Land’s End Pasty Company | An English tradition finds it’s way to Dinkytown
Lands End Pasty Company is located at 1316 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 at the end of the Dinkydale alley. Owned and run by Jon Earl & his nephew Peter Jacobson, the duo does everything themselves and have no other employees. they had been searching for a place to open their business when they came across the vacant restaurant space in Dinkytown they knew it would be perfect. The space was the original location of Burrito Loco before they moved to 13th Avenue. They may lack visibility from the street, but in a few short years they have established a loyal group of regular customers who rave about their food. They are the #1 rated Twin Cities restaurant on Yelp and have a near perfect score on google, which rarely happens in the restaurant industry.
As their name implies, they serve several varieties of ready to go pasties. They of course carry the traditional pasty which consists of steak, potatoes, onions, and rutabaga, but also have specialties like sun dried tomato & chicken and some vegetarian options as well. A full menu can be found here. As an added bonus, all of their pasties have a little bit of apple pie at the end.
The business was born after John visited England and learned about pasties. Upon his return to the states, he spent about six months perfecting his recipes and techniques. What started as a hobby turned into a dream of opening a restaurant which eventually became reality in 2014.
Jon & Peter spend a lot of time here given they’re open 6 days a week. They’ve even set up a tv corner and DVD collection which mainly consists of British tv shows including Doctor Who and other Tom Baker shows.
Peter reports his favorite part about being in Dinkytown is the atmosphere. As a computer engineering major he enjoys having conversations with his engineering customers. In their time off, which is rare, the two spend a lot of time going to Broadway shows at local theaters such as the Orpheum & Guthrie. They are a wealth of knowledge about this subject and will gladly share their opinions and expertise!
They also offer frozen pasties that can be heated at home. They have customers who travel from Wisconsin just to take advantage of this service. Stop in and visit them the next time you’re craving an authentic Pasty, and if you’ve never had one you’re in for a treat!