Minnesota – Food & Drink

International cuisine to dishes straight from the local farm

Renowned chefs serve up an eclectic array of fare, ranging from international cuisine to dishes straight from the local farm. The state is seeing huge growth in craft beer and spirits, and Minnesota wines continue to win awards at international competitions.

When Stillwater’s Lift Bridge opened one of the state’s first taprooms in 2012, it also set the tone that music and beer go hand in hand. It’s a model many have followed. The state’s elder taprooms host their own regular tunes, but finding live music to pair with a house-made beer today is an easy task all the way across the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The best way to experience the taste of Minnesota is with a food tour. Savour and Stroll…A Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour is an ideal way to experience all a neighbourhood has to offer.

Iconic Minnesota Dishes:
  • Jucy Lucy – Minnesota have been putting the cheese on the inside of burgers for as long as they've been spelling "Jucy" wrong (mid-20th century).
  • Walleye - The state fish in a state where everyone fishes. It is flaky, light, and delicious.
  • Hot Dish - the unofficial state cuisine of Minnesota is a comfort food staple found in households across the Upper Midwest.