Intelligent Nutrients

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.5 / 4 votes

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Health salon, not a cafe

General Store, Other

Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher converted his former warehouse, dividing it into three large rooms containing a retail shop and salons.

Added by Sharyn Morrow on May 4 06 (last updated Jan 1 10)

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Today my co-workers and I ordered our food to go, but I'd love to eat in some time. The rooms are large and open, with colorful walls and eclectic furniture. I tried the soup and sandwich combo, priced at $8.50. The marinated tofu sandwich, with mixed greens (would have come with roasted peppers and onion as well, but I asked for it without) was excellent. I enjoyed the spicy lentil soup as well; it certainly cleared my sinuses. It was a tough choice between today's two vegan dessert options - a raspberry chocolate bar and a slice of turtle cake. I opted for the latter. The chocolate cake was a bit on the dry side, but still quite good. The best part, though, was the gooey caramel-nut frosting. Yum.


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Update: I gave this place another shot and have to say that the service was weird - it took the guy about 5 minutes to get to me, when there were no other customers in sight and he was doing things like wiping down the counters in the back (from my perspective taking a customer's order is a higher priority, but that's just me). When he did finally come over he did answer several questions for me and my take out order only took 5 minutes. I got the tempe empanadas and they were pretty good.

Not too impressed. For as 'healthy' and 'conscienceness oriented' this place wants to think it is, they really don't have many vegan options. They can make any cocao drink with soy or rice milk (soy froths better!), they make their own sorbet (we tried apple - it was great, I have to admit), and they did have an excellent seasonal fruit tart for dessert. However, the portions are small, the selection wasn't as large as one would expect, and the food just wasn't that great. It's one of those places that makes the portions tiny and serves them on fancy mod dishes to make you think it's really good, but if you just close your eyes and forget that the veggies are cut long and skinny, it's nothing to get worked up over.

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Neighborhood

Northeast Minneapolis

Directions

Just off of the intersection of Interstate 35W and Hennepin.

Wheelchair Accessible

Features

  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

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11am - 7pm
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