Food and Shopping



Near Downtown Minneapolis

 

FOOD & DRINK

Prairie Kitchen and Bar
Located inside Hyatt
Limited service available. A sophisticated, unique addition to the vibrant Twin Cities dining scene, Prairie Kitchen and Bar features seasonally inspired cuisine built around fresh, locally sourced produce, meats, grains, and dairy products. Carrying elements of nature throughout, the 360-degree bar and expansive lounge provides a comfortable, yet refined atmosphere and overlooks a stunning two-story stone fireplace with views of Nicollet Mall.
 
MPLS Market
Located inside Hyatt
Limited service available. Stop by Market when you’re on the go and don’t want to sacrifice quality. Market features quick, yet satisfying menu options in a seasonal, deli-style concept. Get your favorite Starbucks brew, or other refreshing beverages, and locally inspired snacks to help get you through the day. Located on Lobby Level.
 
MPLS Express
Located inside Hyatt
Limited service available. Looking to dine in your room? MPLS Express offers a limited selection of the same great Chef-made creations as MPLS Market, delivered right to your guestroom or ready for pick up. Items are served in easily transportable and eco-friendly packaging. 7:00am-11:00p daily
 
Lotus Restaurant
113 W Grant St
0.2mi from Hyatt
Asian owned
http://lotusdtmsp.com/
Traditional Vietnamese cuisine at great prices with outstanding customer service.
 
Greenway Liquors
105 W Grant St.
0.2mi from Hyatt
https://www.facebook.com/Greenway-Liquor-357269187750401/
Wine, beer, and spirits store

The Nicollet Diner
1428 Nicollet Ave
0.3mi from Hyatt
LGBTQ owned
https://thenicolletdiner.com/
The only 24/7/365 restaurant in Minneapolis! Local Minneapolis American restaurant specializing in breakfast all day, burgers, fries, and malts. Their coffee shop and bar features espresso, smoothies, frappes, tea, spiked shakes, and craft cocktails.

Muffin Top Café
1428 Nicollet Ave (enter through The Nicollet Diner)
0.3mi from Hyatt
LGBTQ owned
http://www.muffintopcafe.com/
This chill coffee mecca near Minneapolis’ Loring park just got a fresh makeover and gorgeous back patio, but don’t worry, married owners Sam Turner and Dion Coker kept favorites on the menu. Full-bodied roasts and lightning flash-roasted espresso will give you the morning jolt you need!
 
Eggy’s Diner
120 W 14th St
0.3mi from Hyatt
https://www.eggysdiner.com/
Don’t be fooled by the name, Eggy’s is more than just breakfast (though id does have an extensive egg-centric menu). Modeled after the homey diners of the 60’s, the menu is full of items designed to give a home-cooked feel. Think pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, and burgers, but it has made national news for its crunchy French toast, which was featured on Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” as a can’t-miss carby dish.

Sushi Train
1200 Nicollet Mall
0.4mi from Hyatt
Asian owned
https://www.facebook.com/SushiTrainDownTownMpls/about/?ref=page_internal  
Sushi Train celebrates the innovative designs, trends, and pop culture found in modern day Tokyo, offering top quality food and a fun atmosphere suitable for all. Come experience the first Conveyer Belt Sushi in the Twin Cities and Sake Bar!
 
Brit’s Pub & Eating Establishment
1110 Nicollet Mall
0.6mi from Hyatt
https://britspub.com/
For over 30 years, Brit’s Pub has been Minneapolis’s own little corner of the UK. The pub is known for nights by the fireplaces in the winter and lawn bowling on the rooftop deck in the summer – with a whole lot in between including legendary TV football (soccer!) and rugby events. Voted Pub of the Year by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and one of the top rooftop bars in America by Thrillist.
 
Dancing Ganesha Bar & Restaurant
1101 Harmon Pl
0.6mi from Hyatt
http://dancingganeshampls.com/location-1/
Dancing Ganesha is an Eclectic Indian Restaurant located in Downtown Minneapolis. They welcome you to relax, enjoy, and indulge in a contemporary culinary journey to India.
 
Eli’s Food & Cocktails
1225 Hennepin Ave
0.8mi from Hyatt
https://elisfoodandcocktails.com/
Classy yet casual, classic yet fresh, Eli’s Fast Food and Cocktails delivers outstanding food in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Featuring local ingredients whenever possible, several house made items, including their popular house-cured pastrami and a selection of house made cellos, new chalkboard specials every Thursday, late-night dining (kitchen open until 1am), full bar and cocktail menu, weekend brunch.
 
Union Rooftop Kitchen & Bar
731 Hennepin Ave
0.8mi from Hyatt
https://unionmpls.com/
Minnesota’s only year-round retractable glass enclosed rooftop. Enjoy scratch American cooking, crafter cocktails, beer, & wine. Whether you’re looking for a place to watch the game or to relax and take in the views, Union has got you covered.
 
Hell’s Kitchen Minneapolis
80 S 9th St
0.9mi from Hyatt
Woman/Employee owned
https://www.hellskitcheninc.com/
Not to be confused with Gordan Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas. This Hell’s Kitchen is an independent restaurant that is completely unaffiliated with both the TV show and Gordan Ramsay’s restaurant. They opened in 2002 before the show was ever conceived and Gordan Ramsay even sent them a congratulations/apology video for their 10th anniversary! Great food that’s “unique but not fancy, interesting but not fussy” in an underground lair, plus craft cocktails, live music, and a killer weekend brunch! Live music every Saturday and Sunday from 10pm-1am
 
Afro Deli
705 S. Marquette Ave
0.9mi from Hyatt
Black owned
https://www.afrodeli.com/       
A fusion restaurant that weaves together business, community, and culture. A social enterprise that offers freshly made African, Mediterranean, and American themed food in a fast, fun, and friendly environment.
 
Minneapolis City Center
40 S 7th St
1.1mi from Hyatt
https://www.exploreminnesota.com/profile/minneapolis-city-center/2084
Minneapolis City Center sits in the heart of the skyway system bridging the entertainment and business districts. Home to many stores and restaurants!
 
Rainbow Chinese
2739 Nicollet Ave
1.3mi from Hyatt
Asian Owned, Woman Owned
https://www.rainbowrestaurant.com/
Open for take out only from 3pm-8:30pm. Over the course of 30 years, Check Tammy Wong and family have been winning Rainbow Restaurant awards for Best Chinese Restaurant in the Twin Cities. She creates the dumplings, wontons, eggrolls, sauces, and drinks.

Breakfast Bar of Minnesota
319 N. 1st Ave
1.3mi from Hyatt
Black owned
https://www.breakfastbarofmn.com/  
A fast, casual dining experience serving Southern inspired comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Owner, Marcus Williams is a current NFL player and native of Minneapolis. Located within walking distance of Target Center, Target Field, and US Bank Stadium. An additional “MUST” do to round out the Breakfast Bar of MN experience is the Hookah and Cigar services they offer on the patio.
 
Owamni by The Sioux Chef
420 S First St
1.4mi from Hyatt
Native owned, Woman owned
https://owamni.com/
A modern Indigenous full service establishment. Experience the true flavors of North America, featuring foods of Mni Sota Makoce, Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds. Located at OwamniYomni, the sacred site of peace and well-being for the Dakota and Anishinaabe people. Owamni prioritizes purchasing from Indigenous food producers locally and nationally. They have removed colonial ingredients such as wheat flour, cane sugar, and dairy. They are proud to present a decolonized dining experience.

Sawatdee Thai Cuisine
607 S Washington Ave
1.5mi from Hyatt,
Asian owned, Woman owned
https://www.sawatdee.com/
Sawatdee began in 1983 as the first Thai restaurant in the five-state area. Minnesotans were intrigued by the sweet, sour, bitter, and salty taste combinations found in authentic Thai cooking.

Pow Wow Grounds
1414 E Franklin Ave
1.8mi from Hyatt
Native owned
https://www.powwowgrounds.com/
Delivery and takeout only. Menu changes daily, but always includes great coffee, tea, homemade pastries, sandwiches, and more.
 
Graze Provisions + Libations
520 N. 4th St
1.9mi from Hyatt
https://www.grazenorthloop.com
A gathering space within Minneapolis’ vibrant North Loop neighborhood, including a collective of small food businesses made stronger together. Open for every kind of gathering from early morning coffee, anytime pastries, midday lunch breaks, chill happy hours, memorable brunches, or lingering evenings. Each of the businesses feeds a different kind of craving from sweet to spicy, to soul sustaining. Vendors include: The Fabled Rooster (Veteran owned/operated), Avocadish (Woman owned), Union Hmong Kitchen (Asian owned), B.A.D. Wingz (Black owned), Viva Taco (Asian owned), Soul Bowl (Black owned), The Last Drop Café + Wine Bar (Black owned), Libation Lounge

Abi’s Café
2828 Lyndale Ave S
1.9mi from Hyatt
Woman owned, Latinx owned
https://www.abismn.com/
Abi’s has been serving Salvadoran and Mexican food to the local Minneapolis community since 2015. Abi was inspired by her grandma, her mother, and her Aunt Maria to become an entrepreneur, bringing Central American food to the Twin Cities. Most of the recipes come from Abi’s grandma and aunt and are finished with the Abi touch. All of the food is made from scratch, inspired by the authentic flavors of El Salvador and Mexico. Everything is served with heart as if you’re family joining at Abi’s kitchen table.

La Doña Cervecerìa
241 Fremont Ave N
1.9mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned
https://dameladona.com/
La Doña is a Latin-influenced craft brewery reflecting the Latin experience in Minnesota and promoting accessibility to the craft beer industry. With 10k sqft of warehouse space, they have a spacious taproom, an event space offering weekly festivities, a kitchen serving food 7 days a week, and much more. Featuring 3v3 futbol on their boxed turf field on the patio, UR/IN Gallery: an artist exhibition space for Latinx-hearted people to experience the best of Minnesota and Latinx cultures, and a community looking to inspire and empower not only the Latinx of the Twin Cities, but aspiring entrepreneurs of all ethnic backgrounds.
 
Wendy’s House of Soul, Inc.
1825 Glenwood Ave
2.1mi from Hyatt
Black owned, Woman owned
https://www.youvebeensouled.com/
A Soul food restaurant that provides food services and food products to members of communities all across MN. Home of the SOULROLL, invented by owner, Wendy Puckett herself! With over 20+ years of catering and bartending experience under her belt, Wendy has garnished every SOULROLL with customer service and impromptu skills that go unmatched.

Trio Plant-Based
610 W Lake St
2.1mi from Hyatt
Black owned
https://www.trioplant-based.com/
          100% plant-based soul food, appetizers, burgers, macs, wraps, and desserts.
         
PinKU Japanese Street Food
20 University Ave
2.1mi from Hyatt
Asian owned, LGBTQ owned
https://www.pinkujapanese.com/
PinKU’s mission is to create the original chef-inspired fine-casual national restaurant brand for Japanese street food using the finest fish and ethnic ingredients for a cultural, entertaining, and educational experience.
 
MB Foodhouse
729 N Washington Ave
2.1mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned, LGBTQ owned, Woman owned
https://www.mbfoodhouse.com/
MB Foodhouse is a POC/LGBTQ/Woman owned start up specializing in Tex-Mex specific to the El Paso region. Owner/chef, Kristen Martinez, has quickly amassed a devoted following for her unique Tex-Mex take on taco, taquitos, chilaquiles, and breakfast bowls.

St Anthony Main
219 SE Main St
2.4mi from Hyatt
https://www.minneapolis.org/things-to-do/itineraries/52-must-sees/st-anthony-main/
Overlooking the Mississippi River in the downtown riverfront district, St Anthony Main boasts the oldest brick and stone buildings in Minneapolis. Along with your “trip back in time” walking the cobblestone streets, enjoy several restaurants, a coffee shop, and a 5-screen movie theater.

Salsa a la Salsa Restaurant & Margarita Bar
920 E Lake St
2.4mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned
https://www.salsaalasalsa.com/
They create dishes that come from the central part of Mexico – recipes that have been in the family for generations. Using the freshest and most traditional ingredients, such as corn husks, banana leaves, hominy, cactus, papaya, and pineapple, authenticity is key to their success. They also use spices like achiote, smoked chipotle pepper, chiltepin, and epazote, all enhanced by marinating, grilling, and steaming, From meat, chicken, and seafood, to vegetarian and gluten free, their menu features a wide variety of items that are sure to satisfy your tastes and dietary needs. You will find a wide array of regional Mexican favorites!
 
Uptown
Centered at the intersection of Hennepin Ave and West Lake St
2.5 miles from Hyatt
https://www.minneapolis.org/neighborhoods/south/uptown/    
Features 30 bars & restaurants and 80 retail stores in a 3 block radius. Support local businesses with special offers available HERE
 
The Herbivorous Butcher
507 1st Ave NE
2.5mi from Hyatt
Woman owned, 100% Vegan
https://www.theherbivorousbutcher.com/
Super small-batch ALL VEGAN meat-free meats & cheese-free cheeses prepared by a sister & brother team! They have carefully crafter 100% vegan items that capture the best flavors, textures, and nutrients most people are use to without their negative impacts on health, animals, and the environment.

La Mesa
230 Cedar Lake Rd S
2.6mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned, Woman owned
https://www.lamesampls.com/
Reservations strongly recommended. Dog-friendly! Bryn Mawr bistro sercing Ecuadorian and Latin inspired cuisine prepared with care in a cozy neighborhood setting.

The Red Sea Restaurant & Bar
320 Cedar Ave
2.8mi from Hyatt
Black owned
https://www.theredseampls.com/
Informal Ethiopian & American restaurant, nightclub & live-music venue with a full bar.

LUSH Lounge & Theater / Betty & Earl’s Biscuit Kitchen
990 Central Ave NE
2.8mi from Hyatt
LGBTQ owned
https://lushmpls.com/ and https://bettyandearls.com/
With a mission of creating an inclusive and welcoming space, LUSH has just one request: “Be kind and have a good time.” The lounge and theater serve up live musing, drag shows, and other live performances, plus a weekend drag brunch. A second location of Betty & Earl’s Biscuit Kitchen has opened at LUSH with a menu that includes a variety of “small plates”, salads, sandwiches, and those signature handmade, fresh-baked, southern-style biscuits.
 
Mercado Central
1515 E Lake St
2.8mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned
http://mimercadocentral.com/
Mercado Central is a thriving marketplace of 35 businesses at the corner of Lake St and Bloomington Ave in Minneapolis. With the interest to foster business development for Latinx in Minneapolis, Mercado Central always offers a wide variety of everyday and artisan articles for purchase, delicious dishes and fresh ingredients for your meals; as well as a great lineup of services that you may use.
 
Victor’s 1959 Café
3756 Grand Ave S
2.9mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned, Woman owned
https://www.victors1959cafe.com/
As seen on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives! A little piece of Cuba in south Minneapolis! Featuring traditional Cuban recipes in a festive, friendly, familial environment. Good food, good music, good wines, and good company in a fun and quirky space with décor reflective of Cuban culture past and present.

Hola Arepa
3501 Nicollet Ave
3.1mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned, Woman owned
https://www.holaarepa.com/
A restaurant in South Minneapolis serving their take on Latin street food. They serve Venezuelan-style stuffed arepas, Latin American-influenced small plates, and tropical craft cocktails. Reservations are highly recommended.

Sammy’s Avenue Eatery
1101 W Broadway Ave #1
3.6mi from Hyatt
Black owned
https://sammysavenueeatery.com/
Good deeds. Good times. Good eats. Sammy’s is a sandwich and coffee café offering great food and great atmosphere. It’s an amazing place to do your work, meet, relax, and have some good food all while being a part of an awesome community.
 
 Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St
3.6mi from Hyatt
Woman owned
https://www.tinydiner.com/
The Tiny Diner showcases bio-intensive urban farming methods and efficient water use strategies through its edible gardens and rainwater catchments systems. In partnership with the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate and Master Water Stewards of the Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, visitors can see and read about small-scale installations like an edible perennial garden and rainwater catchment techniques. From its hardscape to its landscape, this Diner was designed to provide a renovated example of whole system design: low impact, educational, and tangibly tasty. They’re producing energy with their patio roof/solar array, increasing urban soil fertility, and creating a natural habitat for pollinators and urban wildlife in what’s basically their own back yard. They believe it’s the little things that count, so they’re creating menus with as many local foods as they can, including the stuff they grow themselves.
 
Young Joni
165 NE 13th Ave
3.9mi from Hyatt
Asian owned, Woman Owned
https://www.youngjoni.com/
James Beard award-winning check Ann Kim’s restaurant located in NE Minneapolis. The wood-fire cooking menu features a diverse array of globally influenced dishes and signature wood-fired pizzas. Tucked discreetly behind the restaurant is the back bar, serving craft cocktails and pizza in a cozy setting. Take a walk down the alley adjacent to Yong Joni and look for the red light. When the light is on, the back bar is open.

Kimchi Tofu House
307 SE Oak St
4.3mi from Hyatt
Asian owned, Woman owned
https://kimchitofu.com/
Fresh, authentic, and comforting Korean food.
 
Meseret Ethiopian Restaurant
3867 Minnehaha Ave
4.8mi from Hyatt
Black owned, Woman owned
https://www.facebook.com/meseretsmarket/
Authentic full-flavored Ethiopian cuisine. All vegan and vegetarian-friendly buffet on Sunday. Coffee served with traditional incense.

The Get Down Coffee Co.
1500 N 44th Ave
6mi from Hyatt
Black owned
https://getdowncoffee.com/
It’s not just a coffee shop! It’s a coffee company, including roasting and selling its own coffee. Featuring coffee, tea, other beverages, and pastries. They also sell coffee beans, apparel items, and other merchandise.
 
Joan’s in the Park
631 Snelling Ave S
8.6mi from Hyatt
Woman Owned, LGBTQ owned
http://www.joansinthepark.com/
Reservations currently required. Susan Dunlop and Joan Schmitt’s fine dining treasure in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood feels classy without a hint of pretentiousness. Book early to score a table at the 40-seat, white-tablecloth restaurant, serving artfully plated four-course meals.
 
Kolap Restaurant
601 Dale St N, St Paul, MN
9.3mi from Hyatt
Asian owned, Veteran owned
https://kolaprestaurant.com/
Kolap Restaurant has been bringing family history and authentic Cambodian food since 2003.
 
Torg Brewery
8421 University Ave NE
13mi from Hyatt
Veteran owned, Woman owned
https://www.torgbrewery.com/
Torg Brewery believes that which is brewed is always beautiful and strives to translate this philosophy into beers that present the rich complexity of grain, the subtle influences of hops, and the marvels of fermentation. To that end, they craft brew quality ales and lagers that satisfy both the beer enthusiast and welcome in the beer novice. Their welcoming taproom encourages conversation, camaraderie, and sense of community among their patrons. They value the tradition of service and therefore committed to supporting growth and development within their local community and the craft brewing industry.
 

SHOPPING


Nicollet Mall
12-Block portion of Downtown Minneapolis
0.8mi from Hyatt
http://www.onnicollet.com/shop
Nicollet Mall has been Minneapolis’ civic “Main Street” for more than 100 years. Whether it’s lunch on the famed patios or shopping the Downtown Farmers Market, people come to Nicollet to work, eat, and visit year-round. Host to the busiest light rail station and several bus routes, Nicollet provides access to downtown destinations including Orchestra Hall, the Loring Greenway, the Minneapolis Convention Center Target Field, Target Center, the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and U.S. Bank Stadium.

IDS Crystal Court
80 S 8th St
0.8mi from Hyatt
https://ids-center.com/crystal-court-ids-center/
Featuring a full-service salon along with a selection of retailers, IDS Crystal Court was based after a historic Italian piazza. In addition to light shopping, IDS Crystal Court is a great place to explore as it boasts a cascading 105-foot ceiling-to-floor water fountain, a canopy of glass skylights, and an urban park with black olive trees.

Birchbark Books & Native Arts
2115 West 21st St
2.3mi from Hyatt
Native owned
https://birchbarkbooks.com/
Birchbark Books is operated by a spirited collection of people who believe in the power of good writing, the beauty of handmade art, the strength of Native culture, and the importance of small and intimate bookstores. Their books are lovingly chosen, and their store is tended with care.

St Anthony Main
219 SE Main St
2.4mi from Hyatt
https://www.minneapolis.org/things-to-do/itineraries/52-must-sees/st-anthony-main/
Overlooking the Mississippi River in the downtown riverfront district, St Anthony Main boasts the oldest brick and stone buildings in Minneapolis. Along with your “trip back in time” walking the cobblestone streets, enjoy several restaurants, a coffee shop, and a 5-screen movie theater.
 
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St
2.5mi from Hyatt
https://midtownglobalmarket.org/
Occupying the historic Sears Roebuck and Co building, Midtown Global Market is a vibrant cultural center where the local community gathers. It is home to over 45 businesses which span 22 cultures, providing a global experience to visitors. With a variety of tastes, retail stores, and music and dance programs, over 1.5 million patrons visit Midtown Global Market each year
 
Uptown
Centered at the intersection of Hennepin Ave and West Lake St
2.5 miles from Hyatt
https://www.minneapolis.org/neighborhoods/south/uptown/    
Features 30 bars & restaurants and 80 retail stores in a 3-block radius. Support local businesses with special offers available HERE
 
Mercado Central
1515 E Lake St
2.8mi from Hyatt
Latinx owned
http://mimercadocentral.com/
Mercado Central is a thriving marketplace of 35 businesses at the corner of Lake St and Bloomington Ave in Minneapolis. With the interest to foster business development for Latinx in Minneapolis, Mercado Central always offers a wide variety of everyday and artisan articles for purchase, delicious dishes and fresh ingredients for your meals; as well as a great lineup of services that you may use.


Mall of America
2131 Lindau Ln, Bloomington, MN
10.4 miles from Hyatt
https://mallofamerica.com/
Featuring over 520 stores, 50 restaurants, Nickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, and more.
  
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