Depot Tavern

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 8 reviews )

17 N 7th St (at N 1st Ave ), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55403

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has an eclectic menu. Vegan options include Spuds A Full Pound, Onion Rings Thick-Cut with Curry Ketchup, Mock Duck Tacos w/Pico de Gallo, Avocado, V.B.L.T. Tempeh Bacon, L/T Egg-Free Mayo and many more. Build your own burger option also. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00am.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, International, Mexican, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by dannybill

falafel burger was bland - Edit

I went here with my husband who is non-vegan. I ordered the falafel burger with the vegan mayo and with a side of the vegan tomato basil soup. Both were not that great. The sandwich was good except for the main part—the falafel Pattie. It was dry and bland. The soup lacked flavor as well. The service was good, and my husband loved his bacon cheeseburger which is why I’m giving it 3 stars. If I went back I would probably get the vegan BLT or vegan tacos since they use meat from herbivorous butcher, so they’re probably better tasting.

Pros: good service, vegan options, good beer selection

Cons: food tasted bland, overpriced for what I ordered, cold (I had to wear my coat while we ate)

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Great Tacos! - Edit

The Herbivorous Butcher meat was awesome, but the tacos were good in their own right! (My dad would like me to add that the beer was good). Funky atmosphere, loud but not intimidating. Would definitely reccomend!

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My favorite BLT - Edit

Whenever I have something going on in downtown Minneapolis, I stop at The Depot for the vegan BLT. They use bacon from The Herbivorous Butcher and I like to add avocado. I've also enjoyed the tacos with Herbivorous Butcher bulgogi (a sweet Korean stir fry meat). It can get busy on the weekend nights, but otherwise I don't usually have a problem getting a table quickly.

Pros: Vegan BLT, Quick service

Cons: Can be crowded & noisy

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must try the vegan tacos - Edit

The vegan soft tacos were delicious. The "meaty bits" are from the herbivorous butcher which is local. The tacos have just the right amount of flavour and the staff are really attentive and friendly. The place was quiet for a Sunday night, not sure if this the the norm as I'm from out of town.

Pros: friendly staff, few vegan options, close to target centre

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Pretty damned good - Edit

Went out looking for vegan bar/pub grub, and found it. Ended up getting the falafel burger with some tots. Read a review here that said something to the effect of, "it can't be REALLY vegan - they fry it in the same oil as everything else!"

...I live in a place that you're lucky to have options that you can count on more than one hand, that don't involve salad and fries as an entree. So, I'm not going to complain when I find some place that's at least trying to make something vegan. I realize my opinion isn't the most popular, but I'm of the mind that, if you punish an establishment for trying, then said establishment might quit trying. Anyway, on to the food...

They replaced the yogurt sauce with their house vegan mayo, which was pretty tasty. Love the fact that they gave me a huge dill spear with my burger. The tots were hot, crispy, and perfectly salted. Burger was well-seasoned, stuck together reasonably well, wasn't overly greasy, had good texture....was just good. Good produce topping it off on some sourdough bread, since their buns contain honey.

Kinda wish I'd ordered the mock duck tacos, just to check them out, but really not at all displeased with my selection. Beer selection was excellent. Staff were pretty damned good, considering they were reasonably busy. Had a pint and a burger, nice conversation with the locals, and moved on within an hour or so. This is an experience I'd repeat, if only to try those tacos :)

Pros: Good pub grub and beer selection, Great staff, Nice to see a place try to offer veg options

Cons: Nada

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UPDATE on last review - Edit

The egg-free mayo on the menu is notated as "(contains honey)", and the onion rings are listed as vegetarian, not vegan.

They also offer a few totally vegan soups and salads, sides, and vegan tacos.

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BEWARE!! I wish I could give 0 stars!!! - Edit

I dined at this restaurant on Friday, August 8, 2014. I asked if the vegan falafel burger had any animal derived ingredients in the burger or sauces; and was told that "the ingredients are vegan, but they are fried in the same oil as the meat items on the menu." The "vegan mayo" has honey in it; and this fact is mentioned in only about 50% of places that "vegan mayo" is noted on the menu. I asked about the potato tots, russet potato fries and sweet potato fries (all marked vegan) and they are ALL fried in that common vat of oil used to fry meat items on the menu!!! How dare they call these items vegan???!!!

Pros: The tomato basil soup is actually vegan. the "faux

Cons: The menu is FALSE ADVERTISING , inconsistent and i

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great vegan choices - Edit

my favorite is the veggie burger (red beans & rice) with side of onion rings. So nice to have several vegan options clearly on the menu!

Pros: selection, price

Cons: none

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