Breakfast is the most important meal of the day (don’t believe me? Maybe Web MD can persuade you), and although some choose to skip it, it’s relatable that a good cup of coffee or tea and a bit of scrumptious food in the morning makes one’s day brighter and more filling. Some people are brunch eaters, and there’s no problem with that; whether you eat early or late in the morning, a healthy platter of breakfast food will keep you going throughout the day.
Snooze An A.M. Eatery exaggerates how important breakfast is and how delightful it can be with the best quality ingredients and preparation. The best part about this highly-appreciated breakfast place is that they serve amazing vegan meals to help start your day in an extra delicious way.
So, here’s a summary of what this breakfast eatery is about and what vegan options they offer.
What Makes It Great?
Before we get into their menu, I want to introduce a few things about this eatery that makes it so popular and highly endorsed among people of all manners of lifestyle and diet.
In 2006, two brothers, Jon and Adam, had strong passions for creating a unique menu that serves both the community and the whole Earth itself via responsible food standards and preparation. To date, Snooze An A.M. Eatery has already established 46 locations all over the country, most of which are in Denver.
They use responsibly sourced ingredients only from Snooze-approved partners passionate about the same goals: healthy food, sustainable agriculture, and animal welfare. They only choose the best of the season ingredients, organic, non-GMO, and no artificial preservatives. Their ingredients and the ones their partners use must meet the same standards before ever getting served in one of their restaurants. They also partner with Global Animal Partnership (GAP), Rainforest Alliance, USDA Organic, B Corp, and their internal HACCP program to assure the people of the safety of their food.
Vegan Options at Snooze
I have to tell you, they serve a LOT of vegan meals and custom platters, and you can even simply filter the menu on their website out of allergens and specifically vegan or vegetarian. So, I’ll do my best to lay out their vegan menu so you can follow through.
I also have to inform you that Snooze admits that since their dishes are commonly prepared on the same kitchen surfaces and devices, they cannot guarantee the absolute absence of other allergens and contaminants, but you can check that out with your server. The presence of other allergens, as well as the nutritional and caloric values, vary depending on your choice of fillings and add-ons. So always ask your server for a wholesome vegan variation, and they’ll serve you as best they can.
They also have some vegetarian meals that can be modified to your vegan preference, so you won’t easily run out of great choices. I’ll highlight those below the vegan menu items.
|Veggies||Cal Info||Faux Meats||Cal Info|
|Spinach||+5 cal||Tofu||+200 cal|
|Mushrooms||+20 cal||Soyrizo||+190 cal|
|Tomato||+5 cal||Sauces||Cal Info|
|Peppers||+5 cal||Green Chili||+50 cal|
|Onions||+10 to 45 cal|
|Pico De Gallo||+5 cal|
The add-ons are available for most, if not all, the menu items at Snooze An A.M. Eatery but may come with extra charges.
This dish is typically served with onion powder, salt, and pepper, then some hash browns and a choice of toast with organic jam or tortilla. You can choose up to three different fillings, including the sauce. Be sure to ask for a vegan toast.
On the Sides
Snooze signature hash browns garnished with parsley and cooked to crisp perfection. Serves 240 cal, 3 g protein, 33 g carbs, and 11 g total fat.
A bowl of mixed, fresh fruit best of the season. Serves 80 cal, 1 g protein, 20 g carbs, and 0.5 g total fat.
Grilled, responsibly sourced soyrizo crumble. Serves 190 cal, 15 g protein, 12 g carbs, and 8 g total fat. Served like a patty.
Tofu seasoned with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Serves 200 cal, 22 g protein, 6 g carbs, and 9 g total fat. Served in flaked pieces.
By The Barista
- Snooze House Blend Coffee
- Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
- Organic Hot Tea (Earl Grey, Black Currant, Green, Chamomile, or Peppermint)
- Espresso (2 shots, no milk)
- Americano (can be served iced)
- Vanilla Almond Matcha Tea Latte
Brews & Café Cocktails
All variants except Abri-Ca-Lav-Ra Mimosa, which contains honey.
The Morning Marg, all Bloody Mary variants, and all Cold-Pressed Juice and Drinks are vegan-friendly.
Holiday Menu – Vegan Items
Ancient grain mix of steel-cut oats, quinoa, and millet simmered in almond milk. Topped with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, toasted almonds, and hemp seeds. Made with the best of the season, fruits, and organic grains. Sides are available for some savory options at an extra charge.
- Cosmopolitan Mimosa
- Warm Apple & Spice
What Can Be Veganized
The Snooze Classic
Request for no eggs and choose soyrizo as your protein. Typically served with hash browns and a choice of toast with jam or tortilla, but you can also swap any of them with a pancake that you prefer for an upcharge. They have vegan pancakes, which we’ll get to later on.
Modifying this dish takes a lot of calories away. Commonly served with hash browns blanketed with melted cheddar and jack cheeses, scallions, two choice enhancements, and two cage-free eggs. Simply remove the cheeses and eggs, and you can still pretty much enjoy the hash browns and your two choice fillers.
Garden Harvest Omelet
Comes with three cage-free eggs and sautéed asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini, and red bell peppers. Then topped with chili-lined avocado, goat cheese, citronette dressing, spiced pepitas, and parmesan cheese. To modify, simply have the eggs and cheeses removed.
Citronette dressing is a variation of vinaigrette with vinegar replaced with citrus juice like lemons or limes. Spiced pepitas are special, roasted pumpkin-spiced seeds which are also a seed allergen.
Rustic bread toasted with olive oil, smashed avocado, red onion, honey jam, and roasted tomato. Topped with two cage-free sunny-side-up eggs with a side dijon citronette, spiced pepitas, and parmesan-dressed greens. The toast has dairy and egg-free options, the red onion honey jam can be replaced with a fruit-based jam, and the eggs and parmesan can be removed to flip this dish into a 100% vegan breakfast. It can be paired with a fresh fruit mix for a sweeter value and an additional charge.
Sweet Potato Veggie Smash Up
Griddled, smashed sweet potatoes, a cage-free poached egg, avocado, pickled onions, and paprika, drizzled with black pepper maple syrup and topped with asparagus mushroom salad and hemp seeds. The poached egg can be removed and serves around 430 cal.
Hemp seeds are very nutritious for the body, according to Medical News Today. They come from the Cannabis sativa plant and are rich in protein, fiber, healthy fatty acids, and other important minerals and vitamins. The seeds have antioxidant effects and improve brain, heart, bone, and skin health. Just three tablespoons of these are packed with about 10 g of protein and are very low in fat and carbs. The healthy unsaturated fatty acids, however, make 12 g worth.
Vegan Bliss Pancakes
House-made vegan pancakes with coconut and almond milk, vanilla, and banana. Topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries and finally drizzled with Slopeside Pure Vermont Maple syrup. These are the only vegan pancakes on the Snooze menu and are egg and dairy-free but contain gluten, nuts, and soy allergens. They can also be switched into other vegan selections for the toast or tortilla, and sometimes the hash browns, but they cost more.
Sandwich I Am
A truly fitting name to a sandwich that can be modified to your needs. A soft pretzel roll filled with scrambled cage-free eggs, cheddar cheese, and a sausage patty served with a side of smoked cheddar hollandaise. Veganize it by ordering without eggs, cheese, and hollandaise and replacing the sausage patty with soyrizo patty instead. The pretzel roll can be made vegan but may contain gluten. Ketchup is available.
Snooze Breakfast Burrito
Flour Tortilla filled with cage-free scrambled eggs, hash browns, house black beans, cheddar, and jack cheeses. Topped with Pico de Gallo and a choice of green chile or ranchero. You can ask for a vegan tortilla and to remove the eggs, cheddar, and cheese. Green chile is your vegan option for sauce.
Smashed Avocado Benny
Snooze signature English muffin topped with fresh smashed avocado, Parmesan cheese, ripened tomatoes, two poached cage-free eggs, smoked cheddar hollandaise, and everything spice. The muffin can be made vegan but may contain gluten. No cheese, eggs, or hollandaise would make this ideal for vegans. Plant-based add-ons would save you an extra charge. Also served with hash browns.
Juan’s Breakfast Tacos
Three fresh corn tortillas topped with cage-free scrambled eggs, hash browns, jack cheese, green chile hollandaise, and pico de gallo. The organic corn tortillas are gluten-free while removing the eggs, cheese, and hollandaise makes the tacos completely vegan. Scallions and chile-lime seasoning are also present.
Scramble Eggs & Toast for Kids
An ample portion is suitable for young kids. Without the scrambled eggs, it serves a choice of toast with jam, hash browns, fresh seasonal fruits, and a choice of fruit juice.
One Side Taco
A one-piece open taco with the same ingredients as the regular breakfast tacos. Order without the cheese, eggs, and hollandaise.
Two Slices of Toast
Comes in white, wheat, rye, sourdough, English muffin, or gluten-free variants. Serves 60 – 270 cal, depending on the type.
Snooze An A.M. Eatery is definitely a restaurant that vegans can visit for a delightful breakfast or brunch meal. They start early in the morning, so if you want to come by that time, it’s best to reserve a seat prior since they tend to get really packed, but if you’re coming later in the afternoon, you can rest at ease.
The vegan options are top quality, delicious, and sufficient, but there’s definitely more that they can do by introducing more vegan substitutes and modifications for their foods and drinks. They should also improve upon their common preparation to keep their vegan-friendly ingredients from cruelty contaminants.