About Us

Festival Foods stores in St. Paul and Minneapolis are owned by Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc. The company, based in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, owns six Festival Foods stores and two Knowlan’s Fresh Foods stores. Twin Cities native Lauri Youngquist, President and CEO, owns and operates the chain. Youngquist’s sister Marie Aarthun is also an owner.

Our goal is to deliver our customers an experience with remarkable service and an incredible selection of grocery products. That's been the Knowlan's tradition for over a century. And we do all this in stores that are easy to shop, in and out! We provide only the best grocery products, including a growing variety of all natural, organic, gluten free and bulk foods. With every day comes a new product or alternative that becomes available for us to satisfy our customers needs for the items they have on their shopping lists.

For many years, Festival Foods has specialized in full service fresh meat, fresh fish and seafood counters. Our butchers are trained to prepare your cut of meat, just the way you want it. The cutting edge butchers are also busy crafting many entrees that are quick to prepare and will truly offer a great cooked meal at home without those restaurant prices. From a Chicken & Swiss Chicken Burger to a Thick Cut Porterhouse Pork Chop, the options are delicious!

Visit our Deli and you will find some great offerings for any occasion. Each day in our kitchens we make meals that are quick and convenient for you and your family. We prepare over 30 fresh salads that taste as good as they look! Pick up one of our Meals Made Easy, like a Fresh Chicken Pot on Monday night or Mom’s Meatloaf with Roasted Baby Reds on Tuesday.(We know we will see you again next week after picking up one of these faves!) Savor the best-fried chicken in the Twin Cities and enjoy a splendid selection of cheese and specialties.

In our Fresh Bakery, enjoy Taste of Scandinavia Bakery® products, made with the finest ingredients by crafted bakers with recipes from around the world. A local favorite!

Our Fresh Produce departments feature Minnesota Grown produce in season, winning the Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year for the last five years. When we say LOCAL, we mean it! For many years we have known the importance of selling the freshest fruits and vegetables and we are focused on bringing the best of the season, every day of the year.

You'll find our Festival Foods markets in six convenient Twin Cities locations; White Bear Lake, Andover, Brooklyn Park, Hugo, Bloomington and Lexington/Circle Pines. We also operate two Knowlan's Fresh Foods locations in Maplewood and South St. Paul - please visit www.knowlansfreshfoods.com for more information.

We are a Certified Woman Owned Business.



As a local family owned food market, we are proud to have been chosen as the Minnesota Grown Retailer of the year 2016! Psst! For the 5th year in a row!

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Festival Foods® stores in St.Paul and Minneapolis

Are owned by Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc. The fine selection of grocery products and the excellent service you receive as a Festival Food's customer are an important part of the Knowlan’s tradition dating back to the early 1900’s.

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Festival Foods is always looking for hard working people to improve the staff and customer experience. Click here to fill out an online application and take your next step to a fulfilling career!

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