"I grew up with a Filipino mom who introduced me to many exciting exotic dishes, and a Minnesotan dad who solved all my problems by taking me out to Dairy Queen. Hence, I am always trying new foods and I'm especially fond of sweets... Minneapolis can entertain the foodie, the adventurer, the book worm, the museum'er, the music lover, the sports fanatic and did I mention the foodie?" This week's Local : Elena Kruse aka @onasugardiet
spirit animal: Jennifer Lawrence.
go to road trip snack: Licorice - the red Australian kind.
guilty pleasure: Girl Scout Thin Mints.
the last city she visited: Los Angeles!
the next city she wants to visit: Nashville!
No shame in the 🍪 game,
Hi there! Elena (@onasugardiet) here! Beyond thrilled to spend a week showing everyone my favs of Minneapolis. Super grateful to even be asked!
Starting off my Monday at none other than @spyhousecoffee in North loop, with a HUGE (OMG) almond croissant and my personal fav "the spy girl" latte. Spyhouse is a big deal here in Minne and not only do I love every location and its unique asethstic, but the coffee is exemplary.
Thanks for joining me this week and seeing Minneapolis through my eyes, and I apologize in advance for my obsession with sugar. 😏 Happy Monday friends!
The new kid in town -@hi_lo_diner (literally a week old) is killing it with their fun retro location and unique menu items.
Their "high top" (fried dough with sweet or savory ingredients) creations are LITERALLY OMG I JUST CANT EVEN HANDLE. Jk, but I instantly fell in love with the "Minneapple Bliss" which consisted of fried dough, whipped cream, apple pie filling and pecans. *all of the heart eyed emojis*
I definitely recommend checking this place out whether your just hanging out with friends or going out with the family!
(at Hi-Lo Diner)
Classic Minneapolis picture right here. ✌🏻️ You can find this massive sign and fun decor in the building that holds @612brew in North East Minneapolis. 👍🏻 Go check it out and you'll see how huge the space really is!
(at 612 Brew)
Elena here again, I think coffee is always on my mind (sleep is a good second) so of course I love a good latte. @urbanbeancoffee has AH MAZING lattes (bourbon vanilla is my fav) and each one comes with a animal cracker, double win right?
Check them out!
(at Urband Bean)
Love Theodore Worth Park that sits right in Minneapolis. It's like a little forest right in the middle of the city. In summer it's a lot more green, but overall it's a great break from the buildings. ✌🏻️
(at Theodore Worth Park)
So, we like brunch here a lot in Minneapolis. (Especially mwah -@onasugardiet)👌🏻 It's one of those things we can count on being there for us when we live in a place where the weather likes to change its mind every second.... AKA woke up to snow (just a little) this morning. 😭
Check out Burch Steak in uptown for a classic Sunday brunch! Not only is their restaurant amazing - but the food is 👌🏻
(at Burch Steak)
This is definitely a #flashbackfriday pic I took last summer strolling around lake Harriet! As many know, we have lots of lakes, and personally my favorite lake to walk around in Minneapolis would be Lake Harriet! As much as the water is calm and peaceful to walk around, I love looking at the houses and sometimes there are cool cars you can see too!
(at Lake Harriet)
OMG guys. I've been freaking out and telling EVERYONE about this place ever since I went there a couple weeks ago! @revivalmn is hands down my favorite southern inspired restaurant in Minneapolis! Their fried chicken (and hush puppies 🙊) are woah! I HIGHLY recommend this place for dinner if your in the area, accept come early or you'll be waiting for a while. 😁
I've lived here pretty much my entire life and I still find new places to explore. I decided to venture out today and go to a place I've never been before, and I'm so glad I chose the @amswedinstitute 👏🏻 The mansion was my favorite part, and it was truly beautiful.
My all time favorite coffee shop in Minneapolis would have to be @bachelorfarmer cafe. They just opened the cafe recently and have exploded ever since! Go check them out, because I promise you will LAHVE them!
Well thanks for spending the week with me friends! It was fun showing you around my city, and I wish I could of shown you SO much more! If anyone ever has questions on where to go in Minneapolis - you know who to call.
(at Saint Anthony Main)