The Best Soul Food In Knoxville, TN
Jackie’s Dream Cafe
“The Possibility Of The Dream Gives Strength”
“Soul food is our personal passport to the past. It is much more about heritage than it is about hominy.”
Jackie’s Dream: EST. March 6, 2015.
Jackie’s Dream started as just that – a dream! Jackie worked in the food industry for years as she pursued her dream of someday owning her own soul food restaurant. Working in a wide variety of restaurants including Red Lobster and the Crown & Goose, Jackie always dreamed to own her own place.
“I come from a family that cooks. It’s what my mother, grandmother, and uncles taught me,” she says. “We made our own jelly, chow-chow, pickles. My grandfather had chickens so we had fresh eggs. We hardly ever went to the store. We made everything from scratch, and I continue to do it that way. Everything is peeled, cut, chopped here. We eliminate cans whenever we can—I had fresh green beans and corn all summer long.”
Knoxville, TN 37917
11 A.M. Until It’s Gone
11 A.M – 8 P.M.