Honeysuckle Provisions is new purveyor of foods and goods with ancestral influence

ByNatalie Jason WPVI logo
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Honeysuckle Provisions celebrates Black food and farmers
Honeysuckle Provisions serves the West Philly community while celebrating Black foodways and farmers.

WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Honeysuckle Provisions burst onto the Philly food scene a year ago with a unique offering that stood out... and people took notice.

Omar Tate and Cybille St.Aude Tate brought to life their shared vision for bringing culturally relevant food to their West Philadelphia neighborhood, with an Afrocentric grocery and cafe.

The shop is specific to Black culture, and offers not just dishes that honor Black foodways, but pantry items and historically significant items as well.

The couple met at a food conference, and now has a growing family and an expanding enterprise - nurturing both with an eye towards the future.

The opening of this first outpost could possibly be the blueprint and inspiration for similar ventures around the country.

Omar is a Philadelphia native who identifies as an artist who uses food as one of his many mediums, and Cybille is a Haitian-American chef and children's book author.

Omar's accolades include Esquire Chef of the Year in 2020, and inclusion on the TIME100 Next list in 2021.

Cybille has appeared at the James Beard House in New York City, and has been honored to cook at the Haitian Embassy and many other events.

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310 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143