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Purna Dining Hall - Purna Dining Hall at The Art of Living Retreat Center, Boone, NC

Purna Dining Hall at The Art of Living Retreat Center

5.0
5
7 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
The Art of Living Retreat Center, a 381-acre mountaintop campus boasting spectacular views, has been dedicated to health and well-being since it opened in 2012. The Purna Dining Hall has provided thousands of guests with nourishing and nutritional vegetarian foods carefully and mindfully prepared and selected. We offer self-serve, buffet-style dining with a vegetarian menu that changes daily. Ayurvedic principles tell us to eat nature—real food grown by sun, soil, wind, and water that is full of nature’s prana, or life force. Chef Sean Sigmon and his staff know this, and they know that food prepared with love for the planet and for the person being fed is the best food. ⁠We grow a variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs right here in our own gardens, and the rest we source organic, seasonal, and local whenever we can. Join us at the Center for a nourishing meal—combined with the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s a feast for the eyes and the belly.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 263-4910
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sean Sigmon

Experiences

  • Yoga & Lunch on the Mountain

    Multiple dates available
    FREE EVENT, donations accepted | Sundays from 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Join us on Sundays, rain or shine, and enjoy a yoga class taught by some of this region’s favorite teachers. We'll come together in community and enjoy a serene and joyful morning. After yoga and lunch, stay and explore one of the beautiful nature trails on our gorgeous campus. This event is free (donations are accepted); please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Follow us on Instagram for announcements: @artoflivingboone
    Yoga & Lunch on the Mountain Photo

What 7 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on all time ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 5Value

NoiseModerate

7 Reviews
  1. Breana

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the vegan food and the fact it's prepared with love. The views are awesome as well.

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  2. AnkitS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing satvic, vegan and gluten free food buffet with soul awakening atmosphere and ambience

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  3. LindaW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was marvelous and the view from the outdoor seating area is beautiful!

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  4. Claudia

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional hidden gem in Boone. I’ve been coming here for years and can’t believe I’ve just found The Art of Living. Wonderful yoga class in a calm and truly lovely surrounding, followed by a tasty, healthy vegan buffet. They even have a great little store for books, clothing and more. Friendly staff and overall lovely experience. Highly recommended.

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  5. SaiV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a awesome dining experience at Purna and would love to comeback soon for a program.

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  6. oksanaS

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with a million dollar views! Love this place!

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  7. ChiaMazing

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This food here is incredibly delicious! I eat here all the time. The views are breathtaking and the staff is wonderful and kind. This restaurant is a must-visit hidden gem in Boone.

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FAQs

Purna Dining Hall at The Art of Living Retreat Center is rated 5 stars by 7 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Purna Dining Hall at The Art of Living Retreat Center

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607-7378

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rock Cliff Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Boone
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian / Vegan, International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sean Sigmon
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View
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