The riverfront’s cobblestone Main Street is lined with terraces and spectacular views. If you enjoy a whiff of history with your food and beverages, check out Pracna on Main, opened circa 1890, making it Minneapolis’ oldest, continually running tavern and café. Tranquil Aster Café has a particularly attractive patio to complement its outstanding menu and popular happy hour.
In business for over 60 years, Kramarczuk's Polish restaurant, deli, and bakery offers fresh baked bread, pastries, smoked sausages (in dozens of varieties), stewed cabbage, head cheese, and other Polish and Eastern European favorites. Across the street is All Saints, a fine dining restaurant that's "veggie-forward and meat friendly." They've got a beautiful patio and serve up delicious plates and clever cocktails. You can't miss the iconic sign of Nye's Piano Bar on the corner of East Hennepin Avenue. Come in for a great time with live music and polish food. A favorite vegan option in the city is The Herbivorous Butcher. Grab fresh, flavorful, protein-rich plant based meats and sandwiches. Stepchld offers worldly flavors fused together, including Ethiopian Birria Tacos.
Tea lovers will get a kick out of the Northeast Tea House next door to All Saints. They operate one of the only authentic Japanese matcha mills in the country. You could say matcha is their special-tea. The atmosphere inside is perfect for relaxation and unplugging from the busy outside world. Or get an energy boost at Frgmnt Coffee and their ever-changing menu of coffees.
The slow-cooked comfort food at Brasa Premium Rotisserie includes dishes inspired by cuisines from the Southern U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico—like Creole-style rotisserie chicken, slow roasted pork, crispy yucca, and fried sweet plantains. If you crave some activity with your nosh, head to Minneapolis Cider Co. for their unique twist on hard cider and a game or two of pickleball. Headflyer Brewing is welcoming brewery and taproom that serves a variety of beer creations for every type of beer drinker.
Located within the iconic cheese and wine shop, Sidebar at Surdyk’s is a modern bar and restaurant with a seasonally rotating menu. A favorite with downtown workers in it's skyway location, Velle also has a location in Northeast. Their creations are a blend of Asian and Mexican menu items. A local favorite that caters to all types of diners including the four legged kind, Stray Dog is always a fun time.
For a sweet treat, you have to try Fletcher's Ice Cream. Their ice cream is handcrafted with locally sourced ingredients. The menu also features quality espresso drinks, and sweet and savory Belgian waffles.