It can be tough to be a vegan when it comes to eating out in the Twin Cities. With a never-ending slew of Americana pushing much meat and animal-based products, searching for the perfect vegan restaurant can be a challenge. But it’s not impossible as there are a few joints willing to cater to this diet. Here are six spots around the Twin Cities for vegan eats and treats.
2512 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
With an easy atmosphere of light delight, Namaste Cafe specializes in Nepalese food for its homey setting. They have plenty of vegan options on their menu suitable for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just a snack. Open seven days a week.
2409 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
For the vegan with a sweet tooth, Vegan East has you covered. Their menu of daily specials is a delight of cakes, bars, and frozen treats that are vegan friendly. You can even preorder special desserts to make that special someone’s birthday complete. Open seven days a week.
The Herbivorous Butcher
507 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
When you’re in the mood for meat and cheese but, you know, not “meat” and “cheese,” The Herbivorous Butcher is pretty self-explanatory about what they have to offer. There’s a lot of faux meat to choose from on their menu but the proper way to experience everything is the gigantic Vegan Starter Kit, loaded with various vegan meats. Open Tuesday through Sunday.
610 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
With a fresh appeal for the cool and contemporary, Trio Plant-based is a cafe with a plant-based menu of delicious soul food selections. Their menu includes falafel, nachos, and fries, some of the options gluten-free as well. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
Seed Plant-Based Cafe
3252 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
For all things sweet and savory, Seed Plant-Based Cafe has a menu that can satisfy those seeking a full meal or just an appetizing treat. Check out their menu of smoothies, salads, rice bowls, and wraps. They also have a fine selection of coffee drinks as well. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
1821 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
As a worker-owned eatery, HardTimes Cafe has a style all its own that evokes a punk-rock vibe. The highlight is their soup of the day which can range from Spanish Red Lentil to Three Bean Chili. Open seven days a week.
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