There is something so spiritual about eating. I know I’m not the only one that dances after the first bite of something yummy. It be like fire shet up in my bones frfr. It’s no coincidence my first trip to The Food Sermon earlier this year resulted in me rededicating my life to Christ.
I’d read all of the reviews and drooled accordingly over the perfectly VSCO’d overhead shots, but had to try it out on my own. After a million returns, I’m ready to come clean.
Hi, my name is Stephanye R. Watts and I’m addicted to The Food Sermon.
It’s that gotdamn Island Bowl that keeps me coming back. I mean, just look at it!
My go-to is the island chicken bowl with the spicy tomato sauce and chickpeas. I heard people try out variations with coconut ginger sauce and red beans in the bowl instead, but I’m not ready to leave my first love behind.
::dips finger in friend’s bowl::
My love for roti is well documented on the site and The Food Sermon can officially be added to the list of iSo14below-approved spots. The sweet potato is what takes it over the edge. I’ll put a yam in or on anything!
The Food Sermon space is small, but creates a very homestyle energy. It feels like you’re having a family meal with other patrons (as long as they’re not acting corny). The open style kitchen is reminiscent of Sundays at an auntie or Big Mama’s house. The bright and airiness of restaurant space keeps you from feeling constricted even when it’s packed. The staff are all friendly and super accommodating. I’m usually facing the spicy tomato sauce like its gazpacho and they keep passing me new sauce with a (seemingly non-judgemental) smile.
I try to always provide a balanced review, but I honestly can’t find anything about The Food Sermon that I don’t love, down to the ceramicware. I can’t recommend this place enough! Black-owned, well seasoned-food made with love, and sorrel on deck. Can’t beat that, y’know?
The Food Sermon
355 Rogers Ave
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