There’s nothing low-key about Hai Hai, although it is nestled in a little area in Northeast Mpls that I rarely frequent.
Walking in was reminiscent of a restaurant featured in a travel magazine. A place I’m pretty sure was so eye catching that I folded the page for quick and easy reference.
I immediately scoured the menu for vegan options and asked a few questions before confirming my order.
“I’ll have the fried potatoes and the Balinese cauliflower.”
Bold flavors, amazing textures, pungent and fresh herbs happily satisfied my pallet. My mouth was doing a happy dance and I swear they were playing trap music 👌🏽.
You have to appreciate restaurants who can accommodate any diet lifestyle. Although this meal seems very simple, there are a lot of restaurants who use chicken broth to season their dishes.
Ingredients can be hidden so make sure to ask the appropriate questions and then cross your fingers that the server has double checked for accuracy.
Check out the stir fry that would normally come with chicken👌🏽
I am absolutely in love with this restaurant and won’t stop dining there until I’ve tried EVERYTHING on the menu
There’s a new vegetarian restaurant located in Calhoun Square called Fig+ Farro. Their grand opening was Wednesday January 24, 2018. Some menu items are vegetarian and can be made vegan by request, however they have several options that are vegan on their own. The food was great, the service was great and the space is absolutely gorgeous. For dinner I ate the moroccan stew and couscous, chickpeas, root vegetables, squash, North African spice simmer. Now they do have to work on their desserts. I wasn’t impressed 😯 I ordered the swedish kladdkaka dense chocolate cake, coconut whipped cream, strawberries. The cake was very dry, pasty and chalky tasting. *Fig + Farro serves up plant-forward meals with a pinch of environmental awareness giving you an amazing food experience that benefits people, plants, and the earth. There’s also a small retail space to purchase books and snacks. Fig + Farro serves a lunch, dinner and brunch menu.
I may be the last of my foodie friends to pop up at Café Astoria in St Paul but I finally made it😀😀😀 and I’m supercalifragilisticexpialidociously impressed.
Ask for the Kim Ly crepe and 24k latte.
The crepe comes with Ube ice cream but I opted out.
Ever been to Eat Street Social in South Minneapolis?
I popped in for brunch on Sunday with one of my foodie friends. The open airy space is located on West 26th Street off Nicollet Ave. It’s very small and quaint with ample natural light perusing through the windows.
So let me tell you about this sammich. Scrambled Eggs cooked in truffle oil with a panch (pinch) of sweet lobster nestled in a warm flaky moist croissant served with a side of breakfast potatoes. OMGOODNESS delicious ❤️ I’m in love for real. I wanted another one.
I also wanted more lobster. They were hella stingy with it. Like hella hella stingy. But I will definitely go again and DEMAND my share and fair portion of lobster.
They are open for brunch on the weekends. #eatstreetsocial #minneapolisentreepreneur #southminneapolis #missfoodaficionado