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 May:

May 1: Vegetable Chowder. A chunky New England-style chowder full of colorful veggies, chickpeas and creamy potatoes.

May 8: Golden Lentil Soup. Our take on a Whole Foods classic, nicely spiced and dotted with bits of spinach and tomatoes.

May 15: West African Peanut Soup. A Moosewood Restaurant recipe that’s great on its own or served over rice or vegetables. A creamy, spicy soup that surprises and delights.

May 22: Classic Vegan Chili. Order a quart to serve with a bowl of chips or folded into tacos for your Memorial Day* gatherings.

*We won’t have a refrigerated soup-to-go for the week following Memorial Day (which is Monday, May 28).

Send us an email or message us on Facebook to reserve your soup. You can pay when you pick up. We accept cash and Paypal.


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

Use this link to pay with Paypal.

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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