Yes, you can eat vegan, and quite well, in the Duke City, aka, Albuquerque, New Mexico! Here are the top 5 veg*n (vegan and vegetarian) restaurants!
#1 Loving Vegan
Quite a perfectly named spot, because you will love this sushi. They have a huge and vastly innovative menu of every kind of sushi roll you could imagine and they are all deliciously addictive. You can find combinations with vegan crab, lobster, squid, shrimp, salmon, tuna and even scallops. One of my favorite things about this place is they have an award from Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals): Best Restaurant for Vegan Sushi.
*UPDATE: sadly, this place has since closed!
#2 Thai Vegan
Thai Vegan is a strictly vegan restaurant with several locations that has a huge menu of Thai cuisine and American comfort food, such as bacon cheeseburgers, chicken wraps, and ice cream sundaes. They serve many vegan mock meats such as chicken, bacon, steak, fish, shrimp and also the ever-delicious Veganaise!
#3 An Hy Quan
This one wins for excellent fresh delicious Vietnamese inspired food, amazing service and a super clean and welcoming dining space. The name An Hy Quan is meant to convey a place of peace and happiness. They also have one of the largest menus full different types of cuisine. I was very pleasantly surprised to find sprigs of freshly cut Thai basil, mint and cilantro with my meal and taste some of their unique homemade drinks, such as a very delicious sweet and salty preserved plum soda.
Annapurna is a veg*n ayurvedic restaurant in Albuquerque and Santa Fe serving healing Ayurvedic cuisine. In addition to their large menu of delicious food, they bake vegan pastries and a have huge tea menu.
#5 Am Spices of India
A cozy veg*n restaurant downtown that serves an Indian menu and offers a lunch buffet with both vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Their Masala Chai tea goes perfectly with the tasty and chewy Dhokla Thali.