Wow! In two days it’ll be August. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite Minneapolis things from July. See what my June favorites were
Northeast Minneapolis Farmer’s Market
Even though I’ve lived in Northeast Minneapolis for over a year now, I had never stopped by the farmer’s market before. A couple weeks ago we finally made it over there. They usually have food trucks with breakfast foods. We got raspberry banana waffles from a food truck called the Moral Omnivore. They’re all about being sustainable and using all organic ingredients. I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant for this waffle, but it was the best waffle of my life.
They also have typical farmer’s market finds like fruits and veggies from local farmers. We got some delicious raspberry jam. It’s also in a nice neighborhood so it’s fun to walk around the area and look at all of the unique older homes after you pick up your veggies.
For Aaron’s birthday, we met up with some friends for a brunch celebration at Devil’s Advocate. Aaron likes to go there because they have this huge bloody mary with a bunch of fried foods on top of it. Seriously, like a meals worth of food. I was just happy with the idea of ordering a mimosa until we saw there was a mimosa flight option. Obviously I had to order that! There were fancy juices, like pineapple and mango. I highly recommend it.
I love canoeing so much. I would quit my job and canoe around the lakes everyday if I could. Pretty much every weekend I’m trying to get us to go canoeing and usually the weather or life gets in the way. We finally got to go canoeing the other week and the weather was perfect. You can rent canoes on Lake Calhoun by the hour at a pretty reasonable rate. And you can canoe through the chain of lakes: Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake. I recommend going in the morning. Usually by noon the line is ridiculously long.
When we moved into the neighborhood last year, I heard a lot about Maya Cuisine. They’re one of the top rated restaurants in Minneapolis. I just figured it was all hype. Boy was I wrong!
It’s super welcoming inside the building. It’s all brightly colored and Mexican themed. It’s one of those places where you can build your own burrito, etc. But this is no way comparable to Chipotle. That would be like trying to compare McDonald’s to a steakhouse. This place phenomenal. I can’t recommend this place enough. The chips + guac are on point and the chorizo is awesome.
Plus they have the cutest salsa bar.
I can’t believe how fast July has gone by. Right now I’m in the middle of packing for my first ever trans-atlantic(!) trip next week. Be on the lookout for some posts about that trip.
Now get out there and enjoy your summer.
Thanks for reading!