Sameh Wadi at Milkjam Creamery. Photos by TJ Turner.
At an absurdly young age (what were you doing in your early twenties?), chef Sameh Wadi opened Saffron with the help of his brother Saed and enlivened the downtown Minneapolis dining scene with modern Middle Eastern fare. Next, the two launched a food truck, World Street Kitchen, which spawned a fast-casual restaurant at Lyn-Lake. The new Milkjam, located adjacent to WSK, offers an abundance of mad-genius flavors—Fresh Thyme, Mulled Cider, Indian Elvis, Cereal Killers—including vegan varieties (Wadi is lactose intolerant) as delicious as the dairy-based. Scoops are served in Glam Doll–donut sandwiches and “adult” floats, or, for those who really know how to kick off summer, all 16 to a plate.
MnMo Editor-in-Chief Rachel Hutton spoke with MPR Classical’s John Birge about the new ice cream joint. Listen to the segment here.
2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis