Fig + Farro is one of those places that was on my “to visit” list and then this pandemic hit and that list fell by the way side, along with my hopes of being able to visit some of Minneapolis’ best restaurants. So, I was happy to hear that Fig + Farro re-opened this week for curbside pickup!
I picked up food from the new “Fig 2.0” curbside window and left with my car smelling so delicious I could barely wait to get home and dig into my bag of plant-based comfort food!
We started out with two appetizers – Fig + Farro’s famous buffalo cauliflower and yuca fries. While the cauliflower was awesome, we couldn’t get over how amazing the yuca is! It’s definitely our favorite yuca in the state of Minnesota. It’s served with a top notch chimichurri too.
While looking like a work of art, the Jerusalem plate features garlicky hummus garnished with tahini and surrounded by pickled and fresh veggies. It’s served with falafel balls and some amazingly delicious pita.
Last but not least, we had Chef Amalia’s Housemade Pasta, which varies from day to day. Today it was housemade tagliatelle pasta with chilled avocado and heirloom tomatoes, lemon, basil, garlic olive oil and scallions. Served on a bed of arugula.
I have to say that we loved everything. I was a good sibling and stopped at my sister’s house on the way home to share some of my food with her. She texted me to thank me and say she inhaled it. Yep, it was that was good.
The real indication of how good it was came from my husband’s reaction. He is definitely NOT a vegetable lover, but he loved Fig + Farro. I have to say I was shocked when he told me he was looking forward to ordering again. He may be a fan of vegetarian food yet!
Fig + Farro Curbside Carryout:
Fig + Farro is located within Calhoun Square at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin in Uptown Minneapolis. They have installed a safe serve window to reduce physical interaction between guests and staff, which you can find at the service entrance on Lake Street. There are several spaces with free on-street parking for curbside pickup. If you’re walking, the sidewalk has social distancing decals to give cues such as “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” and “You’re So Far Away From Me” as a nod to famous song lyrics.
Hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. You can preorder online at figandfarro.com or call ahead to 612-208-0609. Delivery is also available via Facebook Messenger, BiteSquad and UberEats.
Fig + Farro Mother’s Day Specials:
Make Mother’s Day easy and delicious with one two Mother’s Day Specials. You can pick up a Saturday take-home DIY brunch for breakfast in bed complete with a Take + Bake Roasted Vegetable Quiche, Gourmet Fruit and Coconut Yogurt Platter and a Bakery Basket with Jam and Plant-Based Whipped Butter. Or choose a prepared meal ready for easy Sunday pickup with Roasted Veggie Quiche, Nosh Plate- Hummus, Pita, Veggies, White Bean Salad and Olives Farro and Greens Salad, and a Bakery Basket with Jam and Plant-Based Whipped Butter. Both Mother’s Day options are gluten free.
About Fig + Farro:
Fig + Farro provides delicious plant-based meals with an environmentally conscious mission: “Reduce Your Carbon FOODprint.” Fig + Farro serves made-from-scratch comfort food with flavors from around the globe prepared and served by climate change activists. It was named “Top 50 Vegetarian Restaurants in America” in 2019 by Forbes Magazine. As part of their climate-conscious mission, Fig + Farro donates one tree for every customer. Since December 2018, more than 71,000 trees have been planted by their partner, Trees For The Future. Currently, Fig + Farro is proud to have an all-female leadership team: Founder Michelle Courtright, General Manager Hailey Heisick and Executive Chef Amalia Obermeier-Smith. All three women are passionate climate change activists devoted to reducing