St. Paul has some great specialty shops in town. You can find items like antiques, souvenirs, specialty foods, collectible cigars and more. They are the things you won’t find in your big chain stores and are more unique in their quality or function. Here are the best specialty shops around St. Paul for food, collectibles and more.
Fein Stringed Instruments - 1850 Grand Avenue
Looking for specialty stringed instruments? Owner Andrew Fein has been making and finishing instruments for 30 years. You’ll find handmade violins, violas and cellos here that are beautifully created with partner shops in Germany and Italy. They’ve seen clients like Reba McEntire and the Minnesota Orchestra.
Bibelot on Grand - 1082 Grand Avenue
Bibelot is the place to go for specialty gifts. They have a great selection of clothing and things like socks, scarves, plus animals all using natural fibers. You’ll love their scented candles and plenty of other gift options.
Creative Kidstuff - 1074 Grand Avenue
Looking for games and educational toys for kids? Creative Kidstuff is the place to go for educational tools in subjects like math, art and science. They have tons of toys that kids and adults will love. They’ll even wrap gifts for free.
Northern Brewer - 1150 Grand Avenue
Northern Brew is a great choice for beer and wine lovers. They have all of the specialty items you won’t find in regular stores. They use quality ingredients and equipment and are quiet knowledgeable which is useful for those new to beer and wine making.
Cooks of Crocus Hill - 877 Grand Avenue
Culinary lovers or those wanting to learn to cook should check out Cooks of Crocus Hill for your supplies. They have utensils, kitchenware and food. It’s also specialty items so it’s not what you’d find in a big retail store. Stock up on beautiful linen table dressings and specialty cherries shipped in from Michigan.
Head over to Grand Avenue in St. Paul for the majority of the best specialty shops.