Birchwood: favorite independent restaurant to get a healthful meal


Birchwood Cafe
3311 E. 25th St., Minneapolis,

This neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood draws raves from both vegetarian grrls and their carnivore sisters. Along with veggie specialties there’s always a meaty dish or two available. The simple, elegant fare matches the spare but cozy surroundings, and as a reminder that healthful eating can be fun, desserts include key lime pie (every day), and the Sunday brunch selections are … ooh la la!

You also eat healthfully at Cafe Brenda, French Meadow Bakery & Café and Trotter’s Cafe.