The Hasty Tasty was "among the most charming cafes in Minneapolis during the '40s and '50s," according to the authors of Minnesota Eats Out: An Illustrated History. The Edina location didn't have the famous glass staircase of the Lake and Hennepin location, or the chalet-style charm of the 3601 Lyndale store, but its proximity to the Edina Theater made it a popular spot for students. The menu offered a vast selection of sandwiches from A to Z.
As noted in past posts, this photo is part of the historic City of Edina tax assessor records, now housed in our museum.
Quiz: The Hasty Tasty was two doors west of the theater. The Norm Cleaners stood between them. What other restaurants operated from this location? First correct answer wins an Edina Mill shirt.
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