Saturday, November 30, 2013

Wok in the Park

Be sure to ask about vegan desserts after indulging in one of fine meals at Wok in the Park, located in St. Louis Park. Sometimes they have vegan desserts; sometimes they don't. This time we scored Chinese doughnuts along with a big scoop of maple cinnamon (vegan) ice cream. Delicious!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Seward Cafe

The Seward Cafe had a great selection of vegan desserts today. After my breakfast, I enjoyed this large and very tasty piece of chocolate chip banana bread.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Isa Chandra Moskowitz in Minneapolis - 11-6-13

Isa (of Post Punk Kitchen fame) will be in Minneapolis this week. According to her blog, we can look forward to speaking, Q&A, book signing, & cookies!

Magers & Quinn in Uptown
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Acadia Cafe

I paid a visit to Acadia Cafe (at the corner of Cedar and Riverside) for the first time in a really long time. The vegan veggie sandwich (with fries) satisfied my lunch-time hunger.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dandies Tweets

Look what I found at Minneapolis' newest Whole Foods Market (at Hennepin and Washington). Dandies Tweets!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chipotle - Vegan Pinto Beans!

It has always been extremely annoying that Chipotle has historically included bacon in their pinto beans. The black beans are great, but it's nice to have options! Last month I ate at a Chipotle in Colorado that had a big sign proclaiming that their pinto beans were bacon-free. A quick Google search confirms that this will be happening nationwide. While I don't know whether every Twin Cities-area Chipotle now has vegan pinto beans, I can confirm that my fellow vegans can now safely order pinto beans at AT LEAST two Minneapolis locations: Calhoun Commons (3040 Excelsior Boulevard) and US Bank Plaza (downtown, 200 S. 6th St.).

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Foxy Falafel Food Truck

Foxy Falafel makes a great falafel sandwich, both at their food truck and their restaurant. Like them on Facebook to find the food truck. I love that they occasionally show up at my neighborhood farmer's market.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

World Street Kitchen

Today's lunch consisted of a sweet onion stuffed falafel burger at World Street Kitchen's restaurant at 28th and Lyndale. It's a thick, tasty burger, complemented with a big, soft bun.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hot Indian Food Truck

I'm pleased to add another vegan-friendly food truck to my list of lunchtime favorites. Hot Indian serves indurritos (Indian burritos). The channa is a really tasty vegan option, with some kind of great mix of sweet and spicy. Find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Midtown Bike Center

On today's bike ride I stopped by the Midtown Bike Center for a vegan strawberry, orange, apricot, almond bar. It was delicious!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Seward Cafe

As many of you are undoubtedly aware, the Seward Cafe is now open for dinner. My initial choice from their dinner menu:  Seward's Torta.  Order it with tofu instead of egg.  Good stuff.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Simply Steve's Food Truck

I discovered another vegan option at a food truck on the streets of downtown Minneapolis. The grilled portabella sandwich as Simply Steve's is worth checking out. Based on a quick scan of their Facebook page, it looks like the menu might change regularly. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Lowbrow

Checked out The Lowbrow for the first time. I really like the fried tofu sandwich. While there aren't many vegan items on the menu, I appreciate that they clearly identify the vegan items (one entree, one "snack" and one salad on the lunch/dinner menu). Recommended!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale - 2013

Ethique Nouveau appears to be the only official Twin Cities-area participant in this year's Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. Check it out on April 20, 2013!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Amazing Thailand

My day included sweet & sour stir fry (with tofu) at Amazing Thailand. Ask for the vegan menu!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mill City Vegan Visits St. Louis

Here are the vegan highlights from a quick visit that I recently made to St. Louis.

Pi Pizzeria. This cool pizza place has multiple locations in the St. Louis area. I checked out the Del Mar Loop location and enjoyed a thin crust with Daiya cheese.

Crazy Bowls and Wraps. Vegan-friendly fast food with vegan items clearly labelled. I went with the zesty beans over rice. You can order brown rice, which is always a nice bonus.

I Scream Cakes. This was the best vegan find on the trip, and we came across it accidentally while simply exploring the city. I enjoyed a cupcake with a scoop of chocolate-covered ice cream on top. It was fantastic! They had several vegan options. Note that the ice cream shop is right next to bakery with vegan items, but it happened to be closed when we dropped by. A sign indicated that they had a power outage.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Vegan Doc Martens at the Mall of America

On my last visit to the Mall of America, I noticed a Dr. Martens store that I had no idea existed. Is this new??? In my youth I would have scoffed at the idea of buying Doc Martens at a mall. But there's a vegan section! And why pay for shipping to get cool, vegan shoes or boots when you can find them here? And we still don't pay a sales tax for clothing in this state. The store has eight styles of vegan boots and shoes on display. But that's not all. There are a few different styles of canvas Doc Martens as well, located in a different part of the store. I must admit, I own three pairs of canvas Docs. They're REALLY comfortable and they're significantly less expensive than the faux leather varieties. I suspect I'll be back again to add to my extensive collection of vegan footwear in the near future.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

World Street Kitchen

I made my first visit to World Street Kitchen's new digs on Lyndale Avenue. I was thrilled to see that the menu clearly indicates which items can be made vegan (as well as gluten-free). I'd recommend making sure they know that you want your meal made vegan as the menu offers the following disclaimer: "Let us know of any food related allergies, we use soybean oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, peanuts and other common allergens in our food, we don’t list everything on the menu." I chose the charred squash and shiitake mushroom tacos. They're excellent! Will return again soon.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pizza Luce Brunch

I convinced myself to stray from the Apple Quinoa Cakes for brunch at the Richfield Pizza Luce. No regrets! The Tomato Florentine is excellent. Mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, along with tapenade and hollandaise sauce over a couple of English muffins and hash browns!