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Vegetarian Friendly

Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Café

2201 Silver Ave SE (University)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 262-CHAI (2424)
Mon-Sat: 7am-9pm Sun: 9am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

4.37 rating (50 votes)
Ayurvedic cuisine supposedly works with your body’s natural energies and constitution to create “soul” food that’s on a whole new plane. Winners of Best Vegetarian in our restaurant poll several years running, Annapurna serves food that is satisfying but never heavy and, well, you just feel better after you eat there. Try Sunday brunch with spiced, gluten-free, vegan pancakes and breakfast quinoa (but you’ll have to live without scrambled eggs, sorry). The shaded courtyard to the side of the restaurant is spectacular. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Budai Gourmet Chinese

6300 San Mateo Blvd NE Suite H-1 (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87101
(505) 797-7898
Tue-Thu 11a-9pm Fri 11am - 9:30pm Sat 12pm - 9:30pm Sun 12pm - 8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Asian

4.02 rating (27 votes)
This small Taiwanese-owned eatery is full of surprises. The regular menu is a long and interesting read, full of familiar and unusual Taiwanese and Chinese dishes (tea-smoked duck, steamed fish with ginger and scallions, dim sum). If you ask questions about the food, you might get a history lesson from Elsa Fang, who handles the front of the restaurant while her husband, Hsia, does the cooking. And if you ask her to, she will translate the secret menu from Chinese. The seasonal vegetables and other vegetarian offerings are strong here too. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Café Lush

700 Tijeras Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 508-0164
Mon-Fri 7am-2:30pm Sat 8am-1pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunch

3.23 rating (22 votes)
Café Lush is like a daydream of the way things might be in some future hybrid of Europe and Albuquerque. It’s an urban café on a quiet street corner, with a small menu of simple yet well-crafted dishes and a pledge to use local, seasonal and organic ingredients whenever possible. But unlike in Europe, the red and green chile won’t disappoint. Owner Tom Docherty was voted Best Chef in Albuquerque in our 2013 reader poll! (Alibi Staff, November 17, 2011)

Café Pasqual’s

121 Don Gaspar (Santa Fe)
Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 983-9340
Mon-Sun: Breakfast/Lunch 8am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: UA DeVargas (See Film Times)

3.24 rating (55 votes)
It's hard not to love Pasqual's, what with the bright Mexican tiles, tantalizing Latin-American menu and friendly service. The place is especially busy for weekend breakfast, when a line can form down the block. But don't give up; tell the hostess you're willing to sit at the big oak community table, where locals and tourists share copies of the morning paper and talk about how much they love living here or would love to live here. Don't miss the hot chocolate, housemade sausages and fabulous baked goods. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Cheese and Coffee

2679 Louisiana NE (Uptown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 883-1226
Mon-Fri: 10am-3:00pm Sat: 10:30am-2:00pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Lunch

4.38 rating (16 votes)
We 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)

Fan Tang

3523 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-3566
Mon-Thu:11am-9 pm Fri-Sat:11am-10 pm Sun: noon-9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.71 rating (44 votes)
The historic building at the corner of Central and Carlisle yields a spacious dining room with booths, tables, free wi-fi and dog-friendly patios. Inside, the Zeng family (of Chow’s Asian Bistro) have retained their focus on quality ingredients and traditional family recipes. The menu draws freely from many Asian cultures with an emphasis on Chinese. Try the coconut curry with tofu or a bowl of sesame noodle salad. (Alibi Staff, September 1, 2011)

Gold Street Caffé

218 Gold SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 765-1633
Sun- Wed: 8am- 3pm Thrs- Sat: 8am- 8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

4.11 rating (51 votes)
Gold Street was cool before Downtown was cool, but now that Downtown is cool, Gold Street is even cooler. Open for breakfast and lunch (and now dinner service on the weekends!), this charming café has pet-friendly sidewalk seating and serves up a menu of homey breakfast favorites like waffles and sophisticated lunches. It shouldn’t surprise you that the place with the Best Bacon in our restaurant poll also makes a memorable BLT. If you’re really lucky, they’ll have freshly baked cupcakes or a slice of flourless chocolate cake waiting for dessert. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Harry's Roadhouse

96 Old Las Vegas Hwy. (Santa Fe)
Santa Fe NM
(505) 989-4629
Mon-Sun: 7am-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3 rating (27 votes)
Harry's Roadhouse exists somewhere in the realm between traditional roadside diner and funky, New Mexican hacienda. We recommend the colorful Roadhouse tostada with black beans, chopped veggies and guacamole, or any New Mexican item with turkey and green chile. If you're in the mood for something a little different, try the poached salmon enchilada or LaMont's all-natural buffalo burger. Take a seat at the bar and dive into a bowl of apricot-blackberry crisp or a homemade ice cream sandwich. Make sure to ask the friendly waitstaff about the specials, which also include brunch and dessert. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Holy Cow

700 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-2991
11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: American

3.44 rating (20 votes)
The New Mexico grass-fed Holy Cow burger comes on a brioche bun, while an ahi tuna sandwich, veggie club and dinner salads offer plenty of choices for bovine-averse diners. Beer and wine, plus shakes, malts and floats, are available to complete the sacrament. (Alibi Staff, September 1, 2011)

Huong Thao Vietnamese Cuisine

1016-B Juan Tabo NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 292-8222
Tue-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm Sun 11am-8:30pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

2.72 rating (55 votes)
A quiet restaurant in a strip mall just north of Lomas on Juan Tabo, Huong Thao has been serving up Vietnamese food for almost two decades. The place is unassuming and the service friendly. Try the fresh spring rolls and a big bowl o’ pho or vegetarian rice noodles and tofu. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with a creamy coconut shake. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

An Hy Quan Vegetarian Restaurant

1405 Juan Tabo Blvd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87112
Tue-Sun 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: High Ridge (See Film Times)

3.09 rating (47 votes)
Absolutely no poultry, fish, or meats served here! An Hy Quan only serves up Vietnamese vegetarian and vegan dishes. (Alibi Staff, October 14, 2013)

India Kitchen

6910 Montgomery Blvd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 884-2333
Tues-Sun: 5-9pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)

4.53 rating (27 votes)
India Kitchen knows hot. In fact, novice players shouldn't even order medium, and the Pope of Peppers himself, Dave DeWitt, says the lamb vindaloo is the hottest dish in Albuquerque. The intimate India Kitchen also has a large vegetarian menu dotted with exciting combinations of fruits, nuts and vegetables. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Owner/chef Ahmed Obo was born on the island of Lamu off the coast of Kenya, among the culinary traditions of Africa, Arabia and India. His food reflects the Lamu style of culinary fusion. It’s designed to be interesting and different but doesn’t attempt to force anyone too far from their comfort zone. The ingredients, including a host of local meats and veggies, is priced unusually low for a restaurant dealing in clean, local food. Try the marinated tilapia, served with red chile-and-coconut-infused basmati rice, sautéed spinach and a dried-fruit-and-ginger chutney. (Alibi Staff, January 31, 2012)

Jinja Bar & Bistro

8900 Holly NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87122
(505) 856-1413
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat-Sun: 11:30am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Asian

3.77 rating (38 votes)
This Asian-American eatery has a reputation for retro Pacific Rim decor and the clink of drinks with little umbrellas in them. If you're in the mood for East-meets-West fare like lettuce wraps, quaking beef or Tokyo crispy tofu, then load up the Prius and take a drive down Paseo del Norte. You’ll also find a large selection of fine loose teas and more liquor than you can shake a limbo stick at. Have a yen for wine? Here it comes in white, red and plum. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

La Montañita Co-op

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87107
(505) 265-4631
Mon-Sun: 7:30am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.19 rating (35 votes)
Specializing in local, organic and otherwise natural food products, the Co-op 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, August 11, 2010)


1520 Deborah SE (Rio Rancho)
Rio Rancho NM 87124
(505) 896-3126
Mon-Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.27 rating (41 votes)
The meal begins with a simple greeting, namaste , and is quickly followed by a plate of papadum and chutney, vivid green like fresh-cut grass. Things continue to impress from there. Virtually unheard of in Burque, Namaste’s Nepalese dishes throw noodles and dumplings into the Indian repertoire. By highlighting this region that blurs the line between India and the rest of Asia, and doing it with impeccable service, Namaste quietly sets itself apart as a worthwhile reason to drive to Rio Rancho. Don’t miss the masala tea—a Darjeeling brewed with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks and milk. Vegan friendly. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Pars Cuisine

4320 The 25 Way NE (I-25 Corridor)
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 345-5156
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 5pm-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.3 rating (46 votes)
For something out of the ordinary, pay a visit to Pars Cuisine, the Persian restaurant near the Century Rio 24 theater. Vegetarians will appreciate the nonmeat options, and carnivores are sure to love the spicy kabobs. Linger on your floor cushions while belly dancers roam through the dining room. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Richard’s Mexican Restaurant

3301 Menaul NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM 87107
(505) 881-1039
Mon-Sat: 8am-3:30pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)

4.55 rating (21 votes)
Ever had vegetarian posole? The menu at Richard’s features traditional plates like green chile chicken enchiladas and tostadas compuestas, but also offers healthier, low-fat and vegetarian fare. And, believe it or not, the light plates are scrumptious. Be sure to order some fideo (tasty marinated noodles) on the side. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)


3619 Copper Ave NE (Upper Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 265-9330
11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday; 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.5 rating (22 votes)
Salathai combines kind, quick service with mega-amazing and affordable food. An excellent choice for vegetarians and carnivores alike, the menu is strong from beginning to end. Their affordable lunch specials boast a special Thai soup, egg rolls and a tapioca dessert that hits the spot. (Alibi Staff, September 3, 2010)

Sushiya Asian Fusion Cuisine

2906 Juan Tabo NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87112
(505) 275-4777
Mon-Thrs: 11:30am- 9pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am- 9:30pm Sun: noon- 9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.33 rating (10 votes)
The menu is a polished combination of Chinese and Japanese classics, with twists—and some entire dishes—you probably haven’t seen before. The sushi is unique, with many of the rolls forsaking seaweed in favor of thin-sliced cucumber or soy paper wrappings. They are drizzled with sauces, piled high with colored flying fish roes and artfully arranged with extra touches. The hot and sour soup is one of the best in Albuquerque—clear and light, with a complexity of texture and flavor. Elsewhere on the menu, a lineup of cooked vegetable dishes are dressed in several excellent housemade sauces. Vegetarians can add tofu to any of the vegetable dishes for $1—it comes crispy, kung pao style or as a buttered tofu steak with teriyaki sauce. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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