10 Veg-Friendly Spots to Dine Out for Life

Pizza Nea vegan pizza
On Thursday, April 28, Pizza Nea will generously donate 50% of its profits to The Aliveness Project!

Thursday, April 28 is the 22nd annual Dining Out for Life event in Minnesota. When you dine at one of the 200 participating restaurants on that day, a portion of the proceeds benefits The Aliveness Project, an organization that serves HIV-positive Minnesotans with a comprehensive array of programs.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite participating restaurants that offer good vegan options. We’ve included what percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Aliveness Project, which mealtimes apply, and what the restaurants have to offer.

  • Pizza Nea
    • 50%
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • Authentic Italian cuisine featuring pizza made with vegan meats and cheeses from The Herbivorous Butcher
  • Birchwood Cafe
    • 35%
    • Dinner
    • Fresh food with down-home appeal
  • Moto-I
    • 35%
    • Dinner
    • Ramen and sake house offering Japanese cuisine with many vegan options
  • Pizza Luce (all locations; dine in only)
    •  35%
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • Vegan pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and more
  • The Wedge Table
    • 35%
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Cooperative cafe and market with lots of vegan options
  • May Day Cafe
    • 25%
    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • Cozy cafe with awesome vegan scones, cookies, burritos, and more
  • Vo’s Vietnamese Restaurant
    • 25%
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • Vietnamese cuisine with very vegan-friendly menu
  • Ginger Hop Restaurant
    • 20%
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • Asian cuisine in swanky setting
  • Galactic Pizza
    • 20%
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • Vegan pizza and nondairy cheesecake
  • Hard Times Cafe
    • 20%
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Collectively owned diner with lots of vegan comfort food

Dining Out for Life offers a fantastic opportunity to support people in Minnesota living with HIV and to make compassionate meal choices at the same time. With 200 restaurants participating in Minnesota, you’re sure to find excellent vegan options on many of the menus. Use your dollars to make a difference!

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