Street Food

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    First look: Butcher Salt, a new meat-centric food truck

    Nothing heralds spring like the first sighting of a string of food trucks lining Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. On Friday morning, the lineup included Butcher Salt on its inaugural downtown lunch run. We stopped by for a first taste.See also:Butcher Salt, a new themed food truck is coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Finnegans launches reverse food truck

    We're used to having food trucks bring us the tasty treats. But this time, local beer company, Finnegans, has turned its truck the other way, launching a mean, green, do-good-ing machine that will be rolling around town picking up non-perishable food items. Here's where you, fair readers, come into ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Vellee Deli to open pop-up inside Crema Cafe

    Remember those days when the summer sun would soak into your skin as you feasted curbside on a powerful bite of food from a food truck? The days when standing in line for a Currito -- Vellee Deli's spicy Thai curry burrito -- was worth every moment of possible sunburn? Yes, watching all our favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    New food truck in the works from MasterChef contestant

    Does this face look familiar? It might if you saw him make it into the top 10 as a contestant on the last season of MasterChef, where he gained a reputation as a superb sauce-maker with a flair for making simple food into complex, composed plates. Or maybe you know him as your friendly neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Chef Shack finds a permanent home in Seward

    Though the novelty of getting Indian-spiced mini donuts from a big red truck still has not worn off for us, there is a wonderful comfort in knowing that we can now get these perfect little treats just about any time we want. That's right: Chef Shack has gone brick and mortar.Following the trend of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Hot Indian Foods giving away free Indurritos today

    Got lunch plans for today? You do now. As part of an event for local small business owners organized by Square, the plug-in credit card reader that most food trucks use, Hot Indian Foods food truck will be giving away free Indurritos to the first 100 people to get in line.See Also:The Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: Harriet Brewery's Rauchfest, Autumn Brew Review, and more

    Feeling left out because you missed SurlyFest last weekend? There's still room for you at Harriet Brewery's annual Rauchfest, a similar celebration of craft beer, good food, live music, and local artists. Starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, the brewery will be pouring its exclusive Rauchfest Lager, O ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Asian Invasion food truck packs some serious heat

    Just because it's officially fall doesn't mean we're going to part with our favorite curbside lunch routine. Recently we visited St. Paul where we found a lunch well-suited to these cooler days.See Also:Best Street Food: Dandelion KitchenZen Box Izakaya to throw big time ramen bash

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Cajun 2 Geaux to host pop-up dinners around the Twin Cities

    Pop-up dining has become one of the most popular ways to get chic cuisine in a fun locale, and Cajun 2 Geaux has hopped on the bandwagon. The team behind the local food truck will host a series of pop-up dinners around the Twin Cities starting this October. See also: Cajun 2 Geaux food truck brin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: Lift Bridge Anniversary party, Kielbasa Fest, and more

    It's a real sausage fest this weekend as Kramarczuk's kicks off its fourth-annual Kielbasa Festival at 5 p.m. tonight. In fact, in honor of the event, Mayor R.T. Rybak has declared today "Kielbasa Day" in Minneapolis. The Kielbasa festivities include lots of live polka and Ukrainian folk music, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Minnesota Twins and Target Field swing into the food truck game

    The Minnesota Twins and Target Field have just announced their plans for food truck glory. Will it be a swing and a miss or a home run for the new food truck? You can be the judge next week in downtown Minneapolis. See also: Target Field makes PETA's list of vegetarian-friendly ball parks

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Hibachi Daruma: A first look at teppanyaki on a food truck

    Their colorful truck is adorned with the daruma from which they get their name. Inside the truck is a teppanyaki chef (who spent some time doing all that fancy flipping food works at Bennihana) serving several meat and rice options to food truck fans.See Also:First-annual Great Food Truck RallyJake' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2013
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    May 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Friday brew and food truck roundup

    The best way to beat those winter -- wait, we mean spring -- blues is to quaff a few craft brews while feasting from some of our favorite mobile food vendors. We have your weekend rundown on who will be where, plus information about Fulton's Beer Truck Fest. See also:Cafe Racer's Pork Plate, 50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    YumMi Banh Mi is selling its food trailer. Here's your chance.

    Food trucks may be in hibernation (although not all: Chef Driven Co, Tot Boss, Fork in the Road, and a couple others are still braving the frigid temps). However, street eats season is just a couple of months away. Have you got a great mobile food idea? We found a trailer that's looking for a new ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Messy Giuseppe and Bloomy's up for new food truck award

    Two newcomers to the Twin Cities food truck scene have made the short list of nominees for a Rookie of the Year award from Mobile Cuisine, a nationally focused (with occasional reports around the globe) blog dedicated to providing information to mobile restaurateurs and generally fueling America's c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Sushi Fix food truck is opening a storefront

    When Sushi Fix first arrived in downtown Minneapolis, serving sushi from a food truck, there were skeptics.  Doubters were soon converted to believers, falling hard for the freshly flown-in seafood mixed with their perfectly seasoned rice. It was hard not to be pulling for the enthusiastic Bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Kings Wine Bar serving lunch, former Jack's Cafe space has new resident

    Kings Wine Bar is best loved for its wine-and-dine date-night deal (Tuesdays), rousing trivia nights (Mondays) and late-night happy hour specials (Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. until midnight), but now they're throwing in lunch service for good measure. Here's more about what's on the menu, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Indeed Brewing taproom opens Friday

    See also: Indeed Brewing taproom coming soonThey held a little sneak peek yesterday, but Indeed Brewing's new taproom, the largest in the state (at least until Surly's taproom opens), will officially open to the public Friday at 3 p.m. During the opening festivities, the Potter's Pasties food truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Seward Co-op turns 40 in style

    See also: Best Natural Foods Grocery 2012 This weekend the south Minneapolis favorite Seward Co-op turned 40, and to celebrate, it threw a big party. Founded in 1972, Seward Co-op has been a staple in the Minneapolis Co-op scene. To mark the occasion, the co-op put together a gathering of local ar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Love Your Lunch Day today at two food trucks

    See also:Top 10 Street Eats in the Twin CitiesHola Arepa Ginger Lemonade [RECIPE]Fork in the Road truck is a labor of loveReusable container company Aladdin is sponsoring Love Your Lunch Day tomorrow. Nationwide, food trucks will be participating by handing out their goodies in reusable containers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Tollefson Family Grill: A new food truck alert

    Back in 2006, Minneapolis Farmers Market staples Dan and Jenny Tollefson of Tollefson Family Pork won the City Pages award for Best Hot Dog. They've remained regular vendors at several local farmers markets and added all kinds of new pork products to their repertoire, including an ingenious bratwurs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Maruso Street Food & Bar brings international flavors to downtown Minneapolis

    Maruso executive chef Andrew Garrison's pedigree includes Fugaise and Cirque du Soleil Those of you who frequent downtown Minneapolis may have noticed something new nestled between Bar Fly nightclub and Lure Showclub near Eighth and Hennepin. Maruso Street Food & Bar is the newest addition to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    World Street Kitchen: Another food truck finds a permanent home

    The brothers Wadi are preparing to open their second restaurant. The two already run Saffron in Minneapolis's Warehouse District. Chef Sameh runs the kitchen, while his elder brother Saed keeps the front of the house humming. When not at Saffron, they also run the wildly popular World Street Kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Hennepin County may get its own food truck court

    Taking a cue from downtown St. Paul's Wednesday food truck court across from Government Center and the new Thursday food truck court (starting May 3) gathering on Kellogg Boulevard near Robert Street, Hennepin County is making plans to allow vendors to set up shop in the plaza outside their own Gove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Tot Boss' Daniel Docken: Five questions for the new food truck owner

    The already bustling community of food tucks is about to receive a new member. And this member is aiming to please the little kid in all of us by serving all things tater, including tater tot nachos, bacon-wrapped tater tots, and something called Mama's Tater Tot Hot Dish. As he readies his truck fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Golden Tummy: A new food truck debuts

    Thanks to my eagle-eyed friend, we saw a new food truck out on Marquette this week. A sliver of bright yellow peaking out behind the another truck.  Turns out this was the first day of business for Nancy Yang and her crew at the new Golden Tummy. The jolly Buddha seems to say, "Hello! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Turkey To Go opens storefront location in St. Paul; Minneapolis next

    Turkey To Go sells slow-roasted pulled turkey sandwiches.​You no longer have to go to the State Fair or the ball game--or even a Turkey To Go food truck--to get your fill of pulled turkey sandwiches. Owners Drew Levin and Dan Perkins have opened a storefront location in St. Paul, with plans for an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    A last gasp for food trucks this week in food

    A trip to Alsace via Edina's Salut​Let's get right to it: The best part of this week in food is a last chance to get your fill of the popular food trucks next Saturday. Sure, it's going to cost you $125 (for charity!), but might we float the idea that it's worth it for one last paper boat of I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 14, 2011
  • Restaurants

    July 27, 2011

    Gastro Truck, Barrio, Hola Arepa, and more

    Food trucks bring new eats to the street

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Rhubarb Ginger Lemonade from Hola Arepa [RECIPE]

    Zingy rhubarb lemonade with just a smidge of gin and Aperol​After a long, soggy, cold spring, the weather turned on us. It's like Mother Nature is giving us the ol' "Oh, yeah? You don't like sweatshirts in summer? Well how do you like me know?"  The best way to combat our sweltering environs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Twin Cities Food Truck Map debuts!

    Brent SchoonoverTrack this truck!​Looking for an easy way to track your favorite food trucks in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul? City Pages Art Director Mike Kooiman worked with local illustrator Brent Schoonover to create our Twin Cities Food Truck Map. It plots the regular haunts of popu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Cupcake is moving!

    Bre McGeeCupcake takes their show on the road.Last month we told you about the Central Corridor light rail construction's negative and dramatic effect on Chocolat Celeste's customer ​traffic. Well, the construction project has claimed another victim. Cupcake, the University Avenue bakery, is the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Food truck food court every Wednesday in St. Paul

    Jill Wilson of the 128 Cafe​Long lines of smiling faces braided together as they stretched out on the downtown city sidewalks across from City Hall last Wednesday in downtown St. Paul. It wasn't long before menu items were being erased from boards as they sold out. Jill Wilson watched the crowds a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Fork in the Road food truck is a labor of love--and friendship [RECIPE]

    Photo courtesy Fork in the RoadThis food truck is hard to miss​Spend any amount of time with Kari Offerdahl and Amy Frechette of Fork in the Road food truck and it's apparent they're so much more than business partners. "Can you work in that Amy's single?" joked Kari. Friends since the age of two, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Food truck food court coming to St. Paul

    Jill Wilson and the 128 Cafe Food Truck​Wednesdays this summer, downtown St. Paul will handily have food truck vendors in one easy to spot location. Spearheaded by 128 Cafe's owner, Jill Wilson, the city will be hooding parking meters for food trucks to rally at Kellogg and Wabasha.  We're su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    What are your favorite food truck treats?

    ​Many of the trucks--Fork in the Road, Smack Shack, Dandelion Kitchen--have been rolling out in full force these last few weeks, with Chef Shack planning to reappear at the opening of the Mill City Farmers' Market on May 7th. What street eats have you been dreaming of all winter? Join the Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Ian Pierce of 128 Cafe: Chef Chat, Part 2

    Driver, chef, artist Ian Pierce of 128 Cafe​Today we bring you part 2 of our conversation with chef Ian Pierce of 128 Cafe in St. Paul.  (Here is Part 1 if you missed it.)  128 Cafe was one of the first brick-and-mortar restaurants in the Cities to load up a truck and hit the streets. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    The Twin Cities' best new food trucks of 2010

    Chef Shack paved the way for a crop of new street food vendors​Most of the food carts have been put away for the season--even street food pioneer Chef Shack is skipping Holidazzle this year. But a few brave souls, such as Fork in the Road, have been serving through the snow, and several others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Top 5 St. Paul street eats

    Baby got Shack!!!​ This week's Dish column takes a look at street eats in St. Paul. In a quest to find the best, we downed all manner of veggie burritos, sweet corn fritters, Reuben bratwurst, pineapple sno-cones, and more. Here are the top five dishes we found in St. Paul. (Click the link to ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 8, 2010

    Street food takes over the Twin Cities

    In search of the best meal on wheels

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Chef Shack in this month's Bon Appetit

    Chef Shack​The September issue of Bon Appetit is all over the Twin Cities food scene as Chef Shack shares the pages with Bar La Grassa (honored as a Top 10 New Restaurant). Chef Shack was named in the article "The Hot 10: Lunch at the Farmer's Market," highlighting vendors at farmers markets aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Chef Shack in contention to be Food Network's favorite food truck

    Chef Shack could be #1 with your help...​Chef Shack, pioneers of the local street food scene, have been nominated one of America's Favorite Food Trucks in the Food Network's contest. Now it's up to the voting public to push one sidewalk vendor over the top. If Chef Shack wins, they'll receive $10, ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 18, 2008

    Chef Shack brings curb appeal to summer eats

    For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée

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