Half the fun of going on a trip is trying the local cuisine!  When you take a Minne-Roadtrip the possibilities are endless!  From candies and cakes to cheeses and beers,  fine dining and fast food. Who knows, perhaps you will find a new favorite food and have to come back again and again!

Bluebird Cakery: Faribault 

318 Central Ave N, Faribault 


he Bluebird specialty cakes combine traditional Midwest favorites, Australian influence, and fresh local ingredients. All cakes are made from scratch and brought with love from our oven to your home and family.

Cake Walk: Northfield 

303 Division Street, Northfield  

Home of the Black Velvet cupcake, Cake Walk specializes in unique dessert and cake offerings using only the finest ingredients. Relax with a cup of coffee, cupcake, cookie or any of the delectable featured desserts. 

Costas’ Candies & Restaurant: Owatonna 

112 North Cedar Ave, Owatonna 


Costas Candies and Restaurant began in 1919 when George Boosalis opened George's Candy Kitchen in downtown Owatonna. Costas’ continues to have the small-town, local café feel that it has been known for since it opened. Costas’ has been making hand-rolled candies for more than 90 years. Every piece of chocolate and candy is hand-dipped, rolled, and wrapped. Across the street from the famous Louis Sullivan-designed bank. 

F-Town Brewing Company: Faribault 
22 4th St. NE, Faribault 

(507) 331-7677  

F-Town is excited to be bringing brewing back to the historic downtown Faribault. Located just across the Straight River from one of the area’s original breweries in downtown Faribault, F-Town will reignite, pursue to perfect, and blaze a new trail of brewing high quality beer that began in this town in 1856. Have a beer in the taproom or sign up for a brewery tour. 

Loon Liquors: Northfield 

1325 Armstrong Rd. #165, Northfield  

Loon Liquors aims to craft the most delicious spirits from organic, local suppliers while quantifiably improving social and environmental sustainability, and throwing in some humor from time to time. Visit the cocktail room to taste their gin and whisky!


Pizza Night at Red Barn Farm: Northfield 

10063 110th St. East, Northfield  

Open every Wednesday beginning in May through October. Bring your family for a picnic on the farm. The pizzas are made with handmade dough and vegetables from their gardens. No reservations needed! 

Russell Stover Candies: Owatonna 

4500 West Frontage Road, Owatonna (near Cabela’s) 


Custom Build-A-Box of your favorite chocolates by the piece/pound from the 30 plus flavors in their candy case. Choose from classic caramel, to varieties with chocolate drizzle, chopped peanuts or pecan pieces. Silky handmade fudge in 20 flavors churned fresh in the store with real butter. Simply Perfect Ice Cream Sundaes featuring fresh made hot fudge, created by expertly combining whole milk, cream and vanilla with fine chocolate blends. Buses are always welcome!


The Cheese Cave: Faribault 

(507) 334-5260 

In 1854 a German immigrant named Gottfried Fleckenstein began using the natural sandstone caves along the Straight River for brewing and storing beer. The largest natural cave (still in use today) was enlarged in 1936, then entirely new caves were hand hewn from the sandstone rock beginning in 1938. Home of Americas first cave-aged Blue Cheese – St. Petes Select and Amablu. Due to Federal regulations we do not have tours of the facility available to the public, however you can take our virtual tour or visit our retail cheese shop: The Cheese Cave: 318 Central Ave N.  Faribault, MN  55021 

The Perfect Day Cakes: Owatonna 

324 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna 


You never know what flavors will be featured on any given day at Perfect Day Cakes in downtown Owatonna. You’ll find cupcakes with flavors like maple bacon or chocolate cayenne. With a wide range of dessert options (donuts, cupcakes, pies, etc.) you’ll find whatever your taste buds desire. Gluten-free options available. Take a seat and drink a cup of Serenity Leaf Tea, blended right here at Perfect Day Cakes.