Best Soul Food in Illinois

“Soul food has been a staple among Black families for decades. The delicious cuisine has now made its way around the country, and even the world…This North Chicago soul food & creole spot is owned by Bridgette Harris. You can find a variety of soul food classics on the menu including fried fish and Mac and cheese...”

TRAVEL NOIRE

Let’s Eat

“The shrimp were cooked just right and the sauce so good that I would have licked my plate clean, if not for the French bread provided for sopping up this delightful concoction… the food was absolutely phenomenal.”

CHICAGO DEFENDER, THE BLACK FOODIES

Back to Black

“Let me be clear — communities on the South and West sides are continually under-or misrepresented in the media, and in food and beverage coverage in particular, many black-owned spots are left out of the narrative… Soule…”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

West Town Wonder

“This West Town wonder is everything you’d expect and more from a Neo-Soul Food Restaurant. From the ambiance to the food Soulé is very high on my must-try list. You have a very diverse menu from the Southern Decadence of Fried Green Tomatoes to the Creole Classics like Shrimp and Grits, and Blackened Catfish. Whether it’s a date night or a Girl’s Night, Soulé is sure to make your experience just right!”

SEASONED AND BLESSED

 

Food From The Soul

Head Cook and Owner, Bridgette Flagg cooks live with WGN’s Kristina Miller before Memorial Day Weekend, just in time for Soulé’s New Orleans BBQ Shrimp.

WGN MIDDAY NEWS, LUNCHBREAK: SOULÉ

Top Five Soul Food Spots

"The atmosphere felt more like a fancy family get-together with everyone laidback and friendly. Food was ridiculously mouthwatering."

HOODLINE, ABC7CHICAGO

 

The Feel Good Factor

“Soule has eat-your-feelings food in the best way possible. And you shouldn’t just save it for when you’re sad - it’s as good for celebrating a special occasion as it is for getting over your ex’s joke about your morning breath at Laugh Factory’s open mic night. The point is, no matter what kind of mood you’re in when you arrive here, you’re going to leave feeling even better."

THE INFATUATION

 

The Bulls Co-Sign

“Let the (Chicago) Bulls let you know that this is some serious soul food. Guys, we’ve done a lot of soul food spots on America Loves Food and Sports. This is definitely one of the best ones.”

AMERICA LOVES FOOD AND SPORTS

 
 

Celebrity + Tastemaker Guests

  • Scottie Pippen,  6x NBA Champion

  • Ruth E.  Carter,  Oscar Award Winning Costume Designer

  • Christian Combs,  Rapper;  Son of Sean " P. Diddy"  Combs

  • Lil Baby,  Rapper

  • Lil Durk,  Rapper

  • Jacob Latimore,  Actor;  Singer, " The Chi"

  • Serayah McNeill,  Actress;  Singer, " Empire"

  • Stephen Barbo,  Sports Analyst

  • Bumpy J,  Rapper

  • Bobby " BP"  Portis,  NBA Player

  • Antonio Blakeney,  NBA Player

  • Kyle Oquinn,  NBA Player

  • Lance Stephenson,  NBA Player

  • Tym Wallace,  Celebrity Hair Stylist

  • Cameron Payne,  NBA Player

  • Barton Fitzpatrick,  Actor, " The Chi"

  •  Lil Reese,  Rapper

  • Rawle Atkins,  NBA Player

  • Trey White,  Media Personality,  WGCI/ iHeart Radio

  • Taquan Mizzell,  Sr.,  NFL Player

  • B. Sykes,  WNBA Player

  • DJ Billi, Roc Nation

  • Lil Rel Howry, Comedian; Actor, “Bird Box”, “Rel”, “Get Out”

  • Val Warner, Emmy-Award Winning TV Host, “Windy City Live”

  • Taylor Bennett, Rapper; Independent Artist and CEO

  • Ed Lover, Radio Host/VJ, 104.3 Jams, “The Ed Lover Morning Show”

  • Rawle Alkins, NBA Player

  • Linnae Harper, WBNA Player

  • Chella H., Rapper

  • Delia Catalina Ramirez, Illinois State Representative - 4th District

  • Demetrius Nash, Activist/Founder, Replace the Guns with Hammers

  • Joe Fresh, CEO, Joe Fresh Goods, Fat Tiger Workshop

  • Marty Grimes, Rapper

  • Naledge, Rapper, PhD Candidate, Kidz In The Hall

  • DJ Mano, Multi-Platinum Grammy Award Winning Producer, DJ, Designer

  • DJ Pharris, DJ and Producer, Power 92.3, “Midwest DJ of the Year”

  • Jannero Pargo, NBA, BIG3 Player

  • Larrow Morrow, Serial Entrepreneur, Owner of Morrow’s and Author of “All Bets on Me”