I have to give a shout out to my friend Morgan for introducing me to so many wonderful Minnesota foods during my visits to Minneapolis. On my first trip here, several years ago in August, she brought me to the Minnesota State Fair, where I was enlightened to the world of butter sculptures, cheese curds, fried candy bars, and giant buckets of chocolate chip cookies. Now, I must give her props for taking me to French Meadow Bakery & Café for a deliciously fresh, organic brunch.
Located at 2610 Lyndale Avenue S and operating since 1985, French Meadow was the first organically certified bakery in the United States. The menu of thoughtfully prepared, healthy foods also includes items that are vegan and gluten free. Customers order at the counter, find a table, and then a server brings out the food.
Morgan knew immediately she wanted the French toast—deliciously thick sourdough bread, served with real Wisconsin maple syrup. I took some time figuring out what I wanted, but after conferring about my choices with the cashier, I decided on the breakfast quesadilla, served on an organic sprouted tortilla with scrambled eggs, cheddar, black beans, spinach, guacamole, salsa and chipotle sour cream. Everything was delicious, especially the guac and the tortilla! (It’s hard to go wrong when fresh flavors are allowed to stand on their own.)
I’m definitely impressed by the food in Minneapolis and would love to hit up this restaurant again next time I’m in town.