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Ditch the Ethically Dubious Apps and Order Direct Delivery from These Twin Cities Restaurants

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Biscuits, carbonara, fried chicken, and more brought right to your door

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Red Wagon Pizza has dedicated cars just for delivering their pizzas
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The luxury of having meals delivered has never been more neccessary. However, even though both Minneapolis and St. Paul have capped the fees for ethically questionable delivery apps like Uber Eats, Door Dash, and Grub Hub. These companies often take a large portion of each order, some 25-30% in many cases, which further brutalizes the businesses we want to support.

Instead, it’s much better to order directly from these restaurants, to best support these eateries and get everything from coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an n/a cocktail kit delivered quickly.

Minneapolis

Cardigan Donuts

Those within a 20 mile radius of downtown Minneapolis are in luck, as the always imaginative Cardigan Donuts is currently offering metro-wide delivery for less than $10. Be aware that said delivery will be between 7:30 and 10am. The pared down menu of a coffee carafe, assorted doughnut box, and doughnut hole box are available.

Gardens of Solonica

This Northeast restaurant serves incredible Greek food made with ingredients sourced from local, small farms. Free delivery is available within a three mile radius of the restaurant for a $35 minimum order. Add on a bottle of wine from the area’s only Greek wine bar.

Kieran’s Kitchen

For extra convenience, the Northeast Minneapolis Kieran’s Kitchen will deliver heat and eat options, salads, sandwiches every day. The full retail market is also available for delivery, which includes numerous local items like artisan sauces, meats, farm fresh eggs, wine and beer, some unbelievable cheese choices and more. Call 612-354-5093 or order online.

A cast iron pan with shells and white cheese with chive garnish
Get mac and cheese directly from The Lynhall
The Lynhall/Facebook

The Lynhall

Now, with two locations to choose from, The Lynhall delivers to the area around its Lyndale, Minneapolis location and the newer Edina location. Simply choose the far left “Lynhall Take-Out and Delivery” choice on the restaurant’s easy order online tab or download the app.

Mill Valley Kitchen

St. Louis Park’s Mill Valley Kitchen, where good food comes naturally, is offering delivery. Order online here or call (952) 358-2000. Availability is limited to Wednesday through Saturday 4 to 8pm.

Northeast Social

As the name implies, this next spot is located in Northeast Minneapolis. For just $5, patrons within two miles of the 13th Ave NE location can get delivery on their orders of delicious sandwiches, brunch, and more. Simply call 612-877-8111.

Rainbow Chinese

This Eat Street icon is delivering all of its classic dishes from chef Tammy Wong to the surrounding area for $0 to 15 fee, depending on the location. Order extra of those fabulous Szechuan wontons, stuffed with meat and shrimp in a savory black bean sauce.

Red Wagon Pizza

This beloved Armatage restaurant is not only delivering its pizzas, salads, and side dishes locally, but also offers pizzas available frozen and shipped across the country. Everyone could use a pie or two tucked into the freezer for the long, cold days ahead.

The vibrant exterior of Victor’s is filled with tropical colors and flowers on a sunny summer day
Cafe con leche and ropa vieja are being delivered from Victor’s
Victor’s 1959 Cafe [Official]

Victor’s 1959 Cafe

This diminutive Cuban restaurant has been serving Minneapolis long-stewed meats, tender beans, and highly cravable breakfasts for over twenty years. Order by calling the restaurant, or through the website.

World Street Kitchen

Chef Sameh Wadi’s casual spot on Lyndale Avenue has delivered for years. The dishes that have become classics like the Yum Yum Bowl or MFC, Moroccan spiced fried chicken sandwich are easily ordered up and dropped on your doorstep. A bonus is that WSK is right next to Milkjam with inventive ice cream flavors and some of the best vegan options around. Order online.

Two plates with towers of Tennessee hot and Southern fried chicken
Revival has a new app and local delivery
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Minneapolis and St. Paul

Revival

Both the St. Paul and Minneapolis locations of Revival offer online ordering through the commission free platform ChowNow. Simply enter your address to make sure you reside within the approved delivery zones. Then, enjoy Southern comfort food from the comfort of your own couch. Please note, the restaurants are currently not able to offer their usual outstanding gluten-friendly fried chicken option. And the Revival Smoked Meats operation remains closed until further notice.

Nico’s Taco & Tequila Bar

This South Minneapolis gem, with a convenient St. Paul iteration as well, is offering limited delivery using their in-house staff. They’ll deliver from 4-8pm within 5 miles of the Hennepin Avenue or Como locations. Check out the excellent family-style “Taco Boxes” that feed 2-5 people and offer diners choice two proteins.

Quebracho

The divine charcuterie and savory hand pie pop-up Quebracho offers once weekly delivery. Simply order online before 5pm on Friday for Sunday delivery. Orders of over $40 will be delivered for free within Minneapolis and St. Paul city limits, with a $15 charge for less than $40 orders as well as those fifteen miles or less from the Quebracho kitchen. Crackers, honey, mustard and other provisions are also available, alongside regular platters and meals.

A square cut pizza with meaty toppings on a silver pizza pan
Skinner’s Pub in St. Paul has always served its entire menu via free delivery.
Skinner’s Pub [Official]

Saint Paul

Hot Hands Pie & Biscuits

Through May 3rd, delivery is just $2.99 from the always delightful Hot Hands on St. Paul’s Snelling Ave. Their from-scratch offerings include both sweet and salty hand pies, biscuits, pastries, coffee, and more. Plus, with DIY cocktail kits for Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, the brunch babes meal kit for four, and biscuits with a quart of gravy, quarantine brunching has never been easier. Added bonus? It’s optional to add a slice of pie for someone in need to your order, the ultimate expression of Minnesota nice.

Skinner’s Pub

This beloved neighborhood bar has always had its own delivery drivers. Order up burgers, giant nachos, chicken wings, and pizza by calling the restaurant direction.

Mojo Monkey Donuts

Every weekend this West 7th shop is delivering its incredible doughnuts directly to doorsteps. Order early, because they often sell out.

Viva Cubano

This new sandwich shop has taken up residence inside the closed (for now) French Hen on Selby Avenue in Cathedral Hill. Order crispy grilled sandwiches like the namesake Cubano, along with sides and sodas for speedy area delivery. This shop only delivers, there is no curbside pick up or dining inside.

Nico's Taco and Tequila

2516 Hennepin Ave #1, Minneapolis, MN 55405 (612) 345-7688 Visit Website

Hai Hai

2121 University Avenue Northeast, , MN 55418 (612) 223-8640 Visit Website

Hola Arepa

3501 Nicollet Avenue, , MN 55408 (612) 345-5583 Visit Website

Revival

500 J Street, , CA 95814 (916) 545-7111 Visit Website

Northeast Social

359 13th Avenue Northeast, , MN 55413 (612) 877-8111

The Lynhall

2640 Lyndale Avenue South, , MN 55408 (612) 870-2640 Visit Website

Kieran's Kitchen Northeast

117 14th Avenue Northeast, , MN 55413 (612) 354-5093 Visit Website

Birchwood Cafe

120 North Main Street, , WI 54817 (715) 354-3000 Visit Website

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