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Gorging on Greens

This week we’re focusing on the diners among us who choose not to eat meat—the vegetarians and the vegans who struggle to find a restaurant where they can actually get what they want. Whatever the reason for your diet, we here at the Alibi want you to eat good food alongside your carnivorous comrades, so we’ve rounded up a list of solid vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city for you to try out. Yes there’s Indian and Thai on the list—but there’s other things as well, so you can break out of that dining out rut. Take your meat-eating partner or friend along with you, and feel free to gloat when they tell you that, “Wow, this stuff is actually pretty good.”

Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Café

2201 Silver Ave SE (University)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 262-2424
www.chaishoppe.com
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’s food 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)

Café Lush

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

3.35 rating (26 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. (Alibi Staff, November 17, 2011)

Jambo Café

2010 Cerrillos Rd (Santa Fe)
Santa Fe NM 87505
(505) 473-1269
jambocafe.net
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

5 rating (2 votes)
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, are 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)

La Montañita Co-op

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 265-4631
www.lamontanita.coop
Mon-Sun: 7:30am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.23 rating (39 votes)
Specializing 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, August 11, 2010)

Namaste

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

4.29 rating (43 votes)
The meal begins with a simple greeting, namaste, and is quickly followed by a plate of papadum and chutney. The food continues to impress. 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 Ste 100 (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 345-5156
www.parscuisine.us
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 (48 votes)
For something a little more 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 meat lovers 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)

The Pita Pit

2106 Central Ave SE (University)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 242-7482
www.pitapitusa.com
Mon-Sat: 10am-3am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.13 rating (16 votes)
Late-night UNM goers, you now have another option for the midnight munchies. The Pita Pit, an Ontario-based chain, has a mix-and-match pita sandwich menu and a modest but colorful dining room. To top it off, it’s open until 3am. Greek, American and Middle Eastern options abound in meaty pocket sammies—wipe the drool off your textbook and refuel! (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Rad(ish)

400 Gold St SW Ste 101 (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-382-7268
Monday- Thursday 9:45am- 5:45pm Friday 9:45am- 1:45pm Saturday 9:45 am- 1pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch

5 rating (2 votes)
This bright, fresh restaurant truly serves organic food. They use real, whole foods like grass-fed dairy, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and organic produce. The meals are fast, convenient and delicious and are all naturally gluten-free. Now that’s rad. (Alibi Staff, October 8, 2015)

Salathai

3619 Copper Ave NE (Upper Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 265-9330
Mon-Thu: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm Fri: 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm Sat: 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm Sun: 5pm-9pm (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)

Squeezed Juice Bar

7900 San Pedro Dr NE Ste A12 (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
505-821-1437
www.squeezedjuices.com
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-7pm Sat: 8am-6pm Sun: 9am-5pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Breakfast

3.39 rating (18 votes)
This tasty juice bar is a favorite amongst locals. They not only provide premixed smoothies and juices like Tropical Vacation (which has pineapple, banana, mango, orange, shredded coconut and lemon) and Rejuvenator (fennel, apple, kale, lemon, cayenne) but also açai bowls and “create your own blend juices.” (Alibi Staff, July 18, 2013)

Thai Vegan

5505 Osuna Rd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87105
(505) 884-4610
www.thaivegannm.com/home.html
Lunch Monday-Saturday: 11 am-2:30 pm Dinner Monday-Sunday: 5-9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

4.74 rating (15 votes)
The Thai Vegan menu includes fake shrimp, chicken, fish and pepper steak. That said, it isn’t the sophistication of vegetarian faux meats that makes the place so good. It’s amazing because the cooks really know what they’re doing, and they use quality ingredients. The Thai iced tea (yup, that’s vegan too) is like sipping Bangkok through a straw. (Alibi Staff, November 4, 2010)

Vinaigrette

709 Don Cubero Alley (Santa Fe)
Santa Fe NM 87505
(505) 820-9205
www.vinaigretteonline.com
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Nearby Theater: UA DeVargas (See Film Times)

3 rating (16 votes)
A restaurant that focuses mostly on salads may be a hard sell for meat-happy New Mexicans, but make no mistake: Vinaigrette does salad right. From gourmet options that feature duck and arugula to more delicate fare with pomegranate seeds and shoestring yams, Vinaigrette presents a world of salads you may not have known existed. And much of their menu is locally grown at their fields in Nambe, N.M., too. (Alibi Staff, November 21, 2013)