The food capital of Minneapolis known as Eat Street began with the opening of the Black Forest Inn in 1965. They’re best known for their massive portions of sausages, schnitzels, and spatzels, and, of course, their incredible beer garden.
From there, the neighborhood of restaurants truly spanned the globe. You can get a wedge of moussaka or precision-sliced, tender gyros at Christos, voted “best Greek restaurant” by Mpls. St. Paul magazine in 2017.
Quality Vietnamese cuisine has been accessible throughout the Twin Cities since the 1970s, and Eat Street’s contribution to the scene includes the affordable rice dishes, housemade bubble tea, and banh mi sandwiches at My Huong Kitchen, deep bowls of noodle soup at Pho 79, and the legendary Vietnamese staples at Quang, a family-owned favorite since 1989.
Getting full? Not so fast. We’ve only scratched the surface! Upscale Chinese food is skillfully prepared at Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar. They're takeout-only, so if you want to enjoy a nice meal in your hotel or at home, give them a call and place your order. Courageously spicy Caribbean food, inspired by loving island grandmas, can be had at Harry Singh’s and Pimento Jamaican Kitchen. Dig into a Louisiana-style fresh seafood feast at Cajun Boiling, and enjoy a spread of spring rolls, lettuce wraps, green papaya salad, and oxtail Panange curry at Khun Nai Thai Cuisine. Or, tacos are always a great option. Yeah Yeah Taco is a great choice for unconventional Tex-Mex flavors. For more tacos, go to Centro, a Minneapolis taqueria staple with another location in Northeast and St. Paul. Here, diners can enjoy their classic tacos, enchiladas and crunch wraps, but also order something from their new Everywhere Burger Bar. Don't skip their margs!
Bowls of piping hot Japanese noodle happiness are available at Ichiddo Ramen. The Copper Hen is best known for their brunch and highly Instagrammable farm-to-table fare as well as a variety of cakes and cupcakes from their bakery. For a single slice to fold up and enjoy to go, A Slice of New York is your destination, but if you want to sit down for a whole meal, Black Sheep Pizza has some of the best coal-fired pizza in town. The bacon and golden pineapple has converted many folks who think pineapple doesn't belong on a pie!
Having a hard time settling on just one type of cuisine? Then you have to check the latest food hall in the neighborhood Eat Street Crossing. This is where you can get Ramen, Brazilian pizza or a Sushi "sando" (and more). For something sweet, head to Glam Doll Donuts for insanely decadent treats. Most of their donuts are made vegan, too. While you snack, take in the pink walls and a rotating collection of artwork from area artists. Before you leave, step into the photobooth for some fun shots with your donuts (or your satisfied post-donut faces).