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As an adventurer, you probably already know about our awesome entertainment, nightlife, parks, sports and recreation, and shopping. But have you heard of our eclectic food scene?

We know that you will dare to try just about anything, and food is no exception. Check out a few of these Sioux Falls foodie gems that draw inspiration from flavors around the globe.

Big Rig BBQ

This BBQ establishment is not what you’d expect. Big Rig BBQ is a food truck stationed near the Home Depot parking lot. No matter the weather, Bob Brenner’s BBQ masters are cooking up some of the most melt-in-your-mouth, tender, Texas-style BBQ for miles around. You’ll start to smell that smoke-flavored goodness before you even arrive. You can grab lunch or dinner to go Tuesday–Sunday.

Black Sheep Coffee House

Black Sheep Coffee House curates different roasts from various regions of the globe—so you may need to make more than one visit to try them all. They even display “cupping notes” on their menu board, so you’ll know what has a bright, citrus, nutty flavor or a floral, earthy aroma. The environment is even an experience in itself, with occasional appearances by local musicians, rotating art, and an eclectic mix of furniture.

Lalibela Restaurant

This is one of the most authentic Ethiopian eateries to open in Sioux Falls. Lalibela serves vegetarian and meat dishes, but the catch is that you have to eat with your hands in the traditional style. Try the beef wot served on injera bread with vinegary green salad or the vegetarian sampler. If you’re around on a holiday, you may even catch a live musical performance.

Lam’s Restaurant

Lam’s serves Vietnamese at its finest. Whether you’re in the mood for a belly-warming Pho with meat and rice noodles or some fresh, savory vegetarian fare, you’ll find it here. Not only is the food good, but it’s affordable. So feel free to try many dishes and even split several amongst yourselves.

Nikki’s La Mexicana

Step inside this authentic Mexican grocery store, meat market, and restaurant, and you might actually feel like you’re in Mexico. If you’re in a hurry, walk up to the counter and grab a bite to go. Or sit down for a burrito or tacos with fresh guacamole, and top off the whole experience with a homemade sugar donut. Yum!

Rosie's Cafe

This homey cafe is actively sought out for its amazing food! Out by the Sioux Falls Arena, Rosie’s may have one of the best breakfasts in Sioux Falls. Everything from their homemade biscuits and gravy to their classic eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and toast platter will remind you of the days when meals were simple yet oh so good. Be sure to leave some room for pie and coffee, too.

Shahi Palace

Whether you’re looking for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or a meat-lovers fare with a little kick of authenticity, try the Shahi Palace for the best Indian cuisine in town. Choose from several different tandoor-cooked Indian breads, such as naan, roti, and bhatura and even entrees straight out of their clay oven. You can also opt for their buffet (available during select hours) to sample a wide range of dishes.

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