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Best Vegetarian Food: BernBaum’s

Location: Fargo

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BernBaum's earned Best Vegetarian Food in the 2022 Best of the Red River Valley competition.
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BernBaum’s in downtown Fargo has garnered attention from food lovers far and wide, including a 2021 article by Food & Wine magazine that lauded the eatery for having one of the best bagels in the country. A recent New York Times travel writer said it was the best Jewish deli she’s ever visited .

A 2017 piece in Food & Wine also praised BernBaum’s, stating: “the Jewish/Scandinavian deli routinely comes up in conversations about Fargo’s best restaurants.”

In 2020, Andrea Baumgardner, chef and co-owner of BernBaum’s, was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Award, the biggest award in the restaurant industry.

  • Second place: HuHot Mongolian Grill
  • Third place: Mahana Fresh
  • Fourth place: Stone Town Grill
  • Fifth place: CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar

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