The French Flea of Anoka has been inspiring shoppers for five years with their glitzy, rustic decor. The “warm” weather and dry highways made for an easy drive today. And I was in for a treat – or several: fudge, cookies, and a special coffee blend to sample as I shopped. There was a nice assortment of china, mercury glass, and silver along with burlap and birchbark. You’ll find jewelry, pillows, tables, lamps, mirrors, and cleverly repurposed items for your home or for gifts. The French Flea is at 211 East Main Street in downtown Anoka. Hours are Fri-Sat 10 – 5 and Sun 12 – 4. Phone 763-427-1837.
Anoka also has antique and gift shops, cafes, coffee shops, and the wonderful Madhatter Tearoom.