First Look: Govinda's reopens as a weekend vegetarian/vegan cafe after a remodel

Scott Lentz
Over the years, Govinda's Buffet has been an on-again, off-again, on-again, all-you-can-eat weekend buffet for vegetarians and vegans -- and now it's back on again, in a big way, as Govinda's Garden Cafe. It has the same address, 1400 Cherry Street, but a new look, a slightly newer name and new management.

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The eatery -- which will still be open weekends only -- is celebrating its relaunch this weekend with celebrations from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and Saturday, with free food and live music. Here's what you'll find on the weekend menu:

Friday menu

Vegan eggplant mousaka
Vegan veggie curry
Steamed broccoli and carrots with tahini sauce
Penne pasta with fresh basil and tomatoes
Basmati rice
Carrot-ginger soup
Homemade whole wheat bread
Papadam wafers

Saturday menu
Vegan mock-fish sticks (tofu) with vegan tartar sauce
Vegan spinach and potatoes in coconut sauce
Steamed broccoli and carrots with tahini sauce
Basmati and brown rice
Yellow mung dal soup with sweet potatoes
Tangy tamarind chutney
Homemade whole wheat bread
Papadam wafers

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Although the look and much of the menu is new, the philosophy behind the restaurant is the same. Here's the description from the govinda's website:
As a part of our ancient Vedic tradition, our mission is to offer fresh, natural, and organic vegetarian and vegan cuisine that promotes good health and elevates the consciousness. Everything we prepare is an offering to the Supreme - infused with love - Bhakti. In Sanskrit this means "loving service". Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of love and devotion and the path we follow that serves to reconnect us with the divine and to reawaken the eternal blissful love that is within each of our hearts.

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Location Info

Govinda's Garden

1400 Cherry St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Govinda's is like taking a trip to nirvana! The atmosphere and food transport the senses and spirit to a place of sublime delight away from the stress of city life.  Best wishes on the grand opening and return to the fortunate Denver community.

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Very nice! It's been a little while since I visited them - must rectify this ASAP.

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