Twin Cities’ latest food hall inspires new concepts from local favorites - TwinCities.com

Graze Provisions + Libations in Minneapolis’ North Loop. Photographed Sept. 5, 2019. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Graze Provisions + Libations in Minneapolis’ North Loop. Photographed Sept. 5, 2019. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

By NANCY NGO | nngo@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press

PUBLISHED: September 10, 2019 at 8:59 am | UPDATED: September 11, 2019 at 3:20 pm



Say hello to the Twin Cities’ latest food hall. Graze Provisions + Libations, a food hall featuring six local food vendors is now open in the North Loop.

The spot, on a vacant slab on Fourth Street North and Fifth Avenue North, features two stories with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Food vendors are familiar names in the local restaurant, food truck and pop-up restaurant world. Not only will fans be able to find some of their favorites all in one place, but they’ll also be able to try new dishes and concepts from some of the vendors.

For example, Lu’s Restaurant is branching out from the Vietnamese sandwiches it’s known for and instead offering things such as shrimp tempura and banh mi burgers as well as grilled chicken, steak, salmon and curry tofu bowls. Carbon, from the team behind Gastrotruck, is deviating from its food truck offerings to try a full-fledged coal-fired pit beef sandwich operation. One of the owners is from Maryland, and the sandwiches are modeled after the roadside specialty cooked over a charcoal grill, cooked medium rare, shaved thin and eaten on a pub bun.



Empanadas, Churros and Grilled Elote Salad from MidNord at Graze Provisions + Libations in Minneapolis’ North Loop. Photographed Sept. 5, 2019. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Empanadas, Churros and Grilled Elote Salad from MidNord at Graze Provisions + Libations in Minneapolis’ North Loop. Photographed Sept. 5, 2019. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Chicken and Waffles come with a twist — and spotlight seasonal ingredients — at Soul Bowl in Graze Provisions + Libations food hall in Minneapolis. Photographed Sept. 5, 2019. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Chicken and Waffles come with a twist — and spotlight seasonal ingredients — at Soul Bowl in Graze Provisions + Libations food hall in Minneapolis. Photographed Sept. 5, 2019. (Nancy Ngo / Pioneer Press)

Here’s the full lineup:

  • MidNord (empanadas, grilled elote salad, yucca fries and churros)

  • Soul Bowl (soul food reimagined with a menu that includes jerk chicken, chicken and waffles, cobbler desserts)

  • Flagsmash (menu includes tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos)

  • Lu’s Restaurant (egg rolls, banh mi meat and Beyond Meat burgers, noodle and rice bowls)

  • Carbon (hot pit beef sandwiches, salads, fries, dessert)

  • FishBowl Poke and Ramen Kazama (Japanese cuisine including poke bowls)

  • Honey & Rye Bakehouse (coffee, quiche, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries and desserts)

As far as the drink menu, the list includes local craft beers and signature cocktails designed by the local elixir outfit Earl Giles.

The space includes a rooftop patio with skyline views of the city skyline and Target Field, wrap-around and outdoor bar areas, plenty of communal seating areas and retro video games.

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