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  1. I like the breakfast sandwich (bagel) at the St. Paul Farmers Market. It's the Golden's Deli people. They also have a booth at the State Fair.

    ~TDQ

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    Golden's Deli
    275 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101

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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      I *love* Golden's Deli. Their breakfast sandwich is lovely (though I haven't had it in the market, just in the restaurant). What booth do they run at the State Fair?

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      Golden's Deli
      275 4th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101

      1. re: AnneInMpls

        They have their own eponymous little stand. I think it's nearish to cream puffs. I can't find it on the food finder, but according to their own website, they've been there since 1998! I think I have a photo of it I can dig up later, though I don't know if it will show exactly where they are located. I guess we have a year to track them down...

        http://www.goldensdeli.us/aboutus.html

        ~TDQ

      2. re: The Dairy Queen

        I enjoy the Golden's sandwich at the Farmers Market too, but I think it has more to do with the atmosphere than the food. They are literally Bruegger's bagels, with Sysco cream cheese, at double the price of the same sandwich at Bruegger's.

        1. re: blue_skiesMN

          The bagels are indeed from Brueggers. But, frankly, those are as good as you can get in the Twin Cities, aside from Common Groups, a coffee shop in Minneapolis. (I think the St. Paul Bagelry has gone downhill, unfortunately.) The eggs, ham, cheese and vegetables on Golden's sandwich are all from Farmers Market vendors. Sure, Golden's could make their own bagels, but I still think the sandwich is pretty well-sourced otherwise.

          I agree with you that the atmosphere is fantastic, also, having them fry the egg and assemble the sandwich right in front of you. I've had it in their coffee shop, too, and I still like it. I can't honestly remember whether I've had it at the State Fair. If I have, it's been a couple of years...

          ~TDQ

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          St. Paul Bagelry
          1702 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            For those who are curious, I think that TDQ means Common Roots Cafe on Lyndale.

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            Common Roots Cafe
            2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

            1. re: bob s

              Heh. Indeed I did mean Common Roots. The hazards of multi-tasking, I'm afraid. Thanks for tidying up after me, Bob.

              ~TDQ

              1. re: bob s

                By the way, Common Roots has a bagel, egg, cheese and tomato sandwich on its breakfast menu.

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                Common Roots Cafe
                2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

              2. re: The Dairy Queen

                We've ordered bagel sandwiches at Golden's a few times and, yes, I think the freshness of the ingredients plays a part.

                But what I want to know is, why, in the middle of a Farmer's Market, Golden's can ever run out of lettuce. It's happened so often I wonder why they even list it as an ingredient choice. Comments (partly in jest) about taking petty cash to one of the nearby stalls and procuring some lettuce result in some pretty blank stares. Puzzling.

                1. re: steve_in_stpaul

                  HAHA! That's pretty funny. It's never happened in front of me, but it's funny if it does. Maybe they don't want to overbuy, knowing that it's so easy to buy more.

                  ~TDQ

                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    I'd buy that if they dispatched someone to buy lettuce. They don't.

                    Maybe the problem is that they really don't have the space to wash and prep lettuce bought at the market. But it sure wouldn't hurt them to take it off their list of sandwich ingredients since they run out of it early and so often.

                    It makes a good story that they're surrounded by lettuce but can't serve any. :-)

          2. Yesterday I went to Ngon for brunch. My companion ordered the Croque Madame: gorgeous slices of pork belly with cheese and a fried egg on grilled baguette. We both thought it was fabulous (I traded him some of my ribeye pho for a couple bites). It came with sweet potato fries and I think maybe some sri racha aioli. I'd highly recommend it.

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            1. re: LiaM

              I had this when I was at Ngon a few weeks ago...SO good.

            2. Collossal Cafe's bacon, egg, and cheese on a biscuit is my go to breakfast sandwich. The biscuit is moist and flaky and the egg is soft, not rubbery at all. I'll admit it seems to have suffered a bit with their change in ownership, but it's still incredibly good.

              1. sun street breads has some nice breakfast sammies. Also, the ham and cheese croissant at Bakers wife is a family fave.

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                A Baker's Wife's Pastry Shop
                4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

                Sun Street Breads
                4600 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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                1. re: mitch cumstein

                  I'm with you on Sun Street Breads. The best biscuit in town. Really a great sandwich. And you can get it for lunch too. We go about once a month for lunch.

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                  Sun Street Breads
                  4600 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419

                  1. re: mitch cumstein

                    Sun Street is atrocious. Would never go there, again.

                      1. re: SarahInMinneapolis

                        What about it don't you like? The biscuits?

                      2. re: mitch cumstein

                        Baker's Wife ham and cheese croissant is quite possibly the best breakfast sandwich I've ever had. Crazy good.

                      3. St. Paul Bagelry has excellent bagel breakfast sandwiches (and very good bagels).

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                        St. Paul Bagelry
                        1702 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

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                        1. re: foreverhungry

                          i know you said no to chains but i happened to have a brueggers western bagel breakfast sandwich this morning and thought it was quite good