Minneapolis’s Lake Street Professional Review and Guide
"This walk will take you through one of the most culturally vibrant and constantly changing sections of Minneapolis. The two crown jewels of the neighborhood are longtime-resident Mercado Central and the much newer Midtown Global Market. Mercado Central was one of the first Latino marketplaces in the area, and many local Latino restaurateurs got their start renting a space in the mini-mall. Midtown Global Market is a cultural center representing more than two dozen countries and ethnic groups, with restaurants serving authentic dishes from Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, Sweden, the Middle East, and Somalia, to name a few, as well as pan-fusion gourmet food that transcends borders. Vending kiosks offer clothes, jewelry, toys, knickknacks, and specialty deli and dessert items from just as many countries."