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Breaking Bread is good for soul food, and the soul

Breaking Bread is David to the Goliath of the big, icky business of fast food conglomerates and their monopoly over the most underserved and oppressed geography in the city. This stealthy but mighty little restaurant is a project led by Appetite for Change, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to good food, jobs, and positive activities for teens on the North Side. Since Lucille's Kitchen closed more than a decade ago, north Minneapolis has been without a soul food institution, a place for literal nourishment, but also a community hub, gathering space, cafe, and sanctuary for a smile and a kind word. Breaking Bread is poised to be that place, if it hasn't already taken hold as such. All photos by Sasha Landskov.