Minnesota State Fair Vegan Food Guide

You may be surprised to learn that vegans (and those with dairy and egg allergies) can find a variety of things to eat at the Minnesota State Fair. Check out my list below and let me know if there’s anything I should add, or if you think something might not be vegan anymore. 

Disclaimer: I have compiled this list from what I’ve eaten and from other lists I’ve seen online, so I haven’t necessarily tried everything and therefore cannot legitimately recommend everything. Please do your own due diligence and confirm with food vendors about their products as I’ve learned things can change unexpectedly. Examples: One year, a vendor who had confirmed a new vegan dish decided to add dairy butter within a few days of the fair starting, and Hot Indian Foods changed the wrap on their samosas so they’re no longer vegan.

Happy eating!

*My top picks

International Bazaar
*Cinnamon Roasted Nuts
Holy Land Deli – Falafels, grape leaves & more
Island Noodles – Traditional noodles are marked vegan
Panda Palace Asian Cuisine – Vegetable Spring Rolls, Veggie Fried Rice
St. Martin’s Olives on a Stick

Food Building
Falafel King – Falafels with tahini
Harry Singh’s – Anything marked vegetarian should be vegan
Manny’s Tortas – Virgin piña colada and fresh pineapple
Mario’s – Grilled Portobello Veggie Pita or Vegetarian Pita without cheese
Oodles of Noodles – Spicy Thai Noodles, Spaghetti or penne with marinara
*Sara’s Tipsy Pies – American Apple Pie marked vegan

Elsewhere in the fair
Ballpark Cafe – Onion rings, garlic fries
Big Pop: Vegan popcorn options (Grandstand lower level)
Chan’s Chicken on a Stick – Vegetable Fried Rice, Veggie Lo Mein
Corn Roast – Hold the butter
Dole Whip – Pineapple or raspberry, marked non-dairy
Farmers Union – Offers soy and almond milk
French Meadow Cafe and Bakery – Scone, Cauliflower Earth Wings
Fresh French Fries – Marked vegan, gluten-free, and kosher
Henry’s Kettle Korn
Juanita’s Fajitas – Veggie Fajita, Bean Bowls without cheese

Kora’s Cookie Dough – sugar cookie dough is marked vegan
Minneapple Pie – Apple pie without ice cream
Minnesnowii Shave Ice
Minnesota Apples (Ag/Hort Building) – Apples, cider, frozen apple cider, applesauce
OOF-da Tacos – Vegetarian Taco without cheese
*Preferred Pickle – Regular or Cajun fried pickles, bring your own dipping sauce
*Produce Exchange – Fresh fruit, grilled peaches, kombucha on tap
Sonny’s Fair Food – Spiral cut chips

*Strawberries and Creme – Marked vegan
Tiny Footprint Coffee – Offers soy and almond milk
Tot Boss – Plain tots (shared fryers)

West End Creamery – vegan ice cream and shakes per staff; vanilla ice cream confirmed as vegan & soy-based

2019 notes:
BRIM’s
Grilled Sota Sandwich is NOT vegan. The bread contains honey.
Hot Indian Foods will be at the Midtown Global Market Stall August 22-27 and the Bhel Puri is vegan.

2018 notes:
I was told that the batter at Vegie Fries contains eggs, and that the batter on the Fried Green Tomatoes contains dairy.

As you can probably guess, many places serve fries, and there are a wide range of beverages to consume so I chose not to include those on the list. I download the Minnesota State Fair App every year since the map has a handy search feature. Keep in mind many places are cash only, and you’ll find ATMs stationed all around the fair if needed.

Minnesota State Fair 2016

Kora’s Cookie Dough

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  4. Karl Keene says:

    Thanks for the list! We were at the fair today (Saturday, August 24th) and stopped at Harry Singh’s, Oodles of Noodles, and Sara’s Tipsy Pies. Everything came as advertised and was veganly delicious!

  5. C says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for your guide. I had the Bhel Puri (Yum! So many flavors), the Spicy Thai Noodles from Oodles (SUPER EXCELLENT!), and a Doubles from Harry Singh’s (So much more bland than I’m accustomed to, but still delicious). I actually ran into a pair of humans in the line at Oodles who were there because of your blog as well. Thank you thank you thank you for putting this together.

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