New Minneapolis Restaurants to Try Right Now
The food scene is always evolving in Minneapolis. These new burger joints, delis, and cultural fusion restaurants with innovative flavors have opened within the past six months and need to go on your "to-try" list ASAP.
Eat Street Crossing
The long-awaited Eat Street Crossing has finally arrived in Minneapolis' Whittier neighborhood. This food hall has six unique vendors and a bar that serves zodiac-themed drinks (among other cocktails). You can order creamy ramen, a "Sushi Sando" (sushi sandwiches with unique flavor profiles), burgers, Brazillian-style pizza, and more. If you're craving something sweet, ice cream and bubble tea are also on the menu. Eat Street Crossing is a great place for groups — everyone with differing tastes will find something delicious here!
Chloe by Vincent
700 S 3rd St
Downtown Minneapolis just welcomed Chloe by Vincent into its neighborhood. At this restaurant inside the historic Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District Hotel you’ll find expertly prepared but unpretentious, every day French food. The French onion soup, their burger, and escargot are some favorites of many who go. Don’t forget to try a craft cocktail while you’re there. Chloe by Vincent is perfect for a date night, dinner before a show at the Guthrie, or just for an enjoyable meal downtown.
Bricksworth Beer Co
305 N 5th Ave
Detroit-style, rectangular, pan-baked pizza has been gaining popularity in Minneapolis, and you can now get this pizza style and your brewery fix at Bricksworth Beer Co in the North Loop. Build your own pizza, order from their best sellers, or skip the pie altogether and order a burger or salad. Don’t forget their beer – they’ve got brews to suit all levels of beer experience and taste.
Francis Burger Joint
2422 Central Ave NE
Vegans will appreciate Northeast Minneapolis’ newest burger place, Francis Burger Joint. Its menu is filled entirely with plant-based eats and is already a staple for plant eaters and omnivores alike. Even though Francis just opened, its atmosphere is nostalgic and feels like a diner that’s been there for ages. Reviewers are raving about their burgers, so order the classic Francis burger or their take on the infamous Juicy Lucy. Plus, let your server know if you are avoiding gluten or have a gluten allergy.
400 NE Lowry Ave
When a place is full of happy eaters and there’s a bit of a wait for your food, you know it’s going to be good. This is the case with Marty’s Deli. All sandwiches are served on delicious focaccia, and all pickles, breads, and spreads are made in-house. If you happen to miss their breakfast sandwiches (they’re only served until 11 am), don’t fret, because their lunch menu is filled with crowd pleasers. Seating is limited, so be prepared to take your orders to-go!
1231 Washington St NE
This new coffee shop is housed in a renovated former art gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. The atmosphere is perfect for setting up your remote office, visiting with friends, or for cozying up with a book. Coffee is the star of their menu, but you can also enjoy warm winter meals here. Try the bread pudding with lemon crème anglaise, a frittata, sandwich, or their soup of the day for all the fuzzy feels.
4751 Nicollet Ave
If you’re a fan of cultural fusion restaurants, be sure to try Chelas Tapas in the Tangletown neighborhood of Minneapolis. Here, bold Vietnamese flavors are greeted with a delicate Latin touch. Picture a crispy pork belly entrée with salsa verde, catfish tacos, and esquites (grilled corn salad). The atmosphere of Chelas makes for a fun night out with friends – you’ll feel like you’re in a street-market with the neon lights, patterned tablecloths, and decorated walls.
Arts + Rec Uptown
3001 Hennepin Ave S
What do you get when you mix mini golf, a record store, local artists, and a speakeasy with delicious bites? Arts + Rec Uptown. During the summer, there’s a playful and artsy rooftop patio that serves fair-inspired eats. All year-round, you can play 9-hole mini golf designed by local artists, catch an event in their black box theater, shop used records, and hang out in the speakeasy. Take advantage of their mini golf weekday special (Tuesday - Thursday): play one round of mini golf with a drink of your choice for $16.
1500 W Lake St
Also new to Uptown is bb.q Chicken. This chain has roots in South Korea and has expanded to locations around the globe. The chicken here is crisp, juicy, and tender, and their range of flavorful keeps people wanting more. For a safer option try the Galbi sauce (it’s sweet, savory, and smoky), or order the Gangnam style sauce (with black pepper and garlic) and the Gang-Jeong (a soy-based sauce with cinnamon and chili) for some kick.