Govinda's Vegetarian Cuisine – Good Food | Good Friends

Ryan Parkinson

09:23 01 Dec 20

I have to say, I am not vegan, or even vegetarian so having Thanksgiving dinner here was not high on my bucket list yet it was such a wonderful experience I wouldn't have missed it for the world.The restaurant is located inside the Hara Krishna temple facility which I watched being built for what seemed like two decades. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the landscaping is gorgeous, you almost feel instantly at peace with mother earth, and nature, upon entering the gates and the feelings of peace and serenity are abundant.The restaurant was cafeteria style with the kitchen in open view right behind the serving line and I must say grandma only wished her kitchen was that clean on Thanksgiving day. The mustard vinaigrette salad dressing was unexpectedly amazing, and how it is they made that vegan cream gravy so incredibly good is mind boggling. I pride myself on making great gravy from scratch and this one put mine to shame, it left me speechless as to how they could achieve such a delicious white cream gravy with no meat or dairy product in it!?!?They had table service for the typically self serve drink station yet due to the pandemic they had ample staff, all of whom were in mask and clean gloves, and very friendly. They do not offer sodas, which was a refreshing idea in itself. They do however make a homemade ginger mint lemonade which will make you want to "kiss the chef" who came up with this incredibly simple, yet perfected, and mastered recipe. It was by far the best lemonade I have ever had. The entire experience was delightful and I look forward to returning there on a more regular basis in the future so if you're looking for a new experience I highly recommend Govindas!