On the Menu:  “Fried Chicken Tacos”, “Baja Shrimp Tacos,” etc.

It’s certainly a welcome change from the usual, empty streetscape in Downtown Minneapolis (especially in Winter):  lots of pedestrians lined up to buy good food at what appear to be at least two dozen or so food trucks.*

Food_TruckMost popular stretches:  along Marquette and Third Avenue, between 6th and 8th Street, near the IDS and Wells Fargo Center.

Street Food

Some of the food trucks appear to be satellites of “stationery” restaurants; that would be the case with The Rusty Taco (pictured at right).

Others are just “one-man bands trucks”:  what you see is what you get.

Regardless, the selection, quality, and prices(!) were terrific.

Kudos to city officials who presumably relaxed zoning restrictions to let all those trucks occupy scarce (and very temporary) parking spots.

Next challenge:  creating readily available downtown seating areas to enjoy all that scrumptious food.

*Locals know that the 2nd level skyway system is where most food and retail is located.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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