Soulard is one of the oldest communities in St. Louis that includes mostly houses and row houses from the mid-to late-19th century. There are also many businesses, bars and restaurants.
Soulard Market: The Soulard Market is one of the largest and oldest farmers markets west of the Mississippi. It was started in 1779 and is the original farmers market in St. Louis. Located at 730 Carroll St., it is open Wednesday through Saturday year round. They feature local fruits and vegetables in season and there are vendors selling meats, cheeses, spices, flowers and baked goods.
Bogart’s Smoke House: At 1627 S. 9th St., be prepared for lines out the door. This Soulard restaurant features ribs, pulled pork, turkey, beef brisket, burnt ends, pastrami and tri-tip sirloin. You can get sandwiches, plates, combos and sides. The sides include pit baked beans, slaw, fire and ice pickles, deviled egg potato salad, chips, applesauce and BBQ pork skins. There are four sauces to choose from. Carryout is available as are orders by the pound and large sizes of sides.
After lunch, stop in at the Sweet Divine, at 1101 S. 9th, for a cupcake, ice cream or cookie.
The Sweet Divine