I'm Erica, chef and owner of Erica's Soul Food. I started the cart Jan 1, 2020 after being offered the opportunity to serve food in the lot of the corner store by my home. This a family run business! I do all the cooking, and my kids help take orders.
My goal was to create a menu filled with recipes that I grew up eating with my family in my home state of Georgia, so that I could feel close to home, and share the love I felt when cooking and eating in my grandparents kitchen with my community.
I moved to Portland in 2017 with $900, a suitcase, and a ton of ambition. This city instantly became home to me, and the love I have received from my neighborhood has furthered the point that moving here changed my life in every way necessary.
As my cart becomes more successful, I will pour that love right back into my community. That has also always been the goal. For the first time in my life, I am doing what I love, and I hope it lasts forever...xoxo Erica
Love From The People
- “Just tried it out and loved the food and also loved Erica's vibe. She really cares about her place and her people.”
- “Fries are dummy good, salty delicious, rivers of pimento cheesiness... I have nothing to complain about.”