In recent years, there’s been a major surge in eateries devoted to the plant-based lifestyle. And with good reason: It’s been shown that going green and forgoing meat even just once week has a positive impact on both your health and our planet. Curious to get a taste? We’ve rounded up the Twin Cities’ top 6 plant-based restaurants here.
This St. Paul restaurant provides the ideal introduction to plant-based eating with an extensive menu filled with approachable options. With everything from noodle stir-fry to rice bowls to vegan “cheese” fries on offer, there’s no way your appetite will steer you wrong.
Situated in Minneapolis’s historic Kickernick building, Hark! is a great spot to grab weekend brunch. Everything on the menu is also gluten-free, making it the first fully plant-based and gluten-free restaurant in the Twin Cities. Even if you’re blessed with zero dietary restrictions (lucky you!), you’re sure to find something delectable here.
Stalk & Spade
If you’re craving a burger sans meat, get thee to Stalk & Spade in Wayzata. With a menu reminiscent of a beloved diner, this new eatery has perfected plant-based fast-casual options — think burgers and chicken sandwiches — that taste just as good as the real thing. Who says plant-based can’t be mouthwatering?
Bringing soul food to the table, Trio Plant-Based is a Black-owned restaurant that crafts some of the best comfort food in town. Our pick? The For Your Soul Bowl, which includes Trio’s signature Mac & Cheeze, buffalo sauce, collard greens and cornbread crumble. Drool.
Crafting sweet treats in downtown Minneapolis, Coconut Whisk whips up its plant-based pancakes and fan-favorite waffle sticks right on Nicollet Mall. The eatery gives back to the community by donating a meal for every purchase made and has crafted its menu to be allergen and gluten-free accessible, too. Coconut Whisk also sells a variety of prepackaged cake, cookie and pancake mixes.
It doesn’t get more plant-based in than Twin Cities than Vegan East. With locations in Uptown Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis and White Bear Lake, this restaurant specializes in vegan baked goods like cakes, cupcakes and cinnamon rolls, and also offers a variety of lunch specials across the metro area.