A plant nursery seems an odd place for lunch, but you can indeed lunch amid the greenery at Plants of the Southwest’s Santa Fe location. And an excellent lunch it’s likely to be, too, but make sure you phone ahead for reservations.
This quirky little vegetarian spot, a one-woman operation, produces only a certain number of meals a day and, as its Tumblr site says, it’s open 11:30 a.m. to “1:30 ish” or “until the food is gone.”
On our visit one Friday during the noon hour, with reservations, only one of the day’s three entrees was still available. That was scrumptious enough that the paucity of choice didn’t matter. When we returned on a subsequent Friday, sans reservations, we were told there was no food available.
Lentil soup with pecorino cheese and an enchilada casserole were the sold-out choices on offer the day we were able to dine. What we got, as the leftover, was nonetheless very nice: warm flatbread strewn with fresh tomato and hot pepper slices, laced with chunky roasted garlic and goat cheese. A sprinkle of fresh sage sprigs and a drizzle of olive oil rounded things out ($14).
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