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Food & Drink Stories

Lots of great places to eat in our region! Here are a few Greater Mankato Area food & drink stories to keep you in the know.


Hitting the Road: New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf Offers Mobile Services

In order to better serve people who can't come to them, the New Ulm Food Shelf is hitting the road with a new mobile food shelf program.
Vanilla ice cream on rustic background, top view

The Taste of Joy – MN Eis Ice Cream and Sweets Shoppe

MN Eis Ice Cream and Sweets Shoppe in New Ulm set out to add something a little special to everyday life
Dried Tea

Customer Service to a Tea – Karshe Tea

Sami Ismail has come a long way and invested a lot of himself with the help of his family to open Karshe Tea in Mankato
Photo by Molly Butler - Living Earth Center in Mankato

One Woman’s Zero-Waste Journey in the Greater Mankato Area

Molly Butler shares her journey towards zero-waste living and offers some steps that anyone can implement
Submitted Photo - Sambusas from J's Sambusa in North Mankato

A Long Road to a Taste of Somalia – J’s Sambusa

Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim has traveled a long way and overcome many obstacles to open her new restaurant, J's Sambusa in North Mankato
Vegetable farmer market

What You See Is What You Get – Healthy Creations

Kristi Schuck and Marie Farley Christensen met under the worst of circumstances but out of extreme adversity, the two entrepreneurs created something beautiful and healthy
Submitted Photo - Burger flight at Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar in Mankato

Farm-to-Table Flair – Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar

Farm-to-Table Flair - Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar, a new restaurant in Mankato is work of Alexa Swindell Prosser and specializes in local farm-to-table fare
Photo by Don Lipps - The Hub Food Park in Old Town Mankato

Taste of Outdoors – The Hub Food Park

What is it about outdoor dining that we love so much? Whether a picnic in a park or a patio table at a restaurant,...
Submitted Photo - A sampling of some of the many original varieties at Locale Brewing Company

Shop Locale! – Jim and Lauren Parejko and Locale Brewing Company

Jim and Lauren Parejko offer insight into starting Locale Brewing Company which the couple opened in 2018
Submitted Photo - Offerings from the Cheese and Pie Mongers in St. Peter

The Cheese and Pie Mongers – Handcrafted Just Like Grandma’s

Taking a bite out of a pie baked at Saint Peter’s one and only Cheese and Pie Mongers is like taking a trip in time to Grandma’s home kitchen.