the easy vegan is a pandemic start-up serving up vegetable-forward vegan food that is not centered around health or diet culture. owners alexi mandolini & taylor herbert have a combined 28 years in the service industry and, after losing work due to the pandemic, they started the easy vegan as a twice weekly restaurant pop-up in the university neighborhood of denver. they believe vegan eating is not a limitation but an opportunity to reimagine vegetables and their endless abilities in the kitchen and their worthiness on a plate. they intend to develop a thoughtful, flavorful dining experience unlike anything else in denver.