November 16, 2010

Mom's Soul Food Kitchen

Besides having some of the best soul food in St. Louis, Mom's Soul Food Kitchen is the kind of place that makes you feel like you're visiting a family's house for dinner. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the menu is prepared entirely from scratch. It's also a family-operated restaurant, run almost entirely by the family of Leola Meeks, aka "Mom." You can find Mom's at 1507 Goodfellow Blvd, (314) 389-0916. Photos by Kayci Merritte.
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Mom's Soul Food Kitchen
Mom's Soul Food Kitchen has been is in its ninth year of business.
Mom's Soul Food Kitchen has been is in its ninth year of business.
Mom's Soul Food Kitchen
Mom's Soul Food Kitchen
Mom's Soul Food Kitchen
All of the food served at Mom's is made from scratch, including  
the dough.
All of the food served at Mom's is made from scratch, including   the dough.
Henry is Mom's Soul Food's "Top Chef."
Henry is Mom's Soul Food's "Top Chef."
72 year old "Mom," (Leola Meeks) works 7 days a week, taking the  
occasional Monday off.
72 year old "Mom," (Leola Meeks) works 7 days a week, taking the   occasional Monday off.
Tammy is one of the few employees not related to Mom.
Tammy is one of the few employees not related to Mom.
"Mom" and her grandson Tony.
"Mom" and her grandson Tony.