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Where to Eat Vegan in Minneapolis

Explore the many plant-based eateries this Minnesota city has to offer.

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Explore the many plant-based eateries this Minnesota city has to offer.

In addition to a thriving array of world-class art museums and tranquil lakes, Minneapolis, Minnesota has a bustling vegan scene worth exploring. Together, St. Paul and Minneapolis make up the Twin Cities, with the latter vegan-friendly Midwest metropolis offering everything from meat-free butcher shops featuring deli sandwiches to plant-based restaurants serving up fast-food favorites and dairy-free boba tea boutiques with all the fixings. In other words, this city is the place to let your vegan flag fly! Check out our list of where to eat vegan in Minneapolis.

The Herbivorous Butcher


Specializing in vegan meats and cheeses, this one is a well-recognized plant-based favorite! But did you know that The Herbivorous Butcher features a brick-and-mortar Minneapolis café? Yup! Dine in at our favorite family-owned vegan butcher. Choose from various ready-to-eat deli sandwiches like the Italian Cold Cut Sandwich and Turkey Dill Havarti Sandwich. Chef’s kiss!

Person holding sandwich from The Herbivorous Butcher

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For some killer plant-based eats, head to Francis! Whether you prefer a seat at the bar, table service, or takeout, this vegan Minneapolis restaurant has you covered. Choose from loaded burgers, droolworthy chicken sandwiches, filling salads, dairy-free shakes, and cheese fries, among other sides. And don’t breeze by the specials! Those creative, rotational eats are loaded with flavor.

Vegan spread on table from Francis

Photo by Mary Papadakis-Hewitt

Vegan East Bakery and Café

Uptown & Nokomis

With two delicious locations, this AAPI-owned vegan bakery and café has our attention. Enjoy a variety of sandwiches, from Sloppy Joes and Chicken Salad to Turkey Pesto and Grilled Cheese, at the Uptown cafe. Vegan East Café also features an all-day breakfast menu which includes brekkie sandwiches and biscuits & gravy. And for a sweet treat, opt for a cupcake, cinnamon roll, cookie, or slice of carrot cake.

Photo of vegan food from Vegan East Bakery and Café

Courtesy of Vegan East Bakery and Café

Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken


Owned by the brother-and-sister duo behind The Herbivorous Butcher, Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken is another vegan Minneapolis must-try. As you likely guessed, this laid-back, fast-casual eatery has the hookup on meat-free fried chicken. Choose from bucket meals, specialty sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, loaded wraps, and even breakfast offerings. We’ve got our eyes on the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with tots!

Vegan sandwich from Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken

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Reverie Café and Bar


Pop into this bright and colorful restaurant for a delicious vegan bite to eat. Reverie Café and Bar’s menu features a variety of tasty starters, salads, pasta bowls, juicy burgers, handhelds, and sweet treats to enjoy. We are all about the Kimchi BLT, Mac + Cheese, and Beignets. That’s right! Reverie has vegan beignets filled with dark chocolate and topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Vegan plate from Reverie Café and Bar

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Trio Plant-Based


From burgers to Soul Food, this contemporary vegan café has the plant-based fare you’re looking for! Trio Plant-Based offers one of those droolworthy menus that makes you want to order everything! BRB, we’re trying the BBQ Jackfruit Fries, Mac Attack Burger, Soul Food Platter, Walnut Taco Salad, Sweet Potato Pie, and Onitha’s Peach Cobbler. Can’t stop, won’t stop! Pop into this Black-owned Midwest eatery and check out the menu yourself.

Person holding Trio Plant-Based vegan burger

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Hark! Café


Picture walking into a coffee shop and bakery and being able to order anything you want without modifications. Well, here’s your opportunity! Hark! Café is a women-owned plant-based, gluten-free bakery and coffee shop with a plethora of delicious choices. Narrowing down your order can be a challenge. Choose from tasty baked goods like cookies, cupcakes, bagels, and beyond. And pair your vegan eats with a barista beverage, including lattes and flavored iced teas.

Vegan bagel sandwich from Hark! Cafe

Photo by Janice Teliczan

Hi Flora!


Hi Flora! is Minneapolis’ first temperance bar serving euphoric, alcohol-free drinks. What exactly does that entail? This vegan eatery offers THC-infused beverages and tinctures that can be added to both beverages and food. For those with the munchies, Hi Flora! has an ever-changing vegan menu packed with items like mac ‘n’ cheese, egg rolls, quesadillas, and meat-free wings. Stop in, soak up the funky ambience, and enjoy a plant-based bite and an NA buzz.

Person holding plate from Hi! Flora

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J. Selby’s

Summit University, St. Paul

This vegan eatery is serving up cruelty-free takes on American fare from veggie burgers and tacos to mac ‘n’ cheese and chicken wings. When you dine at J. Selby’s, you’re not just consuming killer plant-based food but also supporting a conscious establishment. The all-vegan St. Paul restaurant offers its staff fair wages and benefits. Plus, this eatery composts its waste and chooses sustainable paper goods. You know we love to see it!

Vegan loaded fries from J. Selby's

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Coconut Whisk Café & Bubble Tea Shop


When in Minneapolis, you need to check out this AAPI, womxn-owned establishment. Featuring vegan, gluten-free eats and refreshments, Coconut Whisk Café & Bubble Tea Shop is the fun pit stop you were searching for. The menu features mini pancakes and waffle sticks with a plethora of toppings while the drink selection includes non-dairy mylk boba teas, iced coffees, espresso drinks, and so much more.

Person holding vegan milkshake and food from Coconut Whisk Café & Bubble Tea Shop

Photo by The Saxophone Foodie


North Loop

This fully plant-based, fast-casual eatery is serving up some of your favorite fast-food alternatives! In taking steps toward a plant-based future, STALK & SPADE’s menu is loaded with burgers, chicken sandwiches, nuggets, fries, salads, sides, and dairy-free frozen treats. Say no more—we are en route! And the restaurant’s Smiley Shakes are seriously to live for! From Orange Dream and Coffee Chip to Key Lime Pie and Rocky Road, you need to try these tasty desserts! You can also find this vegan restaurant in Wayzata and Edina, Minnesota.

Vegan burger from STALK & SPADE

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Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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