Bread & Pickle

4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Bread & Pickle +

Alma Guzman


  • Daily 7am-9pm
  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Until a few years ago, Minneapolis treated its park concessions like those of airports and stadiums: With a captive audience, there was little competition, and little reason to innovate. Following the lead of Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun and Sea Salt in Minnehaha Park, restaurateurs Kim and Kari Bartmann-the sisters behind Barbette, Bryant-Lake Bowl, and the Red Stag-won the bid to install a concept called Bread & Pickle in Lake Harriet's refectory. Bread & Pickle offers food and beverage from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week during the summer season. It's a zero-waste operation, with everything served in compostable paper wrappers and biodegradable cups, and poised to be the greenest park concessions in the country. Barbette executive chef Kevin Kathman created the eatery's menu of American picnic fare using many locally sourced and organic ingredients. Some of the items seem a little plain and under-seasoned, but there are many repeaters on the list, including the ham-and-egg breakfast sandwich, the hummus wrap, and the excellent deep-fried organic cheese curds.

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  • Bread & Pickle's battle for beer
    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:32 a.m. by Keane Amdahl

    Lake Harriet's lakeside dining destination Bread & Pickle is in a debate with the city over details of the restaurant's proposal to offer beer and wine. Though the city supports the idea for B&P to acquire a beer and wine ...

  • Bread & Pickle upgrades concessions at Lake Harriet
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 4 a.m. by Rachel Hutton

    Lake Harriet has been a city park for more than a century, but these days, as tattooed and spandex-clad parents push their off-road-ready jogger strollers past, it's hard to imagine early Minneapolitans riding horses or bicycling in...

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