World Street Kitchen is a tasty winner

Fast-casual menu packs in lots of bold flavors without hurting your wallet

Like what else? The homemade soft serve. Both of the current offerings are equally good, though those with a sweet tooth will probably prefer the salted caramel sundae finished with chocolate-covered almonds and mini marshmallows, while even the dessert-averse will appreciate the fruitier one, inspired by both the salted and mango lassi drinks that are so popular at Indian restaurants. The latter is finished with puffed wild rice (again, hooray for these bits of texture throughout) and a splendid apricot chutney.

And the cocktails! WSK makes really smart use of its limited liquor license by creating the kind of beer-, wine-, sake-, and bubbly-based cocktails that make you not even miss the hard stuff. If you really want to go full-on party animal, you can pick up a 40-ounce of High Life or a Mickey's on ice at the counter. Though I know very few people who opted to drink either of these beverages once they reached the legal drinking age, it seems like a bit of a wink and nod to the area and the late-night hours. Word on the street is that WSK will go for a full bar license eventually, but it hardly matters with tipples like the celebratory Bittercube (made simply with a generous serving of sparkling wine and a sugar cube dotted with orange and cherry bark vanilla bitters from local designer-bitters maker Bittercube) or the stunningly complex Usagi Yojimbo (a sake-based cocktail that blends carrot juice, tons of fresh ginger, orange bitters, and Cocchi Americano, an Italian aperitif wine with a bitter bite that's all the rage now).

Are you hungry yet? Oh, and if the Uptown parking situation is holding you back, WSK has you covered with two grab-and-go parking spots. So you can get all this well-executed, fun, global fare to take home or to your office, and you can rationalize eating dessert first in the car on the way. Now that's the gift that keeps on giving.

WSK serves global cuisine mash-ups like the Falafel Burger
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WSK serves global cuisine mash-ups like the Falafel Burger

Location Info


World Street Kitchen

2743 Lyndale Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Uptown/ Eat Street


Menu items $3-$12

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