Sweet and Savory: Twin Cities Summer Dining with Kids

food guide

Summer in Minnesota begs for tasty treats that tickle our taste buds, so FFTC has rounded up summertime delightful eats in this guide. It includes food trucks, summer dining experiences, ice cream, fro-yo and more.

We hope you enjoy a flavorful family summer.

Our Favorite Family Summer Dining Options

We might be using the word “dining” loosely, but in summer, ice cream is dining! We also round up the best fro yo, food trucks, outdoor dining spaces, farmers markets and pizza farms:

Kid Friendly Food Trucks
summer dining at kid-friendly food trucks
Outdoor Diningoutdoor summer dining with kids
ice cream
Farmers Markets Pizza FarmsSummer Dining on the Farm

Picnic Ideas for Summer Dining

There are so many parks in the Twin Cities Metro. Most of them make great picnic spots. Many even offer grills or space to set up your own grill, to make it hot picnic. Pair these outings with fun metro events or movies in the park for a memorable outing for everyone.

We share a couple of our favorite picnic recipes to get you started:

  1. Summer Avocado Salad & Easy Picnic Recipe
  2. Picnic Almond Chicken Salad

Free Summer Meals Just for Minnesota Kids

Parks, community centers and libraries around the state offer free summer meals for Minnesota youth each year. Joy shares why these meals are meant for all kids here. And you can find your closest meal site on the USDA’s website.

Free Lunches for kids in Twin Cities Parks

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