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4 small business hidden gems in LOU

It’s National Small Business Week, and Louisville is full of them, including a few you might not know.

downtown Louisville's whiskey row

Mochi Dog is just one of the many restaurants in the Louisville StrEatery

Photo via WHAS

Over the weekend, we asked you to share your favorite LOU small business on Instagram — and you had a lot to share.

We’ve rounded up a handful of hidden-gem businesses, each with fewer than 5,000 Instagram followers, so you can find your new favorite.

Food + drink

Louisville StrEatery, 304 W. Woodlawn Ave.
This collective kitchen hosts multiple local vendors + chefs, including Anko, Mochi Dog, and Str8 Drop Wings.

Ditto’s Grill, 1114 Bardstown Rd.
Founded in 1990 by two upscale chefs who met in Rhode Island, Ditto’s serves everything from Thai wings to the Kentucky pork burger.


Set & Setting, 1512 Portland Ave.
This “teeny-tiny bookstore” started as an online shop but now has a brick-and-mortar location with new + used books.

Chunk, 113 S. Charlton St.
Part working studio, part furniture showroom, Chunk is available for photoshoots + events in its curated, vintage space.

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