A Local's Guide to Minneapolis

We love, LOVE, our city. Minneapolis is a creative haven that proves relentlessly inspirational every day. As beautifully designed, carefully curated, thoughtfully sourced so much of the Twin Cities is, it truly is the people that make Minneapolis great. A melting pot of cultures, exploring Minneapolis is an opportunity to connect, understand and support diversity. Below, our discerning team has rounded up our favorite places to eat, shop and browse. This local's guide to Minneapolis has the best vintage, sustainable, and aesthetic in the city.

Our Favorite Places to Eat in Minneapolis

Hodges Bend - Julia's personal fave, Hodges Bend is perfect for double date night or dinner with girl friends. It has a speakeasy vibe to it with its wrap around booths for intimacy and moody lighting. How cool are those glass bottle chandeliers?

Sea Salt Eatery - Definitely a local fave. This spot is the best fish you'll find, set in a backyard barbecue atmosphere. Plan for a wait, but stay and enjoy.

Logans - A little unexpected, but if you know, you know. As an office of locals, trust us when we say you can't miss Logans. The spicy creamy sauce is to die for.

Restaurant Alma - A beautiful addition to Minneapolis, this place is all about the vibes. In the bottom of the Alma Hoel, this is the perfect place to pop in while wandering the city.

Terzo - Known for it's fantastic Italian food and wine, the service is truly the unsung hero here at Terzo. Knowledgable, friendly and welcoming staff make every dining experience feel unique.

World Street Kitchen - What started as a food truck is now a Minneapolis staple. Their complex flavors delivered in simple but delightful combinations makes trying new things a weekly staple.

Martina - This may be our favorite patio in town. We take summers very seriously in Minneapolis, so our focus is on soaking up every ray of sunshine we can.

Quangs - The ultimate in Vietnamese, this place is cheap, and excellent. Try the Chicken Pho and the Egg Rolls for the best of the Twin Cities.

Black Walnut Bakery - A true must-stop, this bakery has mastered the light flakey buttery goodness. Personal favorite? The almond croissant. Nothing beats their patio and a pastry between design meetings.

Heather’s - The cutest neighborhood spot we'd drive across country for. While all meals here are fantastic, we really love brunch on the patio for a local's only vibe.

Our Favorite Home Stores in Minneapolis

J Atelier - The perfect spot for those vintage and antique finds you're looking for, perfectly curated yet still reasonably priced. This is a must stop when in town!

Haus Theory - Opening their new location in August, we're so glad to see this local vintage shop return for in-store shopping. This is our go-to for the perfect vintage accessories - instantly elevating any shelfie.

Carousel and Folk - A great option for beautiful house plants and unique vessels. They have a lovely collection of vintage finds as well, so don't miss this spot even if you're just passing through.

The Foundry Home Goods - Our favorite stop for beautiful, utilitarian pieces that elevate your everyday. From beautiful glassware to natural bottle brushes and everything in between, you should plan to dedicate a full hour visit to The Foundry is .

Shop Umei - Kitchen lovers rejoice at this culinary and table wares haven. Pulling the best of Japanese design, the shelves are filled with heirloom quality pieces you'll have for years to come.

Golden Age Design - A treasure trove of beautiful midcentury design, we always know to start here if looking for a statement piece. In addition to expertly sourced vintage furniture, their collection of decor and accessories are nothing short of true objects of desire.

Mother - The ultimate house plant collection, we've even sourced for our own office here! Their beautifully curated collection of natural gifts are accompanied by planting vessels and tools for a comprehensive (and lovely) experience.

Our Favorite Clothing Shops in Minneapolis

Black Blue - This menswear store is a favorite for browsing or picking up gifts for the hubs. Layered, casual, refined and elevated, we'd happily cozy up in a corner here all day.

Mille - The epitome of feminine free form, this upscale boutique specializes in all easy, breezy, airy in perfectly imperfect block print patterns. When friends are in town, this is always our first shopping stop.

Idun - Possibly the coolest of the cool, Idun carries beautifully handcrafted statement pieces you'll wear forever, then give to your cool daughter in 15 years. Think sculptural, architectural pieces in the highest quality materials available.

Parc- A curated collection of independent artists and makers, we've discovered some of our favorite new brands here. Be prepared to be obsessed though, Parc has developed a cult following for obvious reasons.

Hazel and Rose - Sustainably made and ethically sourced, we've made it a priority to shop here for the best of slow fashion and beauty.

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