Yesterday a couple of us from the office went to eat at the Hari Krishna Temple.
There is a restaurant inside the Temple called Kalachandji's, acclaimed by D Magazine and by our intern Macy. It's strictly vegan (with dairy and non-dairy items) and the menu changes everyday for lunch and dinner.Check the website for today's menu.
The restaurant is buffet style with soup, salad, and bread bar, tofu everything, and dessert is served at the end.
They only serve water and Tamarind tea, but it is acceptable if you want to bring an outside beverage (non-alcoholic, I presume.)
The outside seating area was beautiful with trees flowing over like a canopy and a fountain in the middle, and the music made the experience truly authentic. If you go at dinner time you can hear the service from the Temple during your meal. Now that would be cool.
The buffet is reasonably priced ($7/pp) so even if you leave with the empty stomach you arrived on, at least you paid for an experience.
Kalachandji's is located at 5430 Gurley Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75223.
Lunch: Tuesday thru Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday thru Sunday 5:30pm - 9:00pm