Food, place, and people on a mission. This is our mantra, and the embodiment of a vision. Place gives us all a geographic context, and food brings us together…but without people, there is no mission. The incredible people in our urban communities are why we exist. We’re inspired by the complexity, diversity, and creativity around us, and we want to be a resource to support our neighbors as we all work to accomplish great things!


Urban Arts Collective

Urban Arts Collective

More than just an occasional art show, the Urban Arts Collective is a dedicated program to bring regular exposure and notoriety to our wonderful and talented local artists. We support them with a variety of resources, and free gallery space for professional art shows in the cafe.

If you’re a local artist, we want to give you a public venue to display your work (especially for those living in South St. Louis City). Contact us for more info. We will send you a complete outline of the program, and details on how to participate. We generally book 3 months in advance.


Empty Bowls Project

Empty Bowls Project

The Empty Bowls Project is a grassroots movement to help end hunger. Since being created by The Imagine Render Group, it has grown into an international movement, raising awareness and money to help those in need. Its concept is simple: potters and other craftsmen, educators, and non-profits, gather with their community to create hand crafted bowls. Guests are invited for a meal of soup and bread, and as a “thank you” for donating to local hunger relief, are gifted a handmade bowl as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world. All the proceeds are given to a local organization working to end hunger in the community. Click here for details about past Empty Bowl events, and check back to find out when we’ll host the next one!

Morgan Ford Massage

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Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit!

Morgan Ford Massage & Spa is open at the Urban Eats South City location! Schedule your massage today and reduce stress and tension, relieve chronic pain, boost immunity, ease anxiety, and reduce blood pressure!

And as a special gift to our valued customers, everyone gets the Friends and Family rate at the Urban Eats location, where you can get a relaxing 30-, 60-, or 90-minute, full-body massage!

Morgan Ford Massage will be open at the cafe on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-2pm. YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE. Here’s how:

  • Book online at
  • Choose Tower Grove, and select “Massages” as the Service
  • Select your “Urban Eats Massage” and schedule your session.

Give Back



Do you love our city neighborhoods, and want to be a part of positive change? Have some extra hours you’d like to fill, for extra pay? Responsible, trustworthy, and flexible? If that sounds like you, we’d love to talk.

Urban Eats is looking for a few stellar people for various positions for our 3 sites (Dutchtown, Downtown, and Carondelet Park) in Crew, Crew Support, and Production. We’re also looking for an “on-demand”, as-needed “Neighborhood Talent Pool”.

We have full-time, part-time or contracted positions available. Our part-time hours are very flexible. We schedule around your schedule. There are short shifts during lunch or dinner hours, as well as opportunities for additional Catering & Kitchen prep work, if desired. Hourly pay starts at $9, DOE, plus tips.

Leadership attitude, positivity, and an upbeat personality required! No foodservice experience needed.


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