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.

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.
Submitted Photo - Offerings from Najwa's Catering in Mankato, MN

Mankato Staple – Najwa Massad & Najwa’s Catering

Najwa Massad has come a long way - from Lebanon, to running several successful business, to becoming the mayor of Mankato. Beneath it all is a heart that beats with a love for family, her community, and hospitality.

Eat Your Words? – Edible Book Festival Offers Unique Way to Appreciate Literature

4th Annual Edible Book Festival at the North Mankato Taylor Library memorably dishes up both sweet treats and community togetherness.
Pressure Cooker

The Local Stir – Pressure Results In Great Menus!

Pressure can have a positive or negative impact. When looked at the right way, it can improve the work of a kitchen team - or any other kind of team!
The Local Stir - Mankato, MN

The Local Stir — Introductions

The Local Stir is a new blog by the women of Wooden Spoon in Mankato. Here they'll tell stories of their food experiences and help you navigate the local food scene in the Greater Mankato Area.
Some of the offerings at new Mankato restaurant, Shawarmania.

From Palestine to Mankato – New Restaurant, Shawarmania

New Mankato restaurant, Shawarmania, will host its Grand Opening on June 28, 2019 with a goal of a making a really great shawarma!