D’Lish Story


Welcome to Local D’Lish, your neighborhood local foods grocery store.

Owned by Ann and Yulin Yin (and our daughter CC), we pride ourselves on customer service. We like to do things the way business used to be… we get to know our customers by name, special order products with a simple phone call, and order smaller quantities to assure the freshest products available.┬áMost importantly, almost every product in the store is grown or made right here in Minnesota or in the Midwest. We work with over 200 local and organic farmers and food artisans to provide you with unique and delicious items. Every purchase from Local D’Lish supports our local farmers and small businesses.

How did we come up with this idea?

Funny enough, the idea came to us while we were living in China. Every morning we walked to the local market to purchase our meat, veggies and tofu for the day. The market was absolutely the best part of our day. It was so alive with wonderful people and the freshest veggies, meat, tofu and spices you could find. We got to know the vendors well and we trusted where our food was coming from. They would special cut meats for us or make a special type of tofu for us. The food we were purchasing was incredibly fresh and healthy.

eat locally We wanted this type of market here in Minneapolis.

Upon returning to the States, we started our journey of researching this crazy idea of a “farmers market” in a retail format. We did a lot of foot work and have met so many wonderful people along the way. The store is a dream come true for our family and we genuinely appreciate your business. We strive to offer you the best products that Minnesota and the heartland has to offer.