In the winter of 2011 we traveled to Minneapolis, MN several times. I always do research before I head to a new place so I know if we need pack up our own vegan goodies or if we can relax and enjoy dining out. I discovered that Minneapolis is pretty amazing when it comes to vegan dining. We found the oh so wonderful Cafe Lucé and I want to share with you some of the awesome vegan food they offer.
Cafe Lucé is an adorable restaurant that is very vegan friendly. Like many restaurants in Minneapolis they show vegan or vegan options on the menu to make things easy. This place is so YUMMY I honestly wish they would open Cafe Lucé all over the country to share the love, it was that good.
Options Options Options
I share the photos of what we ordered when we visited but there are more options that we did not get to try. They have vegan hoagies, salads, appetizers, and 4 vegan pizza’s to choose from in addition to what we ordered! They will let you build your own pizza and have so many vegan options you could eat there for weeks without ordering the same thing. We went a little overboard with our food but there were 5 of us so we could order more than one thing.
The little kids had the traditional spaghetti topped with Diaya cheese melted perfectly and it was delicious (yes, I tried some)! For the 3 big people, first we ordered garlic cheese toast that they made up with a small amount Diaya cheese an mixed in what I’m guessing was a vegan Parmesan and probably olive oil or Earth Balance. That garlic cheese toast was so good I could have just eaten that as my meal dipped in the wonderful marinara they serve on the side.
Of course when you are ordering and your stomach gauge is on empty your eyes are big so we also ordered the Pizza Athena, veganized of course. That pizza is a Greek like pizza that has Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, red onions, spinach, and hold the feta cheese but Diaya added instead. It was quite scrumptious and the crust was amazing, slightly chewy but light and airy, yum! Then, because I knew I was going to review it (good excuse right!) I just HAD to order the vegan dessert, even though I could have exploded by that point. I ordered the sinful Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars that have granola and crispy rice cereal mixed in the peanut butter base that they then topped with chocolate syrup and some powdered sugar. UGH.
If you are passing through Minnesota check out one their many locations and if you are lucky enough to live there but have not been then get up and GO!