Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

Minneapolis, MN

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On this Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour you will discover some of the best neighborhood eateries within the East Bank and Nicollet Island neighborhood of Minneapolis!

  • Experience great food bites, Minnesota history, architecture, and receive rich cultural information
  • Your tour provider has been featured as the best city tour on Official Best of Minnesota 2011 and in Downtown Journal
  • Sample food up to 6 one-of-a-kind restaurants and specialty stores in the area
  • Whether visiting or local, there are plenty of interesting tidbits and tastes to discover during this 3-hour stroll off the beaten path!
Minneapolis, MN
When Do I Choose A Date?
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April - October:
Saturdays - 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

May - October:
Fridays - 1:00 PM

June - August:
Thursdays - 1:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • All food tastings are included in the price
  • Visit up to 6 locations for samples
  • Participants can expect to walk approximately 1.5 miles throughout the tour
2.5 - 3 hours
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 12 people per tour.
This experience is only for those on the tour.
Weather Dependent
Tours are held rain or shine. In the event your tour is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.
What To Wear
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
What happens if it rains or snows?
Tours are held rain or shine. In the event your tour is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.
How much food is served on the food tour?
This tour provides enough food for a moderately sized lunch.
What types of foods are served on the tour?
Tasting locations on the tour range from pizza, Greek dessert, fresh vegetables and eastern European food. All tasting locations are subject to change without advance notice.
Are any beverages served on the tour?
Most locations have water available for tour participants. Beverage tastings may be included at some locations and participants may always purchase beverages at locations if desired.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
Tours generally last around 3 hours and participants can expect to walk at a moderate pace for 1.5 miles throughout the tour.
Does this tour have anything to offer a native Minnesotan?
Yes! Your tour guide hopes to introduce you to new restaurants and specialty food stores in your city as well as talk about local landmarks that you may not know as much about.
Does the tour guide accept gratuity?
Although gratuity is not mandatory, it is appreciated if you enjoy your tour.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
Most food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated on this tour. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking of any special needs or requests.
Do we only walk around and sample food?
Absolutely not! This food tour combines architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight for a unique 3-hour experience.
Are children allowed on the tour?
Children are allowed on this tour. Please note, the tour lasts approximately 3 hours with a lot of both standing and walking.
If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?
Children under the age of 8 that will not be participating in food tastings do not require a ticket. However, please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you will be bringing an infant or young child along with you.
Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
This tour includes a set of stairs in the route, but can be avoided with an alternate route adding approximately 2 blocks. One tasting location has a single step in the entryway.
Does the tour end at the same place we meet?
No, this food tour does not finish at the initial meeting point. However, all participants receive a map with return directions included at the beginning of the tour.
Are restrooms available during this tour?
Yes, there are public restrooms available during the tour at many locations.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final.

Customer Reviews
(28 reviews)
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“Had a great time. Andrea did a wonderful job of being tour guide. She was very personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to others.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Karen, Thanks so much for taking the time to write in! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with Andrea, and I'll be sure to pass your compliments along. Cheers to fun new memories in Minneapolis!  Best, Inah
“This is not just for visitors to the Twin Cities. I have lived here 35 years and saw, tasted and heard things for the first time. If you have visitors coming this is the thing to do with them”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Patricia, Wow, 35 years in the area and still experiencing something new - our guides will be so happy to hear that! They love to show off hidden gems that even locals might not know about. Thank you for your kinds words! Warm Regards, Inah
“Loved it! Food was great, nice variety. Guide Andrea was great — told us all about the history of the interesting area. Very fun tour!”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Julie, Your glowing words just made my day, and I'm sure it will make Andrea's too! Cheers to good food, a great guide, and a fun city! All the best, Inah
“It was a good experience. I learned a bunch about the area.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Sara, Thank you for your review! I hope you were able to find some new spots to try in the future. Regards, Inah
“We had a fun time. Kramarczuk's was our favorite and we really enjoyed the presentation by the cheese guy at Lund's and Byerly's. These two stops made this tour worth it. It also was fun to learn about the history of the area.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the food and history of the area.”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hi Kevin, I'm glad to hear that you had such a nice time! Let me know if you ever want to explore a new city :) Cheers! ​Jennifer 
“Our guide, Andrea, was knowledgeable and made the experience very fun. We had a great time! ”
“We had a wonderful afternoon!”
“Becca was AWESOME! ”
“The food tour was a fun experience where we discovered some unique and special restaurants, sampled foods, and learned a great deal of Minneapolis history. ”
“Twin Cities food tour was great, guide was extraordinary. Good time!”
“We had a wonderful time. Our guide, Rebeka, was great.”
“We enjoyed it very much. The tour was given as a gift to us and was something we probably wouldn't have thought to do on our own. We had a beautiful fall day which made it even better. I enjoyed tasting different foods and learning a little bit more about Minneapolis history along the way. ”
“Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide; fun tour. Highly recommend and will choose another venue!”
“The history part was very interesting. If you are one that is familiar with the Minneapolis food scene, the food good be better. Punch pizza should not be in the mix, especially when it is right by Nye's Polonaise. It is a bit odd that it doesn't circle back to where your car is, but it wasn't too long of a walk.”
“My wife and I went on a food tour of restaurants in northeast Minneapolis. The tour provided a large range of ethinic varieties of foods to taste and sample. The tour guide provided a history of the various establishments as well as pointing out areas of interest along the way. We had a fun enjoyable experience. ”
“Both me and my wife were very pleased with the whole experience. It was fun, educational, and tasty!”
“We had a wonderful time, learned a lot, ate a lot and laughed a lot. Rebecca was outstanding in her knowledge of Minneapolis, the human and natural history, architecture and all things food, local sourcing, crusading chefs and owners who are making new patterns for eating fresh. We are Minnesotans and have lived in Minneapolis for many years (thought not recently) and we learned a great deal about our adopted city. The food was excellent. The fare at D'Lish was delicate,subtle and taste exploded on our tongues and delighted our eyes. Punch was very special and ever so much more than pizza. Sitting at the long table we could easily have been in Italy. Kraczmareks (spelling) was so full of ethnic wonders that we will bring Polish relatives back and taste many more sausages and perogis. It smelled like old world butcher shops smell. Yak meat! Never thought we would eat that but it was yummy in mo mo's (yet another type of dumpling at Gorka Palace. I would have loved to steal the recipe for the mint sauce! Finally, after meandering through historic buildings and Nordeast, we ended up at the Garden of Salonika. It was quite wonderful. Pastries to die for and even without the retsina we would have considered going to Greece with Anna. It was just wonderful in every way and we have already recommended it to friends. Linda and Howie Anderson Bad Medicine Lake Minnesota ”
“The tour was enjoyable and informative. We experienced wonderful food that we have never tasted before (including Yak). We are excited to go back to those same restaurants to try more of their entrees. Fantastic tour!”
“Very good experience, fun to learn about restaurants I'd never been to and a little history of some neighborhoods that I've been through bet never stop to learn about or take some time to get to know. Food was great and the guide was interesting.”
“Loved the food and the experience. Even though we live in the Twin Cities, the restaurants and the information about the city and the restaurants were new and interesting.”
“Great food and a great guide!”
“We had a wonderful time, learned some things we didn't know about the city, and had great food at restaurants we have passed by and never stopped in to visit. Now we have some great places to take out of town guests, or to go on our own for a meal. Our guide was great, and we would recommend this experience for visitors or for long-time residents.”
“The food tour was amazing! The food was great and the guide was very good. We had a nice group of 12 participants and had a great time eating together! The only minor issue we had was that we tried to contact the representative of the tour in order to see if it was possible to take the tour before the confirmed date. We never received an answer or call back from the provider. We left several voice messages in the phone given in the confirmation order. We would have appreciated a call back, even to say that it was impossible to change the date of the tour. We received the food tour experience as a gift from our wedding this August. My husband and I knew we would spend September in Minneapolis and so some friends gave us the certificate. We did not have many weekend options and lots of time in advance to book. We contacted the tour provider, just to let them know that if there was a cancellation they could please switch our date but we never received a reply. Otherwise, the food tour was great! We had tried some of the food before in other places but these were the best pakoras, the best sausages, and the best baklavas we have ever had. Highly recommended.”
“Excellent food choices. A great variety!”
“Loved it! Had some problems getting my original experience refunded and transferred to this one but once done, the rest went very smoothly.”
“This is the only food tour on Earth that does not include much food. The first location included a tasting of a single bean and a leaf of spinach. Then we got a piece of thin crust pizza, a third of a sausage, two dumplings, and a small piece of baklava. For the price paid, I expected to be full after the tour. On the contrary, we went to dinner afterwards with other people from the tour. Also, the information provided on the tour (e.g. info. on the Grain Belt beer sign, some random church, somebody's old house, etc.) was not relevant. On a food tour, I want to be fed. Highly disappointing. A waste of time and money. ”

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