• Carrabean bow
  • peach cobbler
  • Interior, dining area
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Soul Bowl is soul food reimagined for the urban millennial by Chef Gerard Klass. By using unique flavors and modern techniques, he presents the soul food from his childhood in a flavorful, healthy, and eye-catching way.

There is no pork in any dish and a variety of vegetarian/vegan options to choose from. Ordering is quick service with build your own options. You can have your bowl right away, just how you want it. Yet, at the center of Soul Bowl is family. Community seating, lawn games, and Grandma's House Service create the togetherness that soul food is all about. It is a soul food experience that is sure to warm your mind, body, and soul.


Soul Bowl was born in November 2017 in Minneapolis MN. Brittney and Gerard wanted to use soul food to change the narrative of North Minneapolis by bringing people together to celebrate the North Minneapolis culture and community.

Their first Soul Bowl pop up was hosted at NEW RULES in North Minneapolis. The two day pop-up created a customizable, convenient soul food experience. Customers lined up around the block to get a chance to create their perfect soul bowl with all of their soul food favorites. This pop up gained them a full page spread in MSP Magazine with the title “Could Soul Bowl be Minneapolis’s New Chipotle?” After that pop up Gerard and Brittney knew they had something special and started working toward opening a brick and mortar Soul Bowl with various menus such as the Hip-Hop Brunch, Caribe and Soul food! In March of 2019 soul Bowl landed a concession stand at the Twins Stadium Target Field. This opportunity created amazing exposure for the Soul Bowl brand. Soul Bowl’s first brick and mortar location is located in Graze provision + libations in North loop Minneapolis. Soul Bowl’s goal is to scale nationwide to become the nation’s first fast casual soul food restaurant.


Gerard Klass photo


Gerard was born in Minneapolis but raised up in Seattle WA. He returned to Minneapolis in high school where he currently resides. He has both Guyanese and African American heritage. He has over 15 years experience in the restaurant industry and has opened over 16 restaurants nationwide. He enjoys church, traveling, food, spoken word poetry, hip-hop and basketball.

Favorite Movie: Coming to America
Favorite Album: Musiq Soulchild Aijuswanaseing
Favorite Food: Thai Food
Favorite Memory; Son First Birthday Party

Brittney Alise Klass photo


Brittney is a born and raised Minnesota girl. She has been working in restaurants and hospitality for most of her working life experience which dates 16 years. She considers herself a customer service expert as she loves to serve and help people navigate through any and all circumstances with pleasure. She has a love for friends and family especially her son Gerard III, all performance arts, traveling, food and her faith. She is considered the “Mama Bear” of her crew as she always intends to make sure those around her are comfortable, secure and loved on- a trait she accredits to her mother.

Favorite Movie: The Wood
Favorite Album: The Carter 3
Favorite Food: Soul Food
Favorite Memory: Wedding Day