MINNIE BELL’S soul movement

at the Emeryville Public Market

11am-3pm, 5pm-8pm Mon-Sat
11am-3pm, 5pm-7pm  Sunday

(Closed 3-5pm to clean fryers)

Event catering

Fernay McPherson grew up steeped in soul 

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

“..loved their (rosemary fried) chicken and red kool-aid every time so today I tried their Mac and cheese and it was screamin screamin...”
— 22 Aug 2018, Jim A.
Closeup of lemon and rosemary