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Eat Like A Local

The natural and organic movement has transformed the Saint Paul dining landscape, with many restaurants, pubs, bakeries and coffee shops using locally sourced produce, herbs, and spices, along with naturally raised beef and other organic ingredients in their menu items. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro is one of the many restaurants in Saint Paul who Incorporate this philosophy into their food. For owner Hai Trung it isn't a trend, it is a way of like.


Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market, located in Lowertown, changes its menu daily. Diners are treated to superb North American Midwest regional cuisine crafted with ingredients provided by the best local farmers and purveyors. Heartland’s meats, fishes and vegetables are prepared, cured and preserved at the restaurant, and all breads and pastries are baked fresh daily.

The Strip Club, located in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, uses all grass-fed and hormone-free beef, supplied by Thousand Hills Cattle Company out of Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

These restaurants, among many, many others in downtown Saint Paul and its surrounding neighborhoods, are working to promote community sustainability through their fresh approach to cuisine. 

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