guerrilla street food's delmar loop location photo by caitlin lally

Guerrilla Street Food shutters locations on Delmar and the Hill

Today, Monday, Aug. 31, Guerrilla Street Food announced via Facebook it has permanently closed its Delmar Loop brick-and-mortar, as well as its satellite location at 2nd Shift Brewing on the Hill.

“It’s hard enough in the Delmar Loop to have a steady stream of business, but definitely COVID and the repeated restrictions and how that has been playing out and how it looks like it’s going to continue playing out played a factor in [the closures],” said co-owner and executive chef Brain Hardesty.

“Moving forward, we will be concentrating on making our Webster Groves location the best it can possibly be, as well as getting our food truck back on the road,” the Facebook post states. “During this transition, we will be taking the opportunity to go back to our roots with Guerrilla Street Food, focusing on locally sourced, handmade, Filipino-American food that highlights [co-owner] Joel [Crespo]'s heritage and our mutual love for quality ingredients and skillfully made, delicious food. In order to make the necessary adjustments toward these goals, we will be closing the Webster Groves location for one week.”

The Webster Groves spot will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8, giving the team time to transition to operating out of only one kitchen. (Guerrilla had also closed other locations within the last several months.)

“We’re going to take a look at every menu item and reintroduce a lot more locally sourced ingredients, working with more farmers and just taking even greater care – reinventing dishes where needed and making sure the level of quality on every dish is the highest it can possibly be,” Hardesty said.

The Webster location will initially offer only carryout and delivery, but patio seating will be added in the future. “If we have some demand, then we’ll get it set up sooner than later,” Hardesty said, adding that the Webster dining room, which shuttered when the pandemic hit, will never reopen.

In the coming weeks, the food truck will begin parking it around St. Louis County, including at 9 Mile Garden and subdivisions throughout the area.