Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge

Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) is delighted to announce the 2022 Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge! The challenge brings over 1,000 diners to restaurants and more than 20 new and classic vegan dishes to diners throughout the month of August.

What is the Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge?

Chefs and Restaurants create one or more vegan main dishes for diners to purchase, enjoy, and rate online throughout August.

Diners are invited to visit participating restaurants throughout August, purchase the challenge dishes, enjoy, and then rate their experience online.

Publicly post photos of meals you enjoy on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #tcveganchef and be entered to win a prize from participating restaurants! We’ll choose a new winner each week and announce the winners on our social media channels:

At the end of the challenge, a champion and other winners are selected based on the votes received, so the more diners share their experiences, the better for all!

Invite friends and family to join you in trying out vegan specials created for the Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge. That’s right—you can help animals just by eating out with friends. If you or your friends want to try a full veg lifestyle, you can also take the fun and free 21-day Explore Veg Challenge to get email support and a restaurant discount card mailed to your home!

Participating Restaurants

Restaurants will be listed here by late July.

Make sure to check restaurant hours and pickup information before planning your visit!

Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge in the News

Here’s what we heard from past voters:

  • “I love this vegan chef challenge and appreciate all who participate!”
  • “The Vegan Chef Challenge dish was the only vegan item on the menu. We live in the neighborhood but always have to drive to a vegan destination. We’d frequent this restaurant if they added a few vegan options.” 
  • “It’s the best thing I ever had there. Very satisfying and balanced and colorful and just great.” 
  • “Might have been the best thing I’ve eaten all year. Amazing.”
  • “By far the best vegan food I have ever put in my mouth!”

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Vegan 4th of July Potluck

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2022