The Chole is Addictive
Posted on 03 / 17 / 2011
Namaste is the first place I hit up when I'm back in town, I absolutely love it. It's on Hennepin in uptown, right next to the Duplex. They have a patio and outdoor seating, and it's really pretty in the summer because they put these white lights up. The inside is nice, with art from local artists.
To start, they're best known for their chai, which can be ordered vegan with soy milk. I haven't tried them all, but the spicy masala is my personal favorite.
I've been very happy with the food every time. I've tried:
Mamacha: can't go wrong with tasty little tofu dumplings.
Spicy fried potatoes: I always get these during happy hour, they're tasty
Green soybeans: LOVE these, they're kind of spicy but cool and refreshing at the same time
Chana Chatpat: I actually didn't like this a whole lot, because I don't like raw onions.
Spinach salad: expensive for such a simple dish, but the dressing is really good.
Chole: This is addicting, and is my favorite thing in the world. I like to order it really spicy and ask for extra cilantro to put on top.
Plain paratha, aloo paratha, and roti: Can all be ordered vegan, are a good accompaniment if you're feeling extra hungry.
Almond curry: not vegan, but I liked it a lot with tofu when I was a vegetarian.
Zucchini with carmelized onions: This is surprisingly filling! A lot of flavor.
Carrot coconut creme brulee: Oh my god, heaven. This stuff is amazing.
The lunch boxes are a bit pricy, but you get a lot of food. They don't always have vegan lunch box options, so plan ahead.
Can you tell I love Namaste? If you only go there once in your life, definitely get the chole.
Nice atmosphere, Good for lunch, vegan chai
They also serve meat, a bit expensive