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 collection of restaurants is constantly growing, with the campaign goal to achieve 21 members by the end of the 2021. Check out our 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.

Join the Club!


Use the links below to follow our Member Restaurants on social media, and follow #MN350CPC on your favorite platform to see news and updates. Every like, comment, and share helps these restaurants continue their work of reducing food waste in a just and equitable way. And so does making them your new spot to grab a bite to eat.

For restaurants looking to become members, contact Lisa Chou (MN350 Food Systems Team Organizer).

Clean Plate Club Members

Roots Roasting


1552 Saint Clair Ave., St. Paul

Website, Instagram, Facebook

So Mala Cafe and Grill

Fresh Somali Food

360 University Ave. West, St. Paul

Website, Facebook

Tori Ramen

Noodle Specialist offering Pork-Free Ramen, Vegetarian, and Vegan options

603 7th St West, St. Paul

Website, Facebook

Saint Paul Meat Shop

Whole-Animal Butcher and Deli

1674 Grand Ave., St. Paul

Website, Facebook

West Indies Soul Food Truck

Authentic Caribbean and Southern Soul Food

Check website for location

Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Grandma's Bakery

Donuts, Fritters, Breads, Cakes, and More

2184 B 4th St, Downtown White Bear Lake

Website, Facebook

The Buttered Tin

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Bakery

237 7th St. East, St. Paul

Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Cookie Cart


946 Payne Ave., St. Paul

Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

J Selby's

Plant-Based Restaurant

169 N. Victoria St., St. Paul

Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Churchill St.

Food, Drink, Community

4606 Churchill St., Shoreview

Website, Facebook, Instagram


Sustainable Sushi

3758 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis

308 E Prince St. #140, St. Paul

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Butter Bakery Cafe

Small Batch, From Scratch Bakery, Kitchen, and Coffee Shop

3700 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Website, Facebook, Twitter

Common Roots Cafe

Brunch & Bagels, Burger Nights

2558 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis

Website, Facebook, Instagram

Honey & Rye Bakehouse

Neighborhood Bakery

4501 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park

Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Luci Ancora

Italian Dining

2060 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Brake Bread

Subscription-Based Bakery, All by Bike

1174 7th St. W., St. Paul

Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram