7 Great Vegan Stores in the Twin Cities

7 Great Vegan Stores in the Twin Cities

Mother Plants Company

Photography by Graham Tolbert

Plant nurseries have seen a boom in Sales in 2020, according to Nursery management‘s Industry situation reconnaissance. It’s more than Most likely because people were stuck inside and trying to spruce up their space. And those who have managed to keep their houseplants alive may be looking for more. “What was crowded last year is even busier this year,” says Scott Adam, owner of Fractal Cactus, a southeast Minneapolis store that sells cacti and other plants.

If you’re looking for plants to start or grow your collection, here are great places to visit in the Twin Cities.

Mother Earth Gardens

Mother Earth Gardens are a great place to find houseplants as well as outdoor annualsPerennial plants. They specialize in organic gardening, sustainability, and eco-friendly products, while also claiming to have the largest selection of native plants among Twin Cities retail garden centers.
Find Mother Earth Gardens at two locations: 2318 NE Lowry Ave., Minneapolis, and visit their resident cat, Peaches, at 3738 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis.


The Greenery is an Ojibwe and woman-owned plant store that stocks tropical foliage and offers a variety of services, including plant repotting, home and business advice, and information on biophilia, or “our human connection to plants.”
Visit the Greenery at the new location in
1029 S. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis.

Please flowers

Ergo, formerly known as Fleur de Lis, has plants that can thrive in many conditions. “Plants grow in specific places in nature, so mimicking that spot and finding a plant that matches those conditions is your best success,” says co-owner Nicole Pederson. As the name suggests, Ergo Floral also offers flower arrangements, home goods, and more.
You can find them at 516 Selby Street, St. Paul.

Fractal cactus

If you’re looking for a little taste of the Southwest, Fractal Cactus has a large selection of cacti and succulents sourced directly from Southwestern states like Arizona. Their store also stocks owner Scott Adam’s amphibians and reptiles.
Make an appointment to browse the cactus and visit the white tree frog at the store, Benni’s, at 3750 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis.

Tangletown Gardens

Visit Tangletown to learn about houseplants, container arrangements, and gardening tools. Tangletown hosts seasonal workshops, including wreath building, succulent plant workshops, and container designs.
The store is located at 5353 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

Mother Plants Company

Mother Plants describes itself as a garden center for indoor plants. By offering a wide range of indoor tropical plants, cacti and rare plants, they are likely to provide what you are looking for. Mother Co., Ltd. specializes in On larger plants, the manager says, “If you want, you can special order a 9- to 10-foot tree, and we have 5- to 6-foot plants here that you can walk out with today.” Kyler Offerman.
Two locations: 2400 N. Second St., Minneapolis, and 162 Dale St. N., St. Paul.

Sunnyside Gardens

For over 85 years, Sunnyside Gardens has been the go-to destination for houseplants, garden maintenance and home goods. They offer “personalized garden maintenance programs, in-home container design and installation, and full-service landscape design and construction.” General Manager Sarah Davis challenges everyone to “come in and start growing your first vegetable outdoors in a container, or start their own thriving pollinator pot” which they can help arrange with customers. Davis’ advice to plant parents is to relax: “Don’t become obsessed with your plants. A lot of mistakes in indoor gardening happen when people control their plants too much.”
Visit Sunnyside at 3723 West 44th Street, Minneapolis.

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