Minnesota State Fair Announces New Foods For 2023 [PHOTOS]
It's Christmas in July as the Minnesota State Fair has gifted us with its list of delectable, decadent and delicious new food and beverage options for the 2023 Fair.
Without further ado, here is the COMPLETE LIST of the new treats and where to find them!
Baba's AL TACO BABA is made with traditional hummus, harissa barbacoa, corn, queso fresco, chili dust, shatta (hot sauce), crema, cilantro and pita puffs.
Baba's is located on the East side of Underwood Street near Little Farm Hands.
The French Meadow Bakery and Cafe presents BA-SANTS in two varieties- 'Everything Cream Cheese' and 'Sweet Corn.'
A buttery, crisp and caramelized pastry – a combination of a bagel and croissant: Everything Cream Cheese Ba-Sant is rolled in poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion flakes, garlic flakes, black pepper and sea salt with a scallion cream cheese filling; Sweet Corn Ba-Sant is filled with fresh sweet corn custard and garnished with crunchy caramel corn.
French Meadow Bakery and Cafe can be found on the north side of Carnes Av.
Nordic Waffles' BACON WRAPPED WAFFLE DOG, which features a griddled, bacon-wrapped Kramarczuk hot dog on a Nordic Waffle with cheddar cheese, pickle slices and crispy onions topped with burger sauce.
Nordic Waffles is located in the West End Market.
Holy Land's BASIL HUMMUS WITH SPICY WALNUT TOPPING
Holy Land hummus blended with fresh basil and topped with a mix of crushed walnuts, crushed red chili pepper, garlic and olive oil. Served with homemade garlic parmesan chips. (Hummus is vegan and gluten-free; chips are vegetarian-friendly with gluten-free option available.)
Holy Land is located in the International Bazaar area.
Bridgeman's Ice Cream BEE STING SUNDAE:
Bridgeman's vanilla ice cream topped with hot honey, spicy peanuts, whipped cream and a cherry.
Bridgeman's can be found at the northeast corner of Judson Av and Liggett Street, near the horse barn.
The Mini Donuts and Cheese Curds stand presents BIRTHDAY CAKE MINI DONUTS, which are 'birthday cake flavored mini donuts coated with vanilla sugar, drizzled with icing and dusted with sugar crystals and sprinkles.
The Mini Donuts and Cheese Curds booth can be found on the east side of Underwood Street near the Giant Sing Along.
Green Mill's CHEESE CURD STUFFED PIZZA PRETZEL:
Scratch-made jumbo pizza dough pretzel, hand-twisted and stuffed with Ellsworth cheese curds, pepperoni and a Green Mill blend of Italian spices. Brushed with garlic butter and topped with diced pepperoni, herbs and parmesan cheese. Served with Green Mill pizza sauce.
Green Mill can be found at Family Fair at Baldwin Park.
Lulu's Public House CHEESECAKE CURDS are made with pieces of Eli's Cheesecake pieces covered in funnel cake batter then fried and dusted with powdered sugar and salt, served with strawberry dipping sauce.
Lulu's is also presenting a FRUITY MILK CEREAL BISCUIT, made with a Betty and Earl's biscuit that's made with fruity cereal milk and cereal bits, drizzled with icing and topped with even more cereal bits.
Lulu's Public House is located in the West End Market near Schilling Amphitheater.
Shanghai Henri's LUTEFISK STEAM BUN:
Steamed lotus bun filled with a blend of cabbage, carrots, cilantro and yum yum sauce, plus Olsen Fish Company lutefisk brined in salt water for 12 hours, covered in sweet hoisin sauce, then baked and topped with sesame seeds.
Shanghai Henri's is located in the International Bazaar.
The Herbivorous Butcher's CRUNCHY BALBOA is a deep fried tortilla filled with vegan roast beef, bacon and cheese sauce and topped with peppers, onions and a hashbrown patty, served with vegan Follow Your Heart seasoned sour cream.
The Herbivorous Butcher can be found in the Food Building.
Richie's Cheese Curd Tacos' DILL PICKLE CHEESE CURD TACOS are a vegetarian option featuring fried white cheddar cheese curds, dill pickles, cream cheese, lettuce and raspberry chipotle sauce in a fried flour tortilla.
Richie's Cheese Curd Tacos is located on Judson Avenue near the Sheep and Poultry Barn.
Coasters' DONUT DELIGHTS feature mini donuts wrapped in bacon, on a stick (of course), then deep-fried and topped with peanut butter and raspberry dessert sauce.
Coasters can be found on the corner of Carnes Avenue and Liggett Street.
Oodles of Noodles' FRIED BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI features deep fried squash ravioli sprinkled with maple cinnamon sugar and served with a side of whipped ricotta.
Oodles of Noodles is in the Food Building.
Minnesota Farmers Union Shop's FRIED GREEN TOMATO SANDWICH.
Two deep-fried locally grown green tomato slices in a crust of Whole Grain Milling Co. High Lysine Cornmeal, with mustard mayonnaise made with Lost Capital Economics Coarse Spicy Ale Mustard, and local lettuce on a toasted brioche bun from The Good Bread Company. BLT is served with bacon from Pastures a Plenty & Hidden Stream Farm. Vegetarian option is served with locally produced charred sweet corn relish.
Minnesota Farmers Union Coffee Shop is located on the north side of Dan Patch Avenue.
Union Hmong Kitchen's GALABAO:
Traditional Hmong-style steamed bun stuffed with ground pork, egg and spices – a recipe from Chef Yia Vang’s mom. Served with choice of Krunchy Chili Oil, Kua Txob Hot Pepper Sauce or Lemongrass Scallion Dressing.
Union Hmong Kitchen is located in the International Bazaar.
Hamline Church Dining Hall's HOLEY HAMLOAF BREAKFAST SANDWICH, featuring hamloaf topped with a tangy glaze, caramelized onions and cheese in a sandwich made with fried egg-in-a-hole toast.
Hamline Church Dining Hall is also debuting PALETAS in both Dill Pickle Lemonade and Mini Donut flavors.
Mexican frozen treats on-a-stick in two flavors made locally by La Michoacana Rose: Dill Pickle Lemonade Paleta is lemon-flavored, water-based and includes dill pickle slices (vegan); Mini Donut Paleta is vanilla ice cream with mini donut bits and a whole cinnamon mini donut inside (vegetarian).
Hamline Church Dining Hall can be found on the north side of Dan Patch Avenue near the Kidway.
The Blue Barn's HOT HONEY CHEESE STICKS are made with fried Halloumi cheese topped with hot honey and Honeycomb cereal.
The Blue Barn can be found at West End Market near the History and Heritage Center.
Blue Moon Dine-In Theater's IRISH BUTTER ICE CREAM over Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toast.
Ice cream made with European-style butter served on brown sugar cinnamon toast, drizzled with butter syrup and sprinkled with sea salt flakes.
The Blue Moon Dine-In Theater is located on the northeast corner of Carnes Avenue and Chambers Street.
Sara's Tipsy Pies' ITALIAN DUO DUNKERS:
Two Italian-themed hand pies with seasoned parmesan crusts: one with sausage, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese in a 7 Vines Winery red wine-infused pizza sauce; and one with chicken, mushrooms and spinach in a creamy garlic alfredo sauce. Served with garlic butter dipping sauce.
Sara's Tipsy Pies is located in the Food Building.
Cafe Caribe presents LOADED LOBSTER FRIES:
Lobster in garlic and herb butter, served on a bed of french fries sprinkled with OLD BAY® Seasoning, topped with bacon, drizzled with homemade chipotle mayonnaise, and garnished with green onion and a lemon wedge.
Cafe Caribe is located on Carnes Avenue near the Commissary building.
RC's BBQ's MAUI-SOTA STICKY RIBS are slow-smoked St. Louis style ribs, caramelized with Sticky Huli Huli sauce and seasoned with furikake, green onion and cilantro.
RC's BBQ is located on the north side of Dan Patch Avenue.
Soul Bowl's MIAMI MANGO PICKLES are dill pickles infused with Miami mango punch.
Soul Bowl can be found in the Food Building.
Minneapple Pie's MINNECOOKIEDOUGH PIE is made with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough in a flaky pie crust dusted with powdered sugar and served with either vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.
Minneapple Pie is located on Judson Avenue near Adventure Park.
Mike's Hamburgers will serve PICKLE FRIES, which are crispy, tangy, thin cut dill pickle fries coated in cornmeal and seasoned mustard batter, served with a side of chipotle sauce for dipping.
Mike's Hamburgers is located on Carnes Avenue near the Giant Slide.
Sabino's Pizza Pies will offer a SOTA-CUTERIE BOARD, which is a collection of Minnesota-made meats, cheeses, pickles and other favorites served on an edible herb crusted cracker 'board.'
Sabino's Pizza Pies is located in the Warner Coliseum.
Giggles' Campfire Grill will serve WALLEYE FRITTER POPS.
Smoked walleye mixed with a blend of cheeses, dill pickle relish, fresh garlic and spices, rolled in panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Served on-a-stick with a side of comeback sauce and a lemon slice.
Giggles' Campfire Grill can be found at The North Woods.
Afro Deli is a new vendor at the Fair this year. They will be serving three varieties of SAMBUSAS.
Beef, chicken or veggie, fried triangle-shaped pastries with choice of meat or lentils, mixed with onions, garlic and cilantro, and served with “Basbaas,” a spicy Somali dipping sauce made with fresh chili peppers, jalapeños, cilantro, onions and lemon juice; Sweet Plantains, pieces of ripe plantains fried until golden brown (vegetarian); Somali Tea, a fragrant, spiced infusion of tea leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg, served hot or iced (vegetarian); and fresh mango juice (vegetarian).
Afro Deli is located in the Food Building.
While we are here, let's take a look back at the foods from 2022, compiled last year by Abbey.
Pickle Pizza - Rick's Pizza
Hand-tossed homemade pizza dough topped with homemade specialty dill ranch sauce, fresh mozzarella and crunchy dill pickles, and finished with dill weed seasoning. (New Vendor)
Sweet Potato Poutine - The Blue Barn
Sweet potato waffle fries topped with cheese curds, Beyond chorizo sausage, turmeric gravy, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro. (Vegetarian)
Tandoor-Fired Jerk Chicken Mini’zza - West Indies Soul Food
White chicken meat, bell pepper, onion medley, whole milk mozzarella cheese, West Indies Soul Food’s signature Jamaican Jerk Sauce and Pizza Karma’s Tikka Sauce on a mini crust.
Tirokroketes - Dino's Gyros
Mix of spicy feta, cream cheese and mozzarella blended with Dino’s Greek seasoning, then rolled in a gluten-free panko, deep-fried and sprinkled with lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and Dino’s seasoning. (Gluten-free, vegetarian)
Tot Dog - Lulu's Public House
All-beef hot dog dipped in corn dog batter, rolled in a mixture of minced tater tots, cheddar cheese and onions, then deep-fried.
Take a look at all the new foods below. Warning: your mouth will start watering!
New Minnesota State Fair Food for 2022
New Minnesota State Fair Foods for 2021