Article courtesy of Kevin & Amanda; written by: Amanda Green Bottoms.
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I had the opportunity to spend a week in Sioux Falls for a fun foodie getaway with one of my favorite friends, Sommer. Sioux Falls is such a cute city with a vibrant downtown and main street filled with fun shops and restaurants. They even have a gorgeous waterfall right in the middle of their city! It was within walking distance of our hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. If you stay downtown, you don’t even need to rent a car, you can walk pretty much everywhere. It’s the kind of place you just want to explore, get lost, and pop into every fun shop and and restaurant along the way!
The foodie scene in Sioux Falls has exploded recently with so many innovative, award-winning chefs who are passionate about their craft. Every single meal we had was amazing. If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway for families or friends, I highly recommend checking out Sioux Falls! There is something for everyone. And if you want to know the best places to eat in Sioux Falls, check out the list below for my top recommendations.
Chef Michael Hasket is famous for his crepes! We definitely had to try one. We had a savory ham, gruyere, and spinach crepe with a sunny side up egg. So delicious! All ingredients are locally sourced, and this is a restaurant you can visit again and again, any time of day, because the menu is always changing according to the freshest, highest quality ingredients available. It’s just good food from a passionate chef.
Oh my gosh, if you only have one breakfast in Sioux Falls, make it here! The quiche is spectacular. We were also DYING over the chocolate croissant! Honestly one of the best croissants I have EVER had, anywhere. If I lived in Sioux Falls I think I’d be here several times a week! The atmosphere is very relaxed, like a coffee shop, you could come here and spend the morning reading, working on a laptop, etc. Loved Queen City Bakery!
Sanaa’s is an innovative Mediterranean restaurant offering gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. The perfect spot for a quick, healthy, affordable lunch! Everything on the menu is cooked daily from scratch with fresh, seasonal ingredients and freshly ground spices. The Shish Tawook (chicken and rice) was amazing!
Fun spot for lunch with soup, salads, and sandwiches. I would come here with my girlfriends for lunch all the time. The menu is always changing, but the one thing that always stays on the menu is the Pot Roast Sandwich. Perfectly seasoned pot roast, gooey, melty cheese, and soft bread.. The perfect combination! SO good!
Breadico started out as a commericial wholesale bakery for sourdough breads. They now offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a menu that consists of hearty sandwiches, artisan pizzas, rolls, scones, and a variety of their signature sourdough breads all baked in a wood-fired oven.
Since bread is their specialty, the crust on the pizza was AMAZING! I loved the Gruyere and Potato pizza!!
We went to Prairie Berry East Bank for an afternoon snack. They offer lunch as well, but if you just need a quick snack, this is the perfect spot! The caramel popcorn is TO DIE FOR. Worth coming in for the popcorn alone!! Seriously melts in your mouth! I wanted to take a big bag of it home!
A classic, high-end steakhouse, perfect for date night or a special occasion! They have a 32-ounce bone-in wagyu ribeye that was phenomenal. We were all raving over the bacon slab appetizer!
And what better way to end the evening than with a giant slice of Death by Chocolate Cake!
This is a restaurant I would want to visit again and again. Everything on the menu sounded SO good. I had such a hard time choosing. I wanted one of everything! We finally decided on a couple appetizers, the smoked salmon and cheese ball. So good. I would love to go back and try more!! They had some sandwiches that sounded incredible!
This is another place I’d definitely have to visit multiple times…. I wanted one of everything on the menu! Bros is famous for their Pork Belly entree, and it was definitely a winner. I also loved the duck tacos and Korean fried chicken! And the chocolate, peanut butter, banana cake for dessert was fabulous!
CH Patisserie is a colorful, traditional French patisserie with gourmet macarons in seriously fun flavors! Fruity Pebbles, Snickers, S’mores, Cake Batter, Coffee Caramel, and Chocolate Covered Strawberry just to name a few!
Owner Chef Chris Hanmer is the youngest-ever American chef to win a World Pastry Team Championship. He’s also one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America and Top Chef winner on Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts!
Just take a look at some of these desserts! My personal favorites were the “A Little Naughty” (Chocolate Mousse) and the “A Little Nice” (White Chocolate Mousse). Also check out the tiramisu pictured in the bottom left corner! This was like no tiramisu I’ve ever had before! So delicious!
We stumbled upon this cute cupcake shop while exploring Phillips Ave, the main street in downtown Sioux Falls. They had tons of fun cupcake flavors — Cotton Candy, Cookie Dough, Strawberry Shortcake, Butterfinger, Kit Kat, Wedding Cake, and so many more.
The Salted Caramel Bar was TO DIE FOR. Seriously wish I had another one of these right now!
How fun is this cookie dough stuffed cupcake?!
This is another fun cupcake shop we found while shopping at The Bridges at 57th in Sioux Falls. They had mini versions of all their cupcakes so you could try a small bite of each one!
Sioux Falls was such a cute, charming city. We had so much fun exploring here. You could easily spend a long weekend in Sioux Falls and never run out of things to do — or delicious things to eat!