Explore the Fall Flavors of the Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge

If you’ve already gone to try some of the dishes as a part of the challenge, you know that they are gooooooood but if you haven’t, a picture is worth 1,000 words (and definitely the prelude to heading in for a taste). Check out these delicious, vegan specials available until October 20—and make sure to share your experience when you vote AND share photos from your visit on social with #tcveganchef to be entered into a weekly drawing!

Al’s Place

Wild Mushroom Polenta – Wild Mushroom Ragout over Coconut Polenta Cakes with Coconut Curry

Barbette

Quinoa Salad – Quinoa, white beans, pattypan squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, spring mix, red onions, lemon vinaigrette (available for lunch)
Maitake Mushroom – Pattypan squash, swiss chard, quinoa, white beans, parsley oil (available for dinner)

Barley John’s Brewpub

Green onions, cilantro, carrots, cucumber, and slivered almonds are served with lettuce leaves, peanut sauce and tofu! PLUS 3 pizza options

Black Dog Cafe

Meatless Mushroom Meatballs
Vegan Banh Mi with salad or fries

Book Club Restaurant

Green Thai Curry Rice Bowl (GF) – Tofu, baby bok choy, fingerling potato, baby carrot, peanut, brown jasmine rice

BRIM

Lemongrass Curry with turmeric cauliflower, purple sweet potato, garbanzos, hemp seed, and Thai basil

Fig + Farro

Mushroom Stroganoff with house pappardelle, criminis, garnished with fresh herbs and cracked pepper

The Hard Times Cafe

Vegan Nacho Cheez Quesadilla (half or full-size order)

The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

Phoebe – The Howe’s vegan take on the Reuben. Slow-roasted smoked beets, Chao vegan cheese, sauerkraut, and vegan 1000 on toasted marble rye

Parkway Pizza (Longfellow, Northeast, and St. Louis Park locations)

V-Card – Parkway’s signature red sauce, fresh basil, green pepper, sauerkraut, red onion, Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese and Vegan Sausage from the Herbivorous Butcher

Pat’s Tap

Szechuan Rice Bowl - Organic brown basmati rice, carrots, daikon, kale, Brussel sprouts, napa cabbage, red cabbage, spicy Szechuan sauce, golden toasted tofu
Szechuan Rice Bowl – Organic brown basmati rice, carrots, daikon, kale, Brussel sprouts, napa cabbage, red cabbage, spicy Szechuan sauce, golden toasted tofu

Pub 819

Vegan Chorizo Tacos – Lettuce, pico de gallo, cilantro, avocado salsa. Little spice to these.

Red Stag Supperclub

House-made Spinach Heritage wheat pasta with cashew cream and fall harvest vegetables

Tiny Diner

Zucchini noodles tossed with spinach-basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, Tempeh Tantrum tempeh

Tongue in Cheek

The Vegasm – Sweet corn risotto w/ grilled shishito peppers, pickled Fresno chili, mushroom dashi froth, scallions, togarashi, sesame-leek salad.

Twin Cities 400 Tavern

Hummus Trio - avocado, spicy carrot, red beet, cucumber, dairy free pita bread
Hummus Trio – Avocado, spicy carrot, red beet, cucumber, dairy-free pita bread
Yum Yum Bowl - avocado, mango, black beans, red bell pepper, jalapeno, quinoa, chipotle-lime vinaigrette
Yum Yum Bowl – Avocado, mango, black beans, red bell pepper, jalapeno, quinoa, chipotle-lime vinaigrette

Vegans, omnivores, and everyone in-between can and will have fun making this event a huge success in the Twin Cities. The goal is to visit as many restaurants as possible, enjoy vegan dishes created specifically for this challenge, and vote for your favorites. Before visiting a restaurant, be sure to check their hours!

Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge is presented by Compassionate Action for Animals and sponsored by Vegan Outreach.

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