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LINDEN HILLSRed Wagon Pizza puts up creative slices, like this beet and goat cheese pie topped with fresh microgreens. Most ingredients come from the market where they are served.
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KINGFIELD/MIDTOWNGai Gai Thai brings a little heat with the special #7 sauce. Try it on this year’s new dish: kai grata with Chinese and Vietnamese sausages, leeks, and fried eggs.
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ST. PAULPop into Heartland Farm Direct Market across the street and grab one of the three daily homemade sandwiches, such as this one with cheese and pickles. Don’t forget to pick up some stock, lard, and house ice cream.
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MINNEAPOLISAlso known as hot dog central: Start on the north end at the Tollefson Family Grill with a porky Polish, which should last until you get all the way south for a cool drink and brat from Jerry Untiedt’slemonade stand.
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MILL CITYCraving a bit of pastry? Solomon’s has your number with the perfect flaky chocolate-filled buns, chocolate-flavored twists, and curled cones of custard we all deserve.