For $20, today's side deal gets you $40 toward classes at Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts & Foods, located at East Lake Street and 16th Avenue South. Classes include cooking, crafts, culture, knitting, and needlework. If the value of your chosen class is less than $40, you can use the leftover value toward another class.
The neighborly Nordics at Ingebretsen's have helped Scandinavians trace their roots and non-Nordics liberate their inner Vikings for more than 85 years. A variety of enlightening, hands-on courses sits at your mitts' disposal at the quaint, well-maintained building. Don an apron and learn to make the delicious lefse, a traditional flatbread known for its tastiness with coffee ($30). Create beautiful, sturdy jewelry that doubles as wrist armor in the chain-mail bracelet class ($50), or knit a warm, comfy Norwegian star hat to replace your chilly horned helmet ($40). If you're fuzzy on what to gift a loved one, Ingebretsen's Walter Grittner, a veteran artisan with more than sixty years of experience, helms a chip-carving course, teaching students to carefully sculpt patterns into ornaments and unsightly glaciers into fantastic fjords ($40). Regardless of your experience level, Ingebretsen's atmosphere is friendly and supportive, making it a welcoming learning environment for newcomers.
- Ingebretsen's deals in nothing if not distinction. Namely, the distinction of the Scandinavian from all that is not. More specifically, the distinction between, say, the Scandinavian countries that cover their folk art in red and those that use blue. – City Pages
- They have a little bit of everything in this cozy store…A great place to check out. – Carrie F., Insider Pages
1601 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407Get Directions