From Wikipedia: History of the Somalis in Minneapolis–Saint PaulThe Somali people are a major ethnic group in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul (Twin Cities) urban area. As of 2013, there were around 25,000 Somalis in Minnesota. Ethnic Somalis first emigrated to the Twin Cities as voluntary migrants in the 1980s and earlier…Other Somalis arrived in the United States after the start of the civil war in Somalia during the early 1990s, or from other parts of Greater Somalia. Somalis in Minnesota have established many community enterprises. Minneapolis in particular hosts hundreds of Somali-owned and operated commercial ventures.

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  • Karmel Mall

    This sprawling Somali mall contains dozens of businesses, ranging from restaurants and cafes to fabric stores, barber shops and shops selling religious articles.
    ” With over 22,000 Somalis in Minnesota, it is not surprising that the continent’s first Somali mall, a stone’s throw from Lake Street, bustles with activity as people browse clothing stores and perfume shops, pick up dry cleaning, sip tea, and use the Internet cafe. Karmel Square is a microcosm of Somalia’s rich cultural traditions- Somali snacks can be purchased, as well as prayer rugs- but most importantly, the mall has become a meeting place for the transplanted Somali community.…

  • Somali Week MN

    Ka Joog is honored to invite you to partake in the Minnesota Somali community’s largest event of the year: The 2016 Annual Somali-American Independence Day Festival. This year, the festival is part of a week-long series of events under the umbrella of SOMALI WEEK, which will be hosted in locations throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul from Friday, July 9, 2016 to Friday, July 16, 2016. The Somali Independence Day Festival will be held on Lake Street in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 9, 2016.…

  • Boolaay Restaurant

    Ten bucks buys a lot of tasty food at Boolaay Somali restaurant – not to be confused with Bouley, the upscale French restaurant in Manhattan. At Bouley, the appetizers start at $22 at lunch for the Porcini Flan with Alaska Live Dungeness Crab and Black Truffle Dashi. At Boolaay, ten bucks gets you a big plate piled high with savory rice pilaf and diced chicken or beef suqaar, plus vegetable soup, salad, fruit drink and a ripe banana – easily enough for two.…

  • Cafe Royale – MN Location

    The food we serve, though predominantly East African and Mediterranean with Somali inspiration, is cross-cultural. From rice, pasta, t-bone steak, salmon, chicken or beef kebabs and strips, goat meat, to lamb shanks, we truly cover a wide array of popular East African and Mediterranean plates. Our special blend of house spices and sauces give our plates a unique flavorful taste that is bound to satisfy everybody’s tastes.

    East Africa / Somali Food: Sambusa, Mandazi, Goat Meat, Suqaar, Pasta, Rice.…

  • Afro Deli & Coffee

    With it’s convenient location, Afro Deli & Coffee is within walking distance from the Cedar/Riverside neighborhood, the University of Minnesota West Bank campus, Augsburg College, and surrounding hospitals and clinics. Stop in to enjoy a unique spin on authentic East African, Mediterranean, and American dishes!…

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