It’s worth paying attention whenever a chef makes the successful leap from catering to brick-and-mortar restaurant—especially when, as is the case with Annie’s Soul Delicious, they do so at the insistent urging of a rapidly expanding customer base. Annie’s Soul Delicious began as Annie’s Edibles, but has always been committed to serving inventive soul food dishes, like chicken wings tossed in a house-made Hennessy sauce, Spinach- and Crab-Stuffed Salmon, and fall-off-the-bone Oxtails and Gravy, plus classics like Smothered Pork Chops, Fried Catfish, a Five-Cheese Macaroni, and their famous OMG Banana Pudding. The restaurant also boasts a delicious menu of punch drinks that can be ordered by the gallon—like Purple Rain Punch with grape and lemon, and Tropical Lemonade with peach, pineapple, and mango. Pro-tip: Watch their Instagram and put in your order stat if they announce they’re serving gumbo.
How to order: Walk in or order online for pickup.