By eating at farm to table restaurants, spending your dollars locally, taking care to properly dispose of any takeout packaging, and bringing your own water bottle, you’re several steps closer to becoming a sustainable traveler.
We are proud to have several farm to table restaurants in Minneapolis. Sourcing ingredients from local farms makes for great-tasting food and a happier environment since local ingredients have fewer miles to go. Tullibee at the Hewing Hotel is a great option for special occasions and Farmers Kitchen + Bar serves up some of the best brunch in town. If you’re craving something sweet, The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen bakes delectable desserts using local eggs, butter, and dairy products. Take a look at our full list of farm to table restaurants.
Not only do we have great farm to table options, but Minneapolis has a thriving restaurant scene in general. There are countless award-winning and delicious spots to visit across all corners of the city to give you a local taste of Minneapolis. By supporting the local restaurant scene, you’ll enjoy a unique culinary experience, support local hospitality workers, and the local economy.
Good to know: If you’re taking your food to go, the City of Minneapolis’ Environmentally Acceptable Packaging Ordinance – known as Green to Go – requires that food and drinks be put in containers that are reusable, recyclable, or compostable.
Let’s talk water bottles! In our opinion, bringing a reusable one with you on your Minneapolis adventures is the way to go. Not only will you save a few bucks, but you won’t have to worry about disposal. If you’re attending an event at the Minneapolis Convention Center or a game at Target Field or Target Center, empty, clear-plastic, reusable water bottles are allowed in and can be refilled at any fountain inside. Need a refill while exploring the outdoors? Our parks have more than 20 hand-pump drinking wells and 150 outdoor drinking fountains. Don’t worry – if you do buy a plastic bottle, there are recycling bins across downtown.