It's not an overstatement to call the South Grand Dining District the most diverse strip of restaurants in St. Louis. Within a stretch of six blocks just shy of Tower Grove Park, you can find Moroccan bastilla, Vietnamese pho, Filipino chicken adobo, Ethiopian injera and Thai papaya salad – just to name a few. In addition to offering a veritable trip around the globe, the neighborhood also boasts some of the city's best vegan and vegetarian fare, including barbecue jackfruit tacos and New York-style slices made with cashew cheese.

In honor of the annual South Grand Dine Around on Thu., May 16, we compiled a guide to all of our favorite spots in the neighborhood. Our only advice? Come hungry.

Liz Miller is editor in chief of Feast Magazine.

Heather Riske is the digital director at Feast.

Mabel Suen is the St. Louis contributing editor for Feast.