Trio Plant-based

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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Trio Plant-based is a 100% plant-based restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Trio was founded in 2017 by co-founders and owners Sarah and Dan Woodcock, wife and husband, and Louis Hunter, their dear friend and business partner. Built upon a foundation of love and racial justice, we make and serve delicious plant-based comfort food. We source local, organic, and fairly traded ingredients as much as possible.
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JM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were amazing, the food was 100% vegan and perfect. couldn't of asked for a better experience. ❤

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly atmosphere. Waitstaff were attentive but not overly so, clean restaurant with delicious hot fresh food. Can I just say I cant believe it was vegan?! So good

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VD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good vegan food, with friendly staff and a laid-back atmosphere.

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AI
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good lousiest service I’ve had at an establishment in a very long time! I won’t go back just because of that not worth the drive or money for the poor quality of service I could even tip the 20% I normally do. Didn’t deserve what tip I left but she did do the work even if it was substandard. Ribs were tough Mac n cheese good cornbread good even though I asked for no butter on it I got butter, my niece didn’t get her beverage but she got ribs she didn’t order. People around us seemed to get great service. I’d hate to think it’s because we were black. I refuse to think that! Waitress was too busy socializing, I’d prefer to think that. Finally after not even asking us if we wanted dessert my friend had to get up to go get her attention ask for 2 go boxes and our bill.

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MG
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great experience at trio plant based! Our waitress was extremely friendly and basically had to serve the whole restaurant herself which caused quite the lag in getting our items, BUT she was great and it totally wasn't her fault! My husband got the trio platter and the food was great- everyone loved the cornbread and mac and cheese and herbivorous butcher ribs are always a win too! I got the grilled cheese and was only slightly disappointed because I was expecting homemade cheese. It was still very good though! The peach cobbler had great flavors, but was a little soupy- I would've liked it to have a little more crust crunch. Overall we had a good experience and would definitely go back!

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! My new found Vegan restaurant! EVERYTHING about this place was awesome! From the ease of making a reservation, to the table being ready when we arrived, to the attentive service, and ESPECIALLY the food! Everything we ordered was delish! Really worth checking out, you won't be disappointed!

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MB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did not expect the ambiance to be as exquisite as it was and I was very pleasantly surprised. As a longtime vegetarian and new vegan, I was skeptical that I wouldn't like the food, but it was OUTSTANDING!!! The chili was sensational and the burger and fries were delicious too. But the holy grail was the chicken enchiladas and Spanish rice. YUM!!! Our waitress was so sweet and accommodating and the owner came to our table and greeted us as well. I will definitely be back soon!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic selections for our lunch group. I especially appreciated the gluten free options. The mac&cheese was tasty. Our family was completely satisfied with each meal and loved the desserts. We will definitely be back to visit this friendly establishment.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and so was the service. A nice new vegan place to eat!

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N
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very fresh, worth the price. Despite being on Lake street it's quiet, with early 2000s hits playing in the background. The staff is friendly and cheerful. Great experience, would definitely go again!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

THIS IS AMAZING! I took my vegetarian friend here (I am neither vegetarian nor vegan) and we absolutely loved it. Seriously great food for a great price. We got the BLT sandwich and the soul food platter with ribs, corn bread, sweet potatoes, and Mac and cheese. Both were phenomenal. I only docked stars because the food took 5-10 minutes longer than I expected (not a huge deal, our server was awesome), and because of the reservation issue. I booked two people 7:30 Friday night a week before (I got follow up texts confirming the table). We arrived at 7:28 to be told they didn’t have a table for us (even though there was multiple tables dragged together for a larger group that hadn’t arrived yet) and we could eat at the bar or come back in 30 minutes. We didn’t get an apology or anything, the hostess was very nonchalant about it. We went over to a brewery for 30 minutes so no biggie, but we walked out wondering what the point of booking the reservation was? Also, when we arrived at 8:10 the large table hadn’t yet been filled, they came at shortly after. It was honestly no big deal, just sort of silly that a big section of the restaurant was empty while people with reservations were being turned away for 30 minutes. I won’t let this stop me from returning, some hostesses are better than others and the rest of the service was excellent! Just get to your reservation early or have a plan B prepared!

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M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff honestly, made my daughter’s birthday over the top amazing. They know what they did, it was amazing, and we’ll forever remember them for it. We are forever in your debt :)!!
The food was overall very good. Though the BLT was apparently off the hook, two out of two diners vehemently agree.
The chips and cheese need work. The cheese veered towards flavorless and the chips were fresh out of the bag, which is fine but the cheese needs to be a bullseye for store bought chips to fly.
Lasagna was very tasty, though a touch dry.
🐥 quesadilla was the clear winner and their house made, almond based caramel apple dipping sauce was fun and delightful.
A special little spot that has a very bright future thanks to a staff committed to badassery as an art form.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Other than a fairly long wait for food it was a great experience. Servers were present & helpful. Can’t wait to try other menu offerings.

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KV
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I can’t say I enjoyed the food very much. My husband had their burger and fries which were extremely salty. I had lasagna which was good but also in my opinion overpriced $20. Wasn’t a fan of their ribs. There is some cheapness to the whole interior. Don’t think I will be coming back here. That said staff was super nice, our server was fantastic and very friendly. Compared to say J Selby’s (another vegan place in St. Paul) this place isn’t at all worth the money in my opinion.

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JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. This was me and my girlfriend's second time there and the service was perfect the first time. Due to this being valentine's day, the service was a bit slow, but they acknowledged and apologized for it.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive service and tasty food! Our group felt well taken care of. I hope to come back again soon!

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O
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

They ran out of two things we ordered. The food took a long time to come because a big group was ahead of us. They offered a free dessert to make up for the wait. They were really nice so we will probably go back

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I was really excited to try a new plant-based restaurant in town. We were given a lackluster greeting from a less/than-energetic server/hostess. The meal I wanted wasn’t available for some reason. The food took 35 min to arrive after we ordered and we received no updates along the way. The food itself did not seem to be prepared from scratch, rather it appeared to have been bought at Costco and reheated. I may try again just in case this was an anomaly.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the best vegan food I have ever had. I was not at all disappointed with anything I ate. The staff was very friendly.

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AZ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have such a great menu (and specials!), it was hard to choose, so my friend and I picked several items and shared them all. Everything was fantastic. And we couldn’t pass on dessert - so fantastic. I can’t wait to go back!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really cute place to have lunch. Ordered 4 different things and all were pleased. Delicious food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a great time! She is vegetarian, I am not. We both had delicious meals and she was even treated to a slice of cake for her Birthday!🎉 I am a coffee lover and my coffee was a bit colder then what I like. Other then that it was overall wonderful and we will definitely be back!

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BA
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Party of eight people. Two of the party were vegetarian and were delighted to have so many options. Being a card carrying member of the Red Meat club, I was surprised how much I enjoyed my meal. While the meat substitute lacked the texture of meat (BBQ Rib), the flavor was convincing. Everyone in the party enjoyed the meals they ordered. Our server was great. She was attentive and patient with our party. Noise levels weren't bad (I'm deaf in one ear so I really suffer in noisy restaurants) even with all of the hard surfaces in the dining area.

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HW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is delicious - I had the cheeseburger and fries - terrific!! Very Friendly service. You wouldn't have known they were only open for 3 months -great options -

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve heard about Trio-plant- based restaurant from others but hadn’t gotten around to visit. After my visit I would recommend it to anyone. The food was delicious, waitress was friendly and attentive. The prices were reasonable. I’ll most definitely visit again.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious vegan foods available at a reasonable price with none of the pretentiousness that a lot of other places seem to have. The cornbread is a must-try!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Didn't even get to eat, as they did not hold a table for us even though we had a reservation.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The nachos and chili with cornbread I had were so so good! I docked a star because the food took a very long time to come out.

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there not expecting much. It was very good! My husband and i cleaned our plates. Highly recommend!!

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TT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. We ordered the soul food platter and chili with extra cornbread The chili and cornbread was our favorite. We also really enjoyed the sweet potatoes and peach cobbler. We are definitely going back to try more meals.

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B
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic plant-based food! Everything was excellent and will definitely go back.

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L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing and the food was outstanding, too! I am thoroughly impressed. It’s one of my hobbies to try new vegan spots in the community and this is my favorite thus far. The chicken cheeze quesadilla was the best I’ve ever had, vegan or not.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious vegan food. My daughter was very happy as were the non-vegans! Yummy! I wish they had wine.

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LD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vegan food and nice staff! Ordered the chik'n and cheeze quesadillas - delish!

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CF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I tried the usual Staples: nachos cheeseburger, BLT. These are all quite good. I’m looking forward to trying some of the more unique vegan options next time like the southern selections.

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JW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous vegan comfort food. We had chi'kn cheeze quesadillas and a BLT before going to the Jungle Theater. It was perfect.

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R
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Heard good buzz about Trio and was pleasantly surprised. We didn't have their signature ribs but plan on returning to try that. Food was very tasty and came out fast. Chili was hot (temp) and nicely spiced, nachos were filling but kinda lukewarm. I think it's a good lunch spot or for a quick bite on the go; it lacks the ambiance for dinner spot (too bright lighting and not cozy enough) But glad it's in the neighborhood and intend to return soon

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DK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new vegan comfort food haven. Once they get the bar up and running next year, it will be on my regular list.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly service and a great casual lunch or dinner spot for vegans and vegetarians. It was a treat to have an entire menu full of plant-based comfort food basics. Love that they feature many local Herbivorous Butcher products.

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