Grandma's Marathon Weekend in the Lincoln Park Craft District: Eat, Drink, Shop & Stay!

Grandma's Marathon Weekend in the Lincoln Park Craft District: Eat, Drink, Shop & Stay!

Jun 19 , 2024


Olivia Cahoon

The mark of Summertime is kicking off in Duluth, we have the Grandma's Marathon right around the corner on June 22nd.This means that our city will be popping and buzzing with lots of fun. 
Here's some of our favorite suggestions from our end of town here in Lincoln Park Craft District- the hub of breweries and cideries. Plus of course cute shops to pop into, too!
So let's chat: In order, I'll give you 10 suggestions on Eats, Drinks, Shopping +  bonus a few neighborhood stays right here in Lincoln Park- scroll through and find what you are looking for because this is the best of the best for Duluth!

10 Stops for GRUB!

1. Hungry Hippie Tacos

Right next door to Enger Lofts, you must try these hearty taco varieties. This place is a team fave for us! Psst.. hidden 💎 for a stay along the shore, they also have a hostel you can rent for a simple vacay stay. 

A newer little restaurant to our neck of the woods is graffiti themed burger joint. My fave burger is Galaxy Surfer- but you truly can't go wrong. Be sure to not miss out of their 💎 of a cocktail menu!
This brunch spot has become one of Duluth's most iconic spots. It's all local, fresh and organic- you can truly taste the difference. 
💎 They have a full coffee and drink menu that, of course, is extensive with so many yummy + unique choices while having brunch. Note, they are only open until 3:00 pm, and can be very busy! Call ahead to help your wait time, it is well worth the wait!
Now in their new location, and you will still find their menu
stacked with amazing grub. 
💎 Their name might be say "Deli & Brews," but they actually serve a little bit of everything: burgers, sandwiches, pasta, fish & chips and more! 
The best smokehouse on the shore! You'll find freshly smoked meats, local craft beer & wine, + great sides. I recommend the catfish, so yummy! Something I find fun: they have their own cookbook!
Where tastes meets tradition- NEW to Lincoln Park and all the people are raving about it. They have offer high end dinning with their spin on an asian fusion menu! 💎 Yay, they have sushi! 
Looking for some classic baked goods to start your day? Find the taste of Duluth at Johnson's! They have specific hours so check online during your visit!
Oasis of the North, as they say. Discover a piece of Mexico with their food. A yummy variety of clean, simple, and fresh authentic grub for all to enjoy. Psst... 💎 they deliver to the cideries and breweries around our neighborhood!
Each one of their loafs is made by hand with only four ingredients- including wild yeast! And there is a reason why they are called "Duluth's Best Bread!" They have a lot of yummy baked treats, monster cinnamon rolls, classic macaroons or pecan caramel roles. One of my faves  is their handmade pop-tarts! 💎 You can find a few of their treats at 190 Coffee & Tea!
The best ice cream you will find in Duluth! 
It features locally sourced dairy in all their scoops. Maybe you don't want to brave their Canal Park location during this busy weekend, so remember they have two locations- the other being in Lincoln Park for all your ice cream needs!

10 Stops for BREWS of any variety!

Steps out our back door, you'll find live music, craft beer and the best atmosphere. Enjoy The Yard, their vibrant grassy patio + stage area in the beautiful summer sun. They always have something happening over there.
Not only do they offer craft beer- Their Hidden 💎 is a delicious menu of wood fired pizza you must try! The best in Duluth!
A veteran owned and operated craft brewery with a nordic spin you'll love. One of our favorite hidden 💎 is their craft beer flight served on a wooden nordic-inspired sword. 
A few blocks down from North & Shore, but right on the main drag of Superior Street in Lincoln Park. They are known for their "natural craft cider." Which means natural, no added sugar, and just letting the fruit ferment and become cider. I suppose a little hidden 💎 just for fun is in the wintertime they flip their patio space into a curling area and have some friendly competition going on!
 Tucked right in a nice line with the others you can find some more delicious beverages and a fun atmosphere in Duluth Cider. They have a fun pup friendly taproom and a beautiful outdoor patio. 💎 On certain nights of the week you can find their taproom buzzing for trivia night!
Our favorite cup of not so average joe, 190 is tucked in the Enger Lofts building with us. Not only do they have delicious coffee, and the best moody space in Duluth- their hidden 💎  is their mocktail menu. Something refreshing, yet fancy right at the coffee bar. ( Rosemary Daydream, Strawberry Fresca, + Spiced Mule- three faves!)
Right down the street you can find this casual little cafe for some yummy coffee and a full menu of food, along with some shopping of locally made goods. Hidden 💎 : Sundays they have open mic nights!
One of the newer businesses to open in the neighborhood. Grab a delicious drink to-go or shop their selection of tea's and spices.
Looking for a classic cocktail lounge, you've got it! Just seven minutes from our shop you'll find this speak easy cocktail lounge is a true hidden 💎 for Duluth! 
This little pub in popping with your classic pub style foods,  and games such as pool, ping pong, board games, darts, and of their hidden 💎 HD indoor golf & shooting range!
This fun little "back alley" shop has a fun surfer aesthetic. Find a delicious coffee bar & very cool things in this shop!

10 Shops to stop in!

-Enger Lofts Marketplace-

1.  Ren Market

Not only a zero-waste refill store, but something all it's own! They have some adorable items and are a thoughtfully curated shop with sustainability in mind!

2. Goathill Marketplace

A fun stop for specialty foods, quality kitchenware + unique home items. 

3. Liila Boutique

A cute little shop with adorable fashion and unique gifts!


 North & Shore

(Can't forget our little shop!)

We are a local + wild goods shop. Carrying a wide range of handcrafted Minnesota made goods from 200+ makers and small businesses! A little of everything you need: we have candles, cards, apparel, pottery, jewelry, a variety of kids items, adventure goods, & so much more to discover! Open Daily.

 💎 Maker's Spotlight:

Featuring two of our stellar makers in our art installation along the halls of Enger Lofts! Learn about Emily from North Woven Goods and Nan from Onnka Prints. Be sure to stop by & shop local art during your time here!

 💎  190 Coffee + Tea ( Mentioned Above!)

-Lincoln Park Shopping-

4. Flora North

A groovy flower + gift shop tucked in the heart of Lincoln Park. With not only bright vibrant gifts, plants, and fresh cut flower!

5. Thirteen Main

A new little shop all about high-quality furniture, decor + design!

6. River City Records & Books

This new business has been the talk of our neighborhood since they opened for visitors and locals alike. Carrying a huge variety of items new and used- vinyls, books, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, comics, and more! 

7. Grow Your Own Garden Supply

Brand NEW to our neighborhood, this shop is welcoming the 25 years of knowledge that started this little garden shop. They offer organic local seeds and plants- plus more plant gardening necessities! A plant lovers haven in the city.

8. Duluth Children's Museum

Take a break & let the kiddos play at Duluth's Children Museum! They always have something happening arts and crafts, and other events. Find updates on their social media for the weekend. 

9. Duluth's Pottery

A pottery and tile gallery! Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, this is a working gallery and they feature many local artists in their space. You can find hand-thrown pottery dish ware sets, vases, mugs + much more.

10. TNT Exchange

At TnT Xchange they source all their products from a variety of local farmers, producers, and retailers. Discover amazing local goods + foods!

Stay Lincoln Park

As always, we love giving suggestions! Stop by our shop any day or DM us on Instagram to ask us for more! We also resources with local + North Shore guides in store that you can grab for free.
Have a stellar Grandma's Marathon weekend folks!
About Writer:

 Olivia Cahoon is North & Shore’s Customer Experience Manager. She manages our social media, blog, e-newsletter, marketing, and shop tasks like making our displays look fresh and beautiful. She is our in-house plant specialist, & takes joy in making the simple things the most meaningful. Her favorite part of her job here at North & Shore is celebrating the talent and creativity of our makers through our social media. She has a huge passion for loving + serving people in everyday life. Her main focus in life is living in gratitude. When she’s not in the shop, or working from home- you can find her in the wood shop alongside her significant other, the owner of Dälarnia Designs creating Scandinavian-inspired home furnishings, decor, earrings, and more.  A few of Olivia’s favorite things are her Aussie Selah, The Office, tending to her mini-jungle of plants, soaking up time with her loved ones, thrifting + antiquing, and praising Jesus for his faithfulness in her life.

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