9 Mile Garden Dishes

9 Mile Garden will reopen August 12. 

St. Louis' only food truck garden is back, starting today. 

9 Mile Garden in Affton, Missouri, closed at the end of July after St. Louis County Executive Sam Page put guidelines in place to limit social gatherings to fewer than 50 people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, according to a press release, the food truck park and its bar, The Canteen, are back in business. 

“We made the decision to temporarily close on July 31 because we wanted to be proactive and make sure we could operate safely and responsibly for our visitors, staff, partners, and community,” managing partner Brian Hardesty said in the release. “Over the past week we have had extensive conversations with the St. Louis County Health Department and have agreed on procedures that allow us to safely operate within the health and safety guidelines put forth by St. Louis County.”

In order to protect both staff and guests during the pandemic, 9 Mile Garden has a smattering of guidelines in place. The park is limited to seated dining only, meaning that to encourage social distancing, those who are not waiting in line at food trucks must be seated at a table. The Canteen is also closed for bar seating; instead, guests can grab a drink and take it outside to enjoy. All standing guests are required to wear masks, and a mask will be offered to every guest who needs one. 

The full list of the food truck garden's COVID-19 guidelines can be found on their website

9 Mile Garden, 9375 Gravois Road, Affton Plaza, Affton, Missouri, 9milegarden.com