Don Oishi Food Truck | Northeast Minneapolis

Don Oishi Kitchen Food Truck Potstickers and Beef Stir Fry

We tried out the Don Oishi Kitchen Food Truck at Tattersall Distilling in Northeast Minneapolis.

The real hero is the person who initiated the first Brewery/Distillery and Food Truck partnership, because that person created the blueprint for socially acceptable drunk snacking.
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Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant | Northeast Minneapolis

Adelita's Mexican Restaurant

Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant is only a mile from my house? This is going to get dangerous.



The Adelita’s menu was full of all my favorite things, so I couldn’t make up my mind. At the waitresses suggestion I ordered the chicken chimichanga, which was absolute perfection.

To be fair, I am from Minnesota where deep-fried everything reigns supreme (Minnesota State Fair), but I, honestly, don’t know what’s not to like about a deep fried burrito filled with beans, rice, and everything nice! Continue reading

Bite Squad

Bite Squad

Allow me to introduce you to Bite Squad! If you live in the cities and love trying new food from the comfort of your own home, you should know about this service.

Gone are the days of delivery only being Chinese or pizza (and I don’t just mean Burger King), now you can have food delivered from basically any restaurant who offers take-out as long as you live in the one of the following cities: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, Las Vegas, Miami, or Austin.

*Fun Fact: Minneapolis is the OG of Bite Squad

If you live in NE Minneapolis HERE IS A LIST of all the restaurants that Bite Squad will pick up from. Continue reading

Rusty Taco | Northeast Minneapolis

Rusty Taco Northeast

I used to work and live down the street from Rusty Taco in St. Paul which was dangerous, because my coworkers and I quickly became addicted. I love that they use corn tacos, because corn tortillas remind me of being on vacation in Mexico AND they’re gluten free!

It may take a minute to get past the name, but it’s so worth it.


Rusty Taco

I recently found myself ravenous on the last gorgeous Saturday pre-polar vortex, so instead of getting take-out, which just seemed like such a waste, I ventured over to Rusty Taco. When I moved to Northeast Minneapolis it was a happy coincidence that they had a second location so close to me so I figured it was about time to venture over and be able to cross something off the list of reasons I miss St. Paul.

What I love most about Rusty Taco is that it’s set up cafeteria style, making it an easy place to go to with other people, but also the kind of place you can go and eat by yourself without feeling awkward. I hate the habit I’ve developed pretending I’m on my phone doing important stuff when in actuality I’m just checking a social network just to look busy (you laugh, because you’ve done it before, too!). One of my resolutions this year is to make eye contact and smile at strangers to combat my RBF so I figured this was as good a time as any to start.

Rusty Taco has a great industrial vibe with exposed ceilings and stainless steel tables and counters. The staff also have a pretty great sense of humor as noticed by the note on their tip jar-“Sexy People Tip.” Continue reading

Marina Grill and Deli | Northeast Minneapolis

Marina Grill and Deli Northeast

Marina Grill and Deli is a few block down the road from my apartment and seemed like the perfect choice for a welcome home meal after my trip of new and exciting food.

Marina Deli Northeast Mpls


Having no real experience with Greek food, I was at a loss trying to figure out what to order. It probably didn’t help that I was a little jet lagged and running on 3 hours of sleep, so I asked the cashier if there was anything she recommended. While extremely nice, she definitely looked a little flustered and told me that she didn’t feel comfortable suggesting things to people, because you can never guarantee they’ll like it. Understandable, but definitely not helpful, so I ended up falling back on the two items I’ve had experience with before; a Gyro and falafel. Continue reading

Undead Frank’s Zombie Bites Food Truck

Undead Frank's Zombie Bites Food Truck

Undead Frank’s Zombie Bites Food Truck hails from Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den which is owned by Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge (review for Psycho Suzi’s coming soon).

Donny Dirk's Zombie Den

I was pretty pumped when we walked up and saw the Zombie Truck. With food names like Undead Fries and Zombie Bites I had really high hopes for the food. To be fair, I think my idea of zombie food would in actuality be pretty unedible, but to be honest, I don’t think the theme really translated to the food. I was expecting a destructed presentation and vivid reds and greens. Continue reading

Gorkha Palace | Northeast Minneapolis

Gorkha Palace

The first time I went to Gorkha Palace was with my sister, Ashley, before I had moved to Northeast. We were driving around looking for something different since she was visiting me “in the city” from the deep country a.k.a New Richmond, Wisconsin, where people have gardens with rows of vegetables, chickens that they plan on eating later as pets, and a four wheeler path in their backyard…hicks. Right, Ash? Haha.

Gorkha Palace NE Mpls

Anyway, once she saw the sign for the Gorkha Palace she was set on getting Naan, and I was ready to try something new.

It ended up being the best decision we could have made. The food was delicious, the service was great, and for months I’ve been craving it, but haven’t yet found someone willing to venture back with me. So I finally gave in to my craving and ordered take-out. Continue reading

Emily’s Lebanese Deli | Northeast Minneapolis

emily's lebanese deli

Northeast is a cultural food hub and I’ve been wanting to try Emily’s Lebanese Deli for a while. Having never experienced Lebanese food before, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into.


Lebanese Cuisine

Like I said before, I had no idea what I was doing, but I am always up for a new tastebud experience, so with the suggestion of my roommate, Carrie, I ordered Tabbouleh, which is made of couscous, onion, parsley, and other ingredients, and a Baked Kibbi, which is beef, wheat, and spices baked around a layer of lamb, onions and pine nuts. Continue reading