The Meals on Heels 2022 Mega-Restaurant Preview

Cardigan donuts

This year’s Meals on Heels restaurant lineup is ready to go! We’re thrilled to be back after a two-year hiatus, and in the spirit of coming back better than ever before, we couldn’t be more excited for this year’s menu! And as an organization supporting Twin Cities homes, we had to feature only #OnlyInMinnesota cuisine. These nine local restaurants will wow our guests at The Whim on Aug. 11. Your ticket lets you sample all of them to your heart’s delight! 

Move Over State Fair, We’ve Got Your Food List Right Here!

Pizza Lucé

Menu items: Elote Pizza, Fire Breathing Dragon, Pizza Athena, and Wild Mushroom. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. 

Your favorite place to go for Minnesota pizza, Pizza Lucé, will once again be providing their mouthwatering slices at Meals on Heels. This is the 10th year that they have partnered with us for an in-person event! Every year they serve new, unique pizzas along with some of their classic fan favorites.

Sweet Science Ice Cream

Menu item: A variety of locally-made ice cream flavors, with dairy-free and gluten-free options!

There’s nothing better than ice cream on a hot summer day…which is why we are so excited that Sweet Science Ice Cream will be back at Meals on Heels! Sweet Science is committed to making all-natural ice cream, free of stabilizers, artificial flavors, colors, or gums. By using food science and organic ingredients, they conjure up unique flavors. It’s handmade from scratch right in Saint Paul. Sweet Science Ice Cream can be found in their Edina Scoop Shop and in many local retailers. Which innovative flavors will they scoop for Meals on Heels this year? You’ll just have to wait and see!

Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken

Menu item: Elote salad with a strip of fried (vegan) chicken, topped with feta and cilantro

We are absolutely thrilled to bring a vegan favorite to this year’s event! Herbie Butcher’s Fried Chicken is an #AllVeganEverything fast-casual fried chicken restaurant located in South Minneapolis. If you’ve been curious to try this plant-based cuisine, brought to you by the brother and sister duo behind The Herbivorous Butcher, Meals on Heels is the perfect opportunity! 

Herbie's Fried Chicken


Menu: Heirloom Tomato Tostada with fried nixtamal tortilla, guacamole, watermelon, jalapeno, and pickled onion

Nixta, a Northeast Minneapolis artisanal tortilleria, will be making its Meals on Heels debut! Nixta uses “heirloom corn and time-honored techniques” to create flavorfully authentic tortillas. Check out Nixta for your next taco fix, or try their tamales, quesadillas, salsas, and more. Head over to their Instagram page @Nixtampls for weekly meal kit announcements (YUM!), as well as their take-out menu

Cardigan Donuts

Menu: Glazed Old Fashioned, Strawberry Champagne, Raised Ring with Chocolate Icing and Dusted Sprinkles, Blueberry Donut Holes

Cardigan Donuts is also making its Meals on Heels debut. This Minnesota donut shop is on a mission to “sweeten life for all” with its drool-worthy donut flavors. Their menu includes perfected classic favorites, as well as flavors like Churro Roll, Vanilla Caramel Coconut Bar, and weekly flavors like a Cannoli Inspired Donut, Key Lime Pie Inspired Donut, and the “Bomb Pop Bar”

Can’t wait until the 11th to get your hands on one? Get your Cardigan Donuts at City Center Downtown, IDS Center, or FRGMNT Coffee in the North Loop.

Doughnuts in bowls, a basket, and on a cooling rack

The Fabled Rooster

Menu: Hoppin John with pulled pork and collard greens

Veteran-owned-and-operated restaurant, The Fabled Rooster, is located on the first floor of Graze Provisions + Libations. Their “southern-inspired low country cooking” has been passed down for generations. Get ready for southern staples like delicious BBQ, Cajun Truffle Fries, Fried Pickles, and Boiled Peanuts.

Fabled Rooster plate

Gardens of Salonica

Menu: Chocolate Hazelnut Boughatsa and Taramosalata Dip (wild-caught Atlantic cod roe mousse) on a pita crisp

Gardens of Salonica: New Greek Cafe & Deli has been serving all of your classic Greek favorites since 1991. They use high-quality ingredients sourced from local, organic, and wild-caught producers when available. Their Minneapolis spot offers café and classic tableside service, family-style meals, and take-out! OPA!

The Hyderabad Indian Grill

Menu: Chicken tikka masala plate with rice and salad

The Hyderabad Indian Grill is another brand new addition to the Meals on Heels tradition! You can find their delicious authentic Indian food in Minneapolis, Bloomington, and Rochester. (Take it from us, you must try their buffet!) Hyderabad Indian Grill partners with one of our newest member Meals on Wheels programs, SEWA-AIFW, to provide culturally familiar and authentic home-delivered meals to Twin Cities seniors in the South Asian diaspora, which includes India, Pakistan, and the smaller surrounding countries south of China.

Hyderabad Grill curries

Haven’t Bought Your Tickets Yet?

What are you waiting for? Meals on Heels 2022 is sure to be a wonderful (and scrumptious) time.

Event Details (In Case You Forgot)

What: Meals on Heels, our annual fundraiser. All of the proceeds support those who get Twin Cities Meals on Wheels services.

When: Thursday, August 11th, for a night of food, fun, and fashion!

Where: The Whim in Northeast Minneapolis.

You can read more details (including our COVID policy) here.

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