ST PAUL, Minn — It's no secret that many of us go to the State Fair for the sole purpose of trying out the new food.
Here are some of the new foods that fairgoers think you should try.
1. Halo Cone
A blend of cotton candy and blueberry soft serve ice cream in a halo of vanilla cotton candy. You can find it in the Grandstand, upper level, east section, near the stairs tower
2. Kora's Deep Fried Cookie Dough
Deep fried cookie dough with powdered sugar topped off with chocolate drizzle. You can find it in the south side of Dan Patch Avenue between Cooper & Cosgrove streets.
3. Funky Grits
Aged cheddar grits, gulf shrimp, onions and Creole seasoning, deep-fried and served with aioli dipping sauce. Gluten-free. At Funky Grits, located in the Food Building, east wall.
4. Carnitas Taco Cone
Carnitas with a sesame-garlic ginger sauce, cabbage, lime and queso fresco, topped with green onion and sour cream and served in a deep-fried cone-shaped tortilla. At San Felipe Tacos, located in the Food Building, east wall.
5. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Serving stuffed cabbage rolls (cabbage leaves wrapped around seasoned ground pork and rice, prepared with tomato sauce and served with a dinner roll); pierogies in three varieties (meat, potato and cheese, and meat/potato/cheese combination, garnished with bacon and caramelized onion and served with sour cream and arugula on the side; vegetarian option on request); Polish sausages (with homemade sauerkraut); and blintzes (sweet cheese rolls sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate syrup). Located in the Food Building, south wall.
6. Lamb T-Bone Chops
All-natural, 100% grass-fed grilled lamb loins seasoned with Mama Fatima’s Holy Land Marinade. At Holy Land, located at the International Bazaar, southeast corner.
7. Feta Bites
Deep fried paste stuffed with feta cheese served with Dino's Greek seasoning. You can find it at the North side of Carnes Avenue between Nelson & Underwood streets.
8. Mini Donut Late
A traditional latte with house-made mini donut flavoring, whole milk and espresso topped with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar. At The Anchor Coffee House, located on the west side of Underwood Street between Carnes & Judson avenues outside Ramberg Music Cafe.
9. Pebbled and Bam Bam
Two new fresh-made waffle wraps: Pebbles & Bam Bam with warm Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups and fruity cereal; and Waffle Al Pastor made with Mexican-style marinated pork, pineapple, onions, cilantro and salsa verde. At Nordic Waffles, located at West End Market, southwest section.
10. Boozy Berries & ‘Barb Trifle
Five-layer cold trifle with vanilla pound cake, lemon curd, Cannon River Gris wine and blueberry compote, more pound cake and Gris and rhubarb compote, topped with mint-infused fresh whipped cream and Gris and blueberry coulis. Find it at The Hideaway Speakeasy, located in the Veranda, Grandstand upper level, northwest section.
11. Thelma’s Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Serving 10 varieties of ice cream sandwiches made with two cookies and ice cream: Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, cayenne chocolate chip, strawberry sugar cookie, banana peanut butter, mint double chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, chocolate peanut butter, s’mores, and gluten-free snickerdoodle. Located on the southeast corner of Judson Avenue & Underwood Street.