South Mpls is a gastronomic wonderland, stretching from lakeside bistros to bustling food halls. Linden Hills is the chic pocket of South Minneapolis, where boutique shops and trendy dining spots flourish. Nokomis offers a laid-back dining scene, blending family-friendly joints with cozy cafes. East of 35W, Lake Street is the go-to destination for authentic Mexican dining. The Hiawatha area is the melting pot of South Minneapolis, serving up an eclectic mix of breweries, Japanese fare, BBQ, distilleries, and dive bars.