Minneapolis was a good ol’ time! I am such a city girl at heart, so when I found out that the hotel we were staying at was smack dab in the middle of Downtown, I was ecstatic!
The weekend was so fun (with business mixed in, of course) and it pretty much revolved around food! That’s what happens when you travel with food lovers, haha! Our first Minneapolis food stop? Pizza Luce, of course! Cuz who doesn’t like pizza?
After much deliberation, I decided to “Build My Own Pizza” with soy cheese, mushrooms, pineapple, and mock breaded chicken. Mmm!
Afterwards, we decided to walk around town, though it was chilly! Luckily, we used the Skyway.. such an brilliant idea!
After walking, shopping at Nicollet Mall and getting to know the city, we worked up quite an appetite and my omni friends wanted to go to The Melting Pot.
I wasn’t able to participate with the cheese fondue, but I did have my fare share of dippers while my friends gladly chowed down on the cheese. But they didn’t want to leave me out with dessert, so we ended ordering The Original Chocolate Dessert, subbing DARK chocolate for milk chocolate.
Umm, dark chocolate with peanut butter?? YUM, are you kidding me??
I gladly dipped my fruit and dipped it into melty, smooth delicious mix of dark chocolate with peanut butter. Oh, yea!
We were all quite content with our first night in Minneapolis. On Saturday it was pretty much all business, attending the conference and presenting our project. It was fun and we learned a lot, too!
After the presentation we decided to enjoy our last night by making a mandatory stop at the Mall of America! On our way there, I was delightfully surprised to find the legendary OatsCreme!
I ordered the small vanilla with carob chips(!!) and strawberries…
I was so happy and I throughly enjoyed my OatsCreme experience. Soo good, and soo healthy, too! Why don’t I have this in Chicago? 😦
When we finally arrived at the Mall of America, all of our jaws dropped! Whoa, this mall is INTENSE! We were so overwhelmed!
And then we saw this…
And they had…
Then it was time to head back…
For breakfast this morning I was able to find another vegan goodie!
I was happy to have found these, since I can’t find them anywhere in Chicago. Ruby Red has recommended the Heart Thrives to me for quite a while. This delicious California Suncake packed quite a nutritonal punch! It totally satisfied me during the trip back home. Oh, and I did nibble a bit on a Pizza Luce dessert…
A delicious way to end my fun weekend at Minneapolis. I was pleased to find how vegan friendly this city is! It was a wonderful place and I hope to visit again sometime and hit up even more of the wonderful vegan places this town has to offer.
Well, I think it’s time for me to get to bed and get ready for another week of classes. Ugh!
I wish you all a happy week!