Best Meat Substitute: The Herbivorous Butcher
The Herbivorous Butcher knows a thing or two about vegan meats. Options include breakfast sausage, steak, ribs, brats, burgers, chicken and more. You might even be able to trick your meat-loving friends…
Best Burger: Hell’s Kitchen
The Impossible burger has been all over the internet lately. This completely vegan patty is said to taste so much like a real burger than people often wonder if they got the right order. Head to Hell’s Kitchen to try this marvel and see for yourself what the hype is about.
Best Pizza: Pizza Nea
Pizza Nea offers a variety of vegan toppings like vegan meats and cheeses from The Herbivorous Butcher. Substitute one of their vegan options on any pizza.
Best Brunch: French Meadow Café and The Bad Waitress
French Meadow Café is a local favorite for organic, local eats and options to suit any diet. One of the best vegan breakfasts in the city, the “Classic Vegan Breakfast” contains tofu scramble, hashbrowns, vegan sausage and organic sourdough toast. The Bad Waitress is equally as tasty with a vegan scramble and fluffy vegan pancakes.
Best Dinner Spot: Spoonriver
With an unbeatable location right next to the Mill City Museum and a short walk from the Stone Arch Bridge, Spoonriver is the perfect spot for date night, girls night or just a great meal out. Take a walk along the river after savoring one of their delicious vegan dishes like the Café Brenda Burger, Soba Noodle Salad, or their rotating vegetarian special.
Best New Spot: Fig + Farro
New to Uptown, Fig + Farro is quickly becoming a new plant-based favorite. Try old-time favorites with a vegan twist like their jackfruit nachos or cashew cream mac n cheese. Or, opt for something different with their Buddha Delight (greens, cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, black rice, peanut dressing) or Daal Maash (traditional Pakistani lentil dish).
Best Bakery: Glam Doll Donuts
Only available at the Eat Street location, Glam Doll offers a variety of vegan donuts that taste just as good as the originals. Play it safe with a chocolate or vanilla glazed, or try something new like their peanut butter and siracha.
Best Ethnic Restaurant: World Street Kitchen
In the mood for global flavors? World Street Kitchen is your place! Try the squash and mushroom tacos, crispy marinated tofu rice bowl, falafel burger or mushroom bulgogi lettuce wraps.
Best 100% Vegan Restaurant: J. Selby’s
A restaurant where you don’t have to modify anything because everything is 100% vegan? Yes, please! They have a pretty standard menu of salads, burgers and hotdogs, sandwiches, soups, and bowls, but the flavor is what makes J. Selby’s stand out.