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Where to Get Minnesota State Fair Food Year Round

Ah, the Great Minnesota Get Together. What’s better than walking around the state fairgrounds wielding a giant Pronto Pup (extra mustard, please!), turkey leg, bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies, or a roasted corn on the cob? 

Why, nothing, of course! However, a pretty close second: enjoying some of your favorite Minnesota State Fair food year round! After all, why limit yourself? Everyone needs to treat themselves every once in a while, and what better way than with a basket of cheese curds?

If we’ve done our job convincing you, you’re already asking yourself, “Where do I go to find Minnesota State Fair food outside the grounds?” 

You’re probably already getting hungry, so let’s not waste any time. Here’s where you can find that beloved food anytime:

Where to Find Minnesota State Fair Food Outside the Grounds

Get Sweet Martha’s Cookie Dough at Your Local Grocer

Sweet Martha’s is now selling cookie dough in select Minnesota grocery stores, including Coborn’s, Cub Foods, Lunds & Byerly’s, Super Target, and more. Simply follow the instructions for fresh-baked, perfectly done cookies right from your own oven. Find them in the frozen foods section.

Make a Splash With Nautical Bowls

In 2022, Nautical Bowls made its debut at the Minnesota State Fair, serving their signature all-natural superfood bowls — a far cry from typical fried fair food. Despite the atypical fare, Nautical Bowls was a hit, leaving many customers wanting more. Luckily, it’s easy to have more! Locations are popping up all the time, so you’ll likely be able to find one near you.

Join the Excitement at Union Hmong Kitchen

In 2022, Union Hmong Kitchen became the first ever Hmong restaurant at the Minnesota State Fair, creating quite a buzz around the grounds. The Union Hmong Kitchen booth became so popular that chef and owner Yia Vang had to get 1,200 pounds of purple sticky rice produced each day, needing help from his mother and two aunts to keep up.

But, don’t worry — you don’t have to wait in long lines at the State Fair’s International Bazaar to enjoy what the Union Hmong Kitchen has to offer! It’s available seven days a week at Graze Provisions + Libations in the Minneapolis’ North Loop.

Savor Some Soul Bowl

In many ways, Soul Bowl makes for the perfect fair food, and people have certainly taken notice. It’s flavorful, convenient, and won’t weigh you down with excess fats or sugars. No wonder why it’s become a Minnesota State Fair staple!

For anybody craving this classic soul food with a modern twist, Chef Gerard Klass is still turning out food year round. Explore Soul Bowl at Graze Provisions + Libations.


Get the Whole Experience at Graze

Featuring two outstanding state fair vendors, Graze Provisions + Libations is an easy choice if you’re missing fair food. But the fun doesn’t stop there! If you want to capture the excitement, community feel, and thrilling food options of the Minnesota State Fair year round, Graze is the place for you. With several cool gathering areas — including a rooftop bar — and a great selection of diverse and chef-inspired food creations, Graze features just about all the best aspects of a fair — without the entry fee! 

So, stop twiddling your thumbs waiting for the fair. Explore the exciting state fair vendors serving up unforgettable food, drinks, and desserts at Graze right now.

Other Minnesota State Fairgrounds Events with Fair Food

Still looking for more of that delicious state fair food? There may be one place you’ve overlooked — the state fairgrounds! There are plenty of great events happening at the fairgrounds year round, where you can get both entertainment and that tasty state fair food you’ve been craving. So, let’s explore some of the other lesser-known events at the fairgrounds.

Kickoff to Summer at the Fair

Did you know that there’s a mini state fair in late May? That’s right, you can enjoy a lot of your favorite Minnesota State Fair food and experiences three months early! It may not be the same full-blown celebration you’re used to, but it’s still a lot of fun. And, if you’re not into big crowds, you might even prefer it to the state fair!

Back to the 50’s Weekend

Get out and see more than 12,000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles from a bygone era. And, of course, you can fuel your excitement with a slew of delicious foods, since many of the vendors sell their state fair food year round at various fairground events. The Back to the 50’s weekend is celebrated at the end of the third full week in June every year.

Dozens of Other Shows and Conventions

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds hosts over 150 events per year, from horse shows to motorcycle swap meets and more! Check out the list of scheduled events at the state fairgrounds today! The more popular the event, the more vendors there will be to sell delicious, tasty treats.