Real Food. Real People.

Breaking Bread is an enterprise of Appetite For Change. When you enjoy a meal with us, you are supporting our mission to build health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis and beyond.

Our Story

In 2011, Appetite For Change (AFC) started simply: listening, cooking, and eating with Northsiders to see where we fit. With more than 30 fast food restaurants lining West Broadway, our founders – Tasha Powell, Michelle Horovitz, and Princess Haley – knew they wanted to create a space for real people to come together and enjoy real food.

Through our belief that food is a tool to build health, wealth, and social change, Breaking Bread Cafe was born. While our cafe doors closed in 2023, we continue to offer food celebrating our roots and honoring the legacy of Black Americans through Breaking Bread Catering. Soon, we will be launching our Breaking Bread Food Truck, taking access to wholesome food beyond the control of a zip code. We appreciate the support of our community throughout the years and look forward to serving you in new ways for years to come!

The Food

We’re taking our recipes on the road! We offer our own take on classic Soul Food dishes like summer succotash or spaghetti & catfish as well as dishes inspired by West African, Cajun, and Low Country flavors and traditions.

Spaghetti and Catfish

Community Partnerships

Breaking Bread is cooking and distributing over 5,000 fresh meals each week to ensure that our neighbors and healthcare workers have access to nourishing food. This is possible through our partnerships with Kitchen Coalition and numerous community organizations. If you or someone you know needs a meal, check our social pages for updates.

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