This past week has been a crazy combination of belated winter's flu and restless spring fever. (Is it just me or is everyone sick?) So, on Saturday, I did my darnedest to convince Gabe that driving to Minneapolis was a great way to combat the spring fever portion of the weekend's mood dejour.
The Midtown Global Market has been on my Minneapolis to-dos for quite some time, but had yet to be checked off. I could never find the right time to skip on over to that part of townand have time to browse all the groceries and vendors. I was in luck...Gabe willingly took the bait.
Just a few highlights of that experience:
(Above: Salty Tart is an unbelieveably adorable little bakery within the market. These spiced pear cupcakes looked to die for, but I opted for a loaf of sourdough. Deliciously crusty and yummy.)
(Above and below: I swear the Ames Farm stand featured at least 10 different kinds of honey and an assortment of silly sounding jams. Raspberry Pepper Jam sounds like an absolute winner of a guy's birthday or Christmas gift.)
At the risk of sounding shallow-I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but the entire facility is so modern, well organized and very clean. Consider the experience wholeheartedly recommended!
Just a tip: If you're craving bubble tea (or not, and are just the adventurous type)...seek out Pham's Deli and get the Almond Bubble Tea. Maybe it's because I haven't had Bubble Tea since I lived in San Francisco several years ago, or that no one in Wisconsin knows what it is, but it was extra delicious. :)