Vegetarian/Health Foods Albuquerque Restaurants
Albuquerque - Upper Nob Hill
Thai Cuisine IISure, it looks like an old Dairy Queen on the outside—but inside, it’s totally Thailand (just check out the caddy of housemade condiments). The menu’s large selection of salads is a strong suit, including crispy, delicate green papaya and a not-to-be-missed tempura trout salad (sop up the tamarind dressing with a side of sticky rice). The tom yum soup is perhaps the best in town, and you can choose between chicken and veggie broth in some of the other good soups here. Most dishes—like pad cha vegetable stir-fry and creamy, fragrant red curry—can be ordered vegetarian too. There’s also a small sushi menu that offers big, adequate rolls. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)
Albuquerque - Uptown
Mon-Fri: 10am-3:00pm Sat: 10:30am-2:00pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Lunch
Cheese and CoffeeWe love this strange little place with aggressively retro décor, like super ’70s wood paneling. Cool. Plus, they serve New York deli stuff like bagels with lox and cream cheese, and a club with dill Havarti on rye bread, as well as a selection of German favorites. Our favorite option is the salad trio—you get to pick from Caesar, Greek, apple Waldorf, pasta, potato, fruit, tuna, chicken or egg salads, and it comes with a roll. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)
Ortega’sOrtega’s bills itself as serving “healthy New Mexican” cuisine. A contradiction in terms, you say? Well, kind of. You’ll still get the goopy eggs, greasy cheese and meaty red chile, but with a few surprising differences. Notably, they serve whole beans instead of refried, use no lard and make whole-wheat sopaipillas. That’s right—whole-wheat sopaipillas. Which are deep-fried. But, hey, at least they have more fiber. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)
Albuquerque - Westside
La Montañita Co-opSpecializing in local, organic and otherwise natural food products, the deli is no exception and doesn’t disappoint in taste or selection. The deli folks will make a hearty sandwich to your liking—or pick up a quick pint of one of the tasty hot or cold spreads and salads. For a delicious vegan dessert, stick with the chocolate Amazon cake, layered with luscious, fudge frosting. (Alibi Staff, July 13, 2016)
Albuquerque - Food Truck
Conchita’s CreationsLooking for something light and fresh in your food truck exploration? Try Conchita’s Creations where there is a weekly five dollar salad special, like the meatball sub. Other dishes include the strawberry salad, quinoa wrap and taco plate. Sandwiches are also available. (Alibi Staff, July 18, 2013)
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