Since 1984, Adam's has been the place to hit for vegetarian—but not exclusively vegetarian—food in Manitou Springs. A sign at each table explains why the food takes so long: The kitchen doesn't take any shortcuts, as everything is prepared fresh to order. The casual creekside atmosphere serves as an ideal platform for the artfully prepared food. Adam's serves three meals a day, with healthful and tasty options for each, from whole-grain pancakes to pear-pecan salads to crepes with squash, caramelized onions, and red chile. Many items are available with meat, largely local chicken.