8 Things to Do Before and After a Twins Game
Make the most of your time at Target Field and explore our top activities on game day.
We've highlighted a few accessible Minneapolis restaurants that go above and beyond ADA requirements to create spaces that you’ll want to roll into again and again. (We’ve also vetted this list for kindness and accommodation of additional requests—so feel free to call up any restaurant below if you have further accessibility needs or questions!)
When it comes to navigating the food and drink scene of any major city, many restaurants will quickly say they’re accessible to all bodies. Unfortunately, until you show up with a wheelchair, walker, cane, crutches, or specific mobility needs, you can’t know for sure whether the space will truly feel accessible to you. Here in Minneapolis, many restaurants make accessibility and inclusivity a priority throughout their buildings and businesses.
One of the hottest new restaurants in America—earning accolades from the New York Times, Vogue, and Food & Wine—Owamni is a culinary tribute to the vibrance of Indigenous cuisine. Chef/Owner Sean Sherman, along with Co-Owner Dana Thompson, highlight delicious Native ingredients and remove all wheat, dairy, cane sugar, beef, pork, and chicken. The beautiful dining room overlooking the Mississippi and Owámniyomni (known in English as St. Anthony Falls) is a part of Minneapolis’s Water Works Park project, a public space dedicated to bringing to life historic and contemporary Indigenous communities and cultures.
FIKA Café is the charming cafe inside the American Swedish Institute (ASI), featuring Nordic-inspired snacks and meals made with regional ingredients. Expect dishes like creamy beet salad with apple, dill, and pickled red onion, Swedish meatballs, and open-faced smörgåsar sandwiches with salmon, herring, or smoked whitefish. ASI truly goes above and beyond ADA requirements and is committed to making continued adaptations in the spirit of universal design. ASI and FIKA Café have an accessibility plan which is reviewed and updated every year to create a gathering place for all people.
This popular Northeast Minneapolis taco spot is best known for its sociable patio in the warmer months, and its colorful, industrial-chic interior that offers great flavors and fiesta vibes year-round. While the menu is fantastic—try the barbacoa tacos, yuca fries, and Guava Goddess Slushy cocktail—we also love Centro for its dedication to its community and team—including frequent collaborations with nonprofits, paid volunteer hours, equitable wages and benefits for all employees, and no-cost weekly Spanish courses offered to everyone on the team.
Many historic buildings can feel inaccessible or unwelcoming to folks with mobility needs, but Nolo’s Kitchen and Bar in the revamped Gardner Hardware store in the historic Maytag Co. building is certainly a welcoming space for all. The North Loop restaurant offers modern American comfort food—think burgers, pizzas, pasta, and all-day breakfast—as well as a rooftop bar in the warmer months (accessible via an elevator).
Inspired by the cuisine of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, Cardamom is a feast for the senses. Located in the bustling Walker Art Center, the restaurant from celebrated Minneapolis restaurateur Daniel del Prado features dishes like fried chicken pitas with tzatziki, lamb burgers, baklava tarts, and corn with rose za’atar, serrano, lime labneh, feta, and cilantro. Plus, diners enjoy views of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and downtown skyline.
Inspired by the flavors of the American South, the Caribbean, and Mexico, Brasa is a haven for all lovers of big flavor—especially folks with any dietary restrictions, as the vast majority of the manu is gluten free and vegan options are plentiful. Enjoy the restaurant’s signature creole-style rotisserie chicken, crispy yuca, fried fish, BBQ tofu sandwiches, or vegan bowls loaded up with vegetable and chickpea Curry. While Brasa’s original Northeast Minneapolis location is accessible, the newer Southwest Minneapolis location is in a brand-new building with extra-accessible features.
Okay, this one isn’t a restaurant per se… but Minneapolis’s MLB baseball stadium (home to the Twins) is one of the most accessible ways to get a taste of the city. All concession stands at Target Field are accessible, as are the field’s two restaurants—Hrbek's and the Town Ball Tavern. Additionally, if guests require assistance at any of the food service areas, you can notify the nearest Concessions worker or Twins Guest Services staff member for extra-friendly assistance. Local flavors include Kramarczuk's Sausage, Red Cow’s 60/40 Bacon Burger, Pizza Lucé, and Killebrew Root Beer.
Midtown Global Market is an internationally-themed public marketplace and community hub filled with excellent restaurants, local art and music, gifts, houseware and clothing shops, groceries, and services. It’s one of the best places to get a taste (literally) of Minnesota’s richly diverse heritage. Once home to a Sears building, the large gathering spot on Lake Street was transformed in the early 2000s into a vibrant space that captures the entrepreneurial energy of the neighborhood. Home to over 45 businesses spanning over 22 cultures, Midtown Global Market attracts over 1.5 million visitors each year.