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We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and ice cream shops in Minnesota that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!), that’s divided into local restaurants (first) and chains (second).

Note: You can ignore the date on this post going forward. We’ll update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new restaurant recommendation, change, or closure. 

Local Minnesota Restaurants Recommended for Dairy-Free Eats

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city, and then by the restaurant or shop name.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Burnsville

  • Olivia’s Organic Cafe ⭐️ – If you’re craving farm-to-table comfort food, then this is the spot in Burnsville. They run a gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free kitchen, where they prepare all types of breakfast favorites, sandwiches for lunch, and baked goods for dessert. They also scoop ice cream, pour kombucha, beer, and whine, and blend smoothies and coffee drinks. farm-to-table eatery using a 100 percent gluten-free, dairy-free and peanut-free kitchen in Burnsville.

Duluth

  • Pizza Lucé – This Minnesota chain serves several creative vegan pizzas and hoagies, and can make many more menu items dairy free. They offer soy-free vegan cheese and a house-made “RiNOTa” cheese made from tofu and cashews.

Eden Prairie

  • Pizza Lucé – This Minnesota chain serves several creative vegan pizzas and hoagies, and can make many more menu items dairy free. They offer soy-free vegan cheese and a house-made “RiNOTa” cheese made from tofu and cashews.

Hopkins

  • Pizza Lucé – This Minnesota chain serves several creative vegan pizzas and hoagies, and can make many more menu items dairy free. They offer soy-free vegan cheese and a house-made “RiNOTa” cheese made from tofu and cashews.

Maple Grove

  • Yogurt Lab – They label dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat on their flavors, and reportedly have several fruity dairy-free options daily. The staff can help you with dairy-free topping options and can get fresh toppings from the back if needed.

Minneapolis

  • Agra Culture Kitchen ⭐️ – Their menus are clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo options. Online they even have separate menus for each of these special diet needs, and the dairy-free menu is extensive. It includes all types of bowls, salads, sandwiches, and other dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They even have a couple of desserts! They have three locations in Minneapolis.
  • Crepe and Spoon ⭐️ – There are some vegan ice cream shops in the U.S., but this one serves crepes, too! Yes, they are all egg-free, dairy-free, and include a variety of sweet and savory fillings. They also offer vegan, gluten free crepes and gluten free waffle cones. Most of their dairy-free ice cream flavors are naturally gluten free.
  • French Meadow Bakery & Cafe – This large, lofty cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with their house-made baked goods used throughout the menus. They are well-known for their kosher parve breads. They have vegan and gluten-free labels on their expansive menu. The vegan options are diverse, and many more menu items can be made dairy-free with a vegan cheese substitution. They also have vegan desserts, dairy-free hot chocolate, and several dairy-free milk beverages available, including organic oat, organic soy, hemp, coconut, and almond milks.
  • Galactic Pizza – They take planet saving seriously at this casual and quirky pizzeria, right down to their superhero delivery drivers (seriously) in electric cars. They also build vegan pizzas with several vegan sauces, dairy-free mozzarella, and a range of faux meats. They also offer some vegan salads, appetizers, and even vegan cheesecake. There are even more items for dairy-free diners on request.
  • Glam Doll Donuts – Everything is made from scratch at their cute, vintage Eat Street shop and their bright, airy Northeast location. Both spots offer a big array of vegan donuts, including iced, glaze, and filled flavors. They even have a chocolate-iced vegan Dark Angel donut filled with dairy-free pastry cream.
  • Gorkha Palace – Thank you to Carmen for recommending this organic Nepali, Indian and Tibetan restaurant. She says, “great labeling with dairy free and vegan options.” They also have vegetarian and gluten-free labels.
  • Hark! Cafe ⭐️ – You can order gluten-free bagels with various flavors of dairy-free schmear at this completely plant-based eatery and gluten-free bakery. They offer dairy-free cheeses, a modest savory menu for breakfast and lunch, weekend brunch, and house-made pastries.
  • Harry Singh’s Original Caribbean Restaurant ⭐️ –  Harry hails from Trinidad, and serves authentic spicy (you’ve been warned) Caribbean food at this small establishment. And right at the top of their menu, they state, “No milk, eggs, cheese, butter, or msg are used in our menu.” They serve meat and seafood dishes, but also have a vegetarian menu.
  • Himalayan Restaurant – This cozy restaurants serves authentic Nepalese cuisine, which includes quite a few dairy-free options. They label vegan and gluten-free options on their menus, and there are many dishes to choose from.
  • Parkway Pizza – This local pizza chain goes above and beyond for their dairy-free and vegan patrons. They have a full vegan pizza menu, vegan cheese toast, vegan artichoke dip, vegan hoagies, and vegan pasta. And of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza with a variety of toppings and vegan cheese. They have two locations in Minneapolis.
  • Pizza Lucé – This Minneapolis chain serves several vegan pizzas and hoagies, and can make many more menu items dairy free. They offer soy-free vegan cheese and a house-made “RiNOTa” cheese made from tofu and cashews.
  • Reverie Cafe + Bar ⭐️ – This hip vegan spot has a satisfying, casual dinner menu to enjoy with local craft beer and live music (when possible). The also serve a popular brunch with enticing house-made fare, like bagels and vegan lox and giant cinnamon rolls.
  • The Herbivorous Butcher ⭐️ – House-made vegan “meats” and dairy-free “cheeses” are the specialty at this animal-free butcher shop. They also make hoagies, hot food, and deli favorites for take away, and have a small grocery section of specialty vegan foods.
  • Vegan East ⭐️ – Thank you to Carmen for letting us know about this all-vegan bakery and café. They bake all types of treats, including cupcakes, cakes, cinnamon rolls, pop tarts, and more, and have many gluten-free options. They also have a sandwich menu. They have two locations in Minneapolis, one uptown and one in the Northeast.
  • Yogurt Lab – They label dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat on their flavors, and reportedly have several fruity dairy-free options daily. The staff can help you with dairy-free topping options and can get fresh toppings from the back if needed.

Richfield

  • Pizza Lucé – This Minnesota chain serves several creative vegan pizzas and hoagies, and can make many more menu items dairy free. They offer soy-free vegan cheese and a house-made “RiNOTa” cheese made from tofu and cashews.

Roseville

  • Pizza Lucé – This Minnesota chain serves several creative vegan pizzas and hoagies, and can make many more menu items dairy free. They offer soy-free vegan cheese and a house-made “RiNOTa” cheese made from tofu and cashews.

St. Louis Park

  • Parkway Pizza – This local pizza chain goes above and beyond for their dairy-free and vegan patrons. They have a full vegan pizza menu, vegan cheese toast, vegan artichoke dip, vegan hoagies, and vegan pasta. And of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza with a variety of toppings and vegan cheese.

St. Paul

  • Agra Culture Kitchen ⭐️ – This bright, modern, healthy, fast casual restaurant is like their Minneapolis locations. The menus are clearly labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo options, and their dairy-free selections are abundant. they serve bowls, salads, sandwiches, breakfast items, and even vegan cookies.
  • French Meadow Bakery & Cafe – Their is no shortage of vegan options (labeled right on the menus) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert at this elegant social house. They also serve organic coffee drinks and teas with a plethora of dairy-free milk beverage options, brunch cocktails, wine, and craft beers.
  • Luv Ice Cream Cafe – They’ve begun packing pints to sell in grocery stores, but Luv still operates this keto-friendly, gluten-free scoop shop. They also serve frappes and affogatos, and have other sweet treats on site, like chocolates!
  • Parkway Pizza – This local pizza chain goes above and beyond for their dairy-free and vegan patrons. They have a full vegan pizza menu, vegan cheese toast, vegan artichoke dip, vegan hoagies, and vegan pasta. And of course, you can build your own dairy-free pizza with a variety of toppings and vegan cheese.
  • Pizza Lucé – This Minnesota chain serves several creative vegan pizzas and hoagies, and can make many more menu items dairy free. They offer soy-free vegan cheese and a house-made “RiNOTa” cheese made from tofu and cashews.

White Bear Lake

  • Vegan East ⭐️ – Their main locations are in Minneapolis, but this all-vegan bakery has a suburban outpost. They bake all types of treats, including cupcakes, cakes, cinnamon rolls, pop tarts, and more, and have many gluten-free options. They also have a sandwich menu.

Woodbury

  • Yogurt Lab – They label dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat on their flavors, and reportedly have several fruity dairy-free options daily. The staff can help you with dairy-free topping options and can get fresh toppings from the back if needed.

Most Popular Chains in Minnesota for Dairy-Free Diners

There are many more chains in this state, but these are the ones we recommend most for dairy-free options.

Local Small Chains

  • CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar – The flavors rotate at this Midwestern chain, but at any given time, you can usually find at least a few dairy-free flavors. They offer creamy vegan Silk almondmilk frozen yogurt in Chocolate and Vanilla. And they swirl numerous dairy-free sorbets, including Chocolate Fudge and a variety of fruity flavors. The staff has ingredient information, and can open new topping bags if cross-contamination is a concern. They have locations in other states, but half of them are in Minnesota.

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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