World Street Kitchen & Milkjam Creamery

After a lovely day cold-calling voters for the mayoral reelection (go Betsy), I biked over to World Street Kitchen to meet my family for dinner! I had been here once before and had remembered the food being incredible. Located on Lyndale and 28th, this restaurant originally started out as just a foodtruck in 2010, but with incredible success and popularity, became a restaurant in 2012. Processed with VSCO with c1 presetIt’s a very casual atmosphere that has a great neighborhood feel. People come in dressed up, dressed down, or sweaty from bike rides (us…) but there is no shame! You can come in however you want and receive phenomenal service and even better food. It’s a walk up order, and within 15 minutes the food is delivered right to you. Processed with VSCO with g3 presetNow… what kind of food is it? Everything! That’s the whole point. They offer flavors and dishes from all over the world: Asian to Caribbean, Mexican to the Caribbean. And all of it is SO good. I ordered the Crispy Marinated Tofu yum yum bowl, which had phenomenal sticky white rice topped with greens, peanuts, a cooked egg, and surprisingly well-cooked tofu (as tofu is pretty easy to mess up). It had quite a spicy kick, and the tofu stayed crispy the whole time! Again-amazing. IMG_9918The walls and shelves are decorated with art from all over the world, creating an eclectic vibe that isn’t at all overwhelming. You can also see into the kitchen from the bar, and see all of the spices, ingredients, and chefs hard at work creating these dishes that do a wonderful job at representing their origin.IMG_9915After this phenomenal meal, we OF COURSE had to get dessert. Lucky for us, the same owners of World Street Kitchen own Milkjam Creamery, and it’s even attached to the restaurant! But this little shop is SO popular that there is nearly always a line winding down the block, so we had to leave WSK and go hop in line.Processed with VSCO with g3 presetAfter patiently waiting a good 20 minutes, we made it into the little shop that was packed with people. Milkjam is known for their incredibly unique flavors: lychee avocado, curry peanut butter banana, thai tea , and “Poppin Bottles,” a Champagne-based ice cream that requires a 21+ ID to even buy… I got the thai tea and the oreo peanut butter, which was so delicious– I’m a huge tea-flavored ice cream person, and we sat down to enjoy our treats.IMG_9921Processed with VSCO with g3 presetThis sign summarizes my life because I really am deeply, deeply passionate about ice cream. So if you’re ever on Lyndale and willing to wait for just a bit, I HIGHLY recommend checking out Milkjam Creamery to try some unique and exciting ice cream flavors.



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