Early vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of vegetarian and vegan fare at Rainbow Restaurant, located on Laurel Street across from the north end of CSU's campus.
Nestled inside of a charming, renovated home in the heart of Fort Collins, the Rainbow Restaurant has served up fresh, creative vegetarian- and vegan-friendly fare for more than 30 years. Dynamize dormant taste buds with Rainbow Restaurant's expansive breakfast menu, which holsters a vast selection of omelettes, breakfast burritos, and pancakes. Early-morning biters can perch serrated ivories on the banana rum french toast, topped with grilled bananas, butter-rum sauce, whipped cream, and walnuts ($8.25). Or graze on vegan-friendly a.m. comestibles such as the tempeh sauté, made with fresh spinach, mushrooms, and black beans and sprinkled with onions and tomatoes ($7.95). Unlike the debut albums of celebrity parrots, the focaccia pesto pizza's disc engages crowds with a melodious mixture of grilled bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and feta and jack cheese ($8.50). For die-hard or dabbling meat eaters, Rainbow Restaurant offers a plethora of carnivorous dishes such as the chicken burrito platter ($7.95) and the chicken ziti ($8.95).
A fireplace and cozy outdoor patio underscore the family-owned restaurant's warm, homey atmosphere. Help soak in the atmosphere with a beer or a glass of wine from Rainbow Restaurant's drink menu, or warm and wet needy whistles with sips of irish coffee or Bailey's hot chocolate.
The Coloradoan and The Rocky Mountain Collegian featured Rainbow Restaurant. Yelpers give Rainbow Restaurant an average of four stars, 69% of Urbanspooners recommend it, and eight TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes.
- As I waited for my check, I looked around at the other diners. Couples, parents with their kids, and singles all seemed comfortable there. It really did feel like I was sitting in a friend's living room. – Maren Williams, the Coloradoan
- This is a great family owned restaurant. The food is great, the service is great, and the owners are friendly and easy to get to know. They will help you out any way they can. – Megan B07, TripAdvisor
212 W Laurel
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521Get Directions