Nancy Stiles


Nancy Stiles is a St. Louis-based journalist with extensive experience in food writing and history. She has covered the food, wine, agriculture, cocktail and beer scenes from Kansas City to Springfield to St. Louis for several years. Her work has been published in Elle, Town & Country,, Missouri Life, St. Louis magazine, Feast, The Riverfront Times, Complex, The Columbia Missourian, Vox magazine and more.


A New Leaf

From her home office in Wildwood, TeaVoila founder Souzan Gerami is revolutionizing an industry with plant-based, compostable to-go tea cups.

Hair Care

Rebundle’s CEO Ciara Imani May is revolutionizing the hair extension industry with the first U.S.-made, plant-based hair braiding brand.

Raised on Glazed

Syeeda Aziz-Morris is carrying on the family tradition of donut-making at Pharaoh's Donuts in Downtown and the Central West End.

Princess Dreams

At Racine and Rafael Martir’s boutique, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, teenage Latinas can find the dress of their dreams to…

Wicked ‘Wiches

Sugarwitch’s Martha Bass and Sophie Mendelson craft wickedly good ice cream sandwiches and frozen treats in Botanical Heights and Carondelet.

Snacking for Change

With Airly crackers, a team from Brentwood-based Post Holdings has created a tasty way for people to combat climate change.


In Fox Park, nonprofit Rung for Women helps women take their personal and professional lives to the next level.


Local farmers and entrepreneurs build their businesses and a strong community through the support of St. Louisans at the Tower…

Be(er) Well

With WellBeing Brewing's craft nonalcoholic beers and waters, Jeff Stevens is helping reframe the stigma around sobriety.

White man holding a beverage standing on a rooftop.

Organic Growth

In Wright City, Maria Marshall leads certified organic Marshall Family Farms in practicing regenerative agriculture, raising heritage poultry and producing…

Building Bridges

Natissia Small, Ed.D., reduces barriers for St. Louis youth to pursue and succeed in higher education.