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Mini doughnut coffee drinks make their debut at the 2019 State Fair
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Where to Find All the New Foods at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair in One Handy Map

Get to all the new goodies, both official and unofficial

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Mini doughnut coffee drinks make their debut at the 2019 State Fair
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The 2019 Minnesota State Fair kicks off tomorrow and we’re already thinking about which of the official and unofficial new foods that will be served inside the fairgrounds. From Tennessee hot chicken on a stick to a deep fried dilly dog. Here’s a handy map of where all the exciting new foods can be found.

All new foods are listed in geographic order from west to east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

LuLu's Public House

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The double decker spot that’s a great draw for cold beer near misters and fans is serving a new, warm cheesecake tart this year.

The empty upstairs of Lulu’s without any people. Tons of open chairs, tables and open sides for looking down at other fairgoers Lulu’s Public House / Facebook

Nordic Waffles

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The Nordic Waffles stand is doubling down with a sweet and a savory selection. First is Pebbles & Bam Bam with warm Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups and fruity cereal. The meaty waffle has al pastor pork made with pineapple, onions, cilantro and salsa verde.

A folded over waffle is stuffed with peanut butter cups and fruity pebble cereal
Sweety McSweetsville on the waffle front
Minnesota State Fair [Official]

The Blue Barn

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The official new food from the Blue Plate owned barn are the breakfast potato skins, stuffed with scrambled eggs, peppers and beef chislic - a Dakota meat thing. Unofficial new food includes the Tennessee hot fried chicken on a stick, with a hot, butter sauce. There are also three new drinks here including a rosé spritzer, berry hard seltzer, and a strawberry milkshake ale.

A large picture of the Blue Barn at the Fairgrounds
Usually one of the best stops for new food, the Blue Barn is not far from the Park n Ride drop off
The Blue Barn [Official]

RC's BBQ

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RC’s has two entries in the new foods category this year. Nachos with a barbecue chip base topped with buffalo chicken, blue cheese fondue, pickled jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions and blue cheese crumbles. Plus, a brisket stuffed grilled cheese sandwich with red onion jam, cheddar, pepperjack, and RC’s spicy barbecue sauce.

Just a mess of chips with stuff and drizzles and toppings in whites, reds, greens
Good luck walking and eating this one
RC’s BBQ [Official}

Swing and Spuds

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This glorious abomination against nature is a bratwurst stuffed with dill pickle and deep fried. Why has no one brought us such a thing before? Look for them on the east side of the coliseum.

The exterior of the stand with a blue sign surrounded by holiday lights with fairgoers milling about
Put the pickle inside the meat then fry it!
Swine & Spuds/Official

Blue Moon Dine-In Theater

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A turkish pizza is this movie spot’s new food entry this year. Always good for mixing global cuisines, Turkish flatbread, or Lahmacun is topped with minced beef, onion, tomato, lettuce, cucumber salad, parsley, fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon and garlic sauce, then rolled or folded.

Roll it up, or fold it in half, fun eating at Blue Moon
Blue Moon Dine-In Theater [Official]

Strawberries n’ Cream

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Fresh and simple, this new vendor is serving up cups of strawberries topped with non-dairy whipped cream, along with strawberry flavored iced tea.

The Sandwich Stop

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On the West side of Clough, outside the Poultry Building, is the Bada Bing sandwich. A take on an Italian grinder, flatbread is stuffed with ham, salami, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil and a balsamic vinaigrette.

A picture of the Sandwich Stop cart outside the Poultry Building
Get a hot sandwich with all the meats and melty cheese here
Minnesota State Fair [Official]

Blue Ox Burger Bar

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Named in honor of Paul Bunyon’s buddy, this new vendor servers build-your-own burgers, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, cold drinks, tots, and crinkle cut fries.

Hideaway Speakeasy at The Grandstand

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Hidden upstairs in The Grandstand is this “speakeasy.” It’s here you’ll find the boozy berry ‘barb trifle with five layers of cool vanilla pound cake, lemon curd, Cannon River Gris wine and blueberry compote, more pound cake and Gris and rhubarb compote, topped with mint-infused fresh whipped cream and Gris and blueberry coulis.

Rainbow Ice Cream

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Fire up the ‘gram, this unicorn-y dish is vying for social media stardom. A swirl of ice cream garnished with fruity cereal surrounded by a halo of cotton candy: it’s the Halo Cone

Blue and pink swirled soft serve with a fruity cereal garnish on top of a fluff of pink cotton candy
The most squee of all the new food entries
Rainbow Ice Cream [Official]

Juanita's Fajitas

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Juanita opens at 7 am with a new Cubano topped with all the usual pork and pickle fixings on grilled bread with a swipe of Juanita’s own mustard.

Bread with ham, meat, pickles and cheese grilled into a crusty flat squish
Fajitas and Cuban food
Juantia’s Fajitas/Official

Mancini's at the Fair

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The No Bologna Coney is a grilled sausage made of Mortadella with muffaletta salad of olives and spicy pickled peppers all served in a split, buttered bun.

A sausage topped with pickled peppers in a bun criss crossed with char marks along its sides
A tangy dog entry from everybody’s favorite char house
Mancini’s at the Fair [Official]

Dino's Gyros

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Pretty straightforward for a new food, greek pasta stuffed with feta cheese with an olive dipping sauce.

The exterior of Dino’s Gyro’s at the fair swarmed by people Dino’s Gyro’s [Official]

The Anchor Coffee House

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Kick off an early fair day with the new mini doughnut flavored latte at this coffee stand that opens at 7 a.m. Or kick it cold brew with a summer shandy flavored with fresh lavender.

A Minnesota State Fair official cup topped with whipped cream and a mini doughnut hanging off the edge
Sweet caffeine provides a new food power up with a mini doughnut boost
The Anchor Coffee House [Official]

Thelma’s Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Just like those tantalizing ice cream sandwiches that have been popping up in local stores, these are scratch made cookies smushing ice cream in all the classic varieties.

Lines of sugar and chocolate cookie ice cream sandwiches
A pretty sweet fair edible
Thelma’s Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches [Official]

Funky Grits

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This first time vendor is serving up crispy fried fritters with a dipping sauce spiked with Cry Baby Craig’s hot sauce.

Brown, crispy fritter torn open to show the cornmeal inside with a black condiment cup of sauce in the background
Shrimp and grits fritters from a new Food Building vendor
Funky Grits [Official]

iPierogi

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It’s not on a stick and it’s not the first thing one craves on a steamy August day, so it’s hard not to want to salute the audacity of serving a cabbage roll as a new fair food.

Bright red tomato sauce over a translucent roll of cooked cabbage with a white roll of bread in the background
Um, sure. Why not?
iPierogi [Official]

Sarah’s Tipsy Pies

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Sarah’s spiked pastries are serving up a new pecan tart mixed with Irish whiskey in a shortbread shell.

A single serving pecan pie
Boozy pecan bite
Sarah’s Tipsy Pie’s [Official]

Bridgeman’s

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This old-school stand outside the corner of the Poultry Barn is going seasonal with peaches and cream nachos. Cinnamon sugar pita chips are topped with Bridgeman’s peach ice cream drizzled with honey and sprinkled with nuts.

Pale pita chips topped with ice cream, drizzled with something sticky, topped with nuts, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry
Gilding the ice cream lily
Bridgeman’s at the Fair [Official]

Hamline Church Dining Hall

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One of the last remaining church halls at the Fair, and the oldest, Hamline enters the new foods fray with a little waffle topped with a scoop of Izzy’s cream cheese frosting, warm real maple syrup and a festive little cherry.

A little round waffle in a bowl with a plastic spoon is topped with one white ice cream scoop and a stem-on cherry
The snow cap waffle
Hamline Dining Hall [Official]

The Hangar

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These are the guys who almost did the injectible doughnuts before thinking better of it. The Tailspin is a whole bucket of crazy with barbecue sauce sauce drizzled on top of fried onions, fresh-made coleslaw, layered over pulled pork, elote, Oaxaca cheese and peppery spices – all on a seasoned hash brown waffle.

A whole mess of food with obvious nuggets of corn, shred of pork, barbecue sauce, coleslaw and something fried on the bottom in a red and white checked paper wrapper
It’s just really a lot
The Hangar [Official]

A brand new vendor, this new fair stand is located on the North End just off Hoyt Ave near Underwood. Serving the Grilled Sota Sandwich made from cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade on warm on gluten-free Irish soda bread; Joey Mary, an iced coffee slushie topped with a skewer of gluten-free baked goods; coffee slushies; brewed coffee; blueberry lemonade; and mint green lemonade. All Brim’s flavorings and colors made with organic and natural ingredients.

Shanghaied Henri’s

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Shagnhaied Henri’s is inexplicably a taco spot. This year Carolina-style barbecue is promised over tortilla chips and fried kale - because reasons.

A beige bar inside the fairgrounds with red cartoony letters spelling out the name
Carolina BBQ from an oddly named bar inside the fairgrounds
Shanghaied Henri’s/Official

Holy Land Deli

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Grilled, grass-fed lamb dressed in Mama Fatima’s secret sauce.

Taco Cat

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Inside the Midtown Global Market stand Taco Cat is going all in on the State Fair traditions of deep fried foods on a stick. Choose from either vegetarian, or meaty green chorizo tacos impaled on skewers. This is also a good spot for a cold drink when the weather heats up, with horchata spiked with cold press coffee.

Two deep fried tacos with skewers in a paper boat
Deep fried, check. On a stick, check.
MN State Fair [Official]

San Felipe Tacos inside The Food Building

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Carnitas taco cone comes topped with sesame-garlic sauce, cabbage, lime, and green onions in a crispy fried cone for easy transportation. Look for San Felipe on the east wall of the building

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Green Mill Truck

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The pizza giant is serving up a loaded garlic bread with meat sauce, chopped pepperoni, and cheeses.

A green semi trailer with Green Mill’s pizza on the side of it
A pizza adjacent dish from Green Mill
Green Mill [Official]

Giggles' Campfire Grill

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Giggles gets in on the game with duck wings (chickens are so last year.) Deep fried and served with tequila lime dipping sauce.

A log cabin building with the Giggles sign on top
Always good for music, beer, and some kinda of new food
Giggles Campfire Grill [Official]

Kora’s Cookie Dough

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Doubling down on the raw, but safe to eat cookie dough trend, that’s all this new vendor is serving. Get cookie dough deep fried, dipped in chocolate, or any number of other unnecessarily decadent preparations.

Farmers Union Coffee Shop

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This year the Birchwood Cafe has brought in a new blueberry version of its famous key lime pie, plus lavender lemonade with lavender leaves grown by the Hmong Farmers Association. The stand is a celebration of all things local and last year’s BLT hit - with that cool Kernza grain bread is back with the option of adding an egg to make it breakfast-y. Plus, there’s lavender lemonade.

A blueberry key lime pie
Cool off with a little blueberry key lime pie
Keelie Ritter/Birchwood Cafe

Funnel Cakes

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The usually sweet fried dough gets a savory touch with cheese and Sriracha. Dip them in ranch or garlic butter. Look for them on the north side of Dan Patch Ave. between Nelson & Underwood streets.

O’Gara’s at the Fair

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Who would have thought O’Gara’s would be the spot for a gluten-free entry? It’s true, GF breading on white meat chicken deep-fried, tossed in Irish whiskey barbecue sauce and garnished with chopped scallions.

Crusty, saucy wings in a paper boat with green and white checked paper
Always good for bar food
OGara’s At the Fair [Official]

LuLu's Public House

The empty upstairs of Lulu’s without any people. Tons of open chairs, tables and open sides for looking down at other fairgoers Lulu’s Public House / Facebook

The double decker spot that’s a great draw for cold beer near misters and fans is serving a new, warm cheesecake tart this year.

The empty upstairs of Lulu’s without any people. Tons of open chairs, tables and open sides for looking down at other fairgoers Lulu’s Public House / Facebook

Nordic Waffles

A folded over waffle is stuffed with peanut butter cups and fruity pebble cereal
Sweety McSweetsville on the waffle front
Minnesota State Fair [Official]

The Nordic Waffles stand is doubling down with a sweet and a savory selection. First is Pebbles & Bam Bam with warm Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups and fruity cereal. The meaty waffle has al pastor pork made with pineapple, onions, cilantro and salsa verde.

A folded over waffle is stuffed with peanut butter cups and fruity pebble cereal
Sweety McSweetsville on the waffle front
Minnesota State Fair [Official]

The Blue Barn

A large picture of the Blue Barn at the Fairgrounds
Usually one of the best stops for new food, the Blue Barn is not far from the Park n Ride drop off
The Blue Barn [Official]

The official new food from the Blue Plate owned barn are the breakfast potato skins, stuffed with scrambled eggs, peppers and beef chislic - a Dakota meat thing. Unofficial new food includes the Tennessee hot fried chicken on a stick, with a hot, butter sauce. There are also three new drinks here including a rosé spritzer, berry hard seltzer, and a strawberry milkshake ale.

A large picture of the Blue Barn at the Fairgrounds
Usually one of the best stops for new food, the Blue Barn is not far from the Park n Ride drop off
The Blue Barn [Official]

RC's BBQ

Just a mess of chips with stuff and drizzles and toppings in whites, reds, greens
Good luck walking and eating this one
RC’s BBQ [Official}

RC’s has two entries in the new foods category this year. Nachos with a barbecue chip base topped with buffalo chicken, blue cheese fondue, pickled jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions and blue cheese crumbles. Plus, a brisket stuffed grilled cheese sandwich with red onion jam, cheddar, pepperjack, and RC’s spicy barbecue sauce.

Just a mess of chips with stuff and drizzles and toppings in whites, reds, greens
Good luck walking and eating this one
RC’s BBQ [Official}

Swing and Spuds

The exterior of the stand with a blue sign surrounded by holiday lights with fairgoers milling about
Put the pickle inside the meat then fry it!
Swine & Spuds/Official

This glorious abomination against nature is a bratwurst stuffed with dill pickle and deep fried. Why has no one brought us such a thing before? Look for them on the east side of the coliseum.

The exterior of the stand with a blue sign surrounded by holiday lights with fairgoers milling about
Put the pickle inside the meat then fry it!
Swine & Spuds/Official

Blue Moon Dine-In Theater

Roll it up, or fold it in half, fun eating at Blue Moon
Blue Moon Dine-In Theater [Official]

A turkish pizza is this movie spot’s new food entry this year. Always good for mixing global cuisines, Turkish flatbread, or Lahmacun is topped with minced beef, onion, tomato, lettuce, cucumber salad, parsley, fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon and garlic sauce, then rolled or folded.

Roll it up, or fold it in half, fun eating at Blue Moon
Blue Moon Dine-In Theater [Official]

Strawberries n’ Cream

Fresh and simple, this new vendor is serving up cups of strawberries topped with non-dairy whipped cream, along with strawberry flavored iced tea.

The Sandwich Stop

A picture of the Sandwich Stop cart outside the Poultry Building
Get a hot sandwich with all the meats and melty cheese here
Minnesota State Fair [Official]

On the West side of Clough, outside the Poultry Building, is the Bada Bing sandwich. A take on an Italian grinder, flatbread is stuffed with ham, salami, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil and a balsamic vinaigrette.

A picture of the Sandwich Stop cart outside the Poultry Building
Get a hot sandwich with all the meats and melty cheese here
Minnesota State Fair [Official]

Blue Ox Burger Bar

Named in honor of Paul Bunyon’s buddy, this new vendor servers build-your-own burgers, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, cold drinks, tots, and crinkle cut fries.

Hideaway Speakeasy at The Grandstand

Hidden upstairs in The Grandstand is this “speakeasy.” It’s here you’ll find the boozy berry ‘barb trifle with five layers of cool vanilla pound cake, lemon curd, Cannon River Gris wine and blueberry compote, more pound cake and Gris and rhubarb compote, topped with mint-infused fresh whipped cream and Gris and blueberry coulis.

Rainbow Ice Cream

Blue and pink swirled soft serve with a fruity cereal garnish on top of a fluff of pink cotton candy
The most squee of all the new food entries
Rainbow Ice Cream [Official]

Fire up the ‘gram, this unicorn-y dish is vying for social media stardom. A swirl of ice cream garnished with fruity cereal surrounded by a halo of cotton candy: it’s the Halo Cone

Blue and pink swirled soft serve with a fruity cereal garnish on top of a fluff of pink cotton candy
The most squee of all the new food entries
Rainbow Ice Cream [Official]

Juanita's Fajitas