Holy crap Herbivorous Butcher. I went to your Kickstarter event just recently (DONATE TO THEM NOW IF YOU WANT VEGAN BUTCHERS EVERWHERE FOR EVERYONE PLZ) and ate the best vegan meats/calzones EVER. Help support them so they can build a shop here and everywhere in the United States. Or just move to Mpls already and meet me there once it happens.
In other (delicious) news, Seward Café has been stepping it up a notch. Holy vegan nachos, am I right? And get this-my omni bruh (read: "brother) ate most of this even though he "wasn't hungry". Pfft.
Also, World Street Kitchen, where have you been all my life? Your Bangkok Burrito (vegan-style) is so damn good. Dare I say, I prefer it over a Chipotle burrito any day of the week?? WHAT AM I SAYING I MUST BE GOING CRAZY.
No. I'm not. I'm really not.
Man, I was hungry lately. Delicious updating....it's the bees knees, am I right?
GET TO ALL THESE PLACES... NOW!!!! Or I'll come after you. DON'T MAKE ME DO IT.
Ya so if you're not cool enough (pfft, you're following my blog, yer probs cool enough), that post subject line is taken from SpongeBob Squarepants. Which is one of the best shows on TV for children right now, albeit it sometimes is wildly inappropriate. Which means, clearly, I love it.
Anyways! You know me, eating delicious food all the time because, goshdarnit MN, you gots the best food around.
Come find me, babes. And we'll...talk. And eat. Maybe.
Ok! Here's what I've eaten lately:
Ok so if you've been living under a rock (I know I've done this once or twice. Don't feel bad), you've not heard of Herbivorous Butcher at the Minneapolis Farmers Market probs. Let me tell you-everything I have had (mock meats) from these guys has been the best mock meat I've ever EVER had. That's why I had to post about it again. Amazing. Check out the jerky, in its tangy, delicious sauce here:
They're apparently opening a storefront in the future. JOY.
Also, it's time, yet again, for me to give some love to Pizza Luce. Below is their tofu hash and some tofu benedict (I think...). Both amazing. I shame you for not being there now, eating these tasty morsels. SHAME ON YOU. SHAAAAAME.
So there was this one time I went to The Triple Rock Social Club when I ate their vegan "big ass burrito" with home fries, jalapenos and nacho cheeze (on the side, naturally-I'm lady, whatever that means). I ate all of it btw so you get none. NONE. It was full of tofu hashy goodness. You bet your sweet ass that thing is gone now.
And then there was this time I went to Hola Arepa...um, hello Hola Arepa. Where have you been all my life and wtf is an arepa. I don't even know, but it comes with a delicious vegan green sauce, sweet potatoes in the arepa and yuka fries on the side. By George, I think they've done me in!!! And I don't even know George. Kudos, H. Arepa. You guys rock.
And then. THEN there was this time I made a dish with the Vegan Jerky from Herbivorous Butcher...AND IT WAS AWESOME AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. GET TO THE MINNEAPOLIS WEEKEND FARMERS MARKET AND GET SOME FAKE VEGAN MEATS FROM THESE GUYS AND ALLOW YOUR TASTE BUDS TO BE OVERTAKEN WITH...TASTE. AND STUFF.
So. I been eatin', I been eatin' (to be said/sang like Bey sings "I been drankin" in "Drunk in Love"). Yes, I know. I'm a fuckin genius and endlessly hilarious. I mean, that's HALF the freakin reason you read my blog, right? Right. Glad we're in agreement about that.
Enough about me though. Let's cut to the fuckin chase...the delicious chase, rather.
CHECK IT OUT OMFG *explodes*
Those two cupcakey gems are from Cupcake, which has multiple locations around the Twin Cities area. I said it before and I'll say it again, this place has THE BEST cupcakes I've ever had. They're consistently delicious and the frosting it the most well-made, smooth cupcake frosting I've ever had the pleasure of sinking my teeth into. They have tons of vegan flavors now too! Kickass. High five, Cupcake.
I gots to let you know...I am a donut fiend. Like, if I see a vegan donut in the bakery case and even if there's a slice of vegan cheesecake in there, I gotta get the damn donut. LIKE, IT'S IMPERATIVE. MUST TRY ALL AVAILABLE DONUTS.
This one (*cough* surprisingly not from Glam Doll Donuts *cough*) is from Hard Times Cafe on the west bank. They have the best cake donuts in town-not heavy and taste just just like I remember them when I'd buy them from the gas station. And, back in the day, I totally WOULD NOT eat the whole box.
That's a lie. I would destroy that box of donuts and then find a nearby side walk to sit on and contemplate my entire existence, face covered in massacred donut crumbs. TRUE STORY.
Don't act like you don't want that same kind of experience. GET TO THESE PLACES NOW AND LET THE EXISTENTIAL CRISIS BEGIN.
Little known fact: Norine loves (vegan) scones. I don't discriminate either-fluffy scones, hard scones, crumbly and cakey scones. I eats them all.
Like, in a room full of different kinds of scones, each one of them would go into my tummy at some point. Unless one of them clearly was inedible (plastic) or moldy (might still TRY to eat it depending on what it looked like).
IN ANY CASE, I love muh scones and the Twin Cities has a vast variety of vegan ones you can find!
Caffetto Cafe is a favesy so I gots to give them some love. They always carry some sort of vegan scone and they err on the crumbly and less sweet side. Thus, I dub ye my favorite grad school studying spot, Caffetto. Keep up the good work.
Gingko Cofffeehouse in St Paul has the most tender but slightly flaky scone you will ever sink your teeth into. Also, these suckers are modestly-sized, so they don't fill you up too much! *kisses fingers* MOLTO BELLO. Or whatever. This one had peach in it I think.
The Wedge in uptown carries vegan scones on the daily and they're usually round-shaped. So there's that. I mean, that's fun right? The flavors can be super interesting too!
And last but not least, Isle Bun and Coffee in Uptown. These scone are magnificent, with tender chunks of date and delicious fruit pieces. I love me a scone from Isle Bun.