You might be surprised to learn that this vegan LOVES lunching at a place that specializes in gourmet dogs (sausages, really) made of all sort of animals. The thing is Biker Jim (yes, he’s a real person!) happens to be pretty awesome and totally down with the vegans. So down that he has not one but TWO vegan dogs on his menu: Herby and Spicy! And they don’t make you guess, either. Everything that’s vegan is very clearly marked on the menu. Plus the people working there are knowledgeable and can answer your questions- as in, they’ll say “This is vegan if you leave off the mayo” for example, because they understand the difference between vegan and vegetarian.
I always get the Spicy and load it up with ketchup, mustard, relish and onions.
It’s not too spicy, although it does heat up my mouth a bit. Hence the ketchup, haha. I’ve actually never tried the Herby, even though I’ve eaten there at least a dozen times. As for the sides, they have amazing fries, crisp and hot:
And they recently added baked beans that are “totally vegan and delicious” according the menu!
Their absolute best side though is their Charred Tahini Cauliflower, which is exactly what it sounds like: Charred cauliflower covered in a tahini sauce. It’s beyond delicious. The good thing is that it only comes in the larger size so you’ll definitely have enough. I’m not sure how I don’t have a picture of it, but you’ll just have to trust me when I tell you it’s wonderful.
Biker Jim’s has a food truck roaming the streets of Denver, although I don’t think he has the vegan dogs on it. He also has two locations in Denver now- one downtown by the ballpark (the only one I’ve been to), and a new spot in Highlands Ranch. I’m super excited to see him expanding, because you know I LOVE restaurants that go the extra mile to offer vegan options!
Want more Denver-area restaurant reviews? Check out my Mile High Vegan Eats page!