Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: www.sweetwatersf.com)

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen’s refreshing foodie oasis is tucked into the Pacheco Park Design District in a handsome design forward building that feels like a best friend’s Tesuque (or Glorieta?) home/studio. Full of light and earth warmth and some of the happiest diners in Santa Fe.

We’re lunch regulars and recently we’ve been meeting friends for Chef Nath’s Thai dinners (Wednesday through Saturday, 5:00-9:00 PM) which are exotic and organic and totally gluten-free. We’re always eager for a Sweetwater meal, and to entice you, I’ve documented my most recent lunch. Enjoy.

Memorable Lunch at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

Midstream a busy-as-a-bee week my bride and I dropped into Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen for lunch and a mini vacation.

Mini vacation?

Right. A rejuvenating escape into the Santa Fe interstices.

Strawberry Mint Shrub at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: virtualDavis)

Strawberry Mint Shrub at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen (Source: virtualDavis)

The first sip of my strawberry mint shrub sent a tingle across my tongue and up my spine. Aaahhh… Refreshment. The subtle flavors of fresh strawberry and just-crushed mint snapped to crispy attention with a hint of vinegar. My pint-sized elixir was drifted with just enough ice to keep it chilled in the sunshine.

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: virtualDavis)

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen (Source: virtualDavis)

My soothing drift into gustatory Elysium continued with a cup of butternut squash and coconut milk soup. Yes, dairy free. Yes, slightly sweet with just hint of Caribbean isles. Yes, sooo delicious!

Chicken Enchilada with Green Chile at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: virtualDavis)

Chicken Enchilada with Green Chile at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen (Source: virtualDavis)

And then the main course. (There’s nothing more decadent than interrupting a busy day with a multi-course meal, right?) Recreating a favorite and oft-repeated, but still super tasty dish, I tweaked the on-menu chicken enchilada slightly to accommodate my dietary needs. Normally it is accompanied with Monterey Jack cheese. Yum. But not for me, dairy be damned. Okay, I admit a twinge of regret every time I alter a dish to accommodate my dairy-free, gluten-free needs. But it’s so refreshing when a restaurant smiles and says, “No problem. We can do that.”

I chose green chili, though I’ve sometimes opted for “Christmas”. In all honesty, the black beans and rice were too, too much for a midday meal. But the rice was nicely flavored and so moist. I ate everything.

Raw Chocolate with Date and Hemp at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: virtualDavis)

Raw Chocolate with Date and Hemp at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen (Source: virtualDavis)

Lunch dessert? Over the top!

But I’m so rarely able to indulge in decadent desserts, so I succumbed to temptation. Not one chocolate, but two. Two raw chocolates stuffed with dates and hemp hearts. 100% dairy-free, 100% gluten-free, and 100% divine!

Apple Tart at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Source: virtualDavis)

Apple Tart at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen (Source: virtualDavis)

My bride, a slightly more tempered vegetarian nevertheless concluded her tasty lunch with an indulgence, a strawberry topped wedge of apple tart. While the crust ensured that I wouldn’t be able to steal a bite, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to document this beauty for you.

About Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

Let Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen tell you about their carefully chosen menu offerings:

Our menus are deliciously varied because we’re inspired by fresh, natural foods and international cuisines.

We mill our organic flours on-site daily, prepare meals by hand, and source responsibly produced seasonal ingredients. Our beer + wine list includes local and regional options and features New Mexico’s only sustainable wines on tap. Our many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes ensure that all members of our diverse community feel welcome and nourished.

Sweetwater offers counter service for breakfast + lunch; full-service dinners; espresso, teas, and organic fresh smoothies; daily gluten-free baked goods; and a selection of craft brews, sakes, cellared wines, and SIP-certified (Sustainability In Practice) wines on tap.

Catering services are available for private gatherings. Gluten-free cakes and pies can be special ordered. (Source: www.sweetwatersf.com)

Take a look at other reviews and accolades about Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen.

Have you been tempted? Then stop by for a meal!

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen (Credit: sweetwatersf.com)

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen (Credit: sweetwatersf.com)

Visit Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

The restaurant is open for Breakfast & Lunch on Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–2:30 pm and on Saturday, 9:00 am–2:30 pm. Open for Brunch on Sunday, 9:00 am–2:30 pm. Open for “Thai Night” dinner on Wednesday–Saturday, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm. Make a reservation for Sunday Brunch and Thai Nights!

  • Telephone: 505.795.7383
  • Adress: 1512 Pacheco Street, Building B, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  • Email: kitchen@sweetwatersf.com
  • Website: www.sweetwatersf.com

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