Support Black-Owned Businesses

Food is More Intimate Than We Think

Taking the time to explore St. Louis’ culture could mean a multitude of things for college students. For instance, food is an important aspect of a city as it provides a tasteful tour of the region.

Recently, there has been a big push to support Black-owned businesses.

We can do more. We should support Black-owned businesses without people telling us to. Support Black-owned businesses today, tomorrow, and forever.

I spent the day with some of my closest friends exploring the areas around WashU in my first semester. Therefore, we grew exhausted and very hungry. We looked for new dining options that would require us to switch things up for our taste buds. As a result, Mom’s Soul Food Kitchen became the highlight of our day.

Most importantly, I see you salivating over the picture above. Don’t worry, I am too as I reminisce the taste. I ordered the Oxtail Platter which comes with two sides; my sides were Baked Mac and Cheese and Baked Mac and Cheese. That is to say, I might have a slight obsession with mac and cheese but for good reason: it’s delicious, especially when it comes from a soul food restaurant.

But What About Covid?

Our futures remain ambiguous as the pandemic leaves questions unanswered. Consequently, not everyone is comfortable walking into businesses just yet. However, delivery and take-out options are available at Mom’s Soul Food Kitchen. It is located on Goodfellow Blvd, so the best way to get there would be by car. There is a closer Mom’s Soul Food Kitchen from campus. It is not located on the Delmar Loop, however it is still on Delmar Boulevard. It is worth visiting when given the chance.

Here are a few more Black-owned restaurants whose food I can’t wait to try:

  • Burger 809 – Cherokee St.
  • The River Lillie – Salisbury St.
  • Irie Eats Jamaican Restaurant – Olive Blvd
  • La Patisserie Chouquette – Tower Grove Ave.
  • Sweetie Pie’s – Delmar Blvd
  • Pharaoh’s Donuts – North Seventh Street