8 Black-Owned Businesses In St. Louis

 In Feature, Food

Looking to support amazing black-owned businesses in St. Louis? Here are eight you should know about. These talented food and drink artisans know their stuff when it comes to mouth-watering goodness.

La Patisserie Chouquette
Baker extraordinaire Simone Faure’s cakes and pastries are true works of art. Plus, this October is Harry Potter Month—which means Treacle Tart, Chocolate Frogs and Pumpkin Pasties will be on the Afternoon Tea menu.

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Turn Restaurant, on Locust Street, is acclaimed chef David Kirkland‘s latest culinary feat. Inspired by vinyl records, the menu is split into “Side A” and “Side B,” full of creative sweet and savory pairings, plus Kirkland’s must-try biscuits and jams, made from scratch.

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Northwest Coffee Roasting Company
With a selection of rich, bold specialty blends from all over the world and three locations across St. Louis, Northwest Coffee is the perfect spot to catch up with a friend or pore over the day’s news, espresso in hand.

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Teatopia abides by the tried-and-true hope that a simple, joyous cup of tea can transform a bad day into a good one. And with a full menu of smoothies, salads and wraps, you’ll leave with a full heart and stomach.

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Reeds American Table
Don’t deprive yourself of the talents of chef Matthew Daughaday, with a dinner menu featuring sumptuous delicacies like corn & ricotta gnocchi, chicken agnolotti and pork banh mi.

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Master Pieza
This delicious pizza parlor crafts a variety of pies made from scratch, alongside drinks and wings sure to satisfy even the most picky pizza-lovers. Pick up yours prepared fresh or frozen at the venue’s brick and mortar on Cherokee Street, the city’s thriving arts district.

SweetArt Bakeshop & Café
Your perception of vegan sweets will be forever changed once you bite into one of the extraordinary vegan cupcakes from this cafe in Shaw. While you’re there, treat yourself to a hearty vegetarian or vegan lunch, like the vegan banh mi or vegetarian breakfast burrito. As they say, “Come taste the love and magic.”

Smoki O’s Bar-B-Que & Catering
Authentic St. Louis barbecue is an experience not to be missed, and Smoki O’s does the city’s reputation right. Go for the St. Louis-style pork steak, ribs and wings with a side of Minnie’s potato salad.


Cover image by Jorge Zapata.

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