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International Pop-Up Dinner

December 9 - Next dinner: stay tuned for details

Dates may be changed due to abundance of precaution due to COVID-19.

While many restaurants now offer takeout and curbside meals, caterers, who rely on events to generate business, have been especially hard-hit by the shutdowns of COVID-19. So, we at the International Institute of St. Louis have put our heads together to figure out how to help our immigrant and refugee caterers.

Introducing…. International Pop-Up Dinners, a physically-distanced version of our popular Wednesday lunches. The pop-ups will take place on Wednesdays, increasing in frequency as business builds. Order online and then stop on by IISTL to pick up a mouth-watering meal – and help support one of the Institute’s catering clients at the same time.

Pop-Up Dinner: December 9, 2020

Caterer: TBD

Pickup Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Place Order by: December 7 by 5 pm (order form will be available November 23)

Cost: $20/meal for an appetizer, salad, main course and dessert as published.

The caterer will receive $17 of each meal purchased. The balance will underwrite paper goods and credit card and other service fees. IISTL is not charging the caterer or the purchaser a fee for participation.

Meal includes:

Appetizer: TBD

Salad: TBD

Main Course: TBD

Dessert: TBD

Additional Information

Pick up location is on St. Elizabeth Ave. at our cafeteria entrance. (signs will be posted) Please remain in your vehicle. A volunteer will ask you for your name and then will bring your order to your vehicle. All individuals will be wearing masks and gloves. Also, pop your trunks and food will be placed there.

Cancellation for a 90% refund is December 7 at 5 pm. Please email or call (314) 655-0921 to cancel your order.


Mira – Egyptian & Syrian Food: Duaa Alzateri came to St. Louis as a Syrian refugee in 2016 and is the mother of five children. Duaa came to St. Louis from Egypt. Her husband used to have a restaurant in Egypt featuring Syrian and Egyptian food. She started her catering business, Mira, in 2017 with IICDC support and assistance.

Contact information for Mira: