Handy Diner in Denver is a true hole-in-the-wall. A tiny place with a tiny sign in the window. Everyone enters on the side of the building into a room with mismatched tables and chairs.
The the food is wonderfully New Mexican comfort! Green chili, one of my favorite things, is the prominent vegetable on the menu.
We ordered Green Chili Cheese Fries to start.
Absolutely need a fork to eat and get into the chew hole faster. The dish happily primed us for what was next, Chili Rellenos and BBQ Jackfruit and Potato Chimichanga.
Large portions filled our bellies quickly and I couldn’t even finish my rellenos. Which, btw, I had not had this dish in so long I can’t remember. What a treat!
We really enjoyed Handy Diner. Don’t be dismayed by the set up because the food is wonderful, especially if you enjoy southwestern food. Handy Diner gets four out of five vegan cupcakes. Yummers! The space could use a good scrub and fresh paint and everyone always benefits from more vegetables. But the place is so worth going. We took the train from downtown to get there and then B Cycle bikeshare to get back downtown. Absolutely accessible.
I ended up at Watercourse Foods in Denver, Colorado by accident. I had originally landed at a place a vegetarian friend recommended, but there was a 45 minute wait. Yikes. So I got on my trusted Happy Cow app, found Watercourse Foods, called to find out their only 15 minute wait and headed over.
We were not at all disappointed! Adorable place with no wait by the time we arrived. The staff was super kind. Only obstacle was it was loud. Like scream at those across the table from you to be heard, loud.
The food was wonderful. Wanting to try multiple things, I ordered way more than I could eat, but others at my table helped eat the yummies. I got the Chorizo Hash, Kale, and Mac N Cheese because I can’t pass an opportunity to try Mac N Cheese.
The hash was too spicy for me. Right? How is this possible? Not sure, but I did love the green chile. The kale was garlicky and delicious. The Mac N Cheese was not as creamy as hoped, but tasty nonetheless. My dinner buddies got a taco salad and “fish” tacos. Both also yummy.
Although we couldn’t finish what we ordered, we got a couple desserts to try. The special was a Boston Cream Cake – ordered! And we got a peanut butter chocolate shake. Mmm…
To drink, my buddies got a bottle of wine to share and I had a kombucha mimosa, lemon-ginger.
Watercourse Foods gets four out of five vegan cupcakes. The food was good and the place nice. It could have been less loud. Worth a taste when in Denver. Yummers!