The recent opening of Soul Snacks has brought a new, soulful flavor to the WS business district. This tiny, but mighty café, located at 2702B East Tremont Avenue features an array of soul food offerings such as pulled oxtail and pulled chicken sliders, fried fish and fried shrimp wraps, and other flavor-filled selections.
The café’s décor showcases a menagerie of images with owner Ralph Rolle alongside top musicians including Usher, Steven van Zandt, Sting, Chaka Khan, Bono, and Elton John among others. A large TV screen displays dance scenes from the 1970s show, Soul Train delivering a nostalgic ambiance, and an acrylic-top drum serves as a table.
Rolle, a Bronx native who began baking as a young boy, first tested his culinary skills by making and distributing cookies to his classmates at school. “I was shy as a boy, so I would bake cookies and give them to the girls. Sharing what I made was a way for me to make friends and keep baking,” he said. Blending his love for baking with his love for music, Rolle played as a professional drummer for renowned musical artists Nile Rogers and Prince while baking his way into the hearts of celebrities and fans alike.
Stop by Soul Snacks for a taste (and sound) of soul.