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Aug 2, 2008 03:35 PM

Help with restaurant for multiple tastes--MSP

I have three friends visiting next weekend. One is vegetarian, one is vegan and allergic to gluten and one likes traditional meat and potatoes fare and nothing too spicy. Where on earth do I take them?

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  1. French Meadow Bakery, for one. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Should be able to satisfy all of your friends' needs.

    1. If you want something a little more upscale with cocktails, Spoonriver could also deliver on this equation.

      1. Evergreen on Nicollet is great. I'm vegan but not allergic to gluten, but I have a veg friend who is allergic and she can get foods there. (At least this is my understanding. I'd research it to make sure.) They also have meat stuff and while it's Taiwanese and not standard meat and potatoes, much of the food is not spicy at all.

        Ecopolitan is all raw/all vegan and should has a good selection of gluten-free stuff. It may sound scary, but my meat-loving [often vegan food hating] stepfather loved the "rawsagna" and a few other things there.

        Good Earth in Roseville can also be a nice middle ground area to meat with more traditional foods as well as vegan/vegetarian foods.

        I've been meaning to try Cafe Agri because it looks like an interesting, more upscale approach to vegetarian and vegan dishes. It has a trout dish for meat eaters, according to the menu, and uses local gluten-free madwoman breads for their breads. I haven't read reviews yet, but it might be worth looking into. Everything else appears to be vegetarian and many of the dishes appear to be vegan.

        --> can't find a link, but Cafe Agri's info is:
        4300 Bryant Avenue South
        Minneapolis, Minnesota
        612 822 3101

        Again, I'm vegan but not gluten-free so I don't seek out the gf stuff. Just trying to name some places that might suit everyone's needs. Good luck!

        Evergreen Chinese Restaurant
        2424 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

        2409 Lyndale Ave S Ste 4, Minneapolis, MN 55405

        Good Earth Restaurant
        1901 Highway 36 W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

        1. Signature Cafe could do that pretty well. Serve the meat and potatos person the Pot Roast. There's a good number of solid vegetarian options. (You might want to call ahead and ask about the vegan - with some notice, it shouldn't be a problem at all for them)

          1. I'm thinking you would also have good luck at the Birchwood Cafe.

            Birchwood Cafe
            3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406