Edina for Friends
Collected by John Sandstone
Edina’s chic spark comes with substance; it’s a resolutely family-oriented place with a quietly thriving arts community and legendary hockey dynasty. Visitors find that once they get to know Edina, it’s like an old friend.
3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Dogwood is a local boutique roaster built on relationships with producers around the world who the owners have visited and with like-minded importers. Its beans are served at Dogwood Coffee Bar in Upton, where you can order a delicious latte, and...
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423, USA
Each time I visit Wood Lake and its floating boardwalk, I find peace—and I'm reminded of how beautiful life is, or can be. The lake is located in a 150-acre nature preserve complete with a cattail marsh and restored prairie habitat. Bring a pair...
3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
There's no better place to learn all about electricity than at this lakeside Minneapolis mansion. Its quirky exhibits enable you to get some safe hands-on experience through Ben Franklin-era parlor tricks that are both mysterious and fun. Make a...
3812 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
In the last few years, Minnesota’s beer culture has come roaring to life, with breweries popping up like spring flowers (maybe hop flowers). Pig & Fiddle’s alluring wall of taps is packed with brews produced in-state, making it easy to take a...
5045 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55410, USA
Edina, like the rest of the Twin Cities metro area, is dog-friendly. Trails and parks are seemingly at every turn, and there’s no shortage of places to pamper your pup. Bone Adventure leads the pack, offering just about everything a discerning dog...
5036 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55424, USA
People tend to have a love-hate relationship with tequila, but even those with a sworn aversion might leave Cocina del Barrio rethinking their stance. The modern Mexican menu is definitely an attraction, but the cocktails are something to write...
3520 W 70th St, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Date-and-drinks destination, client-meeting enclave, and girls'-night hotspot: Crave is the Edina go-to when you want to impress. The menus are eclectic, ranging from brick-oven flatbreads to steaks to Minnesota walleye. It’s also the top option...
6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
Tucked inside a sprawling floral and garden center in Minneapolis is a mini Europe—more specifically, a French café with blue-checkered tables. The Parisian-born owners offer an impressive selection of classics, from croissants to bouchée à la...
3460 W 70th St, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Just outside The Good Earth restaurant is one of the best places in the Twin Cities to get a fresh juice that's equal parts healthy and delicious. Yes, you can get your basic O.J., but don't order one without checking out the rest of the menu...
4552 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
A tartine (open-faced sandwich) and orange juice at this bakery and cafe will cost you $11.86, but this was no ordinary sandwich. It was a killer slice of miche (the right blend of crispiness and chewiness) topped with roasted ham and gruyère, and...
4701 W 64th St, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Whether you want to get your hands dirty or just have a look, the Edina Art Center is a creative oasis. In the Margaret Foss gallery, rotating exhibits of local and national artists are on display, but in the lower level of the building, artists...
219 N 2nd St #106, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
This ultra-stylish spot might just be one of the prettiest boutiques in the Twin Cities. The brand, built around design-centric office accessories, has made cube dwellers’ lives more chic in recent years, but its reach now extends beyond the...
7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435, USA
Need a moment to take a deep breath? Want to find a bit of nature in the relatively urban setting of Edina? Centennial Lakes Park is the perfect place to do it. A mile and a half of beautifully landscaped trails ring a 10-acre lake that is as good...
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