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Learn about Minnesota food and Minnesota recipes that include locally produced Minnesota grown products. Enjoy our unique cuisine at home and in our best Minnesota restaurants.

Minnesota Food

Minnesotans love to eat! We enjoy a wide variety of Minnesota food and drink items that are produced all across our state.

Family farmers, chefs, food artisans, farmers' market vendors and other food-related businesses bring the highest quality, seasonal, fresh, locally grown Minnesota food products to our tables and restaurants.

Some of our favorite "eats" come from our varied heritage. We love the foods that can be grown right here in Minnesota. Our Native American population has taught us how to hunt and gather many tasty foods.

 St. Paul Farmers Market is a wonderful place to experience, and buy, food from many Minnesota cultures.

Recipes that have a distinct "Minnesota flavor" are the stuff of legend--food legend anyhow.

Minnesota Grown Wild Rice is a tasty, and healthy, grain that we use in so many ways.

Minnesota was settled by immigrants from many countries. The Scandinavians among us have added their own unique Minnesota food list with lefse, and lutefisk, hot dish and wonderful pastries. The Swedes, Finns, Germans, Irish and Italians have contributed their national recipes as well.

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Food to Take Camping

Camping is one of the top recreational activities in Minnesota. Cooking, and food, requires some planning ahead. 

Easy Camping Recipes will help you minimize the time preparing food for camping meals.

Food to Take Camping will help you create your shopping list. It's hard to find a grocery store once you are in some of our more remote campgrounds.

Many of our favorite recipes are based on native foods including wild rice recipeswild game and fish recipes and recipes that use wild berries.

And just for fun we share recipes based on some of our foods that have actually become Minnesota state symbols on our Minnesota State Symbol Recipes page.

Minnesota Clover Honey makes a wonderful sweetener for any recipe.



Minnesota Food

Minnesota Wineries: In addition to an abundance of food, Minnesota also produces wonderful wines crafted from grapes and even wild fruits that grow here.

Many visitors to Minnesota are surprised to learn that they can visit Minnesota vineyards and experience wine-tastings, tours and other winery events.

Our family loves to spend time visiting Minnesota orchards, pumpkin patches and "pick-your-own" farms.

There are festivals and events that take place all around the state in celebration of Minnesota grown foods.

Minnesota fall festivals often feature Minnesota grown apples, pumpkins and other tasty treats.


Minnesota Food Trucks

Food trucks have become increasingly popular, especially in the Twin Cites of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Food trucks begin to offer their specialties once the temperatures begin to warm....usually from early spring until late fall. In addition you can flag down an ice cream truck in many parts of the cities. 

  • Saint Paul food trucks can most often be found in Mears Park and Rice Park as well as along Kellogg Boulevard. 
  • Minneapolis food trucks most often frequent Marquette and Second Avenues. 
  • You can often enjoy food trucks at local festivals, farmers markets, and breweries. 
  • You can track Twin Cities food trucks on Twitter by following @TCStreetFood and @FoodTrucksMN

Where to Find Minnesota Grown Food

Minnesota Food
The Minnesota Grown Directory is a wonderful source for where to buy Minnesota grown products. Learn about farmers markets, locally produced meat, vegetables, honey and even wool.

Our food diversity extends to our dining out opportunities. Minnesota has many ethnic restaurants, food festivals and shops celebrating, and offering, the taste of our diverse food culture. Restaurants in Minnesota cater to the diversity of our population and the desire we have to explore a variety of cuisine. Ethnic eateries offer the flavors of the world that include: African, Chinese, Caribbean, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican Russian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

Minnesota Gift Baskets make great gifts and provide you with a memorable "taste of Minnesota" to remember your visit.

Minnesota Food

If you want to "eat out," there are restaurants all over Minnesota that serve up both the expected and the unexpected. You could spend a lifetime exploring Twin Cities restaurants.

We Celebrate Minnesota Food With Festivals!

Here are just a few of the tasty festivals you will find here.

Festival of Nations

Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

 

If you love to "eat out" you can find the top-rated restaurants in all parts of Minnesota

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While you are enjoying other Minnesota activities and adventure, be sure to taste what Minnesota offers as well. Stock up for meals at the cabin or campground at a farmers market.

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