On a recent trip to Denver, Colorado I visited Nooch Vegan Market. It’s an all-vegan grocery store with vegan specialty items, snacks, and cruelty-free goods.
Outside of airport layovers and one meal passing through on a cross-country road trip, I haven’t gotten to spend a significant amount of time in Denver until last week.
Let me tell you, in addition to stunning landscapes, beautiful artwork, and a vibrant downtown area, Denver is no slouch when it comes to vegan fare. I was able to hit up several places on my must-eat list, and yet there are still enough that remain that a few return trips will be required!
I’m starting my Denver highlights with Nooch Vegan Market…
Nooch Vegan Market
Last summer I heard about the opening of Nooch, an all vegan market in Denver. My first thought was, “I wish I’d thought of that!”
Sure, I’d had no plans on the horizon of opening a vegan market, but you really couldn’t ask for a more perfect name.
(For those of you who don’t know, nooch is the nickname for nutritional yeast flakes, which has something of a cult following amongst vegans. It’s an inactive yeast, not to be confused with brewer’s yeast. It’s high in B vitamins and has a wonderful, cheesy flavor that works well in sauces, gravies, dips, sprinkled on pasta with marinara, or as a cheesy topping on popcorn.)
So when I arrived in Denver and needed to pick up some items that I forgot at home and to stock up on a few treats for the hotel room, Nooch Vegan Market called to me.
It is small in size, but they pack a lot into their space. It’s clean and well organized.
And they have so many specialty products that before I’d only see online like What a Jerky made from Soy Curls, Denver Seitan Company Wraps, Victoria Vegan Vodka Sauce, chocolate Easter candies and bunnies, and donuts from Beet Box.
They also have a large selection of books, Herbivore t-shirts, bath and body products, frozen items, and even a small amount of organic produce. The prices were consistent with what you’d expect to find at a natural grocery store.
I picked up some travel essentials like shampoo and conditioner. Of course, I couldn’t resist picking up a few bars of chocolate as well, and one of their Nooch bags that asks that age old question, “Where do you get your protein?”
Like going to a vegan restaurant and delighting in being able to order anything off the menu, winding my way through the products at Nooch tickled me as well.
It would be a fabulous place to put together a care package. No label reading necessary! Or for a person who was thinking about going vegan but confused about where to start, Nooch would be a fabulous asset since they could buy anything in the store.