TAO Natural Foods

Acupuncturist, Vegetarian / Vegan, Gift Shop
2200 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm

Since 1968, those looking for healthy food in Minneapolis have headed straight to Tao Natural Foods. Located on Hennepin Avenue, the storefront is actually divided in half: one half is a health food store, specializing in vitamins, supplements, natural creams, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, and herbs, and the other half is an organic restaurant.

The menu at the restaurant is wholesome, healthy, and delicious. Breakfast offerings include a housemade multigrain waffle (with whole wheat, flax, oats, millet, and sunflower seeds); multigrain oatmeal and housemade granola; vegan chili, salads, and sandwiches including a tempeh Reuben, sweet potato burrito, and made-from-scratch black bean burgers; and vegetarian entrées, including a vegetable or avocado rice plate and The Royale, steamed vegetables, black beans, avocado, sauerkraut, and flax oil on brown rice.

The offerings at Tao Natural Foods’ café are healthy to the max, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant in town where so many organic dishes, from the black bean burgers to the waffles, are made from scratch. 


  • Get the Muscle Mania, a fantastic smoothie that tastes like peanut butter and banana! Elvis would approve.
  • great sandwiches & laid back vibe.
  • Try the sweet potato burrito! It's delicious!
  • Get the Doozie salad, its a real... err... doozie.
  • Tempeh sandwich!
  • Happy hour on Monday through Friday, 5-7pm - special deals!
  • The yogurt parfait is their best breakfast dish, tasty and good for you too.
  • Tempeh sandwich with avocado and pepper jack!!! Yum!!!
  • It's never too later for breakfast here. Yogurt parfait, smoothies or muffin of the day...hard decision!
  • A natural and organic food store and caf which also offers health services.
  • This place is beautiful. Today's meal? Island smoothie + tempeh rueben + orange sweet oil water = Perfect meal that would energize me up on a Saturday before work! Yes!
  • Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3p to 6p. Half plates and $1 off all wine, beer, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies!
  • My favorite is the Tempeh sandwich! You have to try it....so good!! : D
  • Great food & drinks!!
  • Awesome food.
  • Watch out for Punchy. He's hiding in the raw, organic, all natural additive free chapstick aisle. Waiting. Watching.
  • try the juice bar at the very least. energizing smoothies.
  • the doosey salad will make you feel whole again
  • New wifi password: medicinefood
  • Amazing smoothies! Homade ice cream. Try the Avocado Rice Plate.

Nearby places

2404 Hennepin Ave (at W 24th St)
2105 Lyndale Ave S (at 22nd Ave)
2112 Hennepin Avenue (22nd and Hennepin)