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Food and Drink

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A family enjoys dinner at Red Barn pizza farm  / Paul Vincent
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A family enjoys dinner at Red Barn pizza farm  / Paul Vincent


Wake up and smell the local coffee! Then head out to go berry picking, visit a farmers market or catch up with friends over brunch, possibly on the patio. In many parts of Minnesota, hikes pair nicely with nearby breweries, where pets are often welcome to join you. And nothing beats dining by the water in the Land of Lakes. Visit one of the numerous Minnesota restaurants serving walleye (our tasty state fish!) and see how many rooftop bars, pizza farms and other ways to dine outside you can experience this summer.

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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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