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August 30, 2016

Kale Me Maybe

An unexpected spot for awesome vegan food.

Stepping inside the Radha Kalachandji Temple is a spiritual experience. Doesn’t matter what or who you believe in—there’s something magical in the air.

There are tons of interesting facets of the temple to be explored (vegetarian cooking series, private meditation rooms, and ayurveda yoga classes are just a few places to start), but the main draw is undoubtably Dallas’ oldest vegetarian and vegan restaurant of the same name.

For almost 30 years the buffet-style Kalachandji’s has been filling the bellies of believers and non-believers alike. The fare is all-you-can-eat (dangerous because it’s also delicious) and prasdam—which means it’s sanctified vegetarian. One thing not to be missed: The tamarind tea is the perfect sweet balance to the spicy dishes.  And if you’re feeling skeptical, the general menu is posted online.

While dining, don’t forget to take a moment and look around you—you’ll spot fashion editors, Rastafarians, and everybody in between—plus the stained-glass windows provide a pretty view. If you need an excuse to visit, the Festival of Flowers is coming up on September 9th, and there will be plenty of entertainment to go along with your vegetables. 

Consider this Fair Park spot a mini-retreat from the hustle and bustle of Dallas.

The Details: Kalachandji’s is located at 5430 Gurley Avenue. More information on the Temple here. More on the restaurant here.