The Midtown Global Market has been open since the summer of 2006
Many stores and vendors have been at MGM from the beginning, including Manny’s Tortas, Jakeenos, The Produce Exchange, Café Finspang, La Loma, Holyland and many more.
One of the newest businesses to open in the Market include El Burrito Mercado, a terrific new authentic Mexican grocer located in the southeast corner of MGM, bordering Lake Street and 10th Avenue South. Don’t miss their selection of Mexican Deli foods ready to Heat & Eat or Grab n Go, meats, produce, grocery items and imported gifts and furniture.
Also recently opened, the Gigi Braid Factory experts welcome you and provide professional hair braiding and accessories.
The Art Shoppe is a new store on the Lake Street side of the Market. This store overflows with a wide variety of art, wearables, jewelry, cards and more. It is a local artist collective and micro-business venture that’s a collaboration of three non-profits: A Minnesota Without Poverty, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. The Shoppe is supporting artists and building a successful enterprise. A group of eight artists launched The Art Shoppe and all invite you to stop in and meet them! A great place for ‘girlfriend gifts’ and more!
Sonora Grill has created a buzz, providing menu items that are created with an infusion of Spanish and South American flavor. Stop in and join the guys for lunch or dinner. We guarantee you’ll come back for more!
Neighboring restaurant, The Left Handed Cook is also attracting rave reviews for their “one part American comfort food, one part Asian flavors, a dash of rock and roll and a pinch of country simmers in their selections. Fun, whimsy and seriousness meet in unique and bold tastes in their New American County cooking offered in a number of shared plates and more.
If you’re planning on holiday parties, many of the restaurants in the Market provide catering options that will please and WOW your guests.
Grass Roots Gourmet provides quality food from local farm and family businesses. Owner Vicki Potts says it puts “the ‘global’ in the market, it’s in your own back yard. It’s a two-way win…” a wonderful variety of meats, cheeses, beverages and more are available daily for dine in or take out, as well as everyday grocery list items such as milk, eggs, cheese and more.
Andes Jewelry provides jewelry and watch repair, and a wide variety of the very best jewelry masterpieces from Latin America. They specialize in Filigrana, an artistic and traditional way of making jewelry, as well as precious stones from Colombia, Chile, Brazil and Mexico.
Jakeeno’s Trattoria is carrying on a 30-years South Minneapolis tradition and offers made from scratch pizza, salads, pasta options and much more. Fresh herbs and spices, homemade cheeses and sauces, a constantly updated choice of menu items are available daily. Catering parties is another specialty for Chef Jeff and his team.
Hmong Folk Art offers hand embroidered coats, pillows, wall hangings and sweatshirts, quilted and hand sewn stuffed animals, shirts and much more.
Longtime baker, The Salty Tart Bakery’s Michelle Guyer and her team continue to provide world class products that tease your taste buds and leave you wanting more. The freshly baked goods are made daily and offer something for all tastes.
MODERN BAKING magazine recently named Salty Tart Bakery one of the top 10 bakeries in the world, landing it among the likes of well-respected establishments around the globe.
The Produce Exchange fulfills all your fresh produce, fruits and grocery needs. It’s a one stop shop, and offers high quality produce including conventional produce, organic and locally grown and produced products.
The owners of Café Finspang hail from Finspang, Sweden. Maj-britt and Sibban, own and operate the cafe, offering specialty groceries and gifts from Sweden, Finland, and Norway such as open face sandwiches, Icelandic sweaters, textiles, cookbooks and more.
Tibet Arts and Gifts at the west entrance to the Market overflows with colors and offers an array of unique products made by Tibetans living in India. Dresses, scarves, skirts, jackets, jewelry, mediation tools such as singing bowls, hand sewn mediation rugs , wall hangings, meditation CDs and lots, lots more.
La Loma owners Enrique and Noelia Garcia are known for their authentic Mexican tamales, based on family recipes. In addition to the tamales, La Loma offers Mexican and American breakfasts, fresh juices and smoothies.
A La Salsa offers table service and a full bar. Every bit as good as its award winning sister restaurant on Eat Street, Salsa A La Salsa, with some dishes seldom available locally.
Lunch or dinner on the run can be picked up at more than 18 restaurants spread throughout the Market.
Conveniently located on the site of the former Sears store along Lake Street, MGM is a favorite of people who work at the nearby Allina complex, many of whom pop over to MGM for a tasty lunch or to shop for fresh produce. Residents of the area also have made MGM one of their primary shopping stops.
Visitors to MGM come from throughout the metro area. Moira Whelan, a Minnetonka resident said “There’s always been diverse entertainment playing at the center stage. Nowhere else in the Twin Cities can one find what Midtown Global Market has under one roof!”
The Sheraton Midtown is just a few steps out the doors of the Market, and convenient for visitors who may have family members receiving care at Allina Health facilities, or chose to stay in Midtown for vacations to our fine city.
Lots of free things to enjoy at the Market, always updated on the website at www.midtownglobalmarket.org, or sign up for the monthly newsletter.