Fig and Farro is an eclectic vegan restaurant in Uptown Minneapolis. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two or intimate outing with friends. When you want plant-based meals, quiet ambience, and food that is thoughtfully prepared, Fig + Farro calls.
Thank you to Fig + Farro for hosting me & providing complimentary meals.
Update: Unfortunately, Fig + Farro has closed permanently.
When we were in Minneapolis recently, I wanted to be sure to visit some new-to-me vegan restaurants in the area. It’s so easy to keep returning to my favorites again and again, especially when I only visit the Twin Cities once a year generally. However, that means I can miss out on some real gems.
After I visited Minneapolis about a year ago, I kept hearing friend after friend raving about meals at Fig + Farro. I realized I needed to make visiting a priority the next time around.
Well, as luck would have it, as I was planning my recent trip, Fig and Farro reached out to me about coming in for a meal. Of course, I couldn’t turn that down!
Fig + Farro is very much my vibe – eclectic, clean, quiet ambience with homespun charm.
There are ornate lighting fixtures, and a variety of table and chair styles. That means each area of the restaurant offers a slightly different dining experience.
The entrees are date night quality. They are served on mismatched vintage plates with glass bottles of water on the table for easy refills.
Our friends, Laura & Sean, joined David & I for dinner that night. We started with a carafe of wine to share.
For an appetizer, we ordered artichoke dip for the table, a perennial favorite. By the way, the artichoke dip appetizer at Fig and Farro can be made gluten-free upon request.
The dip really put the emphasis on artichokes with just a small amount of creaminess surrounding the generous chunks of artichoke hearts. There were large slivers of garlic surrounding them, and toasted pita for smearing & dunking.
We also shared a bowl of crispy buffalo cauliflower with ranch. This gluten-free appetizer had great spice & texture. And we saved the ranch to use on pizza crust later.
French onion soup
Whenever I see vegan French onion soup on a menu, that’s a must for me.
The mellow, brothy soup was finished with toasted bread and melted smoked Provolone. (I’m guessing Follow Your Heart?) The extra smokiness completed the soup beautifully.
Since there were four of us at dinner, we got a chance to sample several entrees.
I had the wild mushroom parcels. I think I won the lottery on best entrée.
The parcels reminded me of raw ravioli that’s often made with very thinly sliced beet. But the mushroom parcels were made with mandolined slices of rutabaga.
The rutabaga was a toasty shade of brown. It crisped around the cashew cheese & mushroom filling.
The parcels were placed on top of a flavorful red pepper muhammara and a drizzle of chive oil. I would order this again and again.
Wild mushroom pizza
Continuing with the mushroom theme, David ordered a crusty pizza with local foraged mushrooms. It was topped with garlic and olive oil.
Laura had the jambalaya. This brothy rice dish included Herbivorous Butcher Andouille sausage and what appeared to be Gardein chicken. The warming dish was filled out with red beans, peppers, okra, and onions.
Sean ordered a generous slice of pesto lasagna. It was layered with mushrooms, spinach, cashew ricotta, and vibrant basil pesto on top. Then it was served with a Caesar salad.
With two appetizers and entrees all around, there were lots of leftovers to take home. But that didn’t stop us from ordering a dessert to share.
We had beignets with a very crisp exterior, powdered sugar, and a chocolate berry drizzle.
I will definitely be including Fig + Farro on future visits to Uptown Minneapolis. And next time, I’m making it my business to visit their brunch on the weekends.
Chilaquiles, biscuits & gravy, and a vegan take on eggs Benedict with Frank’s red hot hollandaise? Sign. Me. Up. In addition to their brunch menu, they also offer a brunch buffet on the weekends.
Thank you again to Fig and Farro for hosting me & providing complimentary meals for our dinner in Uptown Minneapolis. All opinions expressed are fully my own.