Serving great, fresh, local ingredient packed sandwiches since Jim began with a street vending cart in the Summit Avenue area of Saint Paul in 1984. He sold toasted bagel sandwiches to University of Saint Thomas and Macalester College folks.
In 1985 we were invited to serve our tasty sandwiches to the hungry early morning crowds at the downtown Saint Paul Farmers' Market. Fresh veggies from the market growers added to our sandwiches were an instant hit. Darn good coffee, fresh squeezed lemonade and the energetic market atmosphere still make for a great start to the day over 20 years later.
The word was out on our satisfying sandwiches and in 1988 Golden's was awarded an annual spot at the Minnesota State Fair. Turns out bagel sandwiches with fresh veggies, cool cream cheese, smoked turkey, ham, or lox, along with sparkling fruit juices are a hit with the food-on-a-stick masses too!