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Vegan Options in Minneapolis

BigSal Jul 10, 2013 07:15 PM

Any ideas on restaurants in Minneapolis that will cater to a vegan diner? My husband and I are having dinner with his boss (a vegan) next week and we'd like him to have a great meal. He's already been to Solera a couple times and they did a nice job accommodating him. Any other ideas? TIA

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    LauraB Jul 10, 2013 07:53 PM

    I have not asked about vegan at Saffron, but they are very good for vegetarians (and a decent fraction of the veggie dishes do not obviously contain animal products). I would certainly recommend calling before going, but that might be one option.

    Another idea would be Barbette - there current menu looks like it would have at least a few vegan options.

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      steve_in_stpaul Jul 11, 2013 05:23 AM

      Ecopolitan. Almost any Indian restaurant (Gandhi Mahal, Namaste Café [ok, kind of Indian]).

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        bob s Jul 13, 2013 11:15 PM

        A couple of caveats. I've only eaten at Ecopolitan once. And I'm not vegan - or even vegetarian.

        But Ecopolitan is not a take-your-boss-out-for-a-great-meal kind of place. While it's interesting and certainly healthy, I wouldn't rank the food as amazing. Nor is the space much to write home about.

        ETA: I might check out the new Bluestem Bar and Table at 26th and Lyndale. The pictures I've seen make it look quite lovely. Their online menu has several vegan choices and French Meadow is generally pretty vegan-friendly.

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          MplsM ary Jul 14, 2013 03:53 PM

          I agree with what you said about Ecopolitan. It's quirky - not a great place to impress a boss.

          There are no vegan mains listed for dinner at Bluestem's online menu. I'd call first.

          Midori's has a few options. Tanpopo, maybe?

      2. BigSal Jul 15, 2013 07:29 PM

        Thanks for your replies. We couldn't get into Saffron, but learned Restaurant Alma had a vegan option so we had dinner there tonight. Our vegan diner was very pleased with his meal as were we (I had the hake and it was spectacular).

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