St. Louis is rich in art, culture, food, and so much more. If one were to drive through the area, they would notice the abundance of historical buildings, each telling a story of the history of the area and the people who reside there. Preserving this history is as important as developing the city and making it a welcoming place for St. Louisans and tourists alike. The City Foundry STL is a $217 million redevelopment project, one of the largest historical redevelopments in downtown St. Louis history, located in Midtown St. Louis on Foundry Way. Purchased by Century Electric Company almost 100 years ago and used as a manufacturing hub for the city, the building today is transformed into a new “live, work, play” community, packed with shops, entertainment venues, and St. Louis’ first food hall, providing delights from local restaurants. Check out all the details of St. Louis’ City Foundry STL Food Hall, shops, and entertainment.
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St. Louis’ CITY FOUNDRY STL Food Hall, Shops & Entertainment
City Foundry STL offers a curated mix of restaurants, entertainment spaces, shops, office spaces, and more in the heart of St. Louis’ Midtown neighborhood. Transformed from the century-old Federal-Mogul manufacturing foundry and establishing a guideline that anything larger than three inches should remain in the building, developers ensure that guests of City Foundry STL pay homage to the city’s industrial roots and history while creating something brand new within familiar walls.
City Foundry Food Hall
The City Foundry Food Hall is the anchor of the development, and the first portion of the complex to open to the general public. The Food Hall is not your typical food courts eatery one may be accustomed to when visiting their local mall. Instead, it offers a unique experience with a collection of gourmet delights, turning the food truck experience into a brick and mortar site.
The Food Hall not only offers a curated mix of award-winning dishes but also a unique atmosphere inside this remodeled abandoned century old electric building, preserving its original steel rail trestles, beams, machines, and more. Enjoy your meal inside this architectural rich space, or find a perfect spot on a nice day with the vast amount of outdoor seating.
4 Hens Creole Kitchen
4Hens pays homage to St. Louis’ love of creole food. The kitchen features classics such as Shrimp ‘N Grits, fried green tomatoes, Po’ Boys or N’awlins Bread Pudding.
Buenos Aires Cafe
Serves Argentine cuisine, including their fan-favorite savory, sweet, and seasonal empanadas (with six available at any one time); along with skirt steak sandwiches; Chorpian sausage sandwiches; and sweets such as churros and alfajores. Fresh-brewed Yerba Mate is available (hot or cold).
Serves Ivorian-Senegalese food, inspired by traditional Afro-Caribbean flavors from the chef’s childhood.
Chicken Scratch Rotisserie
Is an elevated take on rotisserie chicken, born out of the desire to offer delicious, seasonal food that replicates home cooked family dinners.
Fordo’s Killer Pizza Kitchen
Is the creation of James Beard Award winner, Gerard Craft of Niche Food Group, and features a unique take on Neapolitan pizza.
The Kitchen Bar
Is also from James Beard Award winner, Gerard Craft of Niche Food Group, and serves craft cocktails, mocktails, and local beers, wines, cans, and spirits.
The focus here is on healthy eating, specifically achieving one’s nutritional goals without sacrificing the flavors and textures of a great restaurant experience. They offer dishes named after St. Louis streets that are organized by the categories of their foundation: ancient grains (brown and red rice, quinoa, and barley), riced cauliflower, mixed greens, and scrambled eggs. A build your own option is available as well.
Serves make your own Hawaiian-style poke bowls with fresh ingredients.
Serves up a galactic twist on the classic American food style of burgers, fries, and shakes with fun menu offerings.
Kalbi Taco Shack
Combines unique Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese flavors infused with well-known Mexican favorites.
Serves seasonally changing craft cheesecakes in petite sized, slices, or full pies.
Curates unique ice pop flavors with local and seasonal ingredients.
Press Waffle Co
They offer a very unique Liege-style waffle made with a yeast-risen, brioche-style dough that produces a thicker, denser waffle than the Brussels-style waffle, which is lighter, fluffier, and larger. Sweet and savory flavors are available.
STL Toasted comes from native St. Louisans who wanted to pay tribute to the city’s beloved toasted ravioli with a modern twist. The kitchen serves savory takes on the toasted ravioli that change up flavors often such as Pepperoni & Italian Sausage raviolis or Salted Caramel Apple Cobbler dessert raviolis.
Sub Division Sandwich Co
Features creatively crafted subs that are affectionately named after popular movies.
Sureste (named 16th best restaurant in St. Louis Post Dispatch’s STL 100) features cuisine from the southeastern coastal region of Mexico with a specific focus on the food from the Yucatán Peninsula, inspired by the owner’s childhood. Sureste’s menu features staple items such as Cochinita Pibil and The Chicharra Taco, cooked authentically and with local ingredients.
Turmeric Street Style
Serves pan-Indian cuisine with a modern twist, drawing from flavors and traditions throughout India.
City Foundry STL Shops
City Foundry STL also houses retail vendors from small businesses in the area, featuring clothes from local designers, jewelry, sneakers, wellness products, and more from the local businesses in the area. The retail stores that occupy the Foundry embody the St. Louis community and culture.
Sells high quality office and home products with a minimal, modern look. All of their pieces are crafted with quality materials and feature a clean, functional aesthetic perfect for the modern professional.
Offers the cycling community a diverse inventory of bikes and products; is equipped to do full-service repairs and has professionally-trained staff to help cyclists of any skill level to pick out the best products for their needs.
Boheme Boutique delivers a mix of bohemian, rock ‘n roll chic, and statement piece clothing for a carefully curated in-store collection.
Sanctioned Sneaker Collective
Sells a collection of sneakers from rare to trendy styles, as well as street wear accessories.
(Inside Sanctioned Sneaker Collective) Features clothing from local designers and helps to support St. Louis musicians/artists through community connection and event activations.
Is a lifestyle brand that designs and sells accessories, apparel, stationary goods, and home decor meant to empower customers to live unapologetically. ● May’s Place @maysplace_stl: Is the go-to for vintage staples in St. Louis with fashion-forward vintage, sustainable style, and signature soy candles and housewares.
Mix and Match
Is a boutique of curated clothing selections from casual, athleisure, and business picks meant to encourage shoppers to mix and match pieces to reduce excess.
Is a lifestyle goods line for babies, children, and women featuring inspiring and unique house made prints.
Exclusively sells women-owned businesses with a collection of over 25 brands with an emphasis on wellness and self-care.
Is a “Made to Order” sustainable athleisure concept, featuring designs inspired by St. Louis culture.
Pure Vibes Skincare & Wellness
Is worker-collective owned skincare brand that features body and facial products made with scent aromatherapy.
Collections by Joya
Is a curated collection of hand-crafted jewelry created by artisan communities around the world, as well as sells.
Is a local artist curated gallery featuring pieces inspired by street art.
Sells customizable jewelry, specializing in gold-plating and emphasizing self-identity and confidence through designs.
Is an all encompassing fitness company specializing in cycling, hot yoga, heated fitness, HIT/boxing, and rock climbing.
Fresh Thyme Market
Fresh Thyme grocery store is an affordable and local produce featuring grocer.
City Foundry STL Entertainment
After a little retail therapy and the delectable food the City Foundry has to offer, guests can check out a movie and a drink at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, play a round of putt-putt, or even take in a music or comedy show.
Is the bookable venue space inside the Food Hall, its namesake and homage inspired from the property’s history with the Wabash Railroad Line.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
The Alamo Draft House Cinema is an elevated moving going experience with award winning food and beverage, known for their selection of craft beers.
Is a curated wine bar and dining experience known for hosting concerts, comedy shows, private events, and more.
Is a premier mini-golf experience that infuses tech to the traditional putt putt game with a tech-tracking golf ball, neon lights, and one of a kind courses, like mini-golf beer pong.
Is an immersive, full-body virtual reality experience where guests can team up to play interactive dueling games from a selection of themes.
Visit St. Louis City Foundry STL
City Foundry STL is located at 3730 Foundry Way, near the intersection of Forest Park and South Vandeventer Avenues. The City Foundry food hall opens daily at 8:00 a.m., but individual restaurant, shop, and entertainment venue hours may vary. The best part about City Foundry? It offers FREE PARKING that will hold up to 1200 vehicles in its parking garage and two lots.
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