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Minneapolis boasts some incredible restaurants, and we hope this list below will get you started on your exploration of this city's (and surrounding area) great dining variety.
Brasa is a premium rotisserie, with many choices, such as rotisserie chicken, smoked beef, and slow roasted pork. Meat lovers, this is the place for you!
Namaste Cafe has south Asian cuisine that is fresh, local, and organic. Their dinner options include meals such as: almond curry, hot and tangy lamb with potatoes, and fried dal. They also have several vegetarian specialties and a variety of breads.
Afro Deli & Coffee is a blend of African, Mediterranean, and American food. Their entrée specialties include: chicken curry, meat or veggie sambusas, and keke beef or chicken. They also have spiced Somali tea and brewed Ethiopian coffee, as well as several deserts.
The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant has a great menu, while also hosting incredible performances! "Join us on Foodie Nights and enjoy our seasonal menu from chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry chef Katie Elsing, paired with Celebration of Minnesota Music. Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota – check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie night."
Masu Sushi and Robata says, "It took quite the crew to bring this concept to you and we hope you enjoy your experience with us. To create Masu, the owner of one of the country’s largest purveyors of fresh fish,Sushi Avenue, consulted with world renowned designers and artists, as well as award-winning chefs and mixologists to bring a new, fresh, modern and fun restaurant concept to the Twin Cities. All this creativity combined with a super awesome staff equals a place you will want to return to again and again."
Hell's Kitchen also has a variety of options, and, "Almost everything at Hell’s Kitchen is homemade, including ketchup, mustard, tomato juice, iced tea, hot cocoa, and of course our raved-about peanut butter which we now send throughout the world. Even our bar gets in on the “made-from-scratch” action, offering beautiful Bloody Mary’s, locally crafted beers, and awesome cocktails created with house-infused liquors."
Mim's Cafe offers wonderful Middle Eastern food.Their kubabs, hummus, and pita bread are especially mouthwatering! If you're looking for a more low-key atmosphere with fabulous food, be sure to check it out!
India Palace "offers one of the largest varieties of Indian food in the Twin Cities. In India, food is very much a part of our culture. Different regions specialize in different foods with ingrediants complementing each other nutritionally and tastefully. Our menu reflects this diversity."
Granite City Food & Brewery "is an experience a thousand words couldn’t fully describe. But one comes close: fresh. It began with fresh-brewed beer and, happily never stopped. Everything at Granite City is fresh. Each carefully crafted item on our menu is made right in our kitchens - from scratch. Which explains why even our classic recipes explode with flavor."
Common Roots Cafe serves "good food made from scratch morning, noon and night. Our kitchen and bakery uses local and organic ingredients to create a monthly-changing menu of innovative offerings."
Birchwood Cafe serves "fresh, unique food with down-home appeal. We source local, sustainable, organic and fair trade ingredients whenever possible to lovingly handcraft a variety of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. We take care to know the land, the animals and the people we work with are treated with respect."
Fasika has delicious, authentic Ethiopian food. "Ethiopian food is uncomplicated and healthy, but no single adjective can adequately describe how absolutely delicious it is. Most dishes begin with a bread, as in many cultures, but not in loaf form. Injera is the staple of the Ethiopian diet. It is a light, slightly spongy, pancake-like bread that is placed first on the plate to hold whatever comes after"
We hope you enjoy these selections and more!