The Backroom Deli

Rochester, Minnesota

Closed as of Jan 10 12

1001 6th St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901


4.4 / 10 votes

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Mostly vegan deli in the Good Food Store Co-op

Coffee/Tea/Juice, Grocery/Bakery/Deli

At the Backroom Deli, you will find vegan burgers and a different selection of soup daily. Once per week, there is a lunch special.

The menu is mostly vegan, though cheese and other milk products are offered as options on some dishes.

Also, the hot bar (added May 2011) has meat dishes, though the main menu at the cafe does not.

Added by Julie Eyrich on Aug 26 03 (last updated Jan 21 13)

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First off, the Good Food Store co-op is great. They have a HUGE bulk foods section, where you can get just about anything you'd want. They have produce, bread, and all kinds of packaged foods as well.

The only downside is that their produce section is quite small and could use some expanding and care.

Now, as for the awesome deli...HELL YEAH!! Their sandwiches are great and they have a bunch of different options and ways you can customize your meal. Finally, they have a number of quality smoothies to choose from...I've liked all of the ones I've tried so far.

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We absolutely LOVE this place. We live in Rochester, and this is our 'go-to' place. Among our favorites: the pancakes, the Cajun tofu sandwich, the Reuben, smoothies, the fries, the hummus and pita, the breakfast burrito, the African peanut soup, the oat pecan burger, the BLT, the side salad (with vegan ranch!) the list goes on and on. We have yet to have something from the Good Food Deli that was not absolutely delicious. As one reviewer mentioned, the sides are a little lacking unless you buy something additional but my husband and I are usually pretty satisfied when we leave. If we are still hungry, we can always pick up one of their gluten-free vegan ch chip cookies! We cannot say enough about how much we love this place :). Our only 'gripe' is that they close early on Saturday and they aren't open on Sundays.

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Wheelchair Accessible


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • American


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Brunch
  • Wi-Fi



9am - 7pm
9am - 6pm

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