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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Let me tell you a story...

...a story of...DELICIOUSNESS.

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.




















What is my life and who am I. TELL ME NOW.

MN Vegan

Sunday, June 8, 2014

AW YISSSS

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.

MN Vegan

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just call me Norine, Professional Scone Connoisseur.

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.

 
 
Honorable mentions because they don't have them all of the time: Mayday Café in South Mpls, Hard Times Café in Cedar-Riverside.
 
Go on and get your scone on, peeps!
 
MN Vegan

Thursday, April 3, 2014

LOOK AT WHAT I ATE. AGAIN.

THIS! From TCBY. Their new almond-based vanilla soft serve is booommb.


I made this for a friend's b day. Vegan dirt and worms cake! You best bet I made them damn worms by muhself, because I totally did. Cuz I'M PRO.


And then off course, I topped that off with more vegan donuts from Glam Doll. Fuckin right.


Follow the links, dear readers. Follow the links to deliciousness.

I'M OUT.

MN Vegan

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LOOKIT!

I was featured in the blog, Minding Minnesota (click for the entry). Her blog is super cool and informative.

So check it check it out, y'all. *spins record*

MN Vegan

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Even more stuff I've eaten, etc.

Ah yes, putting things in my mouthhole-one of my favorite past times (present times? I still do this and enjoy it hmmm).
Regardless! I have some more things to show you. So instead of dangling a bunch of proverbial carrots in front of all your faces, let's do it to it, shall we? NO FUCKING AROUND HERE. Also, hope you have fun looking at some crappy, half-eaten, vegan food photos. I know I know, I suck. Sue me.

When does The Bulldog NE's food start getting crappy? The answer to that question is *punches you in the face* 
No but srsly, all kidding aside, this shit is music to my tongue (as opposed to ears, derr). This here is the Chicago not-dog and it is fully vegan in all its amazingosity. Google "Chicago dog" and you'll know what's on it, i.e. I'm too lazy to explain it. Just watch out for those peppers-they'll bite you in the ass (tongue) if you're not prepared.


Since lately, all I can think about is donuts in lieu of Glam Doll unleashing their vegan variety, I have posted a couple of the vegan glazed variety, me eating said variety, and of how a donut looks after I've eaten most of it because I'm fucking hilarious. God I love myself.


 

Anyways, you should go now if you haven't.

I wanted to switch it up a bit and show Sociable Cider Works some love. I am not a beer person, but this place makes hard apple cider like no other. Here pictured is a flight of different ciders. They err on the dry side AKA no sweet hard ciders here. I loved it, you all should give them some business!


Well, I'm drunk after all that cider, how about you? Kidding, kidding. Yeah that's right. I got jokes.

GET THERE NOW OR I'LL...I'LL...*explodes*

MN Vegan

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

VEGAN DONUTS IN MINNEAPOLIS

YOU READ THAT RIGHT.
Glam Doll Donuts is now making vegan versions of their regular flavors and having them available on the daily. Y'all need to get there. I mean, I used to make vegan donuts for Donut Cooperative back in the day and they were great. But let me tell you-this is legit shit, no fucking around.

Get some now!!!!!! And for those of you with no real access to these at this current moment, check out their glorious instagram for some epic vegan food porn.

I don't have a picture of what I ate, because it is in my tummy...but get the vegan peanut butter sriracha donut and then give me a high five afterward.

MN Vegan