Minneapolis Among ‘Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities’

PETA Honors the Home of ‘The Herbivorous Butcher’ and Other Animal-Friendly Eateries

For Immediate Release:
May 16, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382


The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in the U.S., and for the first time in over a decade, Minneapolis has nabbed a place on the list, landing the number-four spot. Award-winning musician Moby kicked off this year’s awards with a reception at his all-vegan Los Angeles-based bistro, Little Pine, on May 15. Vegan stars—including Kristin Bauer and Craig Robinson—attended to help celebrate Los Angeles as the number-one spot on the list.

“From the Korean BBQ ribs at The Herbivorous Butcher to the Mexicali Not-Dogs at Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery, Minneapolis has no twin when it comes to hearty vegan dining,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the cities on PETA’s list are responding to the booming demand for vegan fare with healthy and humane dishes that are as delicious as they are kind to animals.”

In addition to its all-vegan butcher shop storefront, meat-free meats and nondairy cheeses from The Herbivorous Butcher can be found at Target Field (one of PETA’s Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks for 2017, thanks to its vegan Sriracha brats and Italian sausages), Tilt Pinball Bar, and The Depot Tavern, which dishes up vegan tacos made with The Herbivorous Butcher’s bulgogi. Other standout vegan eats in town include the Mock Duck at Minneapolis airport’s Republic restaurant, the tempeh Sloppy Joes at Ginger Hop, and the delectable vegan Ham & Cheese and Banana & Cocoa crêpes at Crepe & Spoon. Slightly farther afield, St. Paul–based all-vegan restaurant J. Selby’s serves up vegan twists on classic favorites, such as The Chicago(ish) Dog, The Philly—made with shredded “beaf,” grilled onions, and provolone “cheeze”—and beer-battered cauliflower wings drenched with barbecue, Buffalo, or sweet chili sauce.

Rounding out PETA’s list are Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; Detroit; Cleveland; Miami; Omaha, Nebraska; and Kansas City, Missouri.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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