Minneapolis, Minnesota has the booming vegan food scene you’ve never heard of. Over the past few years, it has exploded with delicious vegan options and it looks to continue that trend in the future. There are quite a few different restaurants available to satisfy everyone’s cravings, but these are the restaurants serving the best vegan food in Minneapolis.
You can’t go to Minneapolis and not stop into J. Selby’s with their incredible amount of fully vegan options. If you’re a junk food vegan, you absolutely have to check out the Dirty Secret, which is their version of the Big Mac. Boasting two Beyond Burger patties and loaded with the typical Big Mac flavors, you can add vegan bacon to this to take it to a whole new level. Make sure to save some room for a SoyClone after your meal!
The Herbivorous Butcher
While The Herbivorous Butcher is definitely more of a deli-style store where you pick up their products to take home, they do have a few ready to eat items making this the perfect place to grab a sandwich while you’re on the go. Definitely snag up an Italian cold cut sandwich, loaded with pastrami, ham, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese, you won’t be disappointed! Don’t leave without picking up some of their delicious ribs, steaks, cold cuts, and cheese. They make the best vegan meat products on the market! If you can’t bring home anything, you can find restaurants around the city that offer their products in their dishes, like the ones below.
Crepe and Spoon
Finding a vegan crepe is no easy task, which is why you have to stop by Crepe and Spoon to try one of their delicious vegan crepes. The banana chocolate crepe is a veganized Nutella spread with banana and it is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, especially if you get it topped with ice cream! For those who are looking for a more savory bite, check out their ham and cheese crepe which is made with The Herbivorous Butcher ham and smoked gouda. Delicious!
The Depot Tavern
The Depot Tavern is a converted bus station located in downtown Minneapolis. It has a few vegan options that are definitely worth checking out. The BLT is one of the best you’ll find in the country because it is packed full of The Herbivorous Butcher bacon. Not wanting to consume your weight in bacon? Check out the bulgogi tacos, they come with a fantastic slaw.
If you’re looking for a nice glass of wine and a fantastic pizza, look no further than Pizza Nea. With their gourmet wood-fired pizzas and the cute decor, you’re sure to get a meal worthy of sharing on Instagram. They have The Herbivorous Butcher’s vegan ham, salami, and sausage that you can add to take your pizza to the next level.
Milk Jam Creamery
Have you ever had black ice cream before? Now’s your chance to try the blacker than black ice cream which is jam-packed with chocolate flavor at Milkjam Creamery. Not a big fan of chocolate? They have about a half dozen other options including a peanut butter banana with oreo chunks. You can get any of their flavors made into an adult float by adding champagne, raspberry lambic, or one of their rotating seasonal beers. Make sure you take advantage of their vegan black caramel drizzle!
Glam Doll Donuts
Glam Doll Donuts isn’t your typical donut shop but aims to be more of a relaxing co-working environment. Their donuts go way beyond the typical chocolate or glazed by offering interesting combinations such as orange, ginger, & cinnamon-infused glaze. Check out the Dark Angel which is similar to a Boston Creme and is filled with a vanilla bean pastry cream.