Vegan Food Guide to Albuquerque

Vegan Food Guide to Albuquerque

Here is a collection of the delicious eats you can find in hip, quirky Albuquerque. ABQ has everything from comfort foods like cheeseburgers and pizzas, to delicious Thai, Indian, African and Caribbean cuisines, and of course all the famous traditional New Mexican dishes like frito pies, posole stew, smothered burritos, and more.


Of course, the most iconic staple of New Mexican cuisine is getting anything and everything with red, green or Christmas chile on top! Packs a powerful flavor punch! Here's my comprehensive A-Z guide to all the best and tastiest plant-based eats all over the Duke City and some of my favorite shots to drool over. 


the acre

4410 Wyoming Blvd NE

Veg restaurant specializing in local, seasonal produce and vegan comfort eats like hot hogs, burgers, posole, blts, lasagna, meatloaf, and more.

blt sandwich at the acre
blt sandwich at the acre

am spices of india

317 Central NW

A cozy veg restaurant downtown that serves an Indian menu and offers a lunch buffet with lots of vegan and veg options to choose from.



An hy quan

1405 Juan Tabo NE

Excellent fresh delicious vegetarian Vietnamese inspired food with a huge menu of vegan dishes. Musty try the homemade sweet and salty preserved plum soda.

noodle nest at an hy quan
noodle nest at an hy quan


2201 Silver SE, 5939 4th NW, 5200 Eubank NE

Veg ayurvedic restaurant serving healing Ayurvedic cuisine. In addition to their large menu of delicious food, full of burgers, sandwiches, wraps and more, there's also tons of vegan cakes and pastries and a giant tea menu. 

wrap at annapurna
wrap at annapurna

bistronomy b2b

3118 Central Ave SE

Funky little burger joint with tons of beers and several yummy vegan burgers.



blaze pizza

6400 Holly Ave NE, 6600 Menaul NE

Local branches of the pizza chain that offer build your own pizzas with vegan cheese.

pizza from blaze pizza
pizza from blaze pizza

blue agave republic

6001 Osuna Rd NE

Mexican tapas bar with a full vegan menu of tasty eats like tacos, nachos and wontons.



cafe lush

700 Tijeras Ave NW

Cozy corner cafe with vegan options like tofu scrambles and open-faced sandwiches.

open faced sandwich at cafe lush
sandwich at cafe lush

carls jr

All over town

Premiering the Beyond Burger from Beyond Meat, you can now get this tasty vegan patty at any ABQ Carl's Jr. location. 

beyond burger at carl's jr
beyond burger at carl's jr


Various locations

Chipotle has many vegan and vegetarian options, including fresh veggies, rice, acovsdo, black beans, and their very own sofritas blend of savory marinated tofu.



curry leaf

6910 Montgomery Blvd NE

Indian restaurant that offers a large selection of vegan Indian dishes and a huge buffet.



Del taco

Various locations

This Mexican fast food joint has Beyond Beef vegan beef available in tacos, burritos, bowls, and more.

beyond taco at del taco
beyond taco at del taco

Duke city taco

4615 Menual Blvd NE

This hip craft taco bar has an easy menu with tons of vegan or vegetarian options.



el cotorro

111 Carlisle Blvd NE

New Mexican restaurant with plenty of vegan or easily veganized menu options. Tasty avocado tacos, beans, and guac!



El pinto restaurant & caNtIna

10500 4th St NW

Traditional New Mexican cuisine, with servers vegan and vegetarian options such as the vegetarian combination plate, burrito plate, and calabacitas burrito plate.



Enchanted circle Brewing

6001 San Mateo NE
Local brewer pub that serves vegan black bean burgers and Beyond Burgers.



farina alto

10721 Montgomery Blvd NE

Authentic Italian joint that offers vegan cheese for tasty pizzas and calzones. 

cheese pizza at farina alto
cheese pizza at farina alto

flying star

8000 Paseo Del Norte NE, 3416 Central Ave SE, 4501 Juan Tabo NE, 8001 Menaul Blvd NE, 10700 Corrales Rd, 4026 Rio Grande NW

This local cafe chain has vegan options like tofu scrambles and buddha bowls.

buddha bowl at flying star cafe
buddha bowl at flying star cafe


11225 Montgomery Blvd

This burger joint serves an out of this world vegan black bean burger made with quinoa.

black bean burger at grass burger
black bean burger at grass burger

Green gene vegan cafe

2300 Central Ave SE

Get comfort food cravings filled at this new vegan cafe serving up hot dogs, cheeseburgers, chili, sausage sandwiches, and mac and cheese. 



the grove cafe

600 Central Avenue SE

This hip cafe serves up lots of vegan options like steel-cut oats with almond milk, avocado toast, soups, salads, veggie sandwiches and more. 


Huong Thao

1016 Juan Tabo Blvd NE

Friendly neighborhood spot that has lots of vegan dishes with seitan and tofu. Amazing curry!



indian food and grocery

6501 Wyoming Blvd NE 

This part restaurant / part grocery shop has a great Indian buffet with a large selection of vegan and vegetarian items to choose from.

indian buffet at indian food and grocery
indian buffet at indian food and grocery

jambo cafe

1105 Juan Tabo NE

This fun Caribbean / African fusion cafe serves delish vegan dishes like a hummus plate, veggie sandwiches, tofu sandwiches, and coconut tofu curry, coconut lentil soup and plantains.



java joe's

906 Park Ave

Cool downtown spot with vegan soups, salads, sandwiches, tofu scrambles and tofu wraps.




8900 Holly Ave NE

This eclectic islandy restaurant has some great vegan menu options like some yum tofu dishes.

tofu bowl at jinja
tofu bowl at jinja

kitsune food truck

This mobile food truck has an interesting fusion menu of all things Asian inspired, with some super flavorful tofu tacos, jackfruit tacos, and jackfruit burritos. Catch 'em while you can!

jackfruit tacos at kitsune food truck
jackfruit tacos at kitsune food truck

la montanita

2301 Central NE, 2400 Rio Grande NW, 3500 Central Ave SE

Huge natural food shop with tons of vegan foods and products, also cafe and deli serving vegan meals such as salads, sandwiches, and pastas with tofu, tempeh, seitan and more quick eats to grab and go.



la salita

1217 Eubank Ave NE

New Mexican cuisine with a seperate vegetarian menu with lots of vegan dishes. The vegan chili relleno stuffed with avocado is a must.




9800 Montgomery Blvd NE

Ultra chic Vietnamese restaurant with outstanding papaya salad and fab tofu and veg dishes.

clay pot tofu at lime
clay pot tofu at lime

mazaya cafe

120 Harvard Dr SE

Mediterranean spot with hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush, lentil soups and more. 



110 Yale Blvd SE, 1520 Deborah Rd SE Rio Rancho

Festive Indian and Nepalese menu with large selection of vegan or easily veganized dishes, plus an all you can eat lunch buffet.



pars cuisine

4320 The 25 Way NE

Lovely Persian Mediterranean restaurant that has a vegetarian menu with lots of vegan menu options like hummus, falafel, dolmas, and tabouli, plus great ambience and belly dancers!



Pho kup

Located in the fun Tin Can Alley and Green Jeans Farmery container buildings, this gourmet Vietnamese spot serves up tasty bahn mi sandwiches and delicious tofu pho.

tofu pho at pho kup
tofu pho at pho kup

Planty sweet

2506 Washington St NE

All vegan bakery offering various cakes, tarts, cupcakes, doughnuts, and cheesecakes.



poki poblano

6910 Montgomery Blvd NE 

Latin fusion restaurant with tons of vegan options like tacos, dumplings and sliders.



pop fizz

1701 4th St SW

This funky spot does an easily veganized, tasty veggie burrito and gilled veggie sandwich, but don't miss the all natural vegan cookies and cream paleta.



rebel donuts

2435 Wyoming Blvd NE

Donut shop that makes makes several yummy vegan varieties. Don't miss them!



rockin' taco

3600 Cutler Ave NE

Visit this taco shop at the Green Jeans Farmery and you can even take your eats into the bar. These tacos have farm fresh veg, handmade tortillas, and flavorful homemade salsas.




4645 San Mateo Blvd NE
A plant forward restaurant with several vegetarian and vegan dishes, such as a mushroom, bean and farro burger, a black bean burger, a portobello mushroom melt, and cauliflower steak sandwich.



saffron tiger

6550 Paseo Del Norte NE

Indian fast food spot with lots of vegan options all on buffet so you create your own dish.

indian plate at saffron tiger
indian platter at saffron tiger

sandia saloon

5815 Wyoming Blvd NE

This cool patio taproom at Whole Foods offers lots of vegan options like kale and brussel sprout salad, calabacitas tacos, and a green chile Beyond Meat cheeseburger.

cheeseburger at sandia saloon
cheeseburger at sandia saloon

siam cafe

5500 San Mateo Blvd NE

With a large menu full of vegan options, this is a popular local spot for Thai eats and all their curries with tofu are unbelievable.

yellow curry at siam cafe
yellow curry at siam cafe

side effex

420 Central Ave SW

Effex's gastropub has an extremely impressive menu of vegan comfort foods such as nachos, buffalo wings with vegan ranch, BLT, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, jackfruit posole, and green chile cheeseburger with Beyond Meat burger patty.




407 Central Ave NW

Downtown bar that serves lots of New Mexican vegan meals such as tacos with cashew creme, green chili stew, calabacitas burritos, and frito pies, plus serves weekend brunches with lots of easily veganized dishes. 


squeezed juice bar

3339 Central Ave NE, 7900 San Pedro, 1751 Rio Rancho Blvd 

Fresh juices, smoothies, açaí bowls, quinoa bowls, energy bars, fresh fruits, and more. 



Locations citywide

Lots of drinks and snacks available vegan and vegetarian, such as the Impossible Sausage breakfast sandwich and the almond milk flat white coffee.



talking drums african cuisine

1606 Central Ave SE

African / Caribbean fusion restaurant that serves amazing Ethiopian veggies and lentils on injera, plus lots of vegan soups and beans and pea dishes to choose from. 

ethiopian injera from talking drums
ethiopian injera at talking drums

thai cuisine ii

4201 Central Ave NE

Thai restaurant with a separate vegetarian menu that has tons of vegan options including mock meats like pork, beef, chicken, fish and shrimp.



thai vegan

5505 Osuna NE, 3804 Central SE

My personal favorite, Thai Vegan is a 100% vegan restaurant that has a huge menu of Thai cuisine and American comfort food, such as stir fries, curries, bacon cheeseburgers, chicken wraps, ice cream sundaes and chef specials. They serve many vegan mock meats such as chicken, bacon, steak, fish, and shrimp.

bacon cheeseburger at thai vegan
bacon cheeseburger at thai vegan

tia b's la waffelaria

3710 Campus Blvd NE

Cozy little spot with freshly made vegan waffles and vegan whipped cream!



v roast bistro

3904 Central Ave SE

Cute cafe that roasts their own coffee beans, and serves vegan soups, sandwiches, enchiladas, burritos, burgers, chicken fingers, fish and chips, tacos, and an assortment of baked goods.

cheeseburger at vroast bistro
cheeseburger at vroast bistro


Find the food truck or order delivery 

This all vegan Mexican comfort food truck does just about everything - sandwiches, burritos, enchiladas, tamales, and more - all with vegan meats and cheeses.




4500 Silver Ave SE

Quirky spot focusing on raw and sprouted vegan food dishes and daily soups and stews.




1828 Central Ave SW

Super chic place to get soups, salads, grilled tofu, and tasty veg dishes like marinated artichokes. 



Wanderlust Vegan Eatery

425 4th St NW

Catch these amazing eats at events and pop-ups around town for baked goods and desserts, custom wedding cakes, vegan cheese workshops, and full Mexican food menus! 


winning coffee

111 Harvard Drive SE

Popular neighborhood coffee stop that has lots of brunchie vegan eats like a granola bowl, tofu scramble, soups, salads, garden burrito, and veggie burger. 



wise pies

4545 Alameda Blvd NE, 6261 Riverside Plaza Ln, 5700 University Blvd SE, 4320 The 25 Way NE, 6600 Menaul NE

Pizza chain offering personal gourmet pizzas with delicious Violife vegan cheese and tasty ingredient options like fresh veggies and truffle oil, plus they deliver via Grubhub.

cheese pizza from wise pies
cheese pizza from wise pies