The annual Festival of Nations celebration takes place Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 in Tower Grove Park. The event — a favorite among St. Louisans — features food, music, dance, and culture of over 75 nations.
This year’s lineup features several vendors from Cherokee Street. You may recognize them from our Calle Cherokee Food Guide, or from your last day out in the neighborhood; read on to discover the flavor they’ll be bringing to the 2023 festival.
Black Coffee, 2701 Cherokee
Black Coffee sources and serves coffee all over the world. A particular focus is on connecting farmers, roasters, and brands of color together and highlighting their stories. Cool down with an Icy Coffee or their signature Black Lemonade.
Crepes & Treats, 2752 Cherokee
This Cherokee Street restaurant excels in all things breakfast: sweet, savory, and made by hand. Owner Saul Jaurez hails from Huandacareo, Mexico, where his passion for pastries was born—and since then, he’s been a pastry chef for luxury hotels across the country. Crepes & Treats is a can’t miss stop on Cherokee Street.
The Fattened Caf., 2724 Cherokee
Fans of smoked meat swear by The Fattened Caf., which currently brings Filipino-style barbecue to St. Louis from Earthbound Beer on Cherokee Street. Stop by the Festival of Nations booth for mainstays like Pinoy BBQ ribs and Chicken Tochino.
K-Bop, 2309 Cherokee Street
One of St. Louis’ favorite food trucks has found a new home on Cherokee Street. K-Bop serves cupbop, or Korean rice bowls featuring savory meat or tofu simmered in delicious special sauces. Stop by the bright yellow truck at Festival of Nations for a delicious meal of, as K-Bop calls it, “Korean BBQ in a Cup.”
Saint Louis Hop Shop, 2600 Cherokee Street
Locally operated and family owned, Saint Louis Hop Shop offers a great variety of local and national retail craft beer. Stop by the shop on Cherokee Street to learn more about brew and sample something new—and by the Festival of Nations booth to grab a drink that pairs well with eating your way around the world.
Learn more about the Festival, plus see a complete list of vendors, here.