Reasons to Love Minnesota No. 124: Flotsam + Fork

European kitchenwares with a distinct point of view

Editor’s note: Flotsam + Fork closed its brick-and-mortar location at 37th and Chicago in summer 2020. Their online shop continues to be amazing.

Desk-bound travelers with limited vacation time can still tour the world by visiting Flotsam + Fork, a new global home goods and kitchenwares store in South Minneapolis. ⁣

Flotsam + Fork spent years building a cult following online and hosting blue moon pop-ups at St. Genevieve and Lowry Hill Meats before its owners made the brick-and-mortar leap to a bustling block in Powderhorn. Their new neighbors include Blackeye Roasting Co., Covet Consign & Design, the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, and takeout barbecue temple Smoke in the Pit.⁣

Unlike the more familiar brands carried at Cooks of Crocus Hill (All Clad, Le Creuset, Lodge, etc.), F+F is a shrine to the curious European finds of its founders, Adrianna Fie and Joe Hasler.⁣⁣ The couple is especially fond of French goods, including ceramic Papier d’Arménie Paris incense burners, throw pillows produced at Olivades’ old-school factory in Provençal, handsome knife sets from Opinel, and delicate washed-linen towels by the century-old Charvet Editions. Also available: handsome espresso cups, contemporary watering cans, and flower vases by Germany’s Hedwig Bollhagen Keramik; handwoven market baskets from Morocco; Swedish horsehair brushes for bath time and baking; and even more dish towels, only these are made in the Mühlviertel region of Northern Austria by a company that’s been around more than 180 years. ⁣⁣
Mom, if you’re reading this and wondering what we want for Christmas, you know what to do.

Flotsam + Fork
3730 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN; 612-823-5799.