Green Things Tour

Lake Street Green Things Tour


Lake Street is literally named for its relationship with nature. With the lakes on the west, the river on the east, and all of these eco-friendly restaurants and shops in between, Lake Street has a serious green side. Explore it on bike via the Midtown Greenway for extra points!

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1. Lake Bde Maka Ska  |  3000 E Calhoun Pkwy
A popular destination for walking, biking, fishing, and a variety of water recreation activities.

2. Minneapolis Sailing Center  |  3010 East Calhoun Pkwy
Learn to sail through community sailing classes, camps and boat sharing on Bde Maka Ska!

3. Brim  |  2919 Knox Ave S
Brim’s menu has some simple rules: mostly plants, always organic, made from scratch.

4. Peoples Organic  |  3001 Hennepin Ave S
This Calhoun Square cafe serves organic coffee, sustainable wines, local beer, and a robust menu.

5. Fig + Farro  |  3001 Hennepin Ave S
Enjoy plant-based dishes reducing your carbon foodprint with these climate activists.

6. Corner Store Vintage  |  900 W Lake St
Shop for stylish vintage and retro clothing, jewelry, posters, and other collective gear.

7. Trio Plant-based  |  610 W Lake St
Built on a foundation of love and racial justice their comfort food is all plant-based!

8. Midtown Greenway
Parallel to Lake Street, this 5.5-mile trail is a paradise for biking, running, and walking.

9. Powderhorn Park  |  3400 15th Ave S
Just south of Lake Street, this park includes a small lake, hills, playgrounds, picnic tables, and more!

10. St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store  |  2939 12th Ave S
Find a great mix of gently-used clothing, accessories, housewares, art, books, games, toys, and furniture.

11. Habitat For Humanity Re-Store  |  2700 Minnehaha Ave
A home improvement store selling supplies, appliances, and furniture at a fraction of the retail price.

12. The Hub Bike Co-op  |  3016 Minnehaha Ave
From vintage and classic, get the bikes, gear, and repairs you need for any ride.

13. Gandhi Mahal  |  3009 27th Ave S
Aquaponics and urban farming help make this restaurant’s weekday lunch buffet more sustainable.

14. Urban Forage Winery  |  3016 E Lake St
Small batched cider and wine sourced from local fruit, flowers, and honey made without preservatives.

15. Repair Lair  |  3304 E Lake St
Get a patch for your favorite jeans or replace a broken tent zipper, Repair Lair can fix almost anything!

16. Northern Sun Merchandising  |  2916 E Lake S
This business powered by solar energy sells t-shirts, button, and stickers with progressive messages.

17. Himalayan Restaurant  |  2910 E Lake St
Authentic Nepalese cuisine made from local organic ingredients and fresh spices.

18. Two Bettys Cleaning  |  3258 Minnehaha Ave
Eco-friendly green cleaning services for residential and small commercial clients in the Twin Cities.

19. Mississippi River
It’s a big beautiful river! Get a glimpse while crossing the Lake Street Bridge or biking along the West River Parkway Trail.