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. $

Barrio Tequila Bar

235 East Sixth Street
Meet across from Mears Park for Latin-inspired tacos, enchiladas, seafood, chicken, or ribs—and, of course, tequila flights. The Barrio food truck is a mobile extension of the bar. Catering available. $

Big River Pizza

280 East Fifth Street
Straight from Naples to Lowertown, this Neapolitan style pizzeria marries local ingredients with wood-fired tradition. Enjoy with a glass of beer or wine. The oven is available for mobile wood-fired catering. $

Bon Vie

485 Selby Avenue
Breakfast and lunch bistro that serves up the good life with a changing monthly menu. Catering available. $$

Brasa Premium Rotisserie

777 Grand Avenue
Featuring local, rotisserie meats slow-cooked in Latin and Caribbean fashion for dine-in or takeout. $-$$

Capital View Cafe

637 South Smith Avenue
Mexican and American home-cooking for breakfast and lunch. Catering available. $

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. $

Cherokee Tavern

886 South Smith Avenue
A West Saint Paul landmark established in 1933. Serving traditional steaks, seafood, and spirits. Catering available. $$-$$$


Union Depot Place
214 East Fourth Street
Formal Greek dining or a weekday lunch buffet in a breathtaking Union Depot setting. Catering available. $

Claddagh Coffee

459 West Seventh Street
Wee shop: 612 Selby Avenue
Welcoming “yogis, bikers, runners, and all cool people everywhere,” Claddagh on West Seventh is a wide-open space with beautiful light and occasional music performances. Also serving high quality breakfast and lunch options. The wee shop on Selby offers a limited menu of coffee and baked goods. Catering available. $

Colossal Cafe

2315 Como Avenue
1340 Grand Avenue
Specializing in made-from-scratch, seasonal sandwiches, salads, and meatloaf. Weekly specials and catering available. Second Saint Paul location now open on Grand Avenue for all of Colossal’s biggest fans. $

Commodore Bar & Restaurant

79 Western Avenue
The once-upon-a-time stomping grounds of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, the Commodore has been renewed to its Jazz Age glory and is once again serving up cocktails and classic dishes in a gorgeous Art Deco setting. Catering and room rentals available. $$-$$$$


425 West Seventh Street
Italian restaurant and bar famous for its pasta and a red sauce made daily with ingredients imported from Italy. Catering available. $

Fork in the Road

Food Truck
The big orange truck serves up fresh and familiar sandwiches, soups, and salads. Catering available. $

Fresh Grounds

1362 West Seventh Street
A nonprofit shop offering coffee and light meals, music, art, and job training for youth. Catering available, plus a private room for parties or meetings. $


Food Truck
This food truck has creative culinary offerings with zero waste. Catering available. $-$$

Ginkgo Coffeehouse

721 North Snelling Avenue
Besides coffee, the original Ginkgo on Snelling offers fruit smoothies, sandwiches, and other edibles, as well as a play area for children. It also has locations at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Gillette Children’s Hospital. Catering available. $

Golden’s Lowertown

275 East Fourth Street
Soups, sandwiches, and farmers market fresh breakfasts. Show up hungry for brunch, lunch, and late-night munchies and live entertainment. Walk-up window on Wall Street is open in the warm months. Catering available. $

Hoa Bien

1105 West University Avenue
Hoa Bien (pronounced Ho Been) offers friendly service and fresh Vietnamese food that’s never disappointing. Come hungry and bring the whole family. Catering available. $

Home Street Home

Food Truck
Globally inspired comfort food, such as Korean BBQ tacos, served from a truck. Catering available. $

Keys Cafe & Bakery

767 Raymond Avenue
500 North Robert Street
The made-from-scratch recipes you grew up with and service that takes you back home. Open since 1973, the Raymond Avenue location serves breakfast and lunch; the Robert Street location stays open until 9 p.m. every day. Catering available. $

Little Oven

1786 East Minnehaha Avenue
Reasonably priced Italian fare with monthly coupons and specials that are easy on the wallet. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering available. $

Lowertown Daily Perk

180 East Fifth Street, Suite 266 (Skyway)
A skyway workday staple serving organic, fair-trade coffee and desserts. Catering available. $

Magnolias Restaurant

1081 Payne Avenue
Quality family dining with home-cooked comfort food. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering available. $

Mama’s Pizza

961 Rice Street
Italian and American eatery for lunch, dinner, and takeout. Catering available. $


Food Truck
Food truck serving burgers, duck fat fries, and ice cream shakes. Catering available. $

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. $

Otra Cocina

1193 Payne Avenue
Family-owned Mexican restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner to go. The food is made with care, and the recipes are handed down from los abuelos. They also cater. $

Rivertown Market

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

Sassy Spoon

Food Truck
Food truck offering wholesome, gluten-free food with attitude. Catering available. $


1668 Grand Avenue
Cafe serving winning Mediterranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s all about the garlic sauce. Catering available. $

Swede Hollow Cafe

725 East Seventh Street
An expansive all-day breakfast menu features daily quiche and oven-baked French toast. Warm up with a homemade cinnamon bun, or wait till sunnier times to enjoy the patio. Catering available. Closed Sunday. $

Trotter’s Cafe

232 North Cleveland Avenue
Find local and organic food at this charming Merriam Park café and bakery, serving beer, wine, burgers, and hearty sandwiches. Catering available. $-$$