Ten great takeout spots in the Twin Cities

Summer Guide: Food

Bryn Mawr Pizza and Deli, 404 S. Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis, 612.377.5501. Who says pizza doesn't make good picnic food? Some of the best old-fashioned pies in the city are made here, behind the Fast Freddies sign in picturesque Bryn Mawr, and there are new-fangled toppings like goat cheese and walnuts for non-purists. A wide assortment of tasty hoagies, plus Greek, spinach, and Caesar salads, round out the options. And the establishment is surrounded by parkland. Head north to the huge Theodore Wirth Park and tour the wildflower garden or quaking bog after you eat, or south to Cedar Lake to cool off with a secluded swim.

Location Info


Emily's Lebanese Delicatessen

641 University Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Category: Restaurant > Deli

Region: Northeast Minneapolis


800 Washington Ave. N., Ste. 101
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Category: Restaurant > Deli

Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)

Salsa a la Salsa, 1420 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612.813.1970; www.salsaalasalsa.com. We can't leave Loring Park out of an urban-picnic roundup—it's right on the edge of downtown Minneapolis and features a pond, horseshoe games, and a big fountain that looks like a dandelion. Salsa a la Salsa, a short walk from the park, offers individual tacos, tamales, tostadas, and enchiladas, so you can pick and choose flavors; a fresh-tasting jicama salad; pupusas served with a crunchy, tangy coleslaw; and much more, plus free chips and salsa even with takeout.

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