A food truck, a skyway lunch spot and a tiki-themed Stillwater spot are the newest additions to a fast growing list of vegan eating options in the metro area. In the past year it seems we’ve gone from a few select safe spots to restaurants like J. Selby’s and Fig and Farro wooing in omnivores, vegetarians and vegans with meat-free menus. Now, there are three exciting new places to add to the must-visit list.
Stillwater’s only tiki bar is about to be the only spot with a whole menu devoted to vegan eating. Starting next week, the new menu will include dishes like a tofu poke bowl, sloppy Hawaiian and Buffalofu wings. Check out the whole list here. Entrees are in the $13/15 range. Naturally, everything pairs well with a Mai Tai.
324 Main Street S., Stillwater
The beloved restaurant on Nicollet and Franklin closed after losing its lease, but the dream lives on in a new food truck. Owners Kirstin Wiegmann and chef Jeff Therkelsen have a truck coming together and will hit the streets soon. Starting in May, it will be at Dangerous Man Brewing every Thursday. A menu Reverie shared with Mpls./St. Paul Magazine includes a mushroom biscuit Benedict, a jackfruit cuban and smoked brussels sprouts. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more chances to track them down.
This St. Paul skyway spot has a new chef in Colin Anderson, the mad genius behind Eureka Compass, the little vegan shop with the unbelievable croissants. While Eureka Compass is currently shuttered, Anderson is now bringing his vegetable verve to the menu at Evan’s Organic Eatery. Daily specials pop out of Anderson’s head and show up on plates. This means those croissants are stuffed with ingredients and served as savory sandwiches. A recent special included an entirely vegan chili cheese dog. In short, food that’s perfect for a desk eating without the post-lunch naps. Those who miss Eureka Compass should also know that the space at 629 Aldine Street will be reborn as a vegan pizza delivery/grocery store by Anderson during the St. Paul Art Craw April 27 through 29, according to City Pages.
56 6th St E, Saint Paul