French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

French Meadow Bakery & Cafe 
2610 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408 USA
Telephone. 612-870-4740

Since 1985 French Meadow Bakery has produced the most pure, organic and artfully crafted yeast free breads that cater to their customers’ special dietary needs, allergies and concerns for the healthiest foods for their bodies.

Lynn Gordon, the founder of French Meadow, is a certified macrobiotic teacher, and for many years prior to her baking bread, taught cooking and lifestyle classes at the Traditional Center for Macrobiotics in St. Paul. Lynn consulted with individuals with cancer and severe illnesses, with a teaching emphasis on healing with whole foods. French Meadow was a natural evolution, and needed bread in the marketplace because of Lynn’s concern with healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and environmental issues.

Not merely a healthy product, French Meadow breads are renowned for their excellent taste and texture, and have been twice named by Bon Appetite magazine as one of the TEN BEST bread bakeries in the USA.

Combine 21st-century creativity with additive-free ingredients, and this is what you get. The much-heralded French Meadow's dedication to organic fare goes way beyond any established norm.
Baked goods, breakfasts and about anything that's good for you at lunch or dinner make the French Meadow a South Minneapolis dining essential.
A global selection of ingredients and styles is evident throughout, from Middle Eastern and Asian wraps to an antipasto plate or Vietnamese spring roll. Appropriate wines and beer are available at budget-friendly prices. You can place your order at the counter during the day, and at 5PM table service kicks in. Tables are always on a seat-yourself basis, so stake one out when you enter.
-  John Sharpe, AOL CityGuide: Twin Cities


Recently Dr. Susan Love, author of The Breast Book and many other books on women’s health, appeared on Good Morning America, and recommended French Meadow's sprouted Woman’s Bread with soy Isoflavones for women of all ages to prevent osteoporosis, breast cancer, and for overall support and balance of the endocrine system. She had purchased the loaf at a store in Manhattan, and French Meadow has been receiving inquiries since then.

Lunch Menu

French Meadow Bakery & Café believes that meals prepared with the highest quality fresh, local & organic ingredients are the building blocks for a healthy & happy life. Seasonal, local, and organically grown ingredients taste better. We are dedicated to cooking with care & purpose…with attention to the body’s needs which are ever changing with the seasons.
To serve meals that are pleasing to the palate & nurturing to the soul…that is our purpose.

   Cup – 3.50   Bowl – 5.50

 Black Bean Chile
Creamy Tomato and Basil
Featured Daily Soups


Classic Caesar                                           6

Organic Romaine Lettuce, Lemon and Herb Crisps, House Made Egg Free Dressing and Parmigiano Reggiano

 Cobb Salad                                               9

Organic Romaine Lettuce, Smoked Bacon, Roasted Tomato, Free Range Turkey Breast, Roasted Tomato,
Hard Boiled Egg, Kalama Olives with a Wisconsin Blue Cheese Dressing

Nicoise                                                   11

Organic Mixed Greens, seared Ahi Tuna, Haricot Verts, Nicoise Olives, olive oil poached potato, boiled egg, and roma tomatoes Substitute Tuna for Sesame Marinated Tofu

Sesame Salad                                            5

 Mixed Greens with Red Cabbage, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Red Pepper and a Black Sesame and Ginger Vinaigrette 

French Meadow Salad      Small - 4   Large - 6

Mixed Greens with Beet Curls, Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Tamari with a White Wine Vinaigrette
Add Salmon, Chicken or Tuna

Greek Salad                                             8

Organic Romaine Lettuce tossed Roasted Tomatoes, Cucumbers Feta Cheese,
Kalamata Olives, Capers and a Lemon-Oregano Dressing



Black Bean-Crab Cakes                                        9

Crab Cake made with Organic Black Turtle Beans, Scallions, Lemon Zest, Garlic,
and Cilantro on a bed of mixed greens with a Chipotle-Garlic Aioli

Black Bean Quesadilla                                                    8

Organic Wheat Tortilla stuffed with Baby Spinach Black Beans, Red Onion, Free Range Chicken,
Wisconsin Cheddar and served with a spicy tomato-chipotle salsa and an avocado-lime coulis

Mussels                                                          10

Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed with Cilantro, Tomato, Green Onion Ginger,
Sambol Oleak and White Wine; served with grilled baguette


Vegetarian Lasagna                                            8

Fresh Egg Pasta layered with Organic Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheese,
and a rich Marinara Sauce served with Organic Garlic Texas Toast

Pasta Pomodoro                                                 7

Spaghetti Pasta served with a Classic Italian Fresh Tomato Sauce served with Organic Garlic Texas Toast

Green Curry Noodles                                                      9    

House Made Green Coconut Curry with Udon Noodles, Red Bell Pepper, Shrimp and Cilantro

Baked Macaroni and White Cheddar                     6    

Baked Organic Macaroni Pasta with an Aged Organic White Cheddar Cheese Sauce
served with Spinach and Organic Garlic Texas Toast

served on 100% spouted wheat tortillas

California Wrap                                                 8

Hormone free turkey with guacamole, sprouts, red onions, lettuce and tomatoes

Thai Wrap                                                                      8

Soba noodles with peanut sauce, cilantro,  and re peppers

BLT Wrap                                                              8

Bacon, lettuce and tomato with garlic aioli    

Southwest Wrap                                                  8 

Grilled Chicken, cheddar, chili, chipotle sour cream, black beans and guacamole

Caeser Wrap                                                         8

Grilled Chicken, caesar dressing, parmesan, roasted red peppers and lettuce


Served with Organic Tortilla Chips and Homemade Salsa or Mixed Greens

Hemp and Egg                                                6

Egg Salad on Healthy Hemp Bread with havarti cheese, lettuce and tomato

Tuna Panini                                                    8.50

Tuna Salad on grilled wheat bread with fresh spinach, tomatoes and a lemon-caper aioli

Grilled Cheese                                               6.50

Organic Cheddar, Swiss and Gouda Cheeses and Dijon mustard on grilled white sourdough

Grilled Chicken and Swiss                                9

Grilled Chicken Breast with Swiss Cheese, Spinach and Tomato on Grilled Ciabatta with a Roasted Garlic Aioli

Roasted Vegetable                                          8

Roasted Portabello Mushrooms, garlic and red peppers with caramelized onions,
fresh arugula and Herbed Goat Cheese on grilled ciabatta

Grilled Rachel                                                8.50

Hormone free smoked Turkey Breast with sauerkraut, spinach, Swiss cheese
and a tomato-caper dressing on Rye Bread

Tempeh Reuben                                             8.50

Marinated and Grilled Tempeh with organic sauerkraut, fresh spinach and a tomato-caper tofu mayonnaise

Veggie Burger                                               7

Veggie Burger with lettuce, tomato and pickle and tomato-caper tofu Mayonnaise on Multi- Grain Bread

Smoked Turkey and Bacon Croissant                 8

Smoked Turkey and Bacon with provolone on a Grilled Croissant
with mixed greens, tomatoes and a Garlic-Chive Aioli



French Meadow Bakery and Cafe

Winter 2004 Dinner Menu



Flat Bread Pizza
: 08 

Thin crust Pizza topped with Roasted Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Basil Pesto and Parmesan

 Chicken and Fontina Pizza: 09   

Flat Bread Pizza with Chicken, Fontina, Carmelized Onions, Pine Nuts and Rosemary 

 Mussels: 10 

Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed with Cilantro, Tomato, Green Onions, Ginger,
Sambol Oleak and White Wine; Served with Grilled Baguette

Black Bean and Chicken Quesadilla: 08 

Wheat Tortilla Stuffed with Baby Spinach, Black Beans, Chicken, Wisconsin Mozzarella and
served with House made Salsa and Guacamole

 Chipotle Goat Cheese Quesadilla: 08

100 Percent Flourless Sprouted Grain Tortilla with Chipotle Goat Cheese,
Smoked Turkey, Black Beans and Avocado Pico de Gallo

 Black Bean-Crab Cakes: 09  

Crab Cake made with Organic Black Turtle Beans, Scallions, Lemon Zest, Garlic, and Cilantro
on a bed of Mixed Greens with a Chipotle-Garlic Aioli

 Bruschetta: 06

Grilled Organic Sprouted Flourless Texas Toast topped with
Marinated Fresh Tomato, Fresh Basil, Capers, Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil




Organic Cobb Salad: 09 

Organic Romaine Lettuce, Bacon, Free Range Turkey Breast, Roasted Tomato,
Hard Boiled Egg, Kalamata Olives, Crumbled Blue Cheese, with an Avocado Dressing

 Organic Caesar Salad: 06   

Baby Organic Romaine lettuce, Croutons, House Made Egg Free Caesar Dressing and Parmesan

 ** Sesame Salad: 07

Organic Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Red Pepper, Cilantro and a Sesame-Ginger Dressing

Nicoise: 12

Organic Mixed Greens, seared Ahi Tuna, Haricot Verts, Olives, Fingerling Potato, 
Boiled Egg and Roasted Tomatoes with a Lemon-Herb Dressing

 Beet Salad: 08

Organic Mixed Greens, Roasted Beets, Carmelized Pears, St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese,
Toasted Walnuts and a Tarragon Shallot Vinaigrette

 Greek Salad: 08 

Organic Romaine Lettuce tossed Organic Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Feta Cheese,
Kalamata Olives, Red Onion and a Lemon-Herb Dressing

 ** Organic Green Salad: 06 

Baby Organic Greens with Red Beet Curls, Toasted Sunflower Seeds and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette


Add To Any Salad One of the Following

Chicken or Tofu for $3

Salmon for $6



All Sandwiches are Served with a Small Green Salad

** Thai Tempeh: 08  

Thai Spiced Tempeh Cakes, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onions,
Fresh Cilantro and a Ginger-Peanut Sauce on Multigrain Bread

 ** Grilled Tempeh Rueben: 08

Marinated and grilled Tempeh with sauerkraut
and a tomato-caper tofu dressing on Organic Rye Bread

 Manchego Chicken: 09 

Chicken Breast with Arugula, Manchego Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes
and Chipotle Pepper Sour Cream on Ciabatta Bread

 Grilled Rachel: 08 

Organic smoked Turkey Breast with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese
and a tomato-caper dressing on Rye Bread

 Ahi Tuna Salad Sandwich: 11  

Seared Ahi Tuna mixed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, smoked sea salt, fresh rosemary, shallots, pine nuts and cranberries on grilled Multigrain Bread with fresh Arugula and a Garlic Chive Aioli

 ½ Sandwich and Soup: 07 

Choose from Curry Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad or Egg Salad Sandwiches on Pain au Levain

 Veggie Burger: 07

Grilled Veggie Burger with Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle
and Tomato-Caper Tofu Aioli on a Grilled Organic Flourless Burger Bun

 Curried Chicken: 08

Curried Chicken Salad with Pistachio, Golden Raisin, Tarragon and Red Onion
served on a Grilled Croissant with Spinach and Tomato

Smoked Turkey and Bacon Croissant: 08

Smoked Turkey and Bacon with Swiss served on a Grilled Croissant
with Spinach, Tomato and Garlic – Chive Aioli



 ** Tempeh Cutlet: 14 

Organic Tempeh Cutlets served with an Orange Vinaigrette, Spicy Coconut Red Beans
over Brown Rice and Braised Greens.

 Miso Salmon: 17 

Pan Seared Miso Glazed Organically Fed Salmon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes,
Sprouts, Sautéed Kale, Black Sesame Seeds and a Wasabi-Leek Oil


Lake Trout: 18 

Pan Seared Porcini Crusted Manitoba Lake Trout with a Madeira Mushroom Broth,
Turnip Mashed Potato, Shiitake Mushrooms and Watercress

 Roasted Free Range Chicken: 18  

A Half of an Herb Roasted Free Range Chicken with a Port Wine Dried Cherry Glace de Viande,
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Haricot Verts

** Winter Casserole with Alfredo Sauce
: 14

Cinnamon Scented Sweet Potatoes over a layer of Light Golden Organic Millet and Black Beans,
with Tofu Alfredo Sauce and braised greens

** Chili and Rice; 07

Our Black Bean Chili served over Brown Rice


Side Orders

Brown Rice $4
Roasted Garlic or Turnip Mashed Potato $5

( **= VEGAN)


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