#48 Midtown Global Market

#48 of 52 Must See Things in Minneapolis.

The Midtown Global Market is a place of cultural exploration, culinary discovery and ethnic unification. The international public market is home to over 50 vendors including diverse restaurants, specialty produce and grocery items, and locally made crafts and goods. The market was created after local Latino business owners convinced the City that the vacant Sears building be saved and reinvented as a place to reflect the great ethnic diversity of Minneapolis. Today, over 1.5 million people visit the market every year.

With common seating in the center of the market, patrons can each choose a different meal yet enjoy eating together. Try Holy Land for delicious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, including some of the best gyros, kebobs and hummus around. Head to Hot Indian Foods for signature dishes like the Indurrito (Indian Burrito) and Indi Frites (Indian Seasoned Fries). Tacqueria Los Ocampo has outstanding Mexican food with authentic recipes passed down from generations. And be sure to head to Eastlake Brewery to get a taste of their specialty craft beers. From tamales to couscous to roasted goat, Midtown Global Market is sure to expand your palate. 


The Market is also a great spot for local jewelry, handmade crafts and unique gifts. Mill City Merchants offers stunning handmade turquoise, silver and stone jewelry with a limited selection of authentic Navajo and Zuni pieces. At Hmong Handicrafts you will find handmade Hmong apparel and gifts. Try Simba Craftware for artisan African jewelry, bags, baskets, toys and other special gifts. Take a walk around to see all of the unique displays influenced from all over the globe.

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