Little Africa St. Paul

A visit to one of St. Paul's most diverse neighborhoods - the Little Africa Business and Cultural District of Minnesota.

Little Africa St. Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104, United States

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The neighborhood around Snelling and University in St. Paul is home to a growing number of African Immigrant businesses. Under the leadership of African Economic Development Solutions, they have branded themselves as the Little Africa Business and Cultural District of Minnesota.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Ethiopian products.
Ethiopian restaurant serving classic Ethiopian dishes. 
This new Eritrean cafe offers a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, served on spongy injera bread. The dishes are similar to those that offered at Ethiopian restaurants, but Yordanos Gebre, whose family owns the cafe, says that Eritr... Read more
Snacks ranging from popcorn to sambusas. Owner Karima Omer can prepare a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony on request.
Star Food, a coop-style grocery, deli, enjera manufacturer, and barber shop. Along the side of the building, you can see Lori Greene's mural, Berbere, which incorporates Oromo motifs. Photos of the mural courtesy Lori Greene.
Artist Lori Greene, creator of the Berbere mural at 555 Snelling Ave. has her studio, classroom and mosaic supply shop inside this former Hamline Park building. The building was built in 1938 and designed by Clarence Wigington, America's ... Read more
Eritrean cafe serving traditional East African dishes and a variety of sweets.


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