A few months ago I chronicled my food diary from a weekend in Minneapolis and I just wrapped up another amazing visit that I have to tell you about!
I made the trip on Saturday morning and my first stop was visiting my friend Rachel in Saint Paul. I knew I would be arriving at typical “brunch” time so I let my host choose the hot spot since she’s the expert. We went to Colossal Cafe and it was two thumbs up. I had a hearty breakfast of coffee, a ham and Swiss croissant (absolutely delicious), hash browns, and a bowl of fresh fruit. Rach enjoyed a spinach scone and coffee and we had a great catch-up session.
The whole reason for the planning of my weekend trip came today….I spent Saturday night with my friends from college, Joy and Eric, and this morning we trekked to Uptown to enjoy the Uptown Food Truck Festival. Multiple blocks were closed off and lined with 65 (yes you read that right, SIXTY FIVE) food trucks. There was also live music and beer gardens to enjoy so the atmosphere was all around lovely.
There were food trucks of your wildest imagination ranging from fresh salads to falafel to paella to Mac n cheese sandwiches….the list goes on and on.
In these situations I wish I had multiple stomachs so that I was able to try a little bit of everything…but I had to resort to trying only a select few things that caught my eye.
First stop was whole (sum) kitchen’s truck for a delicious natural chocolate, peanut butter, and banana smpothie
Next came the show stopper of them all (for me)…..6 cheese macaroni and cheese topped with house made BBQ sauce and popcorn chicken. It was amazing you guys, I don’t know how to convey it in words.
The best named food truck goes to “Tot Boss” which as you can infer does everything you can think of with tater tots. I went the “bacon wrapped tater tots” route and wasn’t disappointed.
The last venture at the festival was to the new (and already famous) Dough Dough which serves up scoops of safe to eat cookie dough in flavors that cover something for everyone. I enjoyed a scoop of “Celebration” think birthday cake/funfetti and a scoop of monster cookie.
As you can imagine, after that sampling we needed some rest and a short nap 🙂 before I hit the road for home I decided I wanted to check off a famous ice cream place I hadn’t yet been to in Minneapolis but have heard SO much about….Milkjam. When I arrived the line was out the door but I didn’t want to miss my chance!
I got a 2-scoop sundae to enjoy as fuel for my drive home and it was easily the best ice cream I’ve ever had. Choosing two flavors was tough, but I went with a rainbow sherbet and a scoop of Ridin’ Duurty which was an Oreo based ice cream with salted peanut butter and cookie bites. I topped it off with fruity pebbles, oreo pieces, and homemade peanut butter sauce. The whole experience was 10/10 and I can’t wait to go back again!
For those of you that live in the cities or don’t but are intrigued by the food truck festival concept no need to worry that you missed it because there are two more this summer!! One in July in Anoka and one in August in Saint Paul 🙂 you can check out all of the details on this Food truck festival website
Have a wonderful week and as always, thanks so much for reading!!