Govinda's Natural Foods has been serving vegetarian meals in Tucson since 1992! The food Govinda's offers is wholesome, healthy, organic, and blessed. The restaurant has a spotless appearance with touches of charming and unique thoughtfulness such as mood lighting, exotic decorations from foreign lands, spiritual literature, a boutique, an outside dining area with a water fountain, a bird aviary, and Koi pond. All of these aesthetics add to the serene and peaceful atmosphere.
Both lunch and dinner are served in an all you can eat Buffet style. Many of the fresh vegetables served in the salad bar are not only organic but are also purchased from local growers. The salad dressings are all homemade and offer a variety of healthy flavors and tastes. The hot side of the buffet contains both brown and white rice, two yummy hot soups, fresh steamed vegetables, spiced just right cooked veggies, and an entree for dinner. In addition, homemade bread and sweet deserts are baked fresh daily. Also, there are always dairy and glutton free selections on the menu for those with in tolerances, and all day Thursday is vegan day!
I eat at Govinda's everyday except for Monday when the restaurant is closed. Stepping onto the property, instantaneously my mind relaxes. Once I make my way into the restaurant area, the meditative music permeating the atmosphere calms my body, and the aromas from the fresh food arouses my senses. I delicately fill my plate with my chosen selections of delicious food cooked with love and devotion and sit down at a table to eat quietly. Literally, every bite taken equals pure bliss, as I smile and chew thoroughly so as to enjoy the savory tastes! Dining at Govinda's Natural Foods brings my body, mind, and spirit peace.
Wonderful breakfasts, great dinners, best vege restaurant in Tucson. The patio is cozy but a bit noisy.
I've been eating this food for years and I love it. There are simply no reasons to have animals killed to gratify a whim for good eats.
Lovin Spoonfuls is perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike. Vegans can eat comfortably knowing everything on the menu does not contain animal products. Non-Vegans can learn the huge amount of delicious options for dinner other than meat. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting. Peggy, the owner, is almost always there and is very nice. She has always asked how was my dinner.
I normally start out with the Tempura Shrimp, which with one bite makes you forget you are eating fake shrimp. Next they bring my dinner salad, with one of the wonderful homemade Italian, Ranch, Thousand Island, Sesame Dijon or Balsamic Vinaigrette dressings.
It is hard to pick an entrée to describe since I have ate most dishes on the menu. Luckily, you can never go wrong with the special of the day. I have had everything from Beef Burgundy to Fettuccine Alfredo. Most dishes have good portions. However, I always leave room for desert. They make the best Banana Nut Muffins. The only negative review I have for this restaurant is they do not have all their bakery options on a daily basis.
I am guessing the previous comment was making a comment about the different style of restaurant when it comes to ordering your food. You order at the counter and the servers bring you out food to your table. You also have to get your drink refills yourself. I really did not mind this part of the restaurant. They promptly brought the food to your table.
When I came back from my deployments from overseas this restaurant was the first place I ate dinner. This restaurant is one of the places I take visitors to Tucson.
The best DIY restaurant in town. I am a vegetarian and truly love the freshness of ingredients and the wide variety of items to put in your salad. I do not have a favorite here, as I can order on a whim.
When you walk in the door, there's a card/menu - somewhat like a sushi menu. You check off the items you would like in your salad - the types of greens, veggies, if you want cheese, nuts, proteins and the type of dressing you would like. They offer various options in dressings - including some low-fat.
The price is right and the atmosphere is sunny. My daughter and I enjoy lunch there often.
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3280 E. Hemisphere Loop, Suite 180, Tucson AZ 85706 |
P.O. Box 27087, Tucson AZ 85726-7087 |
(520) 294-1200 |
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