Common Ground Kitchen serves fresh, flavorful plant-based meals Tuesday through Friday 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.




The cafe is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 – 2 p.m. We serve one meal option each day, always freshly-prepared, plant-based and vegan-friendly. Dine in or carry out. You can scroll to see this week’s menu.

Reserve a meal by texting your order to 812-204-1182 by 11 a.m. 

Reserving is not required — we’re happy to see you whether or not you called ahead — but here’s why reserving before we open is a good idea.

Gluten-free? Food allergies? Let us know. We can usually accommodate.

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

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


Southwest Sweet Potato Patties
w/Black Bean Refries

Autumn Vegetable Tart
w/Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Irish Stew
& Golden Mashed Potatoes

FRIDAY  10/18
Veggie Handpies
w/Broccoli & Mushrooms

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Soup To Go

Each week we offer a refrigerated, ready-to-heat soup for purchase by the pint or quart. Our soups are always plant-based, vegan friendly, & gluten-free.

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.

Use the form below to order. We’ll send you a confirmation email so you know we got your order. Pay when you pick up or pre-pay online with Paypal.

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Here’s what’s coming in October. (Dates in bold are Tuesday pick-up dates.)

10/01 Vegetable Chowder. A harvest-bowl of veggies with potatoes in a rich and creamy herb broth. Order by Friday, 9/27

10/08 West African Peanut. Smooth and zippy with sweet potatoes, tomatoes, fresh ginger and peanuts. Order by Friday, 10/4.

10/15 Spanish Chickpea w/Tomatoes & Greens. Bright with tomatoes, smoky with paprika, and all the pretty greens. Order by Friday, 10/11.

 10/22 Thai Red Curry. Lots of sweet heat from Thai chilis and sweet potatoes blended smooth with coconut milk, luscious on its own or as a vegetable and rice bowl topper. Order by Friday, 10/18

 10/29 Chipotle Black Bean. You know it’s truly fall when this soup returns. Loads of veggies in a smoky, spicy, chili-based broth. Order by Friday, 10/25

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 Be sure to pick up your order no later than close of business on Thursday. Any unclaimed soup is released into the wild on Friday, first-come, first-served. Also, please understand that if you order soup and don’t pick it up, we will require payment in advance on any future orders you might make. Not to be harsh, but seriously. Don’t be that person.

Soup Order Form

Thank you!


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 you can sign up here.

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

Visit our Facebook page here.

If none of those options satisfy your desire to communicate with us, you’re invited to submit a message here. We’ll respond as soon as we’re able. Thanks!