Adventurous Foodie: The St. Louis Hidden Gem You Need to Try
April 2, 2018
Last weekend I took a trip to St. Louis, Missouri. Known for its iconic Arch, the city is often referred to as The Gateway to the West. What I discovered, courtesy of Mrs. Cathy Jenkins of Cathy’s Kitchen (another foodie treasure) was a much lesser known hidden gem. Tucked away in a supermarket on the northwestern side of St. Louis is El Morelia Supermarcado. On the outside, a quaint grocery store, on the inside an unexpected eatery serving authentic Mexican cuisine.
The energy was that of an open-air market. Just beyond the sliding glass doors the air was filled with the scent of sizzling chorizo, beef, herbs, spices, and more. After ordering a pulled pork, beef, and chorizo taco, I moved across the room to watch as they were prepared. The tacos were packed with a generous serving of meat. The next table was adorned with fresh cut vegetables, fruit, and a variety of salsas. I topped my tacos with salsa, pico de gallo, cilantro, radish, and limes.
I entered the next room, which was situated like a small eatery with tables and chairs, bright pink walls, and art decorating the walls. I saved room after tacos and sampled elote in a cup and gansito ice cream, a house prepared favorite made from chocolate covered Mexican Twinkies.
El Morelia Supermarcado didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and after eating I wandered around the grocery store taking in all that the market had to offer. If you get a chance to visit St. Louis I’d recommend making your way to El Morelia.
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