World Cuisine in Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Collected by Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
Minneapolis–Saint Paul has always had a rich immigrant culture, starting with the initial wave of Scandinavian and German settlers in the late 1800s. More recently, the cities have seen the arrival of new residents from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. This multiculturalism is reflected in the local food scene.
3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA
I can't tell you clearly how to get to Victor's 1959, but I assure you when you find it you'll be highly impressed. It's a small cafe, but the vibrant paint and rows of window box flowers will welcome your arrival (spring-fall of course). Grab a...
Office-G10, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
The Twin Cities' diversity is displayed with full fanfare at this vibrant, internationally focused market of food, grocery, and craft vendors from around the world. Favorites include East African dishes like the camel burger and sambusas at Safari...
2719 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
For a rainy day pick-me-up, head to Mrs. Truong’s Vietnamese restaurant, Quang, which has been satisfying Minnesotan bellies with large, steamy bowls of pho since 1989. No matter the melt-in-your-mouth meat of choice, the aromatic broth over a...
423 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Wally's is a fantastic little Middle Eastern eatery tucked into the trendy, university-centric Dinkytown neighborhood. A friend and I stopped in before catching a show at the Varsity Theater just down the street. My friend ordered the veggie...
2851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, USA
Like Ecuador itself, this Ecuadorian restaurant is small in size but filled with flavor. And, like its Twin Cities home, Chimborazo welcomes you like family with a hearty homecoming meal. Share a plate (or two) of llapingachos, cheese-filled...
201 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
Tasty and right amount of crisp! This Asian-fusion restaurant has, I believe, the best sweet potato fries. It's served with spicy ketchup -- a "nosh" side is $2.95; a basket for sharing is $6.95. Bonus: Gluten free.
211 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
The brand new pasticceria at Cossetta's is gorgeous! Italian marble, long case full of beautiful sweets and some savories, espresso bar, cordials, grappa and liquors, and a feeling you have been transported across the ocean. Don't miss it next...
895 Arcade St, St Paul, MN 55106, USA
Today I finally tried one of the taquerias in my new East Side neighborhood. And let me say this: these were easily the best things I've ever tasted. Dayton's Bluff, specifically Arcade Street, is a hidden lode of outstanding authentic...
235 6th St E, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
One of my favorite cocktails: Enter The Dragon - a margarita with passion fruit juice, cava, muddled hot peppers ... Yum! You can find it at Barrio. And there are pretty good eats at this place, too. Find it in Saint Paul by the lovely Mears Park,...
50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
Minneapolis’s Nordic heritage is getting a contemporary food facelift thanks to the Bachelor Farmer Restaurant. The renovated “Peer House” warehouse space now holds the restaurant, a “secret” basement cocktail bar, a clothing store, and a rooftop...
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