The Vegetable Hunter
Vegan/ Vegetarian Cafe & Boutique Brewery
Revolutionary Vegan/ Vegetarian Cafe and Boutique Brewery showcasing creative vegetable driven quick dishes, magical elixirs, and small batch beer made with unique and fresh ingredients. Located on Restaurant Row in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in a comfortable and eclectic atmosphere.
Kristin Messner-Baker studied creative writing and fine arts at the University of Pittsburgh. She worked in restaurants with many different types of cuisine before, during, and after attending school. Kristin always had a passion for travel and experiencing the foods of many cultures, learning about healthy ingredients, and the medicinal benefits of food.
Kristin later attended law school at The Pennsylvania State/ Dickinson School of Law. She then practiced law while raising her family but had a dream of opening a restaurant where she could use her creativity to run a business that was based on her passion for making delicious plant based food. Kristin developed the concept of The Vegetable Hunter and experimented with recipes for several years while raising her family and then decided to open The Vegetable Hunter in 2014.
John Baker attended Shippensburg University where he studied History. John then went on to own his own graphic design and illustration business. After many years in the field, John went into teaching and currently teaches History to high school students and helps with the restaurant when not teaching.
In their spare time, Kristin and John enjoy music, traveling, researching new ideas for The Vegetable Hunter, and spending time with their children.
Welcome to our Boutique Brewery at
The Vegetable Hunter!
Opened in early 2017, we do small batch brewing using fresh and unexpected ingredients. The beer recipes are crafted to complement the seasonal food featured in our restaurant. The small size of the brewery allows us to get creative and experiment with unique, high-quality ingredients. We also plan to feature PA malts, hops, fruits, herbs and vegetables.
- SCARBOROUGH FAIR-Gruit/ Ancient Herbed Ale w/ parsley, sage, rosemary, & thyme. ABV 5.1%
- LAVENDER HAZE- Cascade and Citra Hops and lavender dry hopped with Cascade to compliment the floral notes. ABV 6.5%
- THE DARK KNIGHT- Dunkelweizen- Southern Germany dark wheat beer with deliciously complex malt and a low balancing bitterness. ABV 6.5%
- CAT UNDER THE STARS-Imperial Amber Ale. Sweet malt and bittering hops. ABV 7%
- Black IPA
- Hemp seed IPA
- Habanero IPA
Monday 10:00 AM — 2:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM — 2:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM — 10:00 PM
The Vegetable Hunter