Clean Plate Club

The Clean Plate Club is a group of restaurants combating food waste through donations and composting. Members work to keep nutritious food out of landfills by donating that food to local food shelves and composting food scraps to create rich soil. This growing collection of restaurants currently has 8 members, listed below.

This reduction of food waste in turn reduces emissions, conserves resources needed to produce food, and donates food to those who need it. This fits into MN350’s belief in a just transition to a sustainable, life-affirming economy led by the communities most impacted by the extractive, consumption-based economy funded by our tax dollars.

Up to 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted, and about 15% of this comes from food service. Food waste accounts for about 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions. But at these restaurants and food shelves, we can come together, eat together, and work together to create a just and equitable food system.

Clean Plate Club Members

Roots Roasting


1552 Saint Clair Ave., St. Paul

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So Mala Cafe and Grill

Fresh Somali food

360 University Ave. West, St. Paul

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Tori Ramen

Noodle specialist offering pork-free ramen, vegetarian, and vegan options

603 7th St West, St. Paul

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Saint Paul Meat Shop

Whole-animal butcher and deli

1674 Grand Ave., St. Paul

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West Indies Soul Food Truck

Authentic Caribbean and Southern soul food

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Grandma's Bakery

Donuts, fritters, breads, cakes, and more

2184 B 4th St, Downtown White Bear Lake

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The Buttered Tin

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and bakery

237 7th St. East, St. Paul

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Cookie Cart


946 Payne Ave., St. Paul

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