MSP Cultural Spotlights: Food + Drink



Coming together over food is a powerful way to build community, unwind, and enjoy each other’s company. Culinary traditions have also been an important way to celebrate families and communities during significant milestones.

This section features several food options to check out with your friends or coworkers as you explore culinary experiences across MSP.


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Eastside Food Co-op   |   2551 NE Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Good Grocer   |   2650 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wedge Community Co-op   |   2105 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Seward Community Co-op  |   2823 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Hark’s Food Market   |   2401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Bills Imported Foods  |   721 W Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Bienvenu Market   |   2606 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

North Market   |  4414 N Humboldt Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412

Latino Groceries Inc   |   2312 NE Central Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Mecca Meat & Grocery Store   |   2600 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Dur Dur Bakery and Grocery Store   |   1552 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Wadajir Grocery and Halal   |   525 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55423

Good Deal Oriental Foods    |   1800 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

HmongTown Marketplace    |   217 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN 55103

Wung Lee Supermarket     |   347 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55103

Hoa Mei Market & Deli   860 Maryland Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55106

African & American Cuisine | $

Afro Deli & Catering

Korean Cuisine | $-$$

Bap and Chicken

Lebanese Restaurant | $$

Beirut Restaurant & Deli

Global Comfort Foods | $

Breaking Bread

Indian Restaurant | $$

Gandhi Mahal’s – Curry in a Hurry

Ethiopian Cuisine | $

Dilla Ethiopian Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant | $

El Burrito Mercado



Afro Bistro Deli   |   Afro Bistro Deli compact counter features African and American eats plus espresso in a bright, colorful interior.

720 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


B.A.D Wingz   |   B.A.D. Wingz is a Black-Owned wing joint that offers bold and delicious flavors and an authentic wing experience for vegans and vegetarians and chicken wing lovers alike.

Located in Graze | Provisions + Libations, 520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Bap and Chicken   |   Enjoy delicious Bap and Chicken  Korean fried chicken hand-painted with homemade sauces, meat and veggie bowls, and bibimbap.

1328 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105


Beirut Restaurants   |   Since 1984, Beirut Restaurant  has provided the Twin Cities with authentic Lebanese food of quality. From the appetizers to entrees, sandwiches to desserts, the entire menu is home-made with fresh ingredients.

1385 S Robert St., West St. Paul, MN 55118


Boludo   |   Boludo has united the community and people through food and music while bringing a taste of Buenos Aires to Minneapolis.

3749 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409 


Breaking Bread   |   Breaking Bread  is a social enterprise restaurant and catering service in North Minneapolis offering fresh and flavorful global, comfort foods while supporting a social mission and vision.

1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411


Cheesecake Funk   |   As a wholesale provider, Cheesecake Funk  enjoys preparing home-style, made from scratch desserts in large quantities for guests of any establishment.

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, 5801 Opus Pkwy, Minnetonka, MN 55343


Cocina Latina   |   Cocina Latina  has the best food around and an atmosphere to match. Give them a try and you’ll be convinced! Their recipes are authentic and time-tested, and the ingredients are always fresh.

3764 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409


Curry in a Hurry   |   Curry In A Hurry serves delicious slow-cooked recipes from India and Bangladesh. With curries (of course!), tandoori, tikka masala, dal, samosas, and more.

3025 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406


Dilla Ethiopian Restaurant    Dilla Ethiopian Restaurant is a cozy spot that includes vegetarian options – plus a buffet offered some days.

1813 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454


El Burrito Mercado   |   El Burrito Mercado is a Mexican market and cafe serving classic eats, such as tacos, enchiladas and tamales, cafeteria-style.

175 Cesar Chavez St, St. Paul, MN 55107



Handsome Hog   |   Handsome Hog  features a pig-centric menu and traditional Southern eats, paired with a large bourbon list in trendy digs.

173 Western Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55102


Hola Arepa   |   Hola Arepa specializes in, of course, Arepas (cornmeal cakes filled with meat & cheese). They are the specialty of this festive Latin eatery.

3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Karibu Grocery and Deli    Karibu Grocery and Deli is your friendly neighborhood deli specializing in fresh East African, Afro-Mediterranean, and American cuisine.

719 Payne Ave, St. Paul, MN 55130


Keefer Court   |   With Chinese and Hong Kong-style menu items, Keefer Court  offers lunch, dinner, or take-out.

326 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454


Kimchi Tofu House   |   Kimchi Tofu House is an unpretentious eatery serving Korean dishes such as tofu soup, bibimbap and chicken bulgogi.

307 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55414


Lat 14 Asian Eatery   |   Lat 14 Asian Eatery is an industrial-chic locale offering a unique menu of Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian and Filipino dishes.

8815 7th Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427


Mama Sheila’s House of Soul   |   Mama Sheila’s House of Soul is prepared with the freshest and most flavorful ingredients with a cozy, soulful atmosphere.

3744 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407


Mama Ti’s African Kitchen  |   Mama Ti’s African Kitchen is an easygoing option serving familiar African fare from soups to entrees, plus housemade ginger beer.

7632 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443


Midtown Global Market  |   Midtown Global Market  is a bustling internationally themed market with stalls selling food and crafts from around the world.

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407


My Huong Kitchen   |   At My Huong Kitchen, you will be treated to delicious flavors and pairings that are unique to Vietnamese cooking and culture.

2718 Nicollet Ave #101B, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Indian Cuisine | $$

Namaste Cafe

Jamaican Cuisine | $$

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rum Bar

Vietnamese Cuisine | $

Quang Restaurant

African Cuisine & American Options | $-$$

Snelling Cafe and Restaurant


Namaste Cafe   |   Namaste Cafe is organic Indian and Nepalese cuisine prepared with local and organic ingredients from our valued partners and producers.

2512 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405


Pimento Jamaican Kitchen   |   Pimento Jamaican Kitchen  offers authentic Jamaican street and comfort food using family recipes, fresh ingredients, and love.

2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404


Quang Restaurant   |   Quang Restaurant  is a Vietnamese mainstay providing pho, banh mi, bubble tea and more in a bustling, no-frills setting.

2719 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Snelling Cafe & Restaurant   |   The Snelling Cafe  is known for its East African (Eritrean and Ethiopian) and Mediterranean cuisine, including delicious enjera dishes, gyro, sambusa, and our famous spicy chicken sandwich and foul bean dishes.

638 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104


Soul Bowl   |   Soul Bowl  is soul food reimagined by Chef Gerard Klass. By using unique flavors and modern techniques, he presents the soul food from his childhood in a flavorful, healthy, and eye-catching way. It is a soul food experience that is sure to warm your mind, body, and soul.

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Vietnamese Cuisine | $

Tay Ho Restaurant

Chinese Restaurant | $$

Tea House Chinese Restaurant

Native Cuisine | $

Trickster Tacos

Global Soul Food | $

Twin Cities Global Cuisine

Hmong Cuisine | $

Union Hmong Kitchen

Asian Marketplace | $

United Noodles Marketplace

Southern Soul Food Cuisine | $

Wendy’s House of Soul



Tay Ho Restaurant   |   Tay Ho Restaurant  is a straightforward option for Vietnamese cooking and pho in an unassuming atmosphere.

302 University Ave Ste 100, St. Paul, MN 55103


Tea House Restaurant  |  Tea House Restaurant is the first Chinese restaurant to bring authentic Szechuan food to Minnesota and is now at the forefront of genuine Chinese restaurants in Minneapolis/St. Paul region.

2425 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


Toast Tours   |   Toast Tours is a woman-own premier mobile bar and bartending service located in the MSP region.


Trickster Tacos   |   Trickster Tacos is a Native family-owned mobile food unit serving frybread tacos with a twist & our take on flavors from across the nation.


Union Hmong Kitchen   |   Union Hmong Kitchen features Hmong culture, stories, and flavors—combining local traditions with those from back home in South and Eastern Asia to bring Hmong flavors to American palates.

520 N 4th St Ste 4, Minneapolis, MN 55401


United Noodles   |   United Noodles  is the go-to place to find all of your favorite Asian foods, produce, sauces, seasonings, drinks, and snacks. You will find exotic fruits, seasonal vegetables, and freshly cut meat.

2015 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404


Wendy’s House of Soul   |   Wendy’s House of Soul  provides food services and food products to members of communities all across Minnesota.

1825 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405



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