On the streets with local eats: Minneapolis

While it may not be widely known, the Twin Cities are a hot spot for a diverse amount of culinary gems. Yeah, we do love our tater tot hot dish, a classic comfort food, but we also have a deep appreciation for what the talented chefs in our community bring to the table (see what I did there?).

Here’s a round up of our CFO Leo’s absolute favorite cannot miss food finds around the city!

The Burger – Parlour Bar

  • Juicy ground chuck double patty on a brioche bun. No quality lost upon delivery. 
  • Combo up with swiss aioli and you’re good to go
  • Some say it’s the best burger in the Twin Cities. I tend to agree.

Pro Tip: Recreate their signature old fashioned at home!

Chana Masala – Himalayan

  • Chickpeas with onions, tomatoes and spices. Vegetarian never tasted so good.
  • Garlic naan is an obvious choice to help soak up every last bit.
  • Moderate your heat level on a 1-6 scale. The high end of the range is not for the faint of heart.

Pro Tip: Can’t decide on an appetizer? The Himalayan Platter gets you a little bit of everything.

Kingston Jerk Chicken – Pimento

  • Served with the perfect combo of coconut rice & beans, sweet fried plantains and island slaw
  • Don’t forget the Coco milk bread on the side
  • Good for the body, mind and soul

Pro Tip: Combine the Kingston Kick (hot jerk BBQ) and Neutralizer (sweet onion) for a divine combo

Pho Tai – Quang

  • Sliced rare beef and all the delicious fixins embody Vietnam’s national dish
  • Fennel and variety of herbs make for a complex flavor
  • Warms up the soul during the harsh winter months

Pro Tip: Over a dozen boba teas to choose from, you can’t go wrong with your pick!

Tacos al Pastor – Sonora Grill

  • Pineapple salsa and crèma verde are the perfect accompaniments 
  • Corn tortillas or bust
  • Not a pork person? Try the chicken version

Pro Tip: Double up on the queso, you’ll thank us later.

Getting hungry?