Yatai Sushi in Downtown Denver
Are you looking for healthy, delicious and freshly prepared food in Downtown Denver? Do you want an authentic Downtown experience? The new Yatai Food Cart is your answer. Located at 16th and Curtis, and open 11am to 5pm daily, Yatai is a sushi food cart that provides high-protein, low-fat ingredients that are prepared daily.
Is it cool to get sushi from a cart? YES! “Yatai means ‘Street food cart’ in Japanese, and yatai were the first places sushi was sold in Tokyo in the early 1800’s. Sushi began as a street food for the working class coming home from work and the late night drinking crowd coming home from the bars. This yatai is taking sushi back to its roots, to a casual street food we can eat all day.”
Visit Yatai and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. When I approached the cart, I felt like I was living in a major urban center, like New York or Melbourne with the way I was able to grab sushi in a cart in the middle of the city. Plus, you are able to watch the Chef and Owner, Brittany Bisk, make the rolls in front of you with high-quality ingredients adding to the authenticity of the experience. Chef Brittany spent a lot of time in Southeast Asia, and learned to cook loads of cool, healthy street foods. She is bringing these street foods to Denver, giving Denverites more opportunity to eat fresh, healthy, interesting foods affordably.
Why eat sushi? Sushi is incredibly healthy, packed with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamins D and B2 and the seaweed wrap itself is a superfood, rich with essential vitamins and minerals; it has twice as much Vitamin C as oranges, is packed with beta-carotene like carrots, and is rich in calcium. With such real, healthy ingredients, you are definitely getting a value for your money.
The sushi itself is delicious and there are many vegan options for us vegans. I had a tofu/avocado/cucumber roll and I keep thinking about it. Other options at Yatai include spicy tuna, wild salmon, snow crab, shiitake, and even sweet potato. The cart also features Vietnamese spring rolls, miso soup, edamame, coconut water, cucumber water and hot tea.
One last note: when you visit Yatai, be prepared for larger than average rolls! They are larger and made to hold, like street food, which makes them easy to eat on the go or in a downtown park. Support a new, local business entrepreneur and fill up on healthy food during cold season by visiting Yatai on 16th and Curtis.