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. 

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup
Romaine Wraps w/Sunflower Butter

Roasted Vegetable Plate w/Aji Sauce
& Sweet Potato Hummus Medallions

Turkish Flatbread Pizza (Pide)
Green Salad

Indonesian-Style Gado Gado
w/Spicy Peanut Sauce

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. 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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April 2: Fasolada (Greek White Bean). Lots of lovely veggies and fat white beans in a golden, herb-scented broth. Order by Fri, 3/29

April 9: Creamy Golden Vegetable w/Turmeric. Seasonal vegetables and fragrant turmeric blended smooth for a perfect spring tonic soup. Order by Friday, 4/5

April 16: Vegan Tom Kha Gai (Thai Vegetable). Carrots, mushrooms and red bell peppers in a coconut-milk-based broth spiked with ginger and lime and a hint of Thai curry. Order by Friday, 4/12

April 23: Butternut Squash w/Ginger. Creamy smooth and classic. Order by Friday, 4/19

April 30: Moroccan Lentil Vegetable Curry. Chunky and full of sweet potatoes and seasonal vegetables with hearty lentils in a spicy tomato-based broth. Order by Friday, 4/26.

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!