The Twin Cities offers many street food options, primary in Downtown Minneapolis and Downtown St. Paul. TC Street Food on Twitter offers a quick way to find out where street food is located in the Twin Cities on any given day. Heavy Table offers a plethora of information about street food in the Twin Cities.
Street Food Options
- 128 Mobile Café. 651-645-4128. Usually found in downtown St. Paul. The mobile truck offers some of 128 Cafe’s regular items including ribs, lunchtime salads, and fresh fish sandwiches.
- A Cupcake Social. 651-243-1114. Marquette Ave, St. Paul, various events. Bakers Jess Stone and Suzette Herr whip up delicious cupcakes ($3/each) in a “gourmet mobile bakery.” They cycle through roughly 30 different flavors.
- Anchor Fish and Chips Food Truck. 612-676-1300. Found at various breweries and taprooms. The Anchor food truck offers the fried Irish delights of the brick-and-mortar NE Minneapolis restaurant.
- Aussie’s Kebabs. 763-439-7949. Downtown Minneapolis. Aussie’s gyro-like doner kebab ($7.25) with tzatziki and olives (25 cents), raw onions, and lettuce is mighty good.
- AZ Canteen. 612-615-1115. Minneapolis and St. Paul. TV food personality and chef Andrew Zimmern brings his outsized personality and interest in exotic eats to the streets of the Twin Cities (and beyond) with his widely roaming AZ Canteen.
- Bacon Trolley. 612-205-6969. Rice Park, Mears Park, Wabasha & Robert in St. Paul. A well-balanced, pork-centric menu with an impressive pedigree. The truck is run by restaurant industry veteran, and its menu was initially conceived by Harriet Brasserie’s Fernando Silva.
- Barrio Taco Truck. 612-333-9953. Marquette Ave btwn 6th St. and 7th St. Seasonal offerings and standbys from the haute Mexican restaurant of the same name.
- Big River Pizza. 651-497-4202. Various farmers’ markets. Mobile wood-burning pizza shop dedicated to high-quality ingredients. Expect to find the best local produce topping their Neapolitan-style pies.
- Bloomy’s Roast Beef. firstname.lastname@example.org. Downtown Minneapolis. Bloomy’s quarter-pound classic roast beef might be one of the most affordable food truck sandwiches in Minneapolis. You can add a slice of melted swiss, house-smoked cheddar, or bacon for just a dollar more.
- Border/Frontera Tacos. 651-366-0675. University Ave. in St. Paul. Its offerings are typical Mexican fast foods: tacos, burritos, tamales, and quesadillas, with a choice of meat included.
- Cave Cafe. 651-600-6567. St. Paul. Though Teddy Negash’s truck totes “Afro-Italian fusion” as its specialty, it seems to skew more toward Ethiopian food with some nods to American classics, such as burgers and Philly cheesesteaks.
- Chef Shack. 507-358-4220. St Paul and farmers markets. The farm-to-truck juggernauts feature a rotating New American menu including green curry, burgers, frittatas, and tacos.
- Cook-n-Wheels. 763-566-3512. Minneapolis. Fresh out of North Minneapolis, Cook-n-Wheels offers wieners (Chicago- and New York-style), made-to-order deli sandwiches, sliders, and salads. They tend to frequent NoMi and Midtown.
- Cruzn Cafe. 612-746-5064. Nicollet Mall and 4th St. Mostly coffee drinks, but pulled pork, chicken sandwiches, and breakfast Tex-Mex on the way. The truck is affiliated with Darby O’Ragen’s, a downtown Minneapolis pub.
- Cupcake on the Go. 612-378-4818. Nicollet Mall and 10th St. A mobile version of the shop on University. Cupcake flavors vary based on what they are selling in the store.
- Dandelion Kitchen. 612-836-7636. IDS plaza on Nicollet Mall. The Midtown Farmers Market regulars bring their local-foods act to downtown Minneapolis, where they offer a range of satisfying and creative sandwiches and sodas.
- Fork in the Road. 612-354-3233. St. Paul. Classic American lunch entrees, with salads, subs, and brats headlining. Their fresh pineapple snow cones and strawberry lemonade are refreshing.
- Gastrotruck. 763-607-6055. St. Paul. The self-described gastropub on wheels promises simple, sustainable fare at a reasonable price. Sliders, smoked chicken dishes and breakfast are some of the items offered.
- Get Sauced. 612-239-6994. Marquette Ave btwn 7th St. and 8th St. Get Sauced features tacos ( in Asian or Mexican styles), barbecue meat sandwiches, and a revolving cast of other menu items.
- Hola Arepa. 612-217-0635. Marquette Ave and 5th St. Hola specializes in arepas, which are cornmeal patties cooked on a griddle, split, and filled. They use local, free-range meat from Kadejan Farms and Fischer Farms. Fillings vary, but so far have included pulled chicken, pork, chicken/avocado salad, and black bean and queso fresco.
- Home Street Home. 651-600-0962. All over St. Paul. “Globally inspired comfort food,” like quesadillas, grilled cheese, pulled pork and other classic lunch staples.
- Little G’s Mobile Pizzeria. 612-558-5763. Corporate events and downtown Minneapolis. This pickup truck/trailer/pizza oven combo offers 10-inch wood-fired pizzas.
- Little Red Wagon. Nicollet Mall and 6th St. This 30-year-old Nicollet Mall institution serves snacks like kettle corn and slushies.
- Marie Antoinette Crepes. 651-698-1376. Various farmers markets around St. Paul. Sweet and savory crepes made right before your eyes.
- Meritage. 651-222-5670. 410 St. Peter St. St. Paul. The stand is right outside of the restaurant. They only sell two types of crepes on any given day, but the flavors are wildly varied and total knockouts.
- Messy Giuseppe. 612-237-5721. St. Paul. Messy G’s is the mobile offshoot of Cafe Zia in Roseville, serving up the mothership’s signature take on the Sloppy Joe in locations around St. Paul.
- Mid Nord Empanada Truck. Downtown St. Paul and various locations. Empanadas and Tostones from a Minnesota-native who learned his craft from an Ecuadorian family.
- Natedogs. 763-238-7763. Hennepin Ave and 4th StLocations in downtown St. Paul. Free-range wieners from Pastures A Plenty Farm, amazing homemade sauerkraut, and FIVE varieties of mustard.
- Neato’s Burgers. 651-246-3727. Rice Park and other St. Paul locations. Duck fat French fries, Coney dogs, and retro burgers.
- Potter’s Pasties. 612-819-3107. Rice Park on Wednesdays and Mears Park on Thursdays. Traditional English pasties, which are buttery empanada-like pastries usually filled with meat and vegetables.
- R.A. Mac Sammy’s. 952-452-0211. Energy Park, Eagan, special events. Kevin Huyck’s blue-collar food truck. Classic Mac and Cheese with the option to build your own with a dozen add-in ingredients.
- Ruhland’s Strudel House. 651-276-3697. Various farmers markets and events throughout the Twin Cities. Ruhland’s concession truck has locally-sourced strudel for everybody, featuring both sweet and savory pastries.
- Rusty Taco 651-698-2777. Marquette St. between 7th St. and 8th St. Minneapolis. Generous, flavorful tacos with fresh toppings, any two for $7. The eponymous taco is a chile-rubbed pork with spiced pineapple.
- Sassy Spoon Truck. 612-214-5252. Mears Park, Capitol, other downtown locales in St. Paul. “Wholesome food with attitude.” Entirely gluten free, sourced locally and organic when possible.
- Saucy Burt’s. Nicollet Ave and 8th St, Minneapolis. Specializing in gourmet Italian-American meatball subs. They use a silky smooth blend of beef, pork, and veal for its meatballs and using specially made bread for its buns.
- Scratch Food Truck. Downtown Minneapolis. Scratch specializes in sandwiches with an Asian vibe.
- She Royal Coffee Company. 612-812-1816. She Royal’s takes on American classics — such as the Philly cheesesteak sandwich and the 1000 Hills hamburger. Its vegetarian platter and sambusas are also popular.
- Simply Steve’s. Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. One of the only trucks open for breakfast, with burritos and egg sandwiches. Lunch offerings include various sandwiches.
- Smack Shack. 612-379-4322. Marquette and 7th St Minneapolis. Lobster rolls, po'boys, and other lobster and shrimp options are available.
- Sonny’s Ice Cream. 612-824-3868. Nicollet Mall and 8th St Minneapolis. Check out their rotating list of gourmet flavors, such as cherry zinfandel sorbet and sweet corn ice cream.
- Stanley’s on Wheels. 612-788-2529. Marquette between 7th St. and 8th St. Minneapolis. Barbecue brisket, pulled pork, Reubens, and pork or brisket tacos are a few of their options.
- Sushi Fix. 612-532-0305. Downtown Minneapolis. Salads, sashimi, squid, fish, and more.
- Taco Taxi. 612-722-3293. East Lake Street and Lake Street K-Mart Minneapolis. The Taco Taxi is very meat-centric, focusing on chicken, beef, pork, and even cabeza.
- Taqueria La Hacienda. 612-246-2191. Downtown Minneapolis. Small authentic tacos, tortas, and quesadillas.
- Tollefson’s Family Grill. 507-327-8419. 5th & Nicollet weekdays, Lake Nokomis weekends Minneapolis. Well known for their pork farming, be sure to check out their featured sausage, pulled pork, or pork sandwich.
- Tot Boss. 651-321-8687. St. Paul and east metro. Tater tots in a variety of configurations, including burrito-style tater tots, bacon-wrapped tots, and a tot-based version of poutine, complete with melted cheese curds.
- Trinh Food Truck. 651-263-9352. Rice and Mears Park St. Paul and other locations. Vietnamese food, tofu, wraps, and more.
- Turkey to Go. 612-655-1795. Nicollet Mall and 8th St, Lagoon Ave and Girard Ave S. Minneapolis. Turkey sandwiches, this is an offshot of the State Fair stall.
- Twisted Sister House of Hunger. Downtown Minneapolis. Phillys, BBQ, rippers, tacos, vegetarian, deep-fried hotdogs, cheesecakes on a stick, and more.
- Untamed Cart. 10th St and Nicollet Mall. Offers 2-3 big and meat-centered sandwich varieties per day.
- Vellee Deli. 763-350-2994. Marquette Ave and 5th St. Minneapolis, various locations in St Paul. Pan-Asian & Mexican mash-ups: bulgogi burritos, fish tacos, veggie quesadillas, and more.
- The Waffle Van. 651-433-5801. St. Paul. Baked goods and coffee.
- World Street Kitchen. 612-840-2522. 4th St and Nicollet Mall Minneapolis. Middle Eastern and global fusion food. Salads, kofta meatball sandwiches, and ice cream are a few of their options.
- YumMi. 11th St & Nicollet Mall Minneapolis. Vietnamese-style banh mi sandwiches.
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