Taste of Black STL – An Unforgettable Celebration of Culinary Talent and Black-Owned Businesses

Experience the Taste of Black STL from September 8th-10th in St. Louis, Missouri! Sample culinary delights from 100 vendors, enjoy live music performances, a DJ/Block Party, a Chef Battle, and more – all for FREE!


Get ready for a mouthwatering and soul-stirring experience, as the Taste of Black STL returns for its third year. This extraordinary event is set to take place from Friday, September 8th to Sunday, September 10th, at the Soldier’s Memorial Plaza, downtown St. Louis. With its mission to showcase the richness and diversity of food and beverages primarily sourced from black-owned businesses, this festival promises an unforgettable weekend of gastronomic delights, music, and community spirit.  

The Taste of Black STL is more than just a food festival; it’s a celebration of the vibrant culinary talent within the black community and a platform to shine a spotlight on black-owned businesses that contribute to the economic growth of Missouri. With over 100 vendors from various cities; including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and the St. Louis Metropolitan area, they are converging to create a tantalizing culinary mosaic.  

Expect to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds with a diverse array of flavors, from traditional soul food to contemporary fusion cuisine. Whether you’re a fan of savory barbecue, delectable desserts, or exotic international dishes, there’s something here to satisfy every palate.  

But Taste of Black STL is not just about the food. It’s a holistic experience that encompasses a Main Stage featuring live musical performances, a DJ/Block Party to keep the rhythm alive, a VIP Experience for those looking for that extra touch of luxury, and an epic Chef Battle that will test the culinary skills of the best chefs in town. Families are also in for a treat with a dedicated Children’s Area filled with kid-friendly activities and entertainment.  

What’s more, this event isn’t just about indulgence; it’s also about giving back to the community. Taste of Black STL is hosting a “Fill-A-Truck” charity drive throughout the weekend, collecting donations of essential items for homeless shelters and underserved communities.  

The festivities kick off on Friday with the “COMMUNITY IS UNITY” Block Party, followed by the “HIP HOP IS LIFE” Block Party on Saturday, and conclude with the heartwarming “Family Is Everything” Block Party on Sunday. In addition, each day promises a unique experience that combines great food, shopping opportunities, and fantastic entertainment.  

The best part? Admission to the Taste of Black STL is FREE, making it accessible to all. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that celebrates the rich culinary heritage, talent, and entrepreneurship within the black community. Make your way to Soldier’s Memorial Plaza from 12 pm to 9 pm each day, and get ready to savor the flavors of St. Louis.


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