Vegan Guide to Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis is a big city in Minnesota right next to St Paul. The two are referred to as the Twin Cities. Minneapolis is known for a few musical artists such as Prince, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü and others. It has also recently hosted the Superbowl. It's a city with lots of different things happening and has a number of places that will interest vegans.

Why You Should Go:  It is a major city in Minnesota with plenty of stuff to see and do including museums, parks, craft breweries, disc golf courses, US Bank Stadium and the gigantic Mall of America is nearby if shopping is your thing.

Getting to Minneapolis: It is a major city so you can fly into Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, drive there like we did or take a bus like a greyhound or a train with Amtrak.

How vegan-friendly is it? We found it to be not too shabby for finding vegan options. There isn't a ton of vegan places but all the places we went did not disappoint.

An Example of Vegan Food Available: 

Hot Indian Foods: We found this place inside Midtown Global Market. They specialize in Indian Burritos like the ones you can get at Wrapchic in Birmingham, UK. They were really good. It's such a good idea as curry is well suited as burrito filling.

The Midtown Global Market was fun to look around and there seemed to be a few places with vegan options. We almost got food at Taco Cat instead of Hot Indian Foods as it looked really good as well. Maybe next time. There was a grocery store in there too that looked like it carried some vegan stuff aside from, you know, obvious stuff like vegetables, rice and beans.

The Herbivorous Butcher: OMG. This place is amazing. All the stuff we tried from there had great flavour. Their cheese has to be the best vegan cheese out there. They need to open up franchises all over the world. We got some cheese, some jerky and some Korean "ribs".

Luce: This was a real quality gourmet pizza place. It's not a vegan place but they had lots of vegan options and they make their own in-house vegan cheese that is definitely worth checking out. They also have Daiya but their house-made vegan cheese is fantastic. We were very happy and the service there is top notch as well.

Glam Doll Donuts: Hurray for vegan donuts. Yum. We were super happy to get some vegan donuts here. They had a few different ones available. They don't have as may vegan ones as the other ones but there were a few to choose from. We liked the theme of the place as well. 

For more vegan options in Minneapolis check out Happy Cow which has a comprehensive list of vegan, vegetarian and veg-friendly places to eat. Happy Cow states that Minneapolis has 4 fully vegan places and 3 vegetarian places but there are 71 total places with vegan options in the city. That's pretty good.

Sight-Seeing You can check out the Walker Art Center, go to Midtown Global Market, see an event at the newly built U.S. Bank Stadium, take pictures at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and enjoy a coffee at Spyhouse Coffee Roasters.

Where to stay: Being a major city there are many options for accommodation such as hotels, hostels, Airbnb, or you could get a campsite nearby depending on the time of year.

Check out Minneapolis's city guide for more information on their tourism.

Have you been to Minneapolis before? What is your favourite thing to see?