Food as Part of the Conference

A light breakfast will be provided for conference participants on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Lunch will be provided on Friday.

Our food will be provided by Appetite for Change, an organization that uses food as a tool building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. AFC is a community-led organization that strengthens families, creates economic prosperity, and encourages healthy living.

Other Local Restaurant Options Within Walking Distance of Conference

  • Dilla Ethoiopian Restaurant ~ 1813 Riverside Ave
  • Hard Times Cafe ~ 1821 Riverside Ave (great vegetarian and vegan options) CASH ONLY
  • Sagal Restaurant and Coffee ~ 411 Cedar Ave
  • Campus Cafe- Turkish Grill ~ 1810 Riverside Ave
  • Keefer Court- Chinese Bakery ~ 326 Cedar Ave CASH ONLY
  • Baarakallah Restaurant Somali Cuisine ~ 408 Cedar Ave #1
  • West Bank Diner ~ 324 Cedar Ave
  • Lucky Dragon Restaurant ~ 1827 Riverside Ave
  • Flamin Thai Cuisine ~ 233 Cedar Ave
  • Bona Vietnamese Restaurant ~ 815 Washington Ave SE (across the river)
  • Afro Deli & Grill ~ 720 Washington Ave SE (across the river)
  • Kimchi Tofu House ~ 307 Oak St SE (across the river)
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers ~ 825 Washington Ave SE #103 (across the river)

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Seward Cafe
The Seward Community Cafe is a collectively owned and operated restaurant in the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis. It sells vegan and gluten free options.

Red Sea Bar
The Red Sea has been a destination for authentic Ethiopian & Eritrean food. The menu features a wide variety of flavorful dishes, including many vegetarian options.

Malabari Kitchen
Located near Cedar-Riverside, Malabari Kitchen is a gem of a find. The cuisine focuses on India’s rarely encountered southwestern coastal region of Malabar.

Los Ocampo
We are the Twin Cities most authentic Mexican restaurant, serving Mexican cuisine made with recipes and spices that have been handed down for generations and combined to satisfy your cravings.You will want to sample everything on the menu!

Afro Deli
A fast, friendly, and affordable place for anything from coffee and tea, lunch, dinner, and dessert. We are a social venture that attempts to weave together business with community and culture. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

A next generation Asian Restaurant specializing in Vietnamese, CHinese and Cambodian comfort food made with fresh, thoughtful ingredients.

Breadsmith Bakery
Fresh bread and pastries baked daily

Breaking Bread Cafe
Breaking Bread is a casual, sit down restaurant offering fresh and flavorful global comfort foods. Real food for real people.

La Loma (Homemade tamales)
Noelia and Enrique Garcia moved to the United States right after getting married in their hometown Quebrantadero, a small town deep in the

Manny’s Tortas
Manuel Gonzalez is from Mexico City. He always dreamed of opening his own business and was chosen as one of the first restaurants to be part of the Latino Business Development Project.

Mama D’s Authentic Southern Cooking
Family-owned business operated in Minneapolis. The Owner, Ms. Destiny Brooks has a passion for southern cooking and is bringing her authentic southern food to the Twin Cities.

Twin Spirits Distillery
A passion project of Michelle Winchester, Twin Spirits Distillery is the first one-woman owned distillery in Minnesota.

Marla’s Caribbean Cuisine
Marla’s is the favorite restaurant of many organizers. Marla, the owner, is a Trinidadian chef. Her restaurant is small, festive, and simple. The food is amazing! Marla’s has many vegan and gluten free options.

Khyber Pass Cafe
Featuring authentic Afghan cuisine, Khyber Pass prepares its food according to old family recipes handed down to Emel and Masooda.

On’s Kitchen
Authentic Thai restaurant with an extensive menu of home made fresh dishes cooked by owner and head chef “On” Khumchaya.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
Modern Vietnamese restaurant. Specializes in providing French-Vietnamese food using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients.

Seward Community Coop
Local cooperatively owned grocery store

Everest on Grand
Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian Cuisine

Bole Ethiopian Cuisine
Saint Paul’s favorite destination for exquisite Ethiopian Cuisine.

Jambo kitchen
Jambo! Kitchen serves a unique blend of sandwiches, tacos, and bowls inspired by the flavors of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

El Burrito Mercado
To provide a neighborly and joyful ambiance for our guests to feel at home, and to serve traditional, artful Mexican cuisine that is enticing and nostalgic with entertainment variety and cocktails

Pow Wow Grounds Coffee Shop
Offering specialty coffee drinks, baked goods, smoothies, sandwiches and signature wild rice products! This is  a Cafe in All My Relations Art Gallery, which is apart of the Native American Community Development Institute.

Cafe Racer
Food is our passion, service is our calling. Café Racer is a Minnesota based food truck, restaurant and catering company that serves delicious, healthy, Latin American cuisine.

Du Nord Craft Spirits
A small batch distillery producing artisan gin, vodka, liqueurs and whiskeys

Gathering Cafe
We are a community based Cafe that encourages living healthy, eating healthy and education through ancestral knowledge.

Holy Land (Middle Eastern Food)
Discover the tastes of award-winning healthy Mediterranean Cuisine! Arabic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern favorites like Gyro’s, Falafel, Hummus and Persian Kabobs.

Heritage Tea House Boutique
Full-service Restaurant, Bar, and African Cultural Boutique that features over 24 loose-leaf teas from around the world.

Got the Juice
It’s serving up organic and vegan smoothies and juices, while honoring Black culture and promoting wellness and self-care throughout the community.

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