Update: Sister’s Spot is now open… check out my Instagram post.
Superia Ingalls, 35, has spent the past decade-plus in corporate America, but her passion for food, cooking, and family recipes called her to start a food-based business.
Last summer, she started a ghost kitchen in Mount Laurel serving her soul food specialties. Word spread and the demand for her comfort food was high; so much it often sold out. That convinced her that a career change as a restaurant entrepreneur was worth pursuing.
She looked around for a brick and mortar and found the old Bambu spot at 6009 Mansion Boulevard in Pennsauken had become available, and she jumped on the opportunity.
Named after her grandmother (who went by the nickname “Sister”), Superia learned to cook from both her mother and grandmother. Sister’s Spot will be a take-out and delivery-only restaurant serving “upscale soul food made with a lot of love,” Ingalls expressed.
“People will taste the difference in this food,” she explained further. “Customers will keep coming back!”
A simple, yet elevated menu of classic soul food favorites like fried and barbecued chicken, salmon, and shrimp, along with sides such as macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, green beans, potato salad, and more, and desserts like homemade sweet potato pie, banana pudding, chocolate cake, carrot cake, crunch cake, and pineapple upside-down cake will round out the menu.
Work on the space is almost done and nearly ready to unveil. Pending final inspections, they are planning an opening on or near the first day of Spring. The restaurant will be open Wednesday through Sunday and closed on Monday and Tuesday.
“I come from a family of women, there are a lot of sisters, so this restaurant is all about the Sisters, who are all great cooks,” Ingalls elaborated on the inspiration of the restaurant.
She’d love to open more restaurants if all goes well, including down in Florida, where one sister lives.
But right now, she plans on blowing away Pennsauken and surrounding areas with her delicious and soulful comfort food where you will “taste the love.”