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Respond to Review of REMOVED: Body Cafe
by Dazzle59

Review: I am a vegan who has lived in Santa Fe for 10 years. Despite Santa Fe's reputation of being a "new age mecca," our dining scene isn't particularly vegan-friendly. You can get an ovo-lacto vegetarian meal just about anywhere, but organic vegan is more difficult. I'm not a fan of our only vegetarian restaurant, Annapurna (I find the food expensive and bland) - but I LOVE Body Cafe! It's my go-to place for a yummy, freshly prepared meal at least once a week. Although the cafe serves organic chicken and wild salmon, its menu caters to vegetarians, vegans and raw foodists. My favorites are the raw Caesar salad, the Buckwheat Soba Noodles (with tofu, grilled vegetables and a yummy ginger sauce), and the fabulous raw vegan desserts (the strawberry mousse, blueberry mousse, chocolate ganache and apple strudel are all excellent). Body Cafe also has a nice selection of organic wines (by the glass and bottle) and organic beers. A recent change in management has resulted in better service, as well as vegan Thai dinner specials on Saturdays. Prices are a bit high but nearly everything on the menu is organic, with most produce locally grown. Portions are generous, and half-orders are available of many entrees and salads, which allows you to try more than one dish without breaking the bank. The cafe is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here is a link for cafe information and menu: http://www.bodyofsantafe.com/body_cafe.html. Must dash - I'm off to Body Cafe for Sunday brunch!

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Dazzle59
Posted by Dazzle59 on Friday, February 22, 2013
Hi greenshakti, thanks for your note. I do agree with what you said and am bothered that there is flesh being served at Body. In fact I am bugged that there is flesh served at Whole Foods, and La Montanita, and the Farmer's Market ... I would give my eyeteeth for an organic vegan restaurant in Santa Fe. Has Annapurna reopened? Not my favorite place (I find it expensive and bland) but will try it again if they are open. I have been to the Tree House, but didn't realize it was totally veg. Blessings and thanks for the info. dazzle
Gio
Posted by Gio on Friday, February 22, 2013
Hi, in the happy body menu they have had lamb for the last year. They called it "lamburger"
greenshakti
Posted by greenshakti on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Hi Dazzle:) There are two wonderful vegetarian restaurants in Santa Fe... The Tree House, and Annapurna. Both are listed here on HappyCow. If we want to support the vegan ideal, we may want to support those, rather than sending the message to baby-sheep killers that it is ok. Blessings.
PS. your food from Body most likely is contaminated with animal products. The roots & greens was one of my faves too, but I prefer to know that there is no dead flesh in it so I make it @home now!
Dazzle59
Posted by Dazzle59 on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Hi Gio - thanks for your comment. You are right - ever since the change in management last year, Body Cafe has served more animal foods (including lamb). With no veg*n restaurants in Santa Fe, though, Body remains one of the only places that serves organic raw and vegan food. The service can be unpredictable and very slow in the dining room, so I mostly order and pay at the counter and eat in the self-serve dining area. Meals are delivered to your table but you get your own water, tea, coffee etc. My new favorite entree is the Roots and Greens (steamed yams, kale and marinated tempeh with ginger sauce). Best regards - dazzle
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