Govinda's has been the subject of the St. Louis Center of Vedic Studies (vegetarian studies) or, in novice terms, the local chapter of the Hare Krishna (known as the supreme personal God). The vegan cuisine is symbolic of the religious practices of the Hare Krishna. Conveniently located near St. Louis University, this restaurant draws a young and a health-conscious crowd. The sparse decor nicely sets off the Krishnaian gift shop in the dining area. Line servers are courteous and knowledgeable. A buffet filled with a wide choice of vegan dishes is open during lunch and dinner hours. Guests have a choice of raw veggies, special dressings, tofu and eggplant dishes. There is a small selection of desserts, which are not quite as tasty as the buffet and only two choices of beverages namely tea or punch.
- Feature: Vegetarian