Cheap Eats: Potter's Pasties & Pies, Sunrise Market, Sun Street Breads

  • Updated: February 8, 2014 - 2:00 PM
hide

Pasty goodness from Sun Street Breads.

Photo: RICK NELSON • Star Tribune,

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

Enjoy the original fast food, the pasty.

With its Union Jack-painted exterior, the Potter’s Pasties & Pies truck is a can’t-miss sight on downtown streets. Those who crave the truck’s well-prepared signature item — beef with root vegetables, coriander-scented pulled pork with apples and onions, Thai-style potato-carrot with tons of ginger and a red curry sauce, all $5 and $8 — can also turn to Potter’s handy basement-level takeout counter. Don’t want to leave the house? Order through the Bite Squad (www.bitesquad.com) delivery service.

1828 Como Av. SE., Mpls., 612-819-3107, www.potterspasties.com

Forget about iron ore. The most valuable exports coming out of Hibbing, Minn., are the goodies being made at Sunrise Creative Gourmet Foods. Fourth-generation owner Tom Forti is expanding his family’s reach in the Twin Cities with a new St. Paul retail outlet. The shelves at Sunrise Market are stocked with a wide range of dried pastas, and Forti fills the freezer cases with a variety of temptations, including his family’s famous potica and heat-and-serve ground beef/ground pork/root vegetable pasties ($4.99) that rise above any supermarket frozen pot pie. Forti also showcases other regionally produced foods, including Ruhland’s sweet and savory strudels.

865 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, 651-487-1913, www.sunrisecreative gourmet.com

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close