Must-have chutney at the Saint Paul Cheese Shop. Photo: Urbanfoodie33/Flickr

Aesop’s Table

919 North Dale Street
Family-owned deli and catering company specializing in homestyle BBQ for events of all sizes, from boardroom box lunches to an outdoor wedding pig roast.

Afro Deli & Catering

5 West Seventh Place
Offering made-from-scratch African and Mediterranean cuisine prepared Halal, this deli is a social venture that weaves together business with community and culture. Closed Sunday. $

Asian Deli & Restaurant

388 Western Avenue, Suite D
A blend of Lao, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine aims to fulfill your lunch cravings for takeout, pickup, dine-in, or catered orders. Open Monday through Friday. Try the house special fried rice.

Cecils Delicatessen

651 South Cleveland Avenue
Family-owned establishment committed to quality deli fare for three generations. Made-from-scratch soups and sandwiches make for a great bag lunch. Delivery and catering available.

Coastal Seafoods

74 South Snelling Avenue
Premier fish market serving and educating the community since 1993.

Cossetta Alimentari

211 West Seventh Street
Authentic Italian marketplace dating back to 1911. Shop for imported and house-made ingredients in the gourmet grocery shop, grab lunch at the cafeteria-style Eatery & Pizzeria, or dine at the upscale Louis Ristorante & Bar on the third floor. Eatery $, Ristorante $$-$$$$

Destiny Cafe 2

1151 Clarence Street, Suite 101
Hmong deli and sit-down restaurant with Thai influences, bubble tea, and a richly seasoned pho.

El Burrito Mercado

175 Cesar Chavez Street
Shop and eat at this authentic Mexican supermercado and deli in the West Side.

Golden Fig

790 Grand Avenue
Specialty foods items blended and bottled in small batches on a weekly basis.

Hampden Park Co-op

928 Raymond Avenue
Organic, unprocessed, bulk, fresh foods; member discounts and a common interest.


289 East Fifth Street
A nightly changing menu of gourmet Midwest cuisine using local, organic, sustainable ingredients from small family farmers. An attached gourmet deli sells meats, produce, and dairy. $$-$$$$

Little Asia Cafe

995 West University Avenue
Café and deli draws from Chinese, Korean, and Thai influences. Popular dishes are seafood and pho. $

Mississippi Market

740 East Seventh Street; 651.495.56021
622 Selby Avenue; 651.310.9499
1500 West Seventh Street; 651.690.0507
Mindful deli and sustainable co-op shopping with an emphasis on organic and local foods.

Morelli’s Market

535 Tedesco Street
Since 1915, this Italian alimentari has provided a wide selection of meats, wines, beers, and Italian fare on the East Side.

Mucci’s Italian

786 Randolph Avenue
Indulge in authentic fresh pasta or pizza washed down with a glass of wine. Mucci’s also sells frozen pizzas, pasta, and quarts of sauce to bring home. Open every day at 5 p.m. for dinner service, but don’t miss the fresh doughnuts on weekend mornings (from 8 a.m. until they’re sold out). Closed Monday. $$

Nelson Cheese & Deli

1562 Como Avenue
A Saint Paul institution, this full service store offers fine cheeses direct from factories throughout the Midwest, a full deli line, and catering service.

Rivertown Market

437 North Wabasha Street
Full service grocery store with large deli in downtown. Catering available.

Saint Paul Cheese Shop

1573 Grand Avenue
Cured meat sandwiches and gourmet grilled cheese melts, along with an rBGH-free artisanal cheese list.

Saint Paul Meat Shop

1674 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul’s only whole animal butcher shop, offering local meats and unique cuts, as well as deliciously meaty sandwiches and hand pies. Each week the kitchen features a different take-home dinner with deli sides.

Sunrise Creative Gourmet

1085 Grand Avenue
Italian market and deli selling pizzas, baguette sandwiches, and pasties plus its own line of Italian gourmet groceries. $