With great restaurants opening all the time, offering a grand array of cuisines from Scottish to Szechuan, people are finally beginning to see the real Brooklyn Park. Discover the true city with our guide to its best restaurants, diners and takeout joints offering you delicious food from all over the world at any time of the day.
Fat Nat’s Eggs
Basically a local legend in the area, Fat Nat’s inspires devotion in breakfast fans all over the Twin Cities with its dreamy pancakes and eggs benedict. No wonder it is consistently voted the best breakfast and brunch spot in the area, with ultra friendly service and hefty portions putting a smile on your face before you have even tasted your hash browns or your huevos rancheros.
Just minutes away from the centre of Brooklyn Park, Travail Kitchen and Amusements in nearby Robbinsdale is well worth a visit. Do so and you will experience one of the most uniquely strange (and strangely unique) culinary evenings of your life. A fun and novel take on molecular gastronomy that is as much a circus as a kitchen, each dish comes with its own performance, shared by all the diners at its long communal tables.
Sweet Taste of Italy
The story behind Sweet Taste of Italy could make a great against-all-odds movie. Finding that the pizza restaurant he worked at was approaching closure, Jim Stone tried everything to buy the restaurant from its then-owners. Having no luck whatsoever raising funds, he was saved at the last minute by his father and Sweet Taste of Italy was born. Thank goodness it was, or we would be without its tasty American take on Italian food cooked with the passion that saw Jim strive to keep the restaurant open.
A must for fans of nostalgia and Americana, the Brooklyn Park Wagner’s is the second Wagner’s, built soon after the original in the 1970s. The restaurant has been serving up its army of fans low priced but still carefully handmade fast food for over 35 years. They also have vintage car shows in the summer that add to the classic American vibe. It really is a neighbourhood staple and a trip to Brooklyn Park is not complete until you have had a Wagner’s burger or fried chicken.
Bringing the cuisines of Thailand, China and Vietnam to Brooklyn Park, Sweet Basil reinvigorates Asian cooking through a return to traditional ingredients and strong flavours. This focus on flavour makes their curries mild yet delicious, but they offer five degrees of spice for those who like their Asian flavours emboldened by a strong kick of chilli. They have a wonderful patio seating area for warmer evenings so head over for a summer curry.
One of Brooklyn Park’s first Asian restaurants, China Star has been serving Chinese food for over 20 years. Focusing on Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunan cuisine, they offer tasty versions of all your favourites staple dishes at incredibly generous prices and with the decades of experience of each chef is demonstrative through every mouthful. So many primarily takeout restaurants feel the same, but the staff at China Star ensure each bite will keep you coming back time and time again.
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