How To Spend A Day Supporting Black-Owned Businesses In St. Louis

The Gateway City has a rich Black history full of notable leaders, businesspeople, athletes, and musicians. Today, it is home to many Black businesses.

Follow this itinerary to enjoy a day exploring Black-owned St. Louis.


There’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious brunch. Try the panettone French toast. Diners.  on Sundays,  check out their Slow Jams brunch series. 

Next, take a stroll down the St. Louis Walk of Fame on Delmar Blvd. Stop by the stars of its Black inductees, including Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, The Isley Brothers, Tina Turner, Nelly, and more.


Visit the Missouri History Museum. Visitors can take a Black history walking tour of The Ville, an iconic St. Louis neighborhood that has been home to many notable figures

Stop by EyeSeeMe Bookstore, one of the country’s most famous Black-owned bookstores, to pick up a new read by one of your favorite Black authors (or discover a new one!)

Enjoy a delectable soul fusion meal at Downtown St. Louis’ Gourmet Soul Restaurant. Try their chicken wings or fried fish paired with collard greens, mac and cheese, and candied sweet potatoes.

Support Black-owned accommodations as you rest and recuperate at Central West End Bed and Breakfast. Choose from five well-appointed rooms, featuring glamorous decor and desirable amenities.


get your things together for a short trip of supporting the people!