Ingebretsen’s celebrates 90 years on Lake Street in Minneapolis


Ingebretsen’s, the Twin Cities’ famous source of Scandinavian foods and items, is holding its annual fall sale from October 1 to October 8. During this sales week, there will be a number of special events taking place. Themed around the store’s Norwegian heritage, visitors can meet the authors of books, learn about Scandinavian cooking and taste food that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition, there will be a 15 percent discount on all items in the gift shop and on the store’s website.

The fall sale is kicking off a series of specials leading up to the store’s 90th anniversary on November 26. On nine consecutive Saturdays – each one symbolizing a decade in the store’s existence – customers will have the chance to taste samples and get recipes of foods that were popular in each decade.    

Ingebretsen’s is located on East Lake Street in Minneapolis and has been there ever since its founding in 1921. This well-known locality is the Twin Cities oldest retail business dedicated to Scandinavian foods and from time to time, it can get very busy. Especially during the Christmas season, customers from all over the world come to the store to buy various Scandinavian foods and other items such as books, jewelry and clothing.