In July I went to Colorado to support my husband as he ran the Hard Rock 100. I found myself in Colorado Springs for work while I was out there. Because Hubby had flown in a week earlier, I got my own rental car for the day and drove down from Denver to do my audit. After I finished working, I had a bit of a deadline. The rental car had to be returned by 5pm. I wanted to go see Garden of the Gods, I was hungry, hubby had come to join me so we could return my rental car.
So I found an Vegan-friendly Restaurant in Colorado Springs. You know, the kind of restaurants that a carnivore like my husband might enjoy, while letting me love some vegetarian fare.
Enter Trinity Brewing. Only a few miles from Garden of the Gods, and right near the area of the city that burned in the horrific fires the week before, it seemed like a great place to go. I wanted to support a local business that had been affected, and it let us visit the Garden of the Gods for an hour or so.
Trinity’s menu is a thing of beauty. Along with meat, it boast dishes like seitan hot wings, falafel, the vegan holy mole enchilada and seitan fajita chimichanga. All the items on the menu have a legend of vegetarian or vegan if they qualify.
Hubby actually surprised me, he had been reading vegan Ultrarunning legend Scott Jurek’s new book, Eat & Run, and had decided he wanted to try a more vegetarian kind of diet. He was game to try anything.
We started with the appetizer called “the hippie”.
Hubby ordered the Portabello Sliders.
I ordered the seitan gyro. I love gyro, I crave gyro, but I’m not really interested in eating meat. So I couldn’t wait to try it. This was a vegetarian dish, because the tzatziki sauce was still dairy based.
Alas, the stomach capacity of a pregnant girl isn’t what it is when that same girl is training for marathons. To his great joy, I gave the second half of the pita to my husband. Who gobbled it up and then complained that he was too full.
I wish I had been able to try the seitan buffalo wings (and several other dishes on the menu), but their fryer was down.
Either way, if you are looking for a fun vegetarian/vegan option while in Colorado Springs, I absolutely recommend this place. The decor was interesting, I’m told the beer was good, and the staff was wonderfully pleasant.
What vegetarian/vegan restaurant do you absolutely recommend while traveling?