Posted on 02 / 06 / 2009
I absolutely loved this restaurant and as a vegan was so glad it existed while I visited Santa Fe. It claims to be World cuisine but for the most part is an Indian Fusion with some twists on western dishes (i.e. their lentil and sweet potato based Shepherd's Pie. Which by the way is excellent).
The also have some interesting appetizers like their spiced fries, very good but a bit too hot for my tastes. They also give you huge portions for the price. Sometimes I wanted to try several dishes but would just about have to stuff myself silly to finish. I did end up taking a few things home which I enjoyed later, but like a lot of environmentally conscious vegetarians felt guilty about the packaging.
I also liked the atmosphere which is super chill with dimmed lighting, a variety of seating (i.e. floor cushions, tables, or bar area), and nice music in the background. I even liked the large super-afro picture of Sai Baba behind the counter. I find it a bit comical but definitely fits the decor.
Annapurna is also mindfully located, somewhat near to the central of town, within walking distance of several locations, and is situated next to the local co-op. There is lots of cross over business and whoever thought to be in the same complex made the right decision.
I also enjoyed their little celebrations. I got free vegan carrot cake for the Indian Festival of Lights. Really nice.
Oh, I almost forgot there is a little shop inside the restaurant that sells religious items and art as well as tarot readings. The woman who does the readings is very talented. It's also nice to browse there while waiting for ones food.
Overall Annapurna's (aptly named after The Goddess of Food) is a wonderful experience, especially for the vegetarian inclined. I highly recommend it and will be back again when I visit in March. Great job guys, and gals. : )
Good Food, Friendly Service, Nice Atmosphere & Location
Too Much Food if u call that a con, Sweet Potato pie could be a tad sweeter, Can't think of 3. This place is great!