Giving back

Strengthening hometown communities through philanthropy and volunteerism

Ichigo Tokyo Crepes, a women-owned small business that is bringing Japanese sweet food culture to Minnesota, gets a little help from GoodWorks, a General Mills pro-bono volunteer program that connects employees with entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities.
Ichigo Tokyo Crepes storefront

Ichigo Tokyo Crepes

“Minnesota has given me so much since I moved here 15 years ago, and Ichigo Tokyo Crepes in a way is how I wanted to give back and say, ‘thank you!’”

Mia Oi is the founder and owner of Ichigo Tokyo Crepes, a Tokyo-style crepe restaurant in South Minneapolis. After moving to the U.S. from Tokyo to pursue an education, she found herself missing her favorite foods from home. In 2019, after graduating from college, she decided that bringing one of her favorite sweet treats – Tokyo crepes – to Minnesota was how she could thank her new community.

Unlike standard crepes, which are traditionally a French food, Mia takes a unique approach blending crepes and Japanese street food – providing both sweet and savory crepes that you can enjoy any time of the day.