Responses to happyherbivore's Review

Respond to Review of Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe
by happyherbivore

Review: Cons: * The "famous" soy chai sucked. It tasted watered down and left an awful chalky taste in my mouth. In fact it hardly tasted like chai at all. More like chai tea spilled into water soy milk. * The "famous" carrot cake was a let down too. The icing tastes like you're licking earth balance or crisco. Not in a good way! The cake is dense and doesn't taste much like carrots. It's not even orange. I love carrot cake and have never been so disappointed. * The cashier didn't speak english. or spanish. * the staff is unhelpful. I asked for help with the menu because I can't handle spicy food and while the lady was nice all she had to say was that she loved spicy food. That's nice. I don't. * The staff tried to force me into paying $8 for steamed veggies when I decided against eating Indian or cheeseless Pizza (Pizza in an Indian place?!) * The have a HUGE smoothie menu on the wall but don't actually sell smoothies. * The brown rice tasted like it was cooked in coconut milk * EVERYTHING on the menu involves coconut milk * 90% of the menu is deep fried * NOT HEALTHY! Pros: Most of the menu is vegan The staff is nice and friendly Good parking Gluten-free options My husband ordered a sample platter and said it was pretty good but not anything he'd rave about or eat regularly.

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SantaFeVeg
Posted by SantaFeVeg on Friday, February 22, 2013
I have been a regular customer of Annapurna since it opened and the above review does not do justice to the restaurant I love. First of all, here is a link to Annapurna's menu, so visitors to Happy Cow may see the items offered for themselves: http://www.999dine.com/nm/annapurna/Index.html
The restaurant is ayurvedic. Nothing on the menu is spicy. The chai is the best chai in Santa Fe, in my opinion, and the closest to the chai that I have had in India. This is the only purely vegetarian restaurant in Santa Fa. There is food here for the vegan and many gluten free options. The "World Vegetarian Cafe" part of the restaurant serves more familiar "western" dishes such as sandwiches, salads, etc. Most dishes do not have coconut milk as stated above. And I think it is offensive to suggest that the lovely staff do not speak English. This is the purest food in town. I love the dal with a nice warm chapati, the tofu scramble nourishes my soul. The atmosphere is very peaceful. Give it a try. Namaste
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