Eating healthy can raise questions such as, "Are crayons a fruit or a vegetable?" and "How many steaks does a growing baby need?" Answer culinary questions with today's deal: $20 gets you $40 worth of organic dinner fare and wine at French Meadow Bakery & Café on South Lyndale Avenue.
A pioneer of certified organic baking, French Meadow serves up plentiful plates of café fare with fresh, local flare. The delectable dishes are artfully built from ingredients brought in on moose back from farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and French Meadow bakes their own fresh, yeast-free bread every day. Choose from salads, sandwiches, pasta, and meat or fish entrees for the full-service, wait staff populated dinner, such as the house made butternut squash ravioli ($13) stuffed with roasted butternut squash and St. Pete’s select blue cheese or pan seared miso salmon ($19) served with garlic mashed potatoes and wasabi oil. Organically grown grapes anthropomorphize into full-bodied organic wines ($7-12 per glass), while craft beers like the Michigan made Bell's Two Hearted Ale ($4) are also on hand despite their lack or arms. The restaurant caters especially to vegan and gluten-free feeders, with appropriate options clearly marked. See French Meadow's dinner menu for all the tasty fare.
French Meadow Bakery & Café was named one of the Vita.mn's Best Breakfast Spots in 2007, and Best Brunch in 2010. City Pages recommends it, OpenTable reviewers give it a 4.1-star average, and Yelpers and Citysearchers both give it four.
- An entire book could be devoted to the wonders and marvels of French Meadow… One of the best bakeries in the country, one of the best places to get a pancake on a Thursday morning, one of the best neighborhood restaurants for dinner – City Pages
- The food was very,very good. The service was relaxed but attentive. We asked our wait person for a number of recommendations and all that she made were very helpful. – OpenTable user who dined on 11/08/2010