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I don't really know any vegetarians and am curious if there are any here that live close to the cities. I am a resident of Burnsville.
 

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*wanders in*<br><br><br><br>
*clears out cobwebs, opens up the windows, lets the room air out.*<br><br><br><br>
For being the liberal bastion of the midwest, this is one heck of a dead subforum.<br><br><br><br>
MPLS here, btw.
 

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Resident of Blaine, employee of Downtown Mpls here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>das_nut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2640530"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
*wanders in*<br><br><br><br>
*clears out cobwebs, opens up the windows, lets the room air out.*<br><br><br><br>
For being the liberal bastion of the midwest, this is one heck of a dead subforum.<br><br><br><br>
MPLS here, btw.</div>
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Hahaha!!!
 

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*waves from Eagan*
 

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<span>Savage! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></span>
 

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I live right across the river in Somerset, WI. I mainly shop and hang out in Minnesota and want to move to St. Paul within the next couple years.
 

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I just moved here from Kansas City. I'm staying with some friends in Roseville for now, but after the winter I'm going to be looking for some new digs in NE Mpls.<br><br>
I've barely begun to explore, but seems like a great place so far! I work downtown and Zen Box in the skyway is a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>halo_zero</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2744394"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I just moved here from Kansas City. I'm staying with some friends in Roseville for now, but after the winter I'm going to be looking for some new digs in NE Mpls.<br><br>
I've barely begun to explore, but seems like a great place so far! I work downtown and Zen Box in the skyway is a-m-a-z-i-n-g.</div>
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Hey there, I work downtown as well! I didn't know the Zen Box has veg options? I haven't eaten there in a year or more (at which time I was an omni) I will have to check it out, thanks for the heads up, haha. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> What building do you work in? I work in the IDS!
 

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From what I can tell they have 3 options - a curry, a gyoza (potstickers), and glazed tofu. I've only tried the gyoza so far because I've been unable to get myself to order anything else! The salad/dressing is really good, but I get steamed veggies instead (and they will put their amazing kamikaze sauce on the veggies if you ask). Their Miso soup is _not_ veg friendly - they use real dashi which has fish stock in it.<br><br>
I work in the Dorsey building. I will have to report back with any further downtown findings!
 

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Well the places that I usually go are: Macy's - they have a HUGE salad bar in the skyroom (12th floor) that you can get the biggest salad you want (or go back for seconds) for $9. Otherwise the Market Place at Macy's (in the basement) has a salad counter with some fancy (and delicious) toppings such as marinated portobello caps, grilled asparagus, grilled cauliflower w/onions etc that is awesome, just a little pricey and they charge by the pound so I don't get as big of a salad when I go there.<br><br>
Then there is La Loma which is on the street level of the Northstar building. It's kind of tucked back in a hallway near the convenience store there but they have vegetarian Tamales and their beans are vegetarian as well (and their guac/salsa/chips)<br><br>
There is a Thai place on the skyway level of the Northstar building, just down the short stairs from Zen Box, but their steamed veggies have butter in them so I won't be going there anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
There is a few options for Indian - Bombay Express which has about 5-6 veg options each day and it's in the back of the 1st floor of Macy's - then there's Bombay Bistro South Indian that is in the Midwest Plaza and it's all vegetarian but it's sit down... and there is also another indian place in the Gaviidae Common that I would imagine has veg options.<br><br>
Oh and D'Amico & Son's on Nicollette Mall (street level) usually has 3-4 deli type salads to choose from that are veg friendly as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
That is all I can think of for now but those are the places I eat most often <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Oh also, I forgot to say, I am not familiar with the Dorsey building?? Where is that?
 

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I just went and checked out the Zen Box's menu online they have a lot of veg stuff!! Awesome!!<br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:x-large;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">$5 SPECIAL</span></span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:x-large;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">BENTO</span></span></span></b></span></b></span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;">Veggie Gyoza Special Bento</span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="color:#6666FF;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">.....<span style="font-size:60%;">. $5.00 (vegetarian-friendly)</span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;"><b>(Available EVERYDAY)</b></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span> <span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">crispy vegetable dumplings served w/ our mildy spicy <b>kamikaze sauce</b> over steamed rice</span></span><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></span></span></span></span> <span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;"><b>w/ a choice of steamed seasonal veggies or zen salad</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.zen-box.com/image/Yaki_tofu.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;">Skewered Yaki Tofu Special Bento</span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="color:#6666FF;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">...... $5.00 (vegetarian-friendly)</span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;"><b>(Available EVERYDAY)</b></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span> <span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">grilled seasoned tofu on skewers served over steamed rice</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></span></span></span></span> <span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;"><b>w/ a choice of steamed seasonal veggies or zen salad</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></div>
<div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.zen-box.com/image/Gyoza-Don.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><b>(#B1) Age Gyoza <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#666666;"><i>(ah-geh-GYO-zah)</i></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></b></span></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">...... $4 39</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">crispy japanese-style chicken dumplings served w/ our</span></span> <b><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#990000;">kamikaze Sauce</span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#666666;"><span style="color:#333333;"><b>(sweet & mildly spicy ginger sauce)</b></span></span></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span><br><br><br></div>
<img alt="" src="http://www.zen-box.com/image/Curry-Don2.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><b><span style="font-size:smaller;">(#C1)</span></b></span></span></b></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><b>Veggie Curry Donburi</b></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">......</span></span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">$ 4.49</span></span></span></b></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">japanese sweet curry w/ potato & carrots served over a bowl of steamed rice</span></span></span></span></span></span><br><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;">Zen Box Salad</span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">...... $ 2.49</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">our famous cabbage salad served w/ our home-made <b>apple & ginger dressing</b></span></span></span></span></span><br><br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:smaller;">Buckwheat Soba Salad</span></span></b></span></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">...... $4.69</span></span></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;">Buckwheat Soba Noodles, edamame, romaine lettuce & carrots served with home-made miso-sesame dressing</span></span></span></span><br><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><b><span style="font-size:smaller;">Zen Garden Roll</span></b></span></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">...... $ 1.69 (3 pc.)</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">avocado, carrots, romaine lettuce, rolled inside-out, sprinkled w/ toasted sesame seeds & topped w/ zen salad dressing</span></span></span></span></span><br><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;">Seaweed Salad</span></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">...... $1.69</span></span></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">healthy & delicious seaweed salad w/ sesame dressing</span></span></span></span></span></span><br><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><b><span style="font-size:smaller;">Edamame</span></b></span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#666666;"><b><i>(EH-dah-MAH-meh)</i></b></span></span></span></b></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">...... $ 1.69</span></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b></span></b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">soybeans in the pod, blanched & lightly salted</span></span></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span><br><br></div>
<b>...I'm hungry now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><b><span style="font-size:smaller;">(#C1)</span></b></span></span></b></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><b>Veggie Curry Donburi</b></span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">......</span></span></span> <span style="color:#000000;"><b><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#CC0000;">$ 4.49</span></span></span></b></span> <span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><br></span></span></b> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:smaller;"><span style="font-size:60%;"><span style="color:#333333;">japanese sweet curry w/ potato & carrots served over a bowl of steamed rice</span></span></span></span></span></span>
 

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Dorsey is located at the corner of 6th and Nicollet Mall. Thank you for all of the suggestions, I will begin investigating immediately =]
 

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Burnsville here.
 
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