Inspired by traditional markets like Cleveland’s West Side Market or Seattle’s Pike Place Market, the midwest is now getting our own international shopping markets. Joining the Milwaukee Public Market,¬†Minneapolis’s Midtown Global Market delivers on its international promise. Housed in a former Sears building, the market has a vast array of shops and eateries from all over the world. Get your brows threaded, hair dreaded, pick up a Hmong purse, Moroccan slippers, Scandinavian candy, Japanese bubble tea,¬† tacos and some middle-eastern pastry – all without leaving the warmth and shelter of the market (always a strong point in a Minnesota winter). A large garage across the street offers easy parking. Be sure to check out their event schedule before visiting for free shows, events, tastings and more.

Midtown Global Market
920 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407