Sweet! I'm from Minnesota. Live in Uptown. My favorite places to eat include: Galactic Pizza (vegan friendly pizza options) Pizza Luce (pizza, hoagies and even chocolate peanut butter bars) and Ecopolitan (100 percent raw) Oh - and also French Meadow and Tao Natural Foods. Hope that helps :)
I live in Saint Paul and I have been to some super fun places! Seward Cafe in Minneapolis, The Wedge Food Co-Op has tons of 'homemade' vegan stuff (savory & sweet) in their deli, and of course pizza luce is a favorite!
With respect to ingredients, some of the best places to buy would be coops - Mississippi Market, The Wedge, etc, as well as Whole Foods. Most of the fancier grocery stores (Lunds, Byerlys, Kowalskis) and even some warehouse stores, carry organic and some 'exotic' ingredients. As far as dining out, Birchwood Cafe (Mpls), Common Roots (mpls) Trotters Cafe (St. Paul) and French Meadow (mpls) have some vegan options. I am not aware of any purely 'vegan' restaurants. I don't find it all that difficult to find meatless options, although dairy (cheese) is hard to avoid. I was just in San Francisco with some carnivorous friends and interestingly enough, the two best meals I had were at vegan restaurants - Gracias Madre and Millennium Restaurant - delightful, fresh and interesting meals; I don't think anyone would miss the meat! We could use a few options like that in the Twin Cities!
I am writing from Saint Paul, MN. It is really hard to find a vegetarian friendly restaurant on this side of the river. Anyone looking for places to shop...they recently built a new Mississippi Market on West 7th Street, easy to find, easy access, nice and big. Does anyone know any good places to eat in Saint Paul...love to hear from you.
Hello, from Northern MN. New to Flirting, and are just starting to work through the pantry and replacing packaged and refined with whole and natural. It's slow, but we knew we would have to take it day by day, especially with a 4 and 2 year old! Have any of you gotten a good feel for how to eat in the winter when we don't have fresh locally grown produce? We are a member of a CSA, which has been amazing, the vegetables are incredible and that helps a ton. My sister in law is a vegetarian and she like the Good Earth restaurant down in the cities..