Nourish by Hollyberry Includes Both Cafe and Market in Warson Woods

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Chicken enchiladas, tortilla soup and a Mediterranean sampler. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • Chicken enchiladas, tortilla soup and a Mediterranean sampler. | Photos by Mabel Suen

Since 1998, Holly Cunningham has made it her prerogative to get wholesome treats into the hands of a hungry clientele. What started off as Hollyberry Baking Co. grew to become the full-fledged Hollyberry Catering in 2001, and on April 1 the goods became all the more accessible with the opening of the company's first retail storefront, Nourish by Hollyberry (10037 Manchester Avenue; 314-835-9196). The space sits conveniently beside the catering headquarters in Warson Woods, featuring a full-service cafe and grab-and-go market.

"The whole idea came out of my own personal experience as a busy working mother. We're foodies who love to cook but don't have a lot of time to," she says. "We're called Nourish for two reasons: We love the thought of being able to nourish our lives through having more time with our families, and our cafe is meant to nourish our customers."

Owner Holly Cunningham.
  • Owner Holly Cunningham.

The market side of Nourish highlights Hollyberry's best-selling catering dishes, providing refreshing selections on a rotating, seasonal basis. Menu options include prepared dinners for three to four such as chicken enchiladas with poblano cream sauce ($25.95) and beef-tenderloin kabobs ($29.95). Shareable sides and soups are also available in addition to "party food" appetizers, dips, spreads and desserts.

"We try our best to provide gluten-free and vegetarian options. We're also health conscious," says Cunningham. "With our main dishes, we incorporate vegetables -- the mac-n-cheese has butternut squash; the meatballs have four vegetables in them, including kale and zucchini. When you're busy and want to grab something good for you but also yummy, come to our market."

"Frontenac French Dip" sandwich with roast beef, cheddar, horseradish aioli and au jus.
  • "Frontenac French Dip" sandwich with roast beef, cheddar, horseradish aioli and au jus.

The dine-in cafe menu features an extensive list of snacks, salads, soups, hot and cold sandwiches, kids' meal options and a variety of desserts. It begins with "shareable snacks" such as baked spinach-artichoke dip ($7) and a Mediterranean sampler ($13) with white bean and artichoke hummus, herbed feta spread, fresh vegetables, crackers and warm toasted flatbread.

A large selection of sandwiches and salads follows. Choose from options including the "Weekend in Cabo Pulled Pork Sandwich" ($10) as well as a "Smoky Southwest Chicken Salad" ($12) with barbecue pan-seared chicken, maple-pepper bacon, roasted corn, diced avocado, pico de gallo, cheddar, toasted tortilla strips and chipotle dressing.

The dining room.
  • The dining room.

Wines are available by the glass or to-go by the bottle. Try them with one of Hollyberry's signature sweets. Options include a rustic strawberry tart ($5), a gooey-butter cake duo ($5) and a new item: minty, chilled "Grasshopper" cake with chocolate ganache. Check out the frozen dessert case for take-home options, or enjoy these single servings in Nourish's dining room, whose modernized-vintage theme was designed by Anew Nature.

Nourish by Hollyberry's cafe is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its catering-to-go market hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the full menu and additional information, visit the Nourish by Hollyberry website or follow it on Facebook.

The "Fresh Garden Veggie" sandwich with rainbow carrot mini salad.
  • The "Fresh Garden Veggie" sandwich with rainbow carrot mini salad.

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