Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant (2011)

Peoples Organic

The black-and-white photos of coffee workers around the world that line the walls of the new Peoples Organic seem diametrically opposed to the restaurant's location in Edina's Galleria mall, a place where you can buy Tiffany jewelry and a 103-inch Bang and Olufsen television for $130,000. The food, however, speaks directly to every vegetarian- and vegan-loving heart. Coffee can be livened up with hemp milk, the morning is kicked off with a nutty bowl of spelt porridge, and diets can be maintained with a Zone-friendly egg-white omelet. The fact that Lynn Gordon, owner of veg-friendly French Meadow Bakery in Minneapolis, is the founder will only add to the delight of folks who lust after fair-trade, natural foods. Peoples Organic has a similar vibe to French Meadow—customers order at the counter, for one—and sandwiches and salads are easy to grab for on-the-go Edina folks. But savoring is encouraged: An outdoor patio will open when the weather is warm, the perfect spot to indulge in Surly on tap or a wide selection of organic and biodynamic wines. And they aren't kidding about the Peoples Best Veggie Burger, folks. Order it and indulge in chickpea goodness and homemade kettle chips.

Location Details

3545 Galleria
Edina MN 55435


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