is now a Souper Salad- is that right? :confused: There is one in Westminster off of Wadsworth, too.
Thanks for the info about Natures High, it sounds awesome! I heard something about it a while ago and forgot about it. :rolleyes:
There is also Ideal Market on Alpine Avenue that has organic, and there are juice bars everywhere, at least three on Arapahoe that I can think of (Arap and 30th by the Starbucks, Arap and Folsom on the corner, etc.) There are some on Pearl Street Mall, too. (Penny Lane coffee shop and the Co-op cafe have wheatgrass juice- maybe other kinds as well.)
Sharon in Colorado
12-04-2004, 10:25 PM
There are about 4 of us who meet monthly but I know that there are other raw foodists in the area - we just haven't all met yet. We tend to 'hear' about them when we go to some health food stores. There are quite a few of us on the Yahoo group list, but not everyone is able to meet at the same time.
We have a brand new Whole Foods and Wild Oats in the Springs. Also, there is Vitamin Cottage, which sells all organic produce and discount health foods. There's also a couple of co-ops in the area.
You may want to try Tres Rios to get a co-op together. I believe some of the girls in the Denver area (coloradorawmoms) are working out a delivery. You can get 38# of oranges for about $20, everything's organic too.
Feel free to E-mail me if you have more questions!
12-04-2004, 10:54 PM
Ideal Market is part of Wild Oats. Perhaps Vitamin Cottage may be a good source for organics, but know your prices even at the other popular stores. King Soopers does sell some organics, but then again knowing your prices is the key as one store can vary from day to day.
Young Coconuts: I know that our new oriental large market now has them for $1.29 I believe which is not greatest prices, but cheaper for me than a ride to Denver oriiental markets and I don't use that many any more so I am comfortable buying one vs. case at a time.
The Farmer's Market is seasonal so this time of the year the challenge is on.
I am in Broomfield--we are neighbors, but for me actually closer to the Westy. Wild Oats. I do shop the Superior store too, but mostly Westy since so close by.
Hope that helps everyone here.
Yes, Whole Foods is in Boulder, Vitamin Cottage there, Wild Oats there, Ideal Market, NHU for best prepared raw foods, not dehydrated either. Boulder Coop (but super expensive--may want to get the sprouting seeds from our local guy and grower..oh Korem think spelt....). Boulder has lots. You will not starve!
I'm here if you need me.
12-04-2004, 10:58 PM
You guys RAWK! thank you so much I am all ready now to get what I need. I wonder what will be available during January. I am planning on making up a bunch of things in the dehydrator and bringing them with me to help ease my food needs. i am bringing nuts and superfood and I was thinking I should bring my citrus juicer so I can make my own oj at least everyday. i think that if I bring some recipes that I know are easy to make and plan my meals before I go I can even make a shopping list before I go and that will make it easier also. The only thing is I have never driven in the snow so if it is really snowy I will need to have my sister drive me around. I am so looking forward to this respite. I plan on totally detoxing my mind while I am there. Thank you so much for the information that eases my mind already.
12-08-2004, 12:20 AM
Fear not, cause we don't get much snow in this part of CO. Now if you are in the mountains then a different story as that is why people love skiiing here; otherwise, you will be just fine.
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