DIY Minneapolis: Classes, Recipes, and Crafts from Local Businesses

Local chefs, mixologists and artists are all sharing their recipes and expertise to give you a sample of Minneapolis from home.


Meal Kits

Grand Cafe: Have put together 3 different kits. One for snacks and Hors D'oeuvres, one for a luxury meal, and a wellness kit.

Italian Eatery: Offering take and make pastas and sauces on their menu.

Centro: Take and Bake options for marinated meats to reheat and add to your creations.

Red Wagon Pizza: Turn your home into a pizzeria! Red Wagon Pizza's will provide the dough, house red sauce, and cheese for 2 pizzas & toppings. You spin the dough & top the pie yourself!

Nixta: Get a family meal that feeds 2-4 people and can be heated at home. Meal includes their home made corn torillas, meat, beans rice, and toppings.

Red Cow: Grab a "Cook at Home Burger kit" which includes burger patties and all the fixings. Pick from 3 different burgers on the menu: The Ultimate, So Cal, and Barcelona Burger.

Parlour: Make one their famous burgers at home with their special burger kit that includes: patties, egg buns and cheese.


Hell's Kitchen: provided the recipe for their Mahnomin porridge.

Union Kitchen: Chef Yia Vang shared a few of his recipes in a recent issue of Bon Appetit.

Cooking Demonstrations

Chef Sameh Wadi: Owner and chef of Twin Cities favorite restaurants World Street Kitchen and Grand Catch is doing instagram cooking demos from his kitchen

Chef Karin Tomlinson: Has her "Quarantine Kitchen" cooking demonstrations with items from your pantry.

Chef David Fhima: The executive chef for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx as well as the founder of Fhima Mpls is cooking up food demonstrations from his home kitchen and sometimes having other local guest chefs join him.

Naf Naf Grill: The downtown skyway staple is providing demonstrations of some favorite menu food items.

Mill City Farmers Market: Learn from local chefs straight from their home kitchens with quick 5 to 20 minute cooking demos.

TPT's Relish Television Show: These short food segments hosted by Yia Vang feature Minneapolis' top chefs and other guests sharing their personal recipes.

Drinks & Cocktails 

Tattersall Distilling: Has videos of their "Cocktail Academy" on Instagram. Join Mary at her at home bar and learn how to make some delicious cocktails.

Hai Hai: Offering cocktail mixers for a do-it-at-home kit of cocktails on their menu.

Lawless Distilling: Enjoy cocktails-to-go! Lawless' Bar Manager Ethan, has created unique kits for your in home enjoyment. Each kits includes a recipe card and all required ingredients to make cocktails.

P.S. Steak: Has a wide-selection of cocktail kits to take home.

Alma: Bring home a Bloody Mary cocktail kit or a Rosemary Cider Mixer.

Thr3jack: Pick-up some of their takeout specials, including a Nacho kit and round it off with their Bootleg mix that is just as good in mocktail form too.

Young Joni: Each of the cocktail kits at Young Joni includes mixers and any garnish or ice components necessary. Spirits are not included.

Red Rabbit/Red Cow: Have plenty of cocktail and mocktail take home kit options. 

Twin Spirits Distillery: Put together your own cocktail favorites from Twin Spirits Distillery.

Still Heart Distillery: Continuously adding seasonal cocktails kits and mixers to their take-out menu.

Parlour: Get everything you need (minus the alcohol) to make an old fashioned, a signature drink at Parlour.

Hell's Kitchen: Has two build-your-own kits that are perfect for creating a special brunch at home. Try out their Bloody Mary or Mimosa kits.

FINNEGANS Brew Co: Create your own pub at home. FINNEGANS is selling a kit with an LED sign, a customizable tap handle, a penetrate string, tulip glasses and coasters to upgrade your home bar.

Crafts & Activities

Larissa Loden Craft Kits: The Quarantine Craft Club gives you the materials to make cheeky beaded bracelets.

Socially Handcrafted: Home decor crafts with these Make-and-Take Kits.

Heartfelt: Watch tutorials on different kids crafts with Miss Lisa or drop by this local craft store for pick-up orders of different homemade project kits.

Projects in Person: Their Build Box or Build Bag supplies provide you with all the materials you need to put together these make-it-yourself projects.

Upstairs Circus: Are selling make-it-from-home DIY kits that include distressed wood art, modern jewelry hangers and string art.

State Fair: Try your hand at this famous Minnesota State Fair tradition with a holiday twist! Crop Art to Go kits have everything you need to get started: seven varieties of seeds, four holiday inspired illustrations to use as design patterns, a 5" x 7" canvas, glue, paintbrush, toothpicks, a pencil and directions. We've even included a bit about the history of crop art at the fair.

Weisman Art Museum: They have joined Independent Curators International (ICI) and over 30 art spaces around the world in sharing do it (home): a project originally envisioned by Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1995 which provides a set of artists’ instructions that can easily be realized in one’s own home. Twenty-nine international artists and artist collaboratives each contributed a design for a three-dimensional sculpture that could be assembled out of paper, try out your skills with the The Paper Sculpture Show.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association: Learn from the pros and take an art class about painting, pottery or even glass blowing. Events are spread out through the month.

Plants & Gardening

Sip N Bloom: Have created a DIY Floral Design kit, to teach you tips and tricks about making your floral design kits look better and last longer.

Succ it Up Buttercup: Customize your own succulent or air plant kit

Spruce: Follow along with their instructional videos about putting together arrangements, tools and tricks and more in the comfort of your own home.


Nail Ninja: Are selling pedicure, manicure and gel polish removal kits.