Juneteenth, celebrated every June 19, commemorates the freeing of enslaved Black people in the U.S., and amid the national unrest following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, many are looking to the holiday as an occasion to support and celebrate St. Louis' Black community.
If you are looking to support a Black-owned cook, caterer or restaurant in St. Louis today, we have compiled a list of food businesses across the St. Louis metropolitan area that you can throw your money behind.
Looking for a way to support Black businesses in St. Louis? Consider a meal from one of these spots.
Several other local businesses are dedicating part or all of their proceeds to assorted social organizations in celebration of Juneteenth.
Here are some of the places you can enjoy while also giving money to a good cause:
2nd Shift Brewing
One hundred percent of proceeds on Juneteenth will be donated to the St. Louis NAACP.
2nd Shift Brewing Co., 1601 Sublette Ave., The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.669.9013, 2ndshiftbrewing.com
Russell's is donating sales from its signature gooey butter cake to the Urban League of St. Louis.
Russell's, multiple locations, russellscafe.com
One hundred percent of sales on Juneteenth will be donated to the St. Louis NAACP.
Savage, 2655 Ann Ave., Fox Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.354.8488, savagestl.com
Sump Coffee will donate all drink sales at its South City shop (as well as in Nashville) on Juneteenth to the Equal Justice Initiative.
RUNNER-UP: Sump Coffee, 3700 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, 917.412.5670, sumpcoffee.com
Union Loafers, 1629 Tower Grove Ave., Botanical Heights, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.833.6111, unionloafers.com
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
A portion of proceeds from all sales at the Urban Chestnut bierhall, biergarten and curbside sales on Juneteenth will be donated to Action St. Louis.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., multiple locations, urbanchestnut.com