Local restaurants satisfy cravings

Healthy cafes provide perfect after-school bites

Bella Ohrt and Maddie Pekarek

Tao Natural Foods

Ashlyn Kehoe

Tao Natural Foods is an airy, fun, and delicious cafe serving organic dishes and many drink options. This vibrant, vegan cafe is located in Minneapolis and is open from 8am-9pm, so it is perfect for any meal of the day. One of our personal favorite items is the blueberry bliss smoothie for $8.50. It is energizing and incredibly pleasant in the morning time or even after school.

Tao Natural Foods is located at 2200 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405.


Crisp & Green 

Ashlyn Kehoe

Crisp & Green in the North Loop is the perfect healthy lunch destination. Not only are there many vegetarian and vegan options, but it has the most inviting atmosphere with delicious choices ranging from smoothies to salads and grain bowls. Overall, we recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a quick meal or snack because this restaurant is a new and refreshing experience.

Crisp & Green is located at 428 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401.


Common Roots Cafe

Ashlyn Kehoe

Common Roots Cafe in Minneapolis is a breakfast and lunch restaurant just 6 minutes away from the Upper School. They offer many healthy alternatives to regular breakfast and lunch foods. Their uplifting atmosphere and friendly servers make the eating experience so enjoyable. One of our favorite items is their fruit and granola for $7.50 which is the perfect meal to start the day.

Common Roots Cafe is located at 2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405.