Visit Shakopee Best spots for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats

Whether you’re looking for gluten-free meals or plant-based eats, Shakopee’s local restaurants have tasty vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options representing a wide range of cuisines. 

Vegetarian & vegan 

O’Brien’s Public House specializes in elevated pub fare, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices.  Start with an order of cauliflower wings or the hummus duo, and then try a margarita flatbread (gluten-free crust available), entree-sized salad with breaded cauliflower, Beyond Burger, or grilled cheese sandwich topped with pimento and dill cheese spread.

338 1st Avenue East, Shakopee; 952-217-5490; 

Pho 83 offers a vegetarian menu with items including curry tofu, tofu with vegetables, and mushrooms with peapods.  Many other items can be ordered with tofu or vegetables, including Vietnamese bun salad bowls, rice platters, fried rice, lo mein, Cantonese pan fried egg noodles, and pad Thai.

1141 Canterbury Road, Shakopee; 952-233-1801;

Thai Tempo serves noodles, curries, and rice entrees that can be ordered with vegetables or tofu.  Sauces are made from scratch, and ingredients include fresh vegetables and herbs.  Signature dishes include orange Thai, pad ka pow, and mixed vegetables served over rice.

4053 Dean Lakes Boulevard, Shakopee; 952-445-1677;


McCoy’s Copper Pint serves wood stone pizzas on gluten-free cauliflower crusts—pick from vegetarian-friendly triple cheese, margarita, or smoked gouda and spinach, or try creative pizzas like spicy fajita or Hawaiian cheese curd.  All burgers and sandwiches can be served on gluten-free buns, and there are also gluten-free entrees like a veggie power bowl.

1710 Crossings Boulevard, Shakopee; 952-456-8643;

Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant has a dedicated gluten-free menu with dozens of options.  Start with queso or nachos served with gluten-free tortilla chips.  Then move on to entrees including tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, and salads, as well as special lunch features.  In addition, some items are vegetarian or can be made vegetarian by request.

230 Lewis Street, Shakopee; 952-445-9218;

Pasta Zola is a locally owned, Italian fast-casual restaurant with build-your-own pizza and pasta.  Pick from gluten-free pasta or zoodles (“noodles” made from zucchini) and add your choice of sauce and toppings.  All sauces and most toppings are gluten-free.  You can also get a pizza with a gluten-free or cauliflower crust and your choice of sauce and toppings.

8048 Old Carriage Court North, Shakopee; 952-583-0672;

Turtle’s Bar and Grill offers a gluten-free crust for 10-inch pizzas, which feature homemade pizza sauce, plenty of high-quality cheese, and unique toppings like sausage made in-house from a special recipe.  Several vegetarian and build-your-own pizzas are available.  In addition, classic and specialty burgers can be served on a gluten-free bun by request.

132 1st Avenue East, Shakopee; 952-445-9668; 

Zuppa Cucina is a great spot for a quick bite, with Italian-inspired sandwiches that can be made with gluten-free bread.  One of the house specialties is a sandwich loaded with smoked ham, salami, prosciutto, vegetables, and cheese, and there’s also a vegetarian sandwich with roasted zucchini, mushrooms, artichokes, and herb cream cheese.

1667 17th Avenue East, Shakopee; 952-445-373; 

Shakopee isn’t only a great place to eat, it’s also a great place to play and stay!  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

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