Ethnic Market Tour

Tour Facts

  • 4 hour guided tour, with our luxury coach transportation, to 3 local ethnic markets 
  • Saturday January-March at 9:00am - 1:00pm; 3 select dates (or by private booking)
  • Buffet lunch with selections of beverages included
  • 3 ethnic markets - Asian, Middle Eastern and Mexican
  • Tour limited to 30 people, advance tickets required.  Private tours available year round.
  • Begins at Midtown Global Market (920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis)
  • $50/pp          

Tour Description

Come travel the tastes of the world, without leaving the Twin Cities on this bus guided tour as we explore 3 local ethnic markets. On this tour you will learn about basic ingredients used in each culture and then shown how to use these amazing ingredients to make wonderful Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican meals to share with family and friends.  You'll enjoy meeting local owners and receive a guided tour through the markets, explore the layout of each shopping venue, and receive some of our favorite authentic dish recipes.  Free time will be available to shop at each market exploring the unique ingredients, find everything you need to make one of our favorite recipes or create one of your own.  A lunch buffet is included that features soups, salads, entrees, variety of beverages or Lunch Box with a veggie, lamb or chicken options with fries and a beverage.  And a variety of unique snacks at each market.

So if you're a foodie, someone who would like to know about ethnic markets, intimated to shop at these markets or maybe someone who would love to start cooking different ethnic foods, but not sure where to start....this tour is for you.   This tour is only available on 3 dates, so join and let our tour guide show you the way to navigating your ethnic culinary surroundings.

This tour was inspired by working with General Mills and Andrea, our Taste Twin Cities tour guide.


  • Buffet lunch with beverages - includes soup, salad, selection of entrees 
  • Snacks at each market
* The buffet has a large variety of options that should accomodate most dietary restrictions, but we are unable to make special dietary requests. 


Pick up and drop off location is at Midtown Global Market

Tour Policies

Booking Policy: Tours must have a minimum of 12 people booked for tour to operate.  You will receive notice the day before the tour if minimums are not achieved. If minimums are not met, tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled for a different tour date.

Cancellation Policy: Since this is a high demand tour, all tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine.

Winter Weather Policy:  A tour could be canceled if winter weather travel is not recommended in Minneapolis/ St. Paul Metro area due to extreme ice or blizzard conditions.  If Taste Twin Cities needs to cancel a tour due to this, it will be rescheduled for a later date.  If you are not available on this later date, your ticket may be used towards one of our other tours.  You may also transfer your ticket to another date our Ethnic Market Tour is scheduled.

If these tour times do not work for you, and you have a large group, please check out the FAQ and Contact Us to arrange for a private tour.

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