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Best of Burque Restaurants 2018

Vegetarian Cuisine

Best Vegetarian Food

Jambo Cafe

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You like it! You really like it! Jambo Cafe, once just a Santa Fe secret, has become Albuquerque's darling. Alibi readers voted Jambo Cafe number one in a number of categories (check out Miscellany—it won a ton there) and we can see why. Chef Ahmed Obo's unique food—both vegetarian and non-veggie—makes our mouth water. Try the coconut tofu curry, an appetizer of savory stuffed phyllo (filled with spinach, olives, feta, chickpeas and red peppers) or the jerk tofu sandwich. No matter what you choose, you know it's going to be delicious; the polls don't lie. (TG)

2) The Acre

3) Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

Best Vegan Food

The Acre

And here we see the elusive vegan roaming the streets for their next meal. Vegans rarely leave the den with the distrust of others inadvertently adding animal products to the delicacy, rendering it inedible for even the most lax of vegan predators. Something substantial must be in the air to pique this animal’s interest. The Acre is grilling, baking and serving up a bit of vegan heaven. Make sure to check out the “steak” on your next visit. (RB)

2) Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

Best Veggie Burger

The Acre

While the avocado is still extra, it completes the veggie burger experience. How can you have the most authentic “meat”-eating experience with out it? The Acre Burger is a beet, black bean and quinoa patty that is sure to satisfy even the burliest meat-eater taking his veg girl out on a date. (RB)

2) Grassburger

3) Rustic on the Green

Best Tofu Dish

Crispy Salted Tofu with Lemongrass and Chili at An Hy Quan Vegetarian Restaurant

There's no need to hide tofu behind frills at An Hy Quan. The crispy salted tofu is served on a bed of rice with a light lemongrass and chili sauce. This delicious flavor combination is also served with a cup of soup. Warm up this season with this delicious dish! (VS)

2) Mongolian Tofu at Fan Tang

3) Tofu Scramble at Café Lush

Best Vegan Dessert

The Acre

Vegetarians and vegans alike scour the city looking for sweets to delight the palate without destroying the planet. A search that seems never ending, until now. Pudding, crisp and cake, it's never a mistake! Get over to The Acre for desserts that will put an end to your travels for good. (RB)

2) Flying Star Cafe

3) Brixens

Best Vegetarian Chile

Tia Betty Blue's

Even though Tia Betty Blue's chile sauces are made with meat (the red chile has pork; the green chile is made with chicken stock), they make it abundantly clear that they offer vegan, gluten-free versions of both chile sauces. It's this dedication to inclusion (plus they're damn tasty) that beat out the competition and named Tia Betty Blue's Best Vegetarian Chile. Both chiles are spicy and made in-house. Just another level of quality they believe in. (TG)

2) Brixens

3) Café Lush

Best Vegan “Meat”

The Acre

“Meat”-eating vegetarians seem like an oxymoron until you make the switch and need to find the perfect replacement to satisfy the predator waiting to pounce on its prey. If you fall in to this category look no further, the perfect “steak” has been grilled to perfection and is calling your name. Head over to The Acre and feed that beast. (RB)

2) Grassburger

3) Thai Vegan


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