Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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New Mexico

Albuquerque

·Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

2201 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 262-2424

5939 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 254-2424

Vegetarian/Indian. Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café & Chai House serves Ayurvedic Indian cuisine along with specialty beverages. Vegan items include Cardamom Pancakes, Tofu Scramble, Lebanese Wrap, South Indian Sampler, and Shepherd's Pie. Annapurna's also has their own full service bakery specializing in wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free desserts. Classes are offered in their School of Ayurvedic Cooking next door to their Albuquerque restaurant on Silver Avenue. Each location offers their own specials which are updated daily on their website. Annapurna's on Silver Avenue is near the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Annapurna's on 4th Street is in the old Dion's building in the North Valley.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

El Patio Restaurant

142 Harvard Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 268-4245

Mexican. Located near the University of New Mexico, this restaurant has vegetarian green and red chili and usually offers a daily veggie special. Try a vegetarian burrito with fresh avocados, tomatoes, and vegetarian beans.

Open daily
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $

·Fei's Health Café

2114 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 243-3390

Vegetarian/Chinese. Fei's Health Café is a small eatery offering tasty food at inexpensive prices. Their all-vegetarian menu includes many mock meats along with boba teas.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

India Kitchen Restaurant

6910 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 884-2333

Indian. Soups, appetizers, and 11 vegetarian entrées are on the India Kitchen menu. Everything is prepared fresh to order daily.

Open daily for dinner
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

India Palace

4410 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

(505) 271-5009

Indian. Highly recommended by both "Fodor's" and "The New York Times," India Palace offers deliciously prepared vegetable dishes made with only the finest spices and sauces. They also have a lunch buffet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

La Montanita Co-op Supermarket

3500 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 265-4631

Health foods store deli. La Montanita's deli features a wide variety of hot soups, healthy salads, entrées, and sandwiches.

Open daily
Deli-style
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
$

··Loving Vegan

3409 Central Ave., SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 890-1555

Vegan/Asian Fusion. Loving Vegan offers an all-vegan menu of Asian Fusion cusine and sushi. Enjoy the Vegan Spareribs Bowl, Spicy Udon Pan Fried Noodles, or Vegan Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Soup. Make sure to try one of their Bento Boxes for good food on-the-go. Loving Vegan is located in Nob Hill.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Nu Asia Vegan Restaurant

4200 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

(505) 508-1908

Vegan/Asian Fusion. This restaurant has lovely décor and an appealing ambiance. It boasts many vegan dishes including a large variety of sushi. They even offer all-you-can-eat options for both lunch and dinner. And after that you can get desserts ranging from vegan ice cream to banana chocolate spring rolls. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

Siam Café

5500 San Mateo Blvd. NE #101, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 883-7334

Thai. Siam Café offers a separate vegan menu with specialty appetizers, soups, salads, and curry dishes. Try tofu and vegetables sautéed with vegetables in green curry or hot and sour mushroom soup with lemon grass, onion, galanga, tomato, and lime leaves.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Squeezed Juice Bar

7900 San Pedro NE, Ste. A12, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 821-1437

Vegetarian/juice bar. Located in Northeast Heights, Squeezed Juice Bar is a locally-owned and operated raw juice and smoothie bar. They are totally vegetarian and have many vegan options as well. Squeezed focuses on making food from fresh ingredients with their "farm-to-table" philosophy. Choose from their wide variety of fresh juices and smoothies, or mix it up by picking from available ingredients and boosters. Be sure to check out their selection of snacks and Acai Bowls as well. Orders can be made in-store or on their website.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for breakfast and lunch
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Szechwan Restaurant

1605 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112

(505) 299-9133

Chinese. Ten vegetable and tofu entrées, such as Broccoli with Hot Garlic Sauce and Sizzling Bean Curd, are included on the menu. Appetizers, soup, and daily vegetarian specials are also offered.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $$

··Thai Vegan

5505 Osuna Rd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 884-4610

3804 Central Ave., SE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 200-2290

Vegan/Thai. Thai Vegan offers an extensive all-vegan menu. Enjoy Chef's Specials such as Mushroom Steak, Soy Shrimp Spinach Noodle, or Lentil Loaf. Prices are fair and their lunch and dinner combinations are especially good values. Thai Vegan on Osuna is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner
Full service
take-out, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Whole Foods Market

5815 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

(505) 856-0474

2103 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 260-1366

Natural foods store/café/juice bar. Enjoy daily hot vegetarian entrées, such as Tofu Fried Rice, Veggie Tamales, Tofu Foo Young, Roasted Rosemary Tempeh, Tofu Stroganoff, and more. Cold salads include mustard tempeh, veggie burgers, barbecue tempeh, and more. Also enjoy their juice bar, salad and soup bar, and pizza bar.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Santa Fe

·Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

1620 Saint Michaels Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 988-9688

Vegetarian/Indian. Annapurna's is located in the St. Michaels Village West Shopping Center. See description under Albuquerque, NM.

Baja Tacos

2621 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 471-8762

Mexican. Enjoy fast and fresh Mexican food with no preservatives or additives at Baja Tacos. There's a vegetarian menu available which includes tofu burritos.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, BYOB
VISA/MC, $

Blue Corn Café

133 Water St., Santa Fe, NM 97501

(505) 984-1800

Mexican. Blue Corn's vegetarian options include tamales, fajitas, and veggie-fajita burritos.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

Body of Santa Fe

333 Cordova Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 986-0362

Natural foods. The Body Café is contained within the Body Center, which also has a spa, yoga studio, boutique, and child care center. Although the menu includes chicken and fish, they have quite a few meals which are vegetarian and vegan, including the body burrito with tofu, avocado or hummus pannini, and pad Thai. They have many raw dishes - like lasagna and pizza - and also serve organic beer, wine, and sake. Live music and other performances are held in the yoga studio weekly.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, smoothies, soymilk, beer/wine
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Café Pasqual's

121 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 983-9340

Natural foods/organic. A Santa Fe classic, Café Pasqual's is known for its breakfasts and delicious Southwestern fare. They pay particular attention to quality and authenticity. The menu is based on simple ingredients, such as red and green chiles, pinto beans, garlic, onions, blue and yellow cornmeal, and white cheese. There is a decent selection for vegetarians, and specials are offered. Café Pasqual's is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Dinner reservations are recommended.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

India House

2501 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 471-2651

Indian. Try some of India House's vegetable samosas, pakoras, or any of its other vegetable dishes. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch buffet and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Thai Vegan

1710 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 954-1780

Vegan/Thai. See description under Albuquerque, NM.


Whole Foods Market

1090 S. Saint Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 983-5333

753 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 992-1700

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Albuquerque, NM.

locations

Taos

·El Gamal

112 Dona Luz St., Taos, NM 87571

(575) 613-0311

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. El Gamal is a small vegetarian eatery serving Middle Eastern cuisine. Enjoy Baba Ghanouj, Tabbouleh, Falafel, Hummus, and Dolma. The Sampler Platter is very popular and allows you to try several different foods. Service is good, prices are low, and portions are large. Each table has a lovely little vase of flowers on it. El Gamal is located behind Taos Plaza. Outdoor seating is available. Cash only.

Open Monday through Wednesday for breakfast and lunch. Open Thursday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$

·Raw To Go

105B Quesnel St., Taos, NM 87571

(575) 613-0893

Vegetarian/raw foods/organic. Raw To Go is a completely vegetarian and mostly vegan eatery. This raw foods restaurant features entré;es like Curry Lemon Spice-Filled Bells, Raw Burgers, and Quinoa Tabbouleh. Enjoy a dessert such as Coconut Cashew Cheesecake. Outdoor seating is available. Cash only.

Open Thursday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday through Wednesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies
$

locations

Truth or Consequences

Café BellaLuca

303 Jones St., Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

(575) 894-9866

Italian. Café BellaLuca is located in historic downtown Truth or Consequences. Vegetarian items include Eggplant Parmesan, Cannelloni Beans & Greens, and Pomodoro Linguine; these dishes can be made vegan upon request. Café BellaLuca uses local and organic ingredients as much as possible and is happy to accommodate special diets such as lactose-intolerant, gluten-free, and wheat-free. The restaurant is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

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