Tanpopo Noodle Shop is a great place to visit in the Lowertown neighborhood of downtown St. Paul. Just across the street from the St. Paul Farmer's Market, they offer as many locally grown vegetables as possible in their cuisine. They have a good assortment of sushi, and for the not so adventurous, they have fantastic california rolls. The traditional "home-style" meal, teishoku, is my favorite on the menu. Either get it with lightly breaded pork (tonkatsu), or try the seasonal farmer's market special. But their specialty, hence the name, are their hot or cold noodles, soba and udon. It's a great place to catch up with a friend, with their comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff.