America's Best Neighborhoods for Ethnic Food
Frogtown, St. Paul, MN
A mention of the Hmong—an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos—is less likely to draw blank stares in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to 30,000 Hmong, the largest community outside of Southeast Asia, and their restaurants are clustered along University Avenue in the Frogtown neighborhood. It’s also where you’ll find the Hmong Cultural Center and, in warmer months, a farmers’ market, where Hmong and other Southeast Asian immigrants shop and eat (University Avenue and Kent Street).