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Foodee Eats: Lunch in Minneapolis

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Foodee Eats: Lunch in Minneapolis

Donné Tor
By Donné Tor
February 16, 2017

A Somali paradise, vegan butcher, bicycle delivery taco shop, President Obama’s choice cheeseburger joint, and fried chicken. These are the eight spots you should be having lunch in Minneapolis.

Matt’s Bar

Lunch in Minneapolis Matt's Bar

3500 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis, MN
(612) 722-7072
http://mattsbar.com/

What they’ve got: If former President Obama orders your burger, we’re listening. Legendary burgers, no fuss fries and what looks like a classic midwestern bar, Matt’s is the place to go when you’re hankering for an American classic.

What you’re getting:

The Herbivorous Butcher

Lunch in Minneapolis The Herbivorous Butcher

507 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 208-0992

Theherbivorousbutcher.com

What they’ve got: Started as a kickstarter turned into a brick and mortar store, this vegan butcher offers mouth watering sandwiches that are meat-free.

What you’re getting:

  • Italian Sub – Pastrami, capicola ham, pepperoni, mozzarella, red onion, shredded romaine lettuce, cherry peppers, dried oregano and oil/vinegar ($17.25)

P.S. The Herbivorous Butcher is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Revival

Lunch in Minneapolis Revival

4257 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 345-4516
https://www.revivalfriedchicken.com/

What they’ve got: Arguably some of the finest fried chicken in the city, Chef Thomas Boemer and owner Nick Rancone have created the best spot for soul food. Offering fried chicken, mac and cheese and other comfort food favorites, hit up Revival with your coworkers on a Friday.

What you’re getting:

  • 2 pieces of Tennessee Hot Fried Chicken ($8)
  • Mac and Cheese ($6)

Taco Cat

Lunch in Minneapolis Taco Cat

920 E Lake St #118, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 723-5388
http://www.tacocatmn.com/

What they’ve got: Beginning as an underground bike delivery taco shop where you could only pay in beer and could only order if you knew the number, Taco Cat has now expanded into a walk up location. Offering a solid vegetarian, vegan and meat taco line up, Taco cat is the spot to hit for a quick bite.

What you’re getting:

  • The Outlaw Taco – a Mexican/Korean hybrid, Slow roasted pork, kimchi, pickled jalapeño apple slaw, crema, salsa verde ($9.99)

La Belle Crepe

Lunch in Minneapolis La Belle Crepe

Nicollet Mall, 825 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
(612) 333-1100

www.labellecrepe.com/

What they’ve got: A cute and tiny bistro, La Belle Crepe offers authentic French crepes, soul soothing Phở, Bánh Mì and Italian coffee.

What you’re getting:

  • Hoisin Pulled Pork Bahn Mi – Hoisin pulled pork, fresh cilantro, cucumbers, pickled carrots, daikon and jalapeños ($7.50)
  • Meat Lover Phở – Meat broth, rice noodles, steak, meatballs, and potato ($10.35)

P.S. La Belle Crepe is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Afro Deli

Lunch in Minneapolis Afro Deli

720 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis
(612) 871-5555
http://www.afrodeli.com/

What they’ve got: Cuisine that highlights food from the African continent and a few American classics, this is the perfect spot if you’re in the mood to try something new.

What you’re getting:

  • Somali Steak Sandwich – thin sliced beef sautéed with african spices, swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise on focaccia ($6.79)

The Copper Hen

Lunch in Minneapolis Copper Hen

2515 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 872-2221
http://www.copperhenkitchen.com/

What they’ve got: A market to table hot spot, boasting chic hand pies, sandwiches, soups and desserts.

What you’re getting:

  • Farmhouse B.L.T – slab bacon, arugula, heirloom tomato jam, arugula, black pepper aioli on house-made naturally-leavened country bread ($14)
  • Daffy Rueben – duck confit, sweet & sour brussels, Russian dressing, gruyere, on house-made naturally-leavened caraway rye ($15)

P.S. The Copper Hen is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Pizzeria Lola

Lunch in Minneapolis Pizzeria Lola

5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 424-8338
http://www.pizzerialola.com/

What they’ve got: A hot spot since 2010, Anne Kim does pizza exceptionally well. From the classics to feisty Korean BBQ short ribs, you’ll find the pizza that’s right for you. Also if you like Pizzeria Lola, then also try her other spots Hello Pizza and Young Joni.

What you’re getting:

  • The Boise – Potato, gruyere, cream, caramelized onion, olive oil & rosemary ($17.25)
  • The Lowan – La Quercia prosciutto, ricotta, mozzarella, garlic confit & arugula ($19)

P.S. Pizzeria Lola is available for office delivery via Foodee!

Photos: PressmasterMatt’s Bar, The Herbivorous Butcher, Revival, Taco Cat, La Belle Crepe, Afro Deli, The Copper Hen, Pizzeria Lola
Donné Tor

About Donné

Donné Torr is a writer, fine arts educator, and musician. Born in South Africa but raised on the west coast of Canada, she is ruled by her family’s motto “Torr Altiora Spero” which translates to “I hope higher things”. She thrives on the creative genius of her peers and is happiest when at home cooking.

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