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Food and Drink

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Dining outdoors at Grand View Lodge during the winter  / Buffalo Media Group
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Dining outdoors at Grand View Lodge during the winter  / Buffalo Media Group


Igloo dining — it's a thing. Especially here in Minnesota, where we don't let winter get in the way of having a good time. Certainly not when we have a wide range of whimsical B&Bsheated patios, slick coffeeshops and sculptural ice bars spread throughout the state. Other ways to stay warm on the food & drink front include our many styles of piping hot pizza, the craft breweries, distilleries and wineries that seem to be in every town and city, and such idylic stretches of pure comfort as southern MinnesotaDuluth and the rest of the North Shore, really. 

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The Secret's Out: Minneapolis is a Major Food City

When Food & Wine editor Khushbu Shah shared her favorite dishes of 2022, she named Minneapolis one of her Sleeper Food Cities of the Year — the other was St. Paul! — and made sure to mention everything from the mushroom birria tacos at Sooki & Mimi to the toothsome Laotian-Italian noodles at Khâluna. Those bites are merely the beginning of what makes Minneapolis a must for serious foodies. Tap the button below to count the other reasons! 

Take a Culinary Tour
The bison entree at Owamni

The bison entree at Owamni  / John Yuccas / Meet Minneapolis

The Back Bar at Young Joni

The Back Bar at Young Joni

Spoon & Stable's crepe cake

The iconic crepe cake at Spoon & Stable  / Jason Tesauro

Sip Craft Beer, Wine and Spirits

Minnesota-based craft distilleries, breweries, wineries and cideries, many offering both tours and tastings, produce a host of uniquely flavorful beverages that are winning fans around the globe. Sip and sample this hand-crafted goodness at tasting or cocktail rooms around the state, or in local restaurants.

Discover the Drinks
Bartender at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis / Photo by The Restaurant Project

Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis / The Restaurant Project

Bent Paddle Brewing beer flight Duluth

Bent Paddle Brewing's colorful taproom in the Lincoln Park Craft District is the perfect home base for Duluth adventures

Outdoor view of Four Daughters Winery

Four Daughters Winery in Spring Valley / Photo by Ruth Olson

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