Support your local businesses. Especially local restaurants. They need you right now.
I love going out to eat and trying new things. This was my first experience trying soul food. I first discovered Soul Bowl in an Instagram post by @EatDrinkDishMpls. In her post, Golnaz, shared ten Twin Cities Black-owned food/beverage businesses, one of them being Soul Bowl. Soul Bowl is located in Graze Provisions and Libations Food Hall serving delicious soul food. There is plenty of seating indoor and outdoor to enjoy your meal.
Why you should support local black-owned restaurants:
- You will help strengthen local economies, especially Black.
- When you support black-owned you’re also supporting the communities.
- Black-owned often need more support. They are disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
I know you all order take-out a handful of times a month. Try adding a Black-owned restaurant to your rotation.
Now, let me tell you about my experience at Soul Bowl. When I first approached the register the staff were so nice. On top of that, they were allergy friendly. I mentioned that I have an allergy to tree nuts and the staff assured me there wouldn’t be a problem and that by the way the chef is also allergic. It’s refreshing to go to a restaurant that understands food allergies.
I ordered the Southern Bowl which came with mac & cheese, greens and fried chicken. At first I was hesitant of this combination. But boy was I in for a treat. It all tasted so good together. Also, I was pleasantly surprised by the fried chicken. Chicken is hit-or-miss for me. It ended up being a hit for me and I could taste the quality. The mac & cheese and greens were phenomenal additions and had a slight kick.
Check out Soul Bowl on Instagram or visit them in north Minneapolis.