Eat on the Avenue

Eat on the Avenue (EOA) was a success for many this summer! This NEON-curated marketplace event was created to engage the community by providing a variety of dining options for those who live and work in North Minneapolis. Eat on the Avenue was also a platform for food businesses to grow by showcasing their menu(s) in the Minneapolis community.


Some of the vendors featured in Eat on the Avenue were clients who worked with NEON through the Northside Food Business Incubator (NFBI), a joint partnership with Appetite for Change (AFC) designed to expand economic opportunities and build wealth for Minneapolis residents, and increase the healthy food options in North Minneapolis through the

creation, growth and development of small food businesses in North Minneapolis.


Customers had an opportunity to dine from a variety of food options as:

• Mexican

• Barbecue

• Italian

• Vegan

• Jamaican

• Global comfort food

Our event generated such a buzz that it was featured on local news outlet's like WCCO News, Spokesman-Recorder and MPR News to name a few. During the final week of Eat on the Avenue, the NFBI participants served up their best cuisine from a food truck provided by Loaves and Fishes. The food truck was a great learning opportunity for NFBI participants to prepare for future scalability. We look forward to an even better experience next year!


This year's participants included:

Wha' Jamaican

Root to Rise Kitchen

Top Dog

Chicks on Wheels

Harold's Chicken

Come and Get It

The People's Choice

Sammy's Avenue Eatery

Wendy's House of Soul

Breaking Bread Cafe

Whole Soul a Lavender and Sage Eatery

Simply Steve's

Taco Truck

Black Cat Natural Foods

Soul 2 Go

Fabled Rooster