Eat your heart out.

The Twin Cities thrive thanks to the depth and breadth of our culinary diversity. Each calendar year is full of opportunities to dive into new and exciting dishes—and familiar ones that we’ve perfected. Come hungry for these delicious festivals.

City Secrets

It’s safe to say that you should dedicate an entire day or more (and an empty stomach) to this gourmet get-together. Sample from dozens of wine labels, try local and national craft beers, or find a new favorite cocktail while you taste some of the area’s greatest culinary vendors.

Food and Wine Experience
: March 4 & 5, 2017
Where: Target Field
More information here

A group of people are being instructed by the teacher during a class.

Cooks of Crocus Hill

Learn to make gluten-free pasta, master Iranian dishes or perfect your morning pastries with an ever-evolving list of classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill.

A closeup of someone cutting an onion during a cooking class.

FireLake Grill House + Cocktail Bar

Learn farm-to-table cooking techniques and the latest culinary trends from the chefs at FireLake at Mall of America.

Fried salmon steak with vegetables and lemon

Food & Wine Experience

It’s safe to say that you should dedicate an entire day or more (and an empty stomach) to this gourmet get-together.

A lady is showcasing a burger at this year's Grillfest.


Summer means a lot of things in Minnesota, but one thing is for certain: Grilling becomes a temporary lifestyle.

Culinary Workshop, Someone is slicing a vegetable.

Kitchen in the Market

By far the funkiest mix of classes, this Midtown Global Market spot is an exciting way to spend an evening.

A bowl of full of chopped onions, carrots, mushrooms and celery.

Kitchen Window

Whether you want to fine-tune your grilling skills or learn the art of sushi-making, Kitchen Window in Uptown Minneapolis has a full roster of classes each month.

Little Mekong Mural.

Little Mekong Night Market

Like so many Asian markets, this St. Paul version truly does last all night long.

Greek gyros with tzatkiki sauce and fries close up.

Minneapolis Greek Festival: Taste of Greece

You’ll find your favorite Greek staples here like gyros, baklava and stuffed grape leaves.

Saucy Shrimp Slaw

Minnesota State Fair

While it’s not technically a “food festival,” you may as well consider it one. Amongst the hubbub of concerts, rides and people-watching, you’ll find a list of foods so long you could spend all week eating.


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