The Best Things to Eat and Drink in Minnesota

Culinary highlights from the Land of 10,000 Tastes
Minnesota best food and drink

Minnesotans are perhaps best known for their stereotypical niceness, a trait supposedly derived from the Gopher State’s  nineteenth-century Nordic settlers. This benign pleasantness is reflected in many of the foods typically associated with the state, often warm, comforting casseroles or rich cheeses from the Land of 10,000 Lakes’ productive dairy farms. But the North Star State has a bright culinary scene featuring styles both traditionally Minnesotan and less so, and we’ve rounded up the best of them as part of our second annual guide to the best food and drink in every state.

The Best Food and Drink in Minnesota for 2019 Gallery

You can find great examples of nearly every type of food in Minnesota, from tasty burritos and tortas to heartwarming matzoh ball soup. Minnesota is down for any dish that’s hot — not just hotdish.


How did we go about choosing the best eats in our nation’s 32nd state? Over the course of the past year we’ve honored everything from its best hot dogs and brunch spot to its best bar and craft beer in our comprehensive and wide-ranging lists and rankings, compiled through extensive research and with input from a wide network of site contributors, bloggers, journalists, and chefs. We’ve compiled these into individual slideshows celebrating the best food and drink in every state, and you can find our Minnesota gallery here.