Dining, Mankato, Minnesota

Guide to Vegan Food in Mankato, Minnesota

Guide to Vegan Food in Mankato, Minnesota

If you are traveling to Mankato and are looking for vegan food, rest assured there are a variety of options available. Here is our guide to Vegan food in Mankato, Minnesota. This list is broken down by cuisine. We have also included a map pinning all of the locations for a visual. We’re only recommending local restaurants in Mankato that serve vegan options. Read down the list or use the table of contents to find that cuisine that you’re craving.

Coffee and Tea Options in Mankato, MN

Curiosi-Tea House

Vegan Guide for Mankato MN

Curiosi-Tea is the only place that has 100% vegan food in Mankato. They have weekly specials for both tea tastings and plant-based food. They frequently host special themed dinners. Check out their Facebook page for the latest menus.

They offer dine-in, take-out, and a drive-through for pick-up. They also have a grab-and-go cooler where you can get pre-made sandwiches, salads, and desserts. 

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Curiosi-Tea uses MN-based Herbivorous Butcher products for their menu items. They also carry pre-packaged items in their grab-and-go cooler to enjoy at home. Also, Heidi is happy to place special orders for HB products for customers. A great plant-based resource for Mankato, indeed!

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Getting to Curiosi-Tea House: 1745 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

The Coffee Hag

Not only will you get a great cup of coffee at the Coffee Hag but they also have some vegan options in their cooler. Typically, it’s a delicious peanut noodle option. We don’t often find vegan sweets. They also have almond and soy milk alternatives if you like a fun coffee drink. The staff are very knowledgeable about what sweets and treats are vegan so don’t hesitate to ask!

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Getting to The Coffee Hag- 329 N. Riverfront Dr. Mankato, MN 56001

Tandem Bagels

Tandem Bagels offers coffee drinks (with soy and almond alternatives), bagels and vegan cream cheese as well as bagel sandwiches and grain bowls, vegan scones, and hummus for veggie bagel sandwiches. The staff is knowledgeable when it comes to verifying what is vegan helping modify something upon request.

Tandem Bagels also prides itself on using local ingredients as well as its sustainability, fair trade, and organic practices. 

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Getting to Tandem Bagels- 200 E. Walnut St, Mankato, MN 56001

Vegan Chinese & Vegan Indian Restauraunts in Mankato, MN

Hunan Garden

We think Hunan Garden offers the best Chinese food in Mankato. They offer numerous tofu options and meatless entrees. Our favorite dishes include veggie lo mein and the general Tso’s tofu.

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Getting to Hunan Garden- 408 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003

India Palace

India Palace is a local favorite and the Indian Cuisine naturally offers foods that are already vegan! They’re happy to accommodate vegan diets and will switch out dairy for coconut milk in any of their dishes. They have vegan appetizers and entrees to choose from. 

Appetizer options: vegetable samosa, vegetable pakora, Alu Tikki, vegetable spring rolls

Vegan Guide for Mankato MN

Vegetable Entrees & Baltis can be modified vegan. The same owners also have a location in Eden Prairie. They often run specials on their Facebook page so check them out before your visit!

Connect with India Palace: Website | India Palace Mankato Facebook 

Getting to India Palace: 1511 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

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Vegan Pizza in Mankato, MN

Dino’s Pizzeria

Dino’s doesn’t list vegan pizza on the menu but they do offer vegan cheese. We suggest the Farmers Market pizza which has a red sauce, spinach mushrooms, onions, black olives, green peppers, and tomatoes. You will need to request vegan cheese to replace the mozzarella. There is an upcharge for vegan cheese. Heads up they go heavy on the vegan cheese (and it’s not great tasting anyway). Our preference is to order the Farmers Market with no cheese. 

Another option is Mutch’s Pizza which is red sauce, spinach, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, black olives, and dill weed. Omit the feta & mozzarella and substitute the vegan cheese (for an upcharge). There are no vegan appetizers or desserts to choose from at Dino’s.

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Getting to Dino’s Pizzeria- 239 Belgrade Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003

Jakes’ Stadium Pizza

In our opinion, Jake’s Stadium Pizza offers the best vegan pizza in Mankato. They have a Vegan BBQ Chicken or Vegan Taco Pizza. The taco pizza only has lettuce as a topping so we like to order this as takeout to add our favorites at home- tomato, diced onion, and black olives. Jake’s vegan topping options are vegan chicken, soy chorizo, vegan beef crumbles, vegan mozzarella, and vegan cheddar cheese so you could potentially modify other pizzas!

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Toppers Pizza

This Mankato Vegan Guide is focusing on non-chain but we do mention Toppers Pizza because vegans know how difficult it can be to get a vegan pizza! They do switch up their vegan pizzas. At the time this blog post was written the vegan options include the vegan buffalo chicken-less topper, a vegan pesto Margherita, Beyond Meat chicken tenders, and Veganstix.

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Getting to Toppers Pizza Mankato- 1101 South Front Street, Mankato

Vegan Burgers & Bowls in Mankato, MN

7 West Taphouse

As the name suggests, 7 West Taphouse is a bar atmosphere with food. The menu offers breaded cauliflower wings for appetizers, and veggie tacos (omit the cheese and sour cream), they offer a veggie burger option and you could also modify the beef broccoli bowl by omitting the beef. 

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Getting to 7 West Taphouse Mankato- 1521 Tullamore St, Mankato, MN 56001

Pub 500

Pub 500 is a bar with food that has great vegan options! They have made a concerted effort to create vegan dishes. Their menu items are clearly marked with a VG for vegan. In addition, the staff is knowledgeable about what is vegan or not. 

For apps, we always get their pub fries and request a side of their peanut sauce. Trust us on this- so good!

They have a delicious wild rice salad that we highly recommend.

They also have a Black bean and veggie rice bowl with a Thai Peanut Sauce, as well as a black bean burger or a Never Mooed burger with a chimichurri sauce, lettuce, and pickled red onions.  Pub 500 also has steamed vegetables as a side.

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Getting to Pub 500- 500 S Front Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Weggy’s On Campus

As the name suggests, Weggy’s is a bar and grill located on the edge of the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. They have a breaded cauliflower appetizer and also an Ultimate Burger which is marked as plant-based. They also have a wrap and a sandwich that can be modified to omit the ranch dressing.

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Getting to Weggy’s on Campus- 1600 Warren St, Ste 13, Mankato, MN 56001

Special Vegan Meals in Mankato, MN

NolaBelle Kitchen + Bar

Nolabelle has a creative menu that changes seasonally. They focus on local ingredients with clearly marked vegan menu options. They do a great job at changing up the menu and keeping things fresh and exciting. With each menu change, the vegan options grow!

They offer a vegan option in each category of the menu! You’ll find an option in small plates, soups + salads, sandwiches, mains, or brunch! They are also happy to modify an item that might not be marked vegan. They are very accommodating and this is a great place for a special meal. 

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Getting to NolaBelle Kitchen + Bar- 520 S Front St, Ste 500, Mankato, MN 56001

Vegan Mexican Food in Mankato, MN

Mankato has a number of Mexican options. There are no specific vegan options indicated on the menus of the Mexican restaurants in Mankato. You will need to modify your meal choices to make them vegan. Our go-to Mexican dishes in these instances are a fajita burrito with no meat and we ask them to increase the veggies. Dusty loves to order vegetable fajitas. We often ask them to steam the vegetables.

El Mazatlan Mexican Restauraunt

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Getting to El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant- 1525 Tullamore St, Mankato, MN 56001

La Terraza Mexican Grill and Bar

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Getting to La Terraza Mexican Grill Grill and Bar- 1404 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Mi Pueblo

The newest Mexican restaurant is our top pick for Mexican options in town. Great portions and flavors. Mi Pueblo is not new to the restaurant scene. They also have locations in Eden Prairie and Lakeville.

Guide to Vegan Food in Mankato, Minnesota

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Getting to Mi Pueblo Mexican Bar & Grill- 1754 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

Vegan Sushi & Hibachi in Mankato, MN

The menus at either of these Japanese Hibachi’s are not marked with vegan options, however, it is easy to find vegetable or tofu options in appetizers, rolls, and noodle dishes for both these locations.

Shogun Sushi & Hibachi

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Getting to Shogun Sushi & Hibachi- 1901 Madison Ave, Ste 315, Mankato, MN 56001

Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi

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Getting to Tokoyo Sushi Hibachi- 1829 Adams St, Mankato, MN 56001

Vegan Ice Cream in Mankato, MN

Mom & Pops

Yes, we’re happy to have a vegan ice cream option in Mankato! Flavors may change but Mom & Pops typically has 8 vegan ice cream options. Their vegan options are either soy, almond, coconut, or almond-based! Choose from a bowl or cone and enjoy your vegan ice cream in a fun atmosphere with outdoor seating. They’re located in Old Town Mankato.

They are open seasonally, typically from early March to December. 

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Getting to Mom & Pops- 629 North Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

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