It's a soul movement

minnie bell’s

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Fernay McPherson grew up steeped in soul food. 

Using traditional family recipes, Minnie Bell’s menu offers up delicious home-style food, combining soulful flavors and warmth of the south. 

Named a 2017 Rising Star Chef by the San Francisco Chronicle, Fernay learned to cook from her great aunt Minnie and late grandmother Lillie Bell. Fernay's family arrived in San Francisco during the Great Migration as part of the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to cities in the North and West. They left in search of better lives and their culinary spirit travelled right along wit ‘em.


Visit us at the Emeryville Public Market:

11am-3pm, 5-8pm Monday-Saturday
11am-3pm, 5-7pm Sunday

(Closed everyday from 3-5pm to clean fryers)


minnie bell’s Offerings

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Like the Destiny's Child song, but even more delicious. 

I ate until I couldn’t eat anymore. As someone who grew up in the South, it was a treat to taste Fernay’s dishes.
— Attendee