A Little Time and a Keyboard: Ingebretsen's: A Slice of Scandinavia in Minneapolis

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Ingebretsen's: A Slice of Scandinavia in Minneapolis

Ingerbretsen's: A Slice of Scandinavia in Minneapolis

Ingerbretsen's: A Slice of Scandinavia in Minneapolis

Ingebretsen's Nordic Marketplace has been treating Minneapolis to a slice of Scandinavia since 1921. If you have been reading awhile, you know that I love all things Scandinavia. I guess I am Danish....so it makes sense! I definitely had to make it to Ingebretsen's on our recent trip to Minneapolis.





We quickly learned that a trip to Ingebretsen's is a treat! Ingebretsen's began as a meat market in 1921 founded by Charles Ingebretsen. Sr. who had immigrated from Norway. When you visit, do take time to explore the meat and cheese counter as well as plenty of other Scandinavian food items. Definitely, sample some at the meat counter. We tried the Norwegian caraway cheese and ended up bringing some back home. Delicious!

Absolutely delicious Norwegian Caraway Nokkelost!
Absolutely delicious Norwegian Caraway Nokkelost!
The first store was opened at 1808 Riverside, a location near the Scandinavian community. More markets eventually were opened including the one that remains on East Lake. Eventually, Ingebretsen's would add a gift shop full of Scandinavian giftables. You can easy get lost in the gifts at Ingebretsen's --- I cannot believe how many items they fit in one store!


Ingebretsen's also extends into the next door store featuring needlework, a space for classes and more. We were treated to a warm tea when we arrived. Such a lovely spot! Homegoods, decor, clothing, jewelry and so many more Scandinavian items make Ingebretsen's quite the wonderland! Ingebretsen's is a wonderful family business to have on your list for your next Minneapolis adventure!

Love the mural outside of Minneapolis Scandinavian staple Ingebretsen's!
Love the mural outside of Minneapolis Scandinavian staple Ingebretsen's!

Ingebretsen's: A Slice of Scandinavia in Minneapolis





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