Common Ground Kitchen serves fresh, flavorful plant-based lunches Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 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, cards, and Paypal.




All meals are plant-based and vegan-friendly. Most are naturally gluten-free, and when they’re not, we typically have a gluten-free option available, so please ask. 

We sometimes serve items that contain peanuts or tree nuts. If you are nut-sensitive, please let us know. 

Pay what you can. A minimum of $7 per meal helps to keep the lights on. 

Thank you for being a part of the Common Ground community. We’re glad you’re here. 

Cashew Corn Chowder
w/Curried Chickpea Wrap

Seven Vegetable Couscous
w/Apricots & Harissa

Lentil Mushroom Stroganoff
w/Brown Basmati Rice
&Pan-Seared Vegetables

Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes
w/Chickpeas & Tahini

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 canning jar that you can keep or return. Always vegan & gluten-free.

Use the form below to order. In the “soup order” section, tell us which soup you’d like and if you want a quart or a pint. We’ll send you a confirmation email so you know we got your order. Pay when you pick up or pre-pay with our online Paypal account.

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Feb. 5: Creamy Cashew Curry (order by February 1): This luscious soup is perfect for the last weeks of winter, mildly spiced and rich with bits of vegetables and green chilies in a blended broth.

Feb. 12: Big Pot Vegetable Soup (order by February 8): Hearty and chock full of all the vegetables and all the flavor. This soup is a meal in a bowl.

Feb. 19: Spanish Chickpea (order by February 15): Chickpeas and greens in a smoky, garlic-infused tomato-based broth, one of those bigger-than-the-sum-of-its-parts soups.

Feb. 26: West African Peanut Soup (order by February 22): We’re slipping this soup in one last time before warm weather comes. Spicy and full of sweet-potato goodness, blended into a creamy smooth bowl of wonder. A favorite here at the Kitchen.

Soup Order Form

Thank you!


Interested in cooking classes at Common Ground? Subscribe to our Cooking Classes email list to find out about new classes as soon as they’re announced.

Wok This Way
Saturday, February 16, 2019
1 – 3 p.m. SOLD OUT

Join us as guest chef Roger Winstead of Beautiful Edibles specialty vegetable farm in Paradise, Indiana, shares his wok expertise in the Common Ground Kitchen. We’ll learn how to create beautiful one-pot meals that can change with the seasons, with tips on on how to achieve those perfectly-cooked vegetables, what proteins to add, which seasonings and sauces work best, and how to develop complex flavors with plant-based ingredients.

$30 per person

Plant-Based for the New Year
Friday, January 25, 2019
6 – 8 p.m. SOLD OUT

Start the New Year with one simple recipe that can transform meal planning and simplify your plant-based kitchen. We’ll demonstrate how to prepare several main dishes from a single basic starting point, share favorite resources for plant-based cooking and offer ideas on eating well without breaking the budget or spending all of your free time getting a meal on the table.

$30 per person

Plant-Based for the Holidays
Friday, November 30, 2018
6 – 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

Friday, December 7, 2018
6 – 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

Keep the stress out of your holiday cooking this year with simple tips and menu ideas for gatherings and family festivities. We’ll prepare dishes suitable for a holiday potluck table, a contribution to a big family meal, or a tasty start-to-finish dinner of your own. You’ll get to sample everything we make, ask all the questions, and download all the recipes.

$20 per person.


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

Use this link to pay with Paypal.

To order our weekly soup-to-go, use the order link on our Soup to Go page.

If you’d like to get our weekly menus via email sign up here.

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

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To send us email please use this form. Thank you!