Cookbook and restaurant recommendations from the community

April 18, 2023

Here’s our community’s recommendations for recipes and restaurants!

Food at J. Selby’s—one of the restaurant recommendations. Join us for a dine-out there on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Blogs and Websites:
PlantYouShane & SimpleMinimalist Baker
Everything by Plantiful Kiki
Mac ‘n Cheese recipe

* Some of Isa Chandra Moskowitz‘s cookbooks are good at not relying on access to specialty stores and stuff. Mostly her earlier books; not “Veganomicon.” [There’s recipes on the site, as well as her book listings!]
* I recommend “Cooking Crunk: Eating Vegan in the Dirty South” to anyone else who grew up eating a standard american diet. Lots of familiar comfort foods.
* “Blue Zones Kitchen,” by Dan Buettner, “Mistress Ginger Cooks”, “ The Plantpower Way” by Rich Roll, books by Neal Barnard of PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), such as “Get Healthy, Go Vegan

We also have a lot of plant-based recipes available on our website. We also have a monthly recipe club, and cooking class you can check out; new and experienced plant-based eaters are welcome.

Of course you will still want to eat out too. More and more restaurants are adding vegan options! However, you may be wondering where you can go to find ones that offer more choices. We are lucky in the Twin Cities—there are so many vegan and veg friendly restaurants! Your discount card will introduce you to plenty and below are recommendations from our community.

And join our VegWeek dine-out at J. Selby’s or check our event page to see where we are doing our next monthly dine-out! We’ll introduce you to even more.

Check out our community’s restaurant recommendations

“Love H.E.A.LLutunji’s PalateCoconut WhiskInsane Vegan and Trio! It’s important to me to support local BIPOC owned businesses.” David Breeden

Seed CafePizza Luce” Jill Schonteich

“Falafel places. Shish, for hummus/falafel/pita. Everest on Grand has good momos and curries. Indian places in general usually have a nice spread of options no matter where you are.” Abbey Feola

The Howe/The Block (Craft and Crew chain), Modern TimesReverie Cafe + BarJ Selby’s… I can get really good food at all of them ranging from the healthy to the more “fast food” varieties.” Stephanie Paquin

Vegan EastThe Herbivorous Butcher and Herbie Butcher’s Chicken (have made packing food for road trips and airBNB so much easier–and delicious). And so many others–Hard Times (best quick, tasty vegan meals on a budget), and don’t forget that the Craft and Crew Restaurants have dog-friendly pawtios!” Cari Lombardi

Thanks to these community members for their recommendations.

Much of this information was also shared in email form during April 2023 Veg Week.

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