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. Head to Soul to Soul Smokehouse for signature dishes like the Millionaire Wing (Whole chicken wings brined for 24 hours, smoked, then tossed in flour with "soul dust", deep fried until juicy and golden.) and homemade sides like smoked mac and cheese, collard greens, black-eyed peas and creamy coleslaw. 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. Sanchez Jewelry offers stunning gold and silver jewelry. At Zahra Fashion you will find East African clothing, jewelry and accessories. Shop 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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