Natalie's MPLS Guidebook

Natalie
Natalie's MPLS Guidebook

Nature

Only a 5-minute bike ride away, this beautiful lake is surrounded by a scenic walking and biking path and has a couple of fun swimming beaches.
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Cedar Lake
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Only a 5-minute bike ride away, this beautiful lake is surrounded by a scenic walking and biking path and has a couple of fun swimming beaches.
Practically in our backyard, Theo Wirth is a huge park with a lake/beach, golf course, and year-round activities like cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and more. We love love being this close to nature.
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Theodore Wirth Regional Park
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway
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Practically in our backyard, Theo Wirth is a huge park with a lake/beach, golf course, and year-round activities like cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and more. We love love being this close to nature.
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Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
1 Theodore Wirth Parkway
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Food scene

A super-special-occasion sushi spot. Elegant and delicious courses and lovely staff.
Kado no Mise
33 N 1st Ave
A super-special-occasion sushi spot. Elegant and delicious courses and lovely staff.
Amazing Vietnamese food! We've yet to dine in there, but it's got great vibes.
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Hai Hai
2121 University Ave NE
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Amazing Vietnamese food! We've yet to dine in there, but it's got great vibes.
Best pizza in Minneapolis (besides ours, of course :))
Young Joni
165 13th Avenue Northeast
Best pizza in Minneapolis (besides ours, of course :))
The restaurant is great for a special occasion (though you need to book fairly far in advance!), but the cafe is where it's at. Open Tues-Sun 8am-5pm. Everything is delectable but do not miss their House Fresh Ricotta & Toast (sounds boring but TRUST me).
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Alma
528 University Avenue Southeast
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The restaurant is great for a special occasion (though you need to book fairly far in advance!), but the cafe is where it's at. Open Tues-Sun 8am-5pm. Everything is delectable but do not miss their House Fresh Ricotta & Toast (sounds boring but TRUST me).
I know it sounds strange to be in love with a grocery store, but that's just what The Wedge does to you. The BEST produce and the friendliest, most helpful staff. The buttery soft spinach from Wisconsin, the locally made Baba's Hummus, and their bulk selections are a few reasons this place is what food dreams are made of.
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Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Avenue South
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I know it sounds strange to be in love with a grocery store, but that's just what The Wedge does to you. The BEST produce and the friendliest, most helpful staff. The buttery soft spinach from Wisconsin, the locally made Baba's Hummus, and their bulk selections are a few reasons this place is what food dreams are made of.
Haven't been yet, but if you can get a reservation here, absolutely snag it. Rated one of the NYTimes best restaurants of 2021, Owamni highlights ingredients from Native American producers.
Owamni by The Sioux Chef
425 West River Parkway
Haven't been yet, but if you can get a reservation here, absolutely snag it. Rated one of the NYTimes best restaurants of 2021, Owamni highlights ingredients from Native American producers.
A yummy fast casual fusion option with rice bowls, burritos, and more. Don't miss Milkjam Creamery next door for yummy, funky-flavored ice cream.
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World Street Kitchen
2743 Lyndale Avenue South
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A yummy fast casual fusion option with rice bowls, burritos, and more. Don't miss Milkjam Creamery next door for yummy, funky-flavored ice cream.
Super yummy food and great brunch, with almost everything made from scratch (including their ketchup!!). Also a very socially conscious and engaged-in-the-community restaurant. Always check if they're open before heading over.
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Birchwood Cafe
3311 East 25th Street
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Super yummy food and great brunch, with almost everything made from scratch (including their ketchup!!). Also a very socially conscious and engaged-in-the-community restaurant. Always check if they're open before heading over.
Yummy Latin street food. Can't go wrong with anything here.
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Hola Arepa
3501 Nicollet Ave
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Yummy Latin street food. Can't go wrong with anything here.
A small Columbian restaurant with a big, delicious menu. I've only been there for brunch, but their corn pancakes are out of this world—sounds strange, but trust me.
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Maria's Cafe
1113 East Franklin Avenue
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A small Columbian restaurant with a big, delicious menu. I've only been there for brunch, but their corn pancakes are out of this world—sounds strange, but trust me.

Sightseeing

Top-notch free museum. Great for kids too!
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Avenue South
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Top-notch free museum. Great for kids too!
A renowned contemporary art museum. Don't miss the outdoor sculpture garden right next to it while you're there!
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Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
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A renowned contemporary art museum. Don't miss the outdoor sculpture garden right next to it while you're there!
Iconic sculptures, including the Cherry and the Spoon, and other fun installations. Perfect activity for a beautiful day.
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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
725 Vineland Place
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Iconic sculptures, including the Cherry and the Spoon, and other fun installations. Perfect activity for a beautiful day.
A historic pedestrian- and biker-only bridge. Check out the Mill City Museum, then walk across the bridge and get a perfect pastry or sandwich from Cafe Alma.
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Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge
100 Portland Avenue
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A historic pedestrian- and biker-only bridge. Check out the Mill City Museum, then walk across the bridge and get a perfect pastry or sandwich from Cafe Alma.
Still haven't made it here yet, but I've heard it's a hidden gem of a museum
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American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
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Still haven't made it here yet, but I've heard it's a hidden gem of a museum

Family friendly

A fun and newer musical park with different chimes, pipes, drums. It's just a few blocks from our house and our toddler loves playing here.
Bassett’s Creek Park
2700 2nd Avenue North
A fun and newer musical park with different chimes, pipes, drums. It's just a few blocks from our house and our toddler loves playing here.
Huge museum fun for kids and adults. You're welcome to use our membership card for free admission, parking, and Omnitheater tickets!
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Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
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Huge museum fun for kids and adults. You're welcome to use our membership card for free admission, parking, and Omnitheater tickets!
A free (pay what you can) zoo and conservatory with a few bigger animals like lions, giraffes, tigers, zebras, gorillas. Not gonna lie, it's a pretty small zoo and is a little sad because of it, but it's still a fun and affordable activity for families.
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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
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A free (pay what you can) zoo and conservatory with a few bigger animals like lions, giraffes, tigers, zebras, gorillas. Not gonna lie, it's a pretty small zoo and is a little sad because of it, but it's still a fun and affordable activity for families.
I admittedly haven't been here since I was a kid, but this zoo is much more robust than the Como Zoo.
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Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd
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I admittedly haven't been here since I was a kid, but this zoo is much more robust than the Como Zoo.
A fun natural history museum + planetarium operated by the University of Minnesota
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Bell Museum
10 Church St SE
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A fun natural history museum + planetarium operated by the University of Minnesota
Adorable, independent children's bookstore with animals!
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Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street
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Adorable, independent children's bookstore with animals!

Treats

Ice cream spot with flavors like Captain Crunch, Thai Tea, and much more
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Milkjam Creamery
2743 Lyndale Ave S
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Ice cream spot with flavors like Captain Crunch, Thai Tea, and much more
The best best best doughnuts. The brown-butter glazed is a must, but truly everything is delicious.
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Bogart's Doughnut Co.
904 West 36th Street
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The best best best doughnuts. The brown-butter glazed is a must, but truly everything is delicious.

Stores / Shopping

A zero-waste store with a big bulk selection as well as lots of eco-friendly products
Tare Market
2717 E 38th St
A zero-waste store with a big bulk selection as well as lots of eco-friendly products
Local chain that sells gifts and home goods.
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Patina
1009 West Franklin Avenue
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Local chain that sells gifts and home goods.