Most Outrageous Foods in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is a place for foodies; there's no denying that. Challenge yourself to some of the city's most memorable dishes! (Saint Paul even made the cut.)

Hi-Top at Hi-Lo Diner, Photo by Jason Tesauro @themoderngent

Milkjam Creamery: “All of them”

Sure, you could get 1, 2, 3 or even a flight of 4 scoops of ice cream. But why not get ALL OF THEM? Yes, at Milkjam, you can order all of the flavors which typically includes at least 16 different kinds. Did we mention that some of them are vegan and a select few contain alcohol? Pass the spoon, please!

Blue Door Pub: Jiffy burger

Peanut butter on a burger? Don’t knock it til you try it! The Jiffy Burger at Blue Door Pub (known for their Juicy Blucys) contains crunchy peanut butter, bacon, mayo and pickles and is stuffed with spicy pepper jack cheese. It’s glorious, melty, delicious and you will probably have to take a nap afterwards.

New Bohemia: Rattlesnake rabbit sausage

Forget your basic beef hot dog. New Bohemia is stepping up the sausage game with interesting meats like rattlesnake and rabbit. Don’t forget to try their giant soft pretzel. It’s bigger than your face and full of salty deliciousness. 

Taco Libre: The Machete

An 18-inch long masa dough tortilla filled with cheese, meat and all sorts of other stuffings, The Machete from Taco Libre is sure to impress (and fill you up!).

Hi-Lo Diner: Hi-tops

It’s not a donut, it’s not a biscuit, it’s a hi top! Hi-Lo Diner is known for their fried dough with unique toppings that somehow always go together. Go for savory with fixings like fried chicken, mac-n-cheese or curried shrimp. Treat your sweet side with custard, caramel or baked apples. Or indulge in any of their other delicious diner food. 

The Gary Cooper Hi-Top at Hi-Lo Diner

Café Astoria: 24k latte

Looking for that Instagram-worthy coffee shot that actually tastes as good as it looks? Head to Café Astoria and order the 24k latte off of their secret menu. The drink is topped with real, edible gold. Ask the baristas for their other outrageous secret menu items!

Cafe Astoria Specialty Lattes

T-Rex ½ pound cookies

½ pound cookies. Need we say more? The sea salt caramel chocolate chip is our favorite. If that’s not your style, they have 18 other flavors that rotate daily. 

Mushroom Pecan Ice Cream from Bebe Zito

Yes, we read that twice too. Bebe Zito has some adventurous flavors on their menu, from Gochujang Brownie (spicy brownies and dark chocolate ice cream) to Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus (roasted ube, green tea matcha & Thai ice tea swirled together), but Mushroom Pecan takes the cake for being the most over the top. And making us the most curious. The description reads "Maple mushrooms with butter roasted pecans." This is one of those things that might just be so outrageous, it's actually genius. Are you willing to give it a try?

Cereal Milk French Toast from Hope Breakfast Bar

French toast dipped in the one and only cereal milk. You know, the milk leftover from your bowl of cereal that's slightly sweet that you wish you could drink by the cup instead of regular milk? Yeah, that stuff. To make it even better, it's then topped with cotton candy and cream cheese maple syrup. Where else can you find that?

Eye Candy at Waffle Bar

A waffle cone, as in a soft fluffy waffle in the shape of a cone, filled with ice cream and all sorts of other goodies?! Count us in. This one from Waffle Bar has vanilla ice cream, sprinkles, gummy bears, fruity pebbles, edible glitter, rock candy, and cotton candy. 

Anything at the Minnesota State Fair

From Sweet Martha’s giant bucket of chocolate chip cookies to deep fried avocado to pizza burritos, the State Fair has some of the most outrageous foods we’ve ever eaten. We dream about it all year long.

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