Good food is at the heart of what we do, and Mississippi Market stands by and supports the Black-owned restaurants in our Saint Paul community. Below is a list of a few of our favorites that we are prioritizing for our catering needs, staff meals, and partnerships. We have listed ways you can vote with your dollar and support each of these Black-owned businesses.
Located in downtown Saint Paul between all three of our stores, Afro Deli serves up a delicious fusion of African, Mediterranean, and American cuisine. Afro Deli is also a social venture that works to weave business together with community and culture.
How you can support: Buy a gift card, order online for pickup or delivery, or choose them for your next catering need.
Golden Thyme, located just down the street from our Selby store is a long time partner of the co-op, a neighborhood staple, and a community gathering place. Our highlight of the year is when Golden Thyme brings our Selby community together for the Selby Ave. Jazz Fest celebrating good music, food, and people.
How you can support: Order breakfast and coffee take out Tuesday-Saturday from 8am-1pm.
The Handsome Hog features contemporary southern food and prides itself on using all parts of the hog and on its extensive bourbon collection. The Handsome Hog is in the process of moving from Lowertown Saint Paul to The Fitz space in Cathedral Hill, near our Selby store.
How you can support: Once they re-open, order for curbside pickup or dine on their new patio.
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen offers authentic Jamaican street and comfort food using family recipes, fresh ingredients, and love. Pimento’s Saint Paul location is located near our West 7th store in the new Keg & Case Market, but is currently closed due to COVID-19. Their flagship location on Eat Street in Minneapolis is open and serving as the headquarters for Pimento Relief Services, providing support to our community after the death of George Floyd.
How you can support: Donate cash, food or volunteer for Pimento Relief Services, order takeout or delivery from their Minneapolis location, buy a gift card online, or donate to their staff relief fund.
PJ Murphy’s Bakery
PJ Murphy’s Bakery opened back in 1921 and to this day aims to remind their customers of the bakeries from their childhoods while serving fresh bread, pastries, and donuts. Located between our Selby and West 7th stores, PJ Murphy’s is our go-to spot for donuts and treats for our staff.
How you can support: Order online or stop by to pick up some treats Monday-Saturday.
Tommie’s Pizza is a brand new pizza spot serving authentic New York style pizza just down the street from our Selby store. Tommie’s is renowned for its selection of house-cured meats and prioritizing high quality ingredients that aren’t heavily processed.
How you can support: Order pizza for contactless curbside pickup or delivery daily 3-8pm, or buy a gift card.
West Indies Soul Food
The co-op proudly carries delicious sauces from West Indies Soul Food. Three flavors to check out next time you’re in shopping are: Better Be Quiet Bar-B-QUE Sauce, Caribbean Flavor Hot Pepper Sauce, and Not Only Jamaican Jerk Sauce.
How you can support: Purchase their delicious sauces from the co-op or choose them for your next catering need.