Beet a Path to These Eats
check out our readers’ favorite vegetarian and vegan options
Doctors, nutritionists, and even your mom will tell you that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits is ideal. Even those of us devoted to burgers and brats enjoy a change of pace sometimes, and a number of Chippewa Valley restaurants are here to help with menus rich in plant-based options. Here are the our reader’s favorite vegan and vegetarian eateries, as determined by Volume One’s most recent Best of the Chippewa Valley Poll.
BEST VEGETARIAN MENU
The Informalist (205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire) snatches up first place for vegetarian dining with animal product-free locally grown eats, such as breakfast nachos, lemony corn cakes, brioche french toast, and granola parfaits. Egg Roll Plus (1611 Bellinger St., Eau Claire) rolls into second place with pad thai, stir fries, and delectable egg rolls. The Raw Deal (603 Broadway St. S., Menomonie) takes third with its organic, raw, and vegan eats.
BEST VEGAN MENU
Though the Raw Deal (603 Broadway St. S, Menomonie) took third for its vegetarian menu, it leads the poll for its vegan menu, featuring juices, smoothies, and vegan snacks that are raw and organic. The Informalist (205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire) wins second with its vegan granola parfait, hash browns, salads, and toast. Getting hungry? Head over to Egg Roll Plus (1611 Bellinger St., Eau Claire), which takes third place among our readers.