Common Ground Kitchen serves fresh, flavorful plant-based lunches Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m at the Zion Center for Spiritual Development & Healing, 518 Ingle Street in downtown Evansville, Indiana.

Dine in or carry out. Pay what you can. We accept cash and Paypal.




We’ve expanded our menu! Now you have a choice of items available every day on a menu that changes with the seasons instead of daily. Still plant-based, still pay-what-you-can, still serving Monday through Thursday from 11:30 – 2:30 at the Zion Center in downtown Evansville. 

Coming for lunch? We accept cash and Paypal. If you go with Paypal, please consider a minimum of $7 per meal to cover processing fees. Thank you! 




Roasted potatoes and the season’s best vegetables, served with our house-made chimichurri sauce and white bean salad. (v, gf, nf)


Seasonal pan-seared vegetables and chickpeas on a bed of brown basmati rice, topped with our tahini-based goddess dressing. (v, gf, nf)


A mix of pan-seared and raw seasonal vegetables on brown basmati rice, topped with house-made Thai peanut sauce. (v, gf, contains peanuts)


Our favorite veggie burger, served on a bed of greens with roasted potatoes and remoulade sauce. (v, gf, contains walnuts)


A bowl of our house-made Soup of the Week and a fresh mixed green salad with Dijon vinaigrette or goddess dressing. (v, gf, nf)

All meals include fresh fruit or a house-made truffle.
Ask about today’s selection!

 v = vegan   gf = gluten-free    nf = nut-free

Soup To Go

Each week we offer a refrigerated, ready-to-heat soup for purchase by the pint or quart. Orders are taken through Friday of the week preceding, and soups are available for pickup the following Tuesday.

Quarts are $10, pints are $6, and come to you in a classic Ball jar that you can keep or return. Always vegan & gluten-free. Here’s what we’re cooking up for April:

  • 4/3: No pre-ordered soup this week so we can make the switch to our expanded menu without getting overwhelmed. (We will have house soup available for carry-out. We just don’t know what it will be yet.)
  • 4/10: Moosewood Gypsy Soup: A favorite chunky vegetable soup with sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and chickpeas in a turmeric-and-cinnamon-spiked, tomato-based broth.
  • 4/17: Mulligatawny: Indian spices elevate this hearty vegetable soup into something sublime, with carrots, potatoes, lentils and coconut milk.
  • 4/24: Carrot Apple Ginger Soup: A Common Ground favorite, made creamy with coconut milk, seasoned with lots of fresh ginger, blended until smooth and luscious.

Send us an email or message us on Facebook to reserve your soup.


To order lunch send a text to the kitchen (preferred) or call (812) 204-1182.

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To reserve a pint or quart of our weekly soup-to-go, text or use the email form below.

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Send postal mail to Common Ground Community Kitchen, c/o Zion UCC, 415 NW 5th Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708.

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