Photo courtesy of John Noeding

Welcome to Kalachandji's,
  Dallas' longest serving vegetarian restaurant.  For 40 years we have been providing DFW diners with a taste of India's vast and ancient vegetarian tradition.  We practice the timeless Ayurvedic art of cooking for the body, mind and spirit, and all our dishes are prepared with the best ingredients available.  Thus our mission at Kalachandji’s is to provide vegetarian cuisine that delights the palate, promotes good health, makes the mind peaceful and elevates the consciousness.  Although our tradition is lacto-vegetarian, we are committed to serving the vegan community and clearly indicate the items on our menu that contain dairy products.

Our Ingredients

Everything we prepare is made with the best ingredients available, as an offering of love to Kalachandji.  We strictly refrain from using meat, fish, eggs, onion or garlic.  We use only the freshest produce – no frozen or canned vegetables are allowed in our kitchen.  We use expeller pressed coconut oil exclusively in our cooking, our salad dressings are made with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, and we use only turbinado sugar in our desserts and tamarind tea.  Everything is strictly vegan except those items that are indicated on our daily menu to contain dairy, and items containing gluten are also designated.  We encourage our customers with any other concerns about ingredients to inquire from our staff, and we will do our best to answer your questions.

What They're Saying About Us

"Dallas' longest serving vegetarian restaurant." Where to Get Vegan Food in Dallas article on Restaurant Clicks, February 2022

"Kalachandji's, likely the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the city, is still home to a verdant buffet." Dallas Morning News, August 2021  

"Probably the best buffet in Dallas, and certainly the most memorable." Dallas Observer's 100 Best Dallas Restaurants of 2020 

"One of the top 100 dining establishments in Dallas." D Magazine's D Recommends 2020

"I'm not a vegetarian but the setting, staff and charming courtyard make for a unique dining experience with satisfying and fulfilling flavors." AAA Inspector's Best of 2019 Diamond Rating report

"One of the top 100 dining establishments in Dallas." D Magazine's D Recommends 2019

"One of the Top 100 Dallas Restaurants" Dallas Observer, December 2018

"We always leave feeling nourished, body and soul." D Magazine's Best of Big D, August 2018   

"Kalachandji's will always warm our hearts. It's manna for the vegetarians among us." D Magazines's Where the Chefs Eat, February 2018

"Get a taste of India at Kalachandji's." Dallas Morning News Guide, July 2017 

"Amazing atmosphere." Best Lunch Spots in Dallas, February 2017

"Best Vegetarian Restaurant" WFAA-List 2016 

"Incredibly delicious food that skips the meat without losing a beat." Dallas Observer's Best of Dallas 2016 

"Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant"  D Magazine's Best of Big D Readers' Pick, August 2016

"With an atmosphere unlike any other, this Indian vegetarian gem charms with its all-you-can-eat buffet that changes daily."  Zagat Survey, 2015   

"Even if you normally eat meat, you owe it to yourself to dine at this iconic vegetarian restaurant."  D Magazine, March 2015 

"Kalachandji's will please your wallet, vegetarian stomach and soul."  Dallas Observer, August 2014  

"Best Vegetarian Restaurant" WFAA-List 2014  

"One of Dallas's top 10 most interesting restaurants."  Dallas Observer, November 2013 

"Best Vegetarian Restaurant" WFAA-List 2013 

"The lovely inner courtyard is positively Eden-esque."  Texas Monthly Magazine, August 2013 

"Despite its longevity, it has remained a remarkably consistent dining experience."  D Magazine's The 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas, June 2013

"Many reasons to love Kalachandji's"  Whole Foods Market's Edible Magazine, Summer 2013 

"Best Vegetarian Restaurant" WFAA-List 2012 

"Best Vegetarian"  Dallas Morning News Best in DFW 2012 

"Healthy, fresh and plentiful."  Dallas Observer's Best of Dallas 2012

"Best Vegetarian Restaurant" WFAA-List 2011 

 "Best Vegetarian Restaurant" Pegasus News DFW's Ultimate Best 2011

"Among the South's Best Cheap Eats"  Southern Living, Nov 2011  

 "Kalachandji's is a gorgeous restaurant" Quick Entertainment 2011 

 "Best Vegetarian Restaurant" WFAA-List 2010 

"Best Vegetarian Restaurant." Dallas Observer's Best of Dallas 2010

 "Best Vegetarian Restaurant" Pegasus News DFW's Ultimate Best 2010

 "A true vegetarian's dream." D Magazine's Best Restaurants 2009

 "Best Vegetarian Restaurant" WFAA-List 2009

 "Best Vegetarian Restaurant" AOL Cityguide City's Best 2008

"A metropolitan oasis." Lakewood Advocate, Aug 2008 

"Kalachandji's is a hidden treasure." Dallas Morning News Guide 2008

"Best in DFW: Patio Dining" Dallas Morning News Guide 2008

"Everything here is wonderfully done... ." D Magazine's Best of Big D 2007.

"Kalachandji's offers a delicious slice of the Krishnas’ vegetarian philosophy." AOL Cityguide City's Best 2007.

"The buffet is good and inexpensive."  Dallas Observer's Best of Dallas 2006

“Best Healthy Dining.”  AOL Cityguide 2006

“A mind-blowing assortment of hot and cold, dairy and non-dairy, and sweet and savory delights.”  D Magazine’s Best Neighborhood Restaurants 2005

“Best Healthy Dining.”  AOL Cityguide 2005

“Hurry to this veggie palace!”   Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 19,  2003

“an Indian and international buffet full of flavor – without the meat.”  Fort Worth Star- Telegram, September 10, 2003

“Excellent food.”   Zagat Survey 2003

"Kalachandji's is Dallas' oldest and most revered vegetarian eatery."  The Park Cities News, May 2003

“an excellent buffet at great prices.”  The Observer, Best of Summer Guide 2002

“Sublime.”  D Magazine’s Best Neighborhood Restaurants, February 2002

“Delicious.”   Texas Monthly Restaurant Guide, April 2001

“a hidden oasis from the daily grind.”  Dallas Morning News Guide, January 19-25, 2001

“Best Vegetarian Restaurant”  The Observer, Best of Dallas 2000

“Dallas’ finest vegetarian buffet…indeed food for the soul.”  The Link, October 2000

“Best Vegetarian Restaurant”  The Met, Best of Summer Guide 2000

“Kalachandji’s reigns supreme as finest vegetarian restaurant.”  Veggie World Magazine, Summer 2000

“Among America’s top 31 vegetarian restaurants.”  Vegetarian Times Magazine, January 2000

“Their food is spicy, fresh and tasty…a generous sampling of vegetarian dishes that are agreeable to palate and wallet alike.”  The Observer, Best of Dallas 1999




Monday is our day of rest.  We hope to see you tomorrow.



Tue-Fri - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Sat-Sun - 12:00pm to 3:00 pm


Tue-Sun - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Closed on Mondays


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