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ChancesR Jul 16, 2013 04:25 PM

I have to work all day around 24th and Hennepin. Can I start the day anywhere with a breakfast taco or burrito? Also, I'd love to get a sandwich for lunch. I know Golooney's is long gone, I'm familiar with the sandwiches from D'Amico and I'm not at all impressed with Rye. Maybe I'll just swing over to Nicollet for a bahn mi?

  1. bob s Jul 18, 2013 07:22 AM

    Lucia's To Go has great sandwiches at 31st and Hennepin. I used to work near there and agree that (surprisingly) it's a bit of a lunch desert.

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      ChancesR Jul 17, 2013 01:05 PM

      My mistake. I meant to say I'm not at all impressed with The Lowry. I haven't tried Rye yet.

      1. MplsM ary Jul 17, 2013 06:51 AM

        How about Tao Natural Foods? 22nd & Hennepin.

        http://www.taonaturalfoods.com/cafe.html

        They have a breakfast burrito and good sandwiches for lunch.

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          LauraB Jul 17, 2013 06:49 AM

          One more thought...apparently The Lowry has breakfast burritos... I have not had breakfast at the Lowry, but in general, I think they are very solid for a neighborhood restaurant/bar sort of place.

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            LauraB Jul 17, 2013 06:29 AM

            I like the World Street Kitchen idea. A little further up Hennepin (on 31st just off of Hennepin) is Lucia's To-Go which I think has excellent "lunch food".

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              shoo bee doo Jul 17, 2013 06:09 AM

              There's always the Wedge Coop to explore for options.

              1. Jordan Jul 17, 2013 04:54 AM

                Head six blocks east to Lyndale. French Meadow and Common Roots are both at the corner of 26th and Lyndale. Breakfast burritos, etc. at French Meadow. Breakfast tacos at Common Roots. Sandwiches at both.

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                  gildeddawn Jul 17, 2013 12:14 PM

                  Yeah, but neither French Meadow nor Common Roots is anything to write home about, honestly. World Street is much more exciting.

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                    KTFoley Jul 17, 2013 12:17 PM

                    For lunch, definitely. For breakfast, the detail that they're closed before 11AM might be a factor. :)

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                      gildeddawn Jul 18, 2013 11:12 AM

                      Good point. I was only thinking about the sandwiches part, and forgot about the breakfast question.

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                      Jordan Jul 17, 2013 03:33 PM

                      I haven't been to World Street yet. I think FM and CR are both pretty good. Awesome, life-changing? No. But an enjoyable meal that is better than the average.

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                        gildeddawn Jul 18, 2013 11:13 AM

                        Yeah, that's fair. They're both in my "fine, but not exciting," category.

                        FM's service can be painfully slow, also.

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                    baa Jul 16, 2013 08:12 PM

                    I haven't tried it, but Isles Bun Company (28th and Hennepin) is supposed to have tasty focaccia pizza. If you'd be willing to head over to Nicollet, you could also consider heading over to Lyndale (and 26th) for a the fried chicken sandwich at World Street Kitchen. I'm coming up empty on breakfast tacos.

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