Eureka Compass Vegan Food

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 9 reviews )

629 Aldine St, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, 55104

Vegan bakery cafe offering daily changing items, with croissants, scones, and muffins in the morning, then a limited lunch menu. A few tables inside. Hosts occasional dinner pop-ups. Est. 2017. Open Tue-Sat 7:00am-2:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Take-out, Bakery

9 Reviews

First Review by anthonyxvx

I like this place! - Edit

I've tried the baked goods and the lunch entrees on about four visits and everything EXCEEDED my expectations. The owner/chef is very creative (the kale stalk and cranberry muffin was my favorite). He incorporates organic and local ingredients and everything is 100% vegan. I like that the menu changes daily. Very healthy and delicious food served with love.

Pros: All vegan!, Creative, healthy, fresh and organic, Very affordable

Cons: Limited hours

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delicious and affordable - Edit

Came in with my husband on a snowy weekend day and had delicious filled bagel rolls, pop tarts, a croissant, and coffee, prices were very reasonable and the food was so fresh. The owner is an absolute delight! I will be stopping by pretty frequently in the future!

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Delicious - Edit

My husband and I stopped by for a late night snack, and we loved it. It is not a fine dining place, but who cares when you get to eat the best Jackfruit taco of your life along with a few scones, and talk to a super nice owner. It is a must visit for a vegan/ vegitarian who ends up in the Twin Cities.

Pros: Tasty food

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Awesome vegan food with a cozy local vibe - Edit

This little gem is nestled in an up and coming St Paul neighborhood. The owner and chef, Colin Anderson, believes in local, organic food and lives out the CSA concept by using what his farmer grows in creative ways. Savory scones (some gluten free) and muffins, filled scallion pancakes, filled bagel rolls, tostadas, tacos, burritos, homemade croissants (sometimes featuring local Kul chocolate!), raw salads--even pop tarts! All fresh and homemade in a kitchen that was updated from an old pizza place largely from donations to a GoFundMe campaign. On the walls you'll find local art, and you will be serenaded by tunes from Colin's eclectic repertoire on classic vinyl. There's even a huge colorful mural outside! Watch for local artisan pop-ups. Follow on Facebook or Instagram.

Pros: Local fare, Artisan pastries, Exclusively vegan

Cons: Limited hours--wish it were open all the time!

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delicious vegan food - Edit

Going to Eureka Compass is like going to someone's house for dinner knowing they are an amazing cook and baker. You don't know exactly what will be on the menu but you know whatever it is will be delicious. I have been here 2X, the first time for scones and the second time for lunch. Both times were a great experience with delicious food!

Updated from previous review on 2017-10-03

Pros: great options, creative ingredients, great owner

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Good food and a great community - Edit

As a resident of the Hamline-Midway community, I can't speak more highly of the bright spot Eureka Compass and it's owner have brought to the corner of Aldine and Lafond. The food is affordable, healthy, and homemade. Not always perfect and not over processed, it reminds me exactly of what food should be - fresh, unprocessed, with local, seasonal ingredients. It's wonderful to not pay a fortune for vegan food. The space itself is homey with a neighborhood feel and is unpretentious. I love that the Midway is a working class neighborhood and the philosophy behind Eureka Compass reflects that. If you're looking for the glitz and glam of Uptown or Northeast, you won't find it here. Instead you'll find neighbors gathering to share news, connect, and eat good, healthy food. The food is seasonal and focuses on cutting down on food waste. Sometimes they run out or don't have the same menu items as last time. But that reflects a policy of zero waste and keeping ingredients local. It is owner operated - one guy cooks all of the food and operates everything. He works 16 hour days and sometimes takes a well-deserved break. I'd suggest checking the most recent social media post before heading over to make sure he's open. Also, get there early on the weekends because they often sell out - the food is that good. Eureka Compass is so much more than a restaurant. If you're looking for the same concept as other vegan restaurants, you won't find it here. Instead, you'll find a committed, passionate community building something great with a few tasty treats.

Pros: Affordable, Zero waste, Unpretentious

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MidwayMalone 18 Jul 2017 - I live a half a block away and I couldn't have said it better. It's about having a place to go that feeds your tummy but also your soul. I think this place is well on it's way!  

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Disappointed - Bland food, Negative Owner - Edit

I was very excited to try this place, but sadly had a very disappointing and negative experience. I would have given a 1 star rating, but that is not allowed on a vegan restaurant. But I assure you my experience wasn't even worth 1 star. The food was mediocre - very greasy and dense croissants, bland salad, dry sausage. The building itself is dirty and uninviting. That said, what truly made the experience negatively noteworthy was the owner speaking poorly about established and respected local vegan businesses, venting about area vegans who haven't made it in (even though many have despite it not being the most convenient location for many of us), and the arrogant and casual disregard for respecting paying customers who prefer not to be met with a barrage of personal vendettas this owner felt the need to voice. Completely unprofessional and inappropriate. When this feedback was provided to the owner, he took aim at me too. The food isn't worth the trip in even without the impropriety, but considering it, you're definitely better suited spending your money at other local gems that have the food and spirit of veganism nailed.

Pros: Expanding vegan options in the Twin Cities

Cons: Negative and disrespectful owner, Uninspiring and poorly prepared food, Dirty building and unkept grounds

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Minnesota is lucky to have this place!! - Edit

Eureka may be one of my new favorite vegan spots -- Ever! It's a show up and see what they made that day sort of set up. No menu.. just fresh and yummy food that varies daily. Mostly pastries and some hot foods. Croissants Saturdays only. Supposedly the most accurate information about store hours and dinner specials are on the restaurant's instagram.The owner Collin is very friendly and intruiging to listen to! Overall, I'm thankful MN has a place like this :-) The experience is so unique and intimate you have to check it out.

Pros: Friendly and loving environment , inexpensive, VEGAN DESSERTS FOR DAYS

Cons: Hours vary -- make sure to call or check online!!

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Owner run and operated, all by himself.
The atmosphere is great, it's chill, relaxing, feels like a real neighborhood spot.
The food is just... wow...
The chocolate croissant??? You haven't had a croissant this good before, I promise you this much.
Eureka Compass and it's owner come off exactly as it's intended to, Honest, real, not pandering to anyone. Just carving it's own niche in the vegan community to be exactly what it wants to be. Nothing more, and nothing less.
Fantastic addition to the MSP/STP Vegan food scene.

Pros: Croissants , innovative , DIY

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