Here’s a rundown of the restaurants that you need to try if you’re all about veggies.
J. Selby's delivers plant-based takes on mainstream favorites. The Dirty Little Secret - two non-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheeze, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun - may sound familiar. The menu also includes buffalo wings (cauliflower), chicken strips, gyro, plus kid-sized options. For dessert, treat yourself to a Soyclone - soy soft serve with your choice of mix-ins. If that's not enough to convince you of the plant-based deliciousness, you'll just have to taste it for yourself.
Tongue in Cheek
Say hello to the East Side and see what’s going on with Tongue in Cheek’s Vegasm dish. These large dishes change seasonally and you might not know what you’ll end up with before you get there, but we promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Stop through the Midway neighborhoods for a great cup of coffee and some vegan baked goods at Groundswell. We highly recommend the vegan banana bread. It’s amazing.
Everest on Grand
Start with roti, choose a veggie curry and finish with some jerri for an incredibly filling meal at Everest on Grand. There’s so much more to choose from on this menu—and it’s a great spot for gluten-free eaters, too.
French Meadow Bakery and Cafe
When you’re on Grand Avenue, make some time to check out French Meadow Bakery and Cafe. The soups, sandwiches, tacos, veggie burgers and more are great for later in the day, but there are also some delicious breakfast options if you’re out early.
No matter what dietary restrictions you have, the menu at Pizza Luce can adapt to you. For vegans and vegetarians, though, the seasonal dishes are usually friendly, and many of the pizzas are vegan upon request.
One of our favorite Mediterranean spots in the Twin Cities is Shish, where you’ll find that the hummus, babaganoush, mousaka, vegetable kebabs and more are more than enough to make up a satisfying meal out.
If you find yourself on the Green Line, make a stop at the Snelling station and walk one block to Fasika Ethiopian. Vegans, the veggie platter is calling your name.
If you’re perusing around downtown Saint Paul, make a stop into Afro Deli, nestled into the 7th Street Plaza. The prices are great, and the African, Mediterranean and American food that they serve is even better (and it’s all Halal). The veggie platter is a great start.
Thank you to Laura VanZandt for her assistance on this blog. Read our five questions with her here.