Akshay-paatram

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Closed as of Aug 1 10

Minneapolis, MN
612-964-1954

Vegetarian

3.7 / 2 votes

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Vegetarian food stall/caterer at the Midtown Farmer's Market and Kingfield market

Food Court or Street Vendor, Caterer

This Hare Krisha vegetarian food stall operates at the Midtown Farmer's Market on Saturdays, and the Kingfield Market on Sundays. They also offer catering services and occasionally host open houses (ask them for details).

They offer unusual takes on Indian vegetarian and vegan food as well as some baked goods, breads and drinks. Generally, the stall will have at least one or two vegan options, though they can accommodate special requests with advance notice.

Saturday location and hours: Midtown Farmers' Market (next to Lake Street light rail station) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday location and hours: Kingfield Farmers' Market (43rd St. & Nicollet Avenue S.) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Added by conde.kedar on Aug 1 09 (last updated May 31 11)

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I wish I had known about Akshay-paatram earlier, so I could have supported them on my Saturday farmers' market bike rides. But I'm glad I found them now.

They don't have too many options, but they do seem to have at least one vegan dish and one vegan dessert available. I had the quinoa curry ($4) and a strawberry churro ($1.50). The quinoa curry was tasty and unusual (you don't see Indian flavors, mixed with non-Indian ingredients like quinoa, too often), though it could have used a bit more spice (how about some red chili powder?) and maybe an extra protein, like tofu or TVP, to give it some varied texture.

The strawberry churro was also tasty, and quite unusual (why does the Mexican food stall ten feet away not offer a vegan churro?). My churro was a bit old, though I imagine this crispy, fried dough covered in sugar and filled with strawberry jam would be heavenly right out of the oven/fryer. Instead of jam, I would prefer fresh strawberry compote, and maybe a side of vegan whipped cream, and then you got a masterpiece.

Akshay also has chai (sometimes offered with soy milk) and fresh mango juice. On a whole, I'm glad Akshay is around and I hope they expand their vegan options.

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Cuisines

  • Indian
  • Eclectic (Fusion)

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closed
8am - 1pm
8:30am - 1pm

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