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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.

Submitted Photo - Offerings from the new King Restaurant on Monks Avenue in Mankato

New Indian Eatery King Restaurant to Open in Mankato

The owners of Mankato's India Palace will be offering an upscale fusion experience at their new eatery, King Restaurant, opening at the end of November.

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