Columbia Mom EATS :: Mimie’s Delect-A-Bowls

Photos courtesy of Mimie’s Delect-A-Bowls

We first fell in love with Mimie’s Delect-A-Bowls at Soda City Market, where for years she and her family have wowed our palates with insanely fresh West African cuisine. Until you’ve tasted it for yourself, there’s really nothing to compare it to!

Mimie herself loads up bowls to the brim with rice, fresh vegetables, flavorful meats, toppings and sauces that really take the flavors to the next level. They also serve homemade cinnamon buns and a variety of fruity, herbal drinks that are perfect for a #famouslyhot South Carolina day.

Now, Mimie and her family have their own restaurant space inside their BP Station near Trotter Road, just down the street from Cottle Strawberry Farm.

Don’t let the location fool you; the food is outstanding as always, and the gas station itself is spotlessly clean and friendly. While there’s no indoor dining space, they set up tables, chairs, and shade outside when the weather is nice. It’s the perfect grab-and-go meal option for a picnic! 

One of my favorite dishes is the Avocado Dream Salad, which features mounds of fresh avocado, beans, corn, an array of how-is-this-so-amazing spices, and is served with homemade chips that will haunt your dreams (in a good way). 

Photos courtesy of Mimie’s Delect-A-Bowls

You can find Mimie’s permanent location at 1002 Rabbit Run in Hopkins, inside the BP gas station. Follow their Facebook page for daily menus and specials! 

Have you tried Mimie’s Delect-A-Bowls? What’s your favorite thing off the menu?


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Kimberly Poovey
Kimberly is a writer, speaker, wife, and new(ish) mom. She directs the teen pregnancy prevention program for Daybreak pregnancy center, and is a founder of Pearls, an organization that serves women in the sex industry and fights human trafficking in the Midlands. She studied English literature at Florida Atlantic University, and though she will always be a Florida girl at heart, she has called Columbia home for the last seven years. She and her husband Braden have been married for a fabulous decade, and they welcomed their first child, Declan Finn, into the world on June 3rd, 2015. She is a contributor for Scary Mommy, the Huffington Post, and The Mighty. You can find her wandering around the great outdoors, drinking far too much coffee at her favorite local shops, and on Facebook.


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