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Restaurants Diversify Food Culture, Delight

Food variety around city provides endless options

December 6, 2021

Minneapolis contains many great restaurants that are definitely worth giving a try. Here are some of my favorite Minneapolis restaurants (not in any particular order):

Naviya’s Thai Brasserie is an amazing Thai restaurant, located on West 43rd Street. It offers great in-house food and takeout that is equally delicious. Personally, this is one of my favorite Thai restaurants––and even a favorite restaurant in general. Naviya’s has a delicious variety of dishes, my favorites including the pineapple fried rice, chicken satay, cashew chicken, pad thai, and tofu spring rolls. I love Naviya’s because it has unique and authentic flavors that are strong, spicy, and simply tasty.

Common Roots Café is another great restaurant that I definitely recommend. It is located on Lyndale Ave South, close to the Northrop Campus, serving locally-sourced and organic foods from their kitchen or bakery with a variety of gluten free and vegan options available. This cafe is casual and amazing to eat outside on their patio on a hot summer day. The patio is very nice and has plenty of outdoor seating. It’s a great place to stop by for a quick, and yummy meal. Some of my favorites include the wild rice burger, and the wild rice apple salad.

Martina, a modern, upscale Argentine-Italian restaurant located on Upton Ave South, is also a delicious brunch and dinner spot. I always love the food that I order here and it is so wonder every time. Some of my favorite dinner dishes include cacio e pepe agnolotti, potato gnocchi, charred cucumbers, potato churros, avocado bruschetta, and the charred brussel sprout salad. Martina also has many sister restaurants in Minneapolis: Rosalia, Colita, Sanjusan, Cardamom, and Café Ceres, all featuring various foods from around the world.

Black Sheep Pizza is a delicious pizza place on Washington Avenue North. If you are a fan of wood-fired pizza, you will love this tasty, flavorful option. I would recommend getting the house salad, and the “#9” pizza, which is fresh tomatoes, green peppers, and kalamata olives. For people who enjoy meat on their pizzas, they have a wide variety of mixed meat pizzas. I could never get sick of eating at this restaurant, and it is one of my all time favorites. Black Sheep is a great place to order to-go, and to eat in-person.

Christos Greek Restaurant is a restaurant, located on Nicollet Avenue, serving Greek and widely Mediterranean-style dishes. It is very filling, and the food feels very authentic. Some of my favorites to order are the chicken kebab, pita and falafel. Christos has very good gyros as well. As much as I like Christos, out of all of the restaurants listed, I would recommend the others before this.

My final recommendation is World Street Kitchen on Lyndale Avenue South. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and has takeout and eat in. The hummus and pita, caramelized brussel sprouts, hummus bowls, and sweet onion stuffed falafel “burger” are very good. It is a casual, tasty restaurant right next to Milkjam Creamery, a nationally-known ice cream shop, and a great place to try for a dessert. in, great for a hot summer day. WSK started as a food truck by two brothers named Sameh and Saed Wadim, and has now expanded to a popular restaurant. This restaurant is definitely worth giving a try.

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