The Top Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Minneapolis

September 7, 2021 by Andrew Jansen

We all know that making the choice to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet is good for you, the animals and the planet. Whether you’ve made the change to a plant-based diet years ago or looking to switch up your Meatless Mondays, why not expand your palate and try the creative sweet and savory offerings at some of the best veggie-friendly restaurants in Minneapolis? Your herbivorous friends—and taste buds—will thank you!


The Herbivorous Butcher
507 1st Ave N.E.

In addition to its own vegan restaurant, The Herbivorous Butcher provides meat-free meats and cheese-free cheeses to local eateries and markets—and they ship nationwide.


Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken
735 E. 48th St.

From the brother-sister duo at The Herbivorous Butcher, Herbie fries up sumptuous buckets of “chicken,” great sauces and vegan shakes.


420 1st St. S.

Owanmni prioritizes purchasing from Indigenous food producers, locally and nationally. They have also removed colonial ingredients such as wheat flour, cane sugar and dairy.


Hard Times Cafe
1821 Riverside Ave.

Hard Times Cafe is a worker-owned vegetarian restaurant offering a large breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in a punk-rock atmosphere.


Vegan East
2409 Lyndale Ave. S.
1226 N.E. 2nd St.

Best known for their decadent vegan bakery items, Vegan East also has soups and sandwiches for a great on-the-go lunch.


Hark! Cafe
430 1st Ave. N., Suite 150

Hark’s kitchen is 100% vegan, gluten-free and celiac-safe and offers up delicious bagels, creative lunch items, and a great weekend brunch.


Trio Plant-Based
610 W. Lake St.

Trio is the first Black-owned vegan restaurant in Minneapolis and cooks up 100% plant-based burgers, wraps and soul food for takeout and delivery.


Crepe & Spoon
339 22nd Ave. N.E.

This ice cream parlor, creperie and coffee shop provides a full vegan menu using coconut milk, cashew cream and almond milk to whip up their mouth-watering crepes and desserts.


Stray Dog
401 E. Hennepin Ave.

Stray Dog offers gourmet pub grub with craft beers, hand-made sodas, and a large vegan and vegetarian menu that includes Not Dogs and Beyond Meats.


Himalayan Restaurant
2910 E. Lake St.

Himalayan brings authentic Nepalese cuisine to Minneapolis with the delicious flavors of Nepal, India and Tibet in their vegetarian and vegan entrées.


Naviya’s Thai Brasserie
2812 W. 43rd St.

Naviya’s is a sophisticated, contemporary brasserie that serves authentic and quality Thai cuisine with a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan items from starters to entrées.

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