Vegan and health food lovers have a bucket list airport vegan restaurant to add this year.

At the 8th annual Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Conference and Awards in June 2019, Denver International Airport scored a big win in the vegan food category. Vegan restaurant Root Down at Denver Airport won best health-centred food offering at an airport. It took the top worldwide spot for healthy food. Quite the title!

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What’s on Root Down’s airport vegan restaurant menu?

Root Down offers globally influenced seasonal cuisine that’s locally sourced with a field-to-fork ethos.

They do breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can get something healthy any time of day. They offer raw foods, burgers, sandwiches, bento boxes, soups, salads, sharing plates and desserts. Drinks include a selection of cocktails, coffee and tea, and fresh juices.

PHOTO: Mission Yogurt

The restaurant not only has amazing vegan food, but the design is unforgettable. Sustainability is everywhere in Root Down’s decor. Where others see junk, they see beauty.

Elements like recycled hood ornaments, globes suspended from the ceiling and aluminum can lids give Root Down a genuinely unique look. The riot of colour is a lively and uplifting change from many a bland airport eatery.

PHOTO: Mission Yogurt

Did you know?

These water dispensers at Root Down are free for all travellers to fill their water bottles before flying out. We all know how important hydration is to our health and wellbeing, especially when we travel. So having these handy filling stations is one more reason to love Root Down.

Location, hours, service and prices

Root Down is located near C Gates in the Center Core and is open from 7 am to 9 pm every day. They have a full bar and table service. You’ll spend around $10-20 for a meal.

Visiting this award-winning restaurant is like heading to a destination before you reach your actual destination.

Healthy food at airports is a growing trend

Airports that offer healthy food options are much better suited to today’s busy traveller. From food to exercise to mental wellbeing, airports that cater to the whole health picture are some of our favourites to spend time in

Have you had some great healthy or vegan food at an airport this year? Tell us in the comments below!

Don’t forget to tag your healthy travel community too with #ITravelWell when you spot an excellent healthy food find on the road. 

Nicola Brown

Senior Editor at Vane Magazine

Nicola is an international award-winning writer, editor and communication consultant based in Toronto. She has traveled to 32 countries so far and is always poised to head out the door again. She loves both the visceral and intellectual dimensions of travel, and will passionately argue for its psychological paybacks, especially after a few glasses of wine. Having spent many years on the road and in the air, she's interested in how travelers can maintain a healthy mind and body through it all.

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