Even before you arrive at the Midtown Market, the energy of many blending cultures is apparent. As you drive up Lake St. past Hiawatha many cultures are showcased:A Mexican horse outfitter, all the way to a Swedish shoppe wish a sign in the window proclaiming "lutefisk available during construction!"
When you go through the market doors a wave of colors, smells, sounds and cultures blasts into your senses. As I wandered through the market I was drawn to a smell pouring from a corner of the market, a Mexican bakery had just took out a batch of different cookies, breads and other great smelling baked goods.
Native American craft store.
Scandinavian store (collectibles, and food)
Middle Eastern Gyro place (looked very tempting, but I had no money)
Chinese Restaurant (yum, cream cheese won-tons)
South African (cool wood carvings etc.)
Massage Place (you could feel relaxing energy coming out of there)
Japanese Convince Store (even Japanese energy drinks!)
Andy's Garage (Just a little bit out of place?)
Many little open courts provide a lunch spot for the bustle of midtown business people, as I walked around a meeting of many people in full suit get up was just beginning and carried on happily all through out my time there.