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55 Black Restaurants in North America & the U.K.That Might Put Your Grandma's Cooking to Shame

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There’s no question that in order for Blacks to gain economic empowerment across the diaspora, we have to start providing monetary support for our own businesses.

After Whole Foods decided to feed the National Guard rather than the 84 percent of Baltimore City Public School students who went without lunch in the wake of the Freddie Gray riots, Blavity curated a list of Black farmers to purchase fresh produce from instead of the popular grocery chain.

Blavity wants to continue supporting this effort by bringing our readers a curated list of Black-owned restaurants to dine at across North America.

Know of any more great Black restaurants that weren’t featured on our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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ATLANTA

1. Busy Bee Cafe

810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr NW. Atlanta, GA 30314

2. Paschal’s Restaurant

180 Northside Dr SW. Atlanta, GA 30313

3. Sweet Auburn Seafood

171 Auburn Ave NE. Atlanta, GA 30303

4. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

200 Peachtree St. NE, Suite L05. Atlanta, GA 30303

5. Tassili’s Raw Reality

1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30310

6. Tasty Taste

5151 West Feyetteville Rd. College Park, GA 30349

BALTIMORE

7. Mina’s Delights

222 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201

8. Phaze 10

885 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21201

9. Saturday Morning Cafe

111 Water St. Baltimore, MD 21202

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CHICAGO

10. Batter & Berries

2748 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

HOUSTON

11. This Is It

2712 Blodgett St. Houston, TX 77004

LOS ANGELES

12. Bayou Grille

1400 N La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA

13. Gogo’s Bistro

2415 East Cesar E Chaves Av. Los Angele, CA 90033

14. Maverick’s Flat

4225 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008

KANSAS

15. Big Grill & More

501 N. 6th St. Kansas City, KS

16. Dorothy D’s Cafe

2001 N 5th St. Kansas City, KS 66101

LONDON

17. Fish, Wings & Tings

96 Coldharbour Lane, London, UK SE5 9PU

18. Negril

132 Brixton Hill, London, UK SW2 1RS

19. Bamboula Caribbean Restaurant

12 Acre Lane, London, UK SW2 5SG

MEMPHIS

20. Alcenia’s

317 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

21. DeJaVu Restaurant

51 S Main St. Memphis, TN 38103

22. Peggy’s Healthy Home Cooking

326 S Cleveland St. Memphis, TN 38104

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MIAMI

23. Bahamian Pot Restaurant

1413 NW 54th St. Miami, FL 33142

24. BBQ Ribs Chicken Jerk Shack

12101 Northwest 27th Av. Miami, FL 33167

25. Jackson Soul Food

950 Northwest 3rd Av. Miami, FL 33136

26. MLK Restaurant

2469 NW 62nd St. Miami, FL 33147

MONTRÉAL

27. Gracia Afrika

3506 Notre-Dame Montréal, QC

28. Boom J’s Cuisine

2026 Rue Wellington, Montréal, QC H3K 1W5

29. Phat Grill Express

3736 Rue Sabrevois, Montréal, QC H1H 4N6

30. Mango Bay

1202 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E3

31. Tropical Paradise

5208 Decarie Blvd. Montréal, QC H3X 2H9

 

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NEW YORK

32. B Smith’s Restaurant Row

W. 46th St. New York, NY 10036

33. Billie’s Black

217 W 119th St. New York, NY 10026

34. Brooklyn Swirl

445 Marcus Garvey Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11216

35. The Cecil

210 W 118th St. New York, NY 10026

36. The Crabby Shack

613 Franklin Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238

37. Elberta

335 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

38. Footprints Cafe

1521 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224

39. Mangoseed

 757 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11226

40. Negril Village

70 W 3rd St. New York, NY 10012

Special thanks to idontdoclubs.com for curating this state's list! Please visit their website to see more Black owned restaurants and bars in NYC.

OAKLAND

41. Soul’s Restaurant

6403 Foothill Blvd Oakland, CA 94605

TORONTO

42. Diners Corner

3 Gloucester St. Toronto, ON M4Y 1L1

43. Hirut Cafe & Restaurant

2050 Danforth Av. Toronto, ON A4C 1J6

44. The Jerk Joint

238 Queen St W. Toronto, ON M5V 1Z9

45. The Caribbean Dutchpot

751 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, ON

46. Pero Restaurant & Lounge

812 Bloor St W. Toronto, ON M6G 1L9

47. Potluck Restaurant

3065 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 28 Mississauga, ON

48. Harlem Restaurant

67 Richmond St E. Toronto, ON

49. Beryl’s Pepper Pot

1610 Queen St E Toronto, ON M4L 1G2

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VANCOUVER

50. Jamaican Pizza Jerk

2707 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, BC V5N 4C5

51. Simba’s Grill

825 Denman St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2L7

52. Gojo Ethiopian Café

2838 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, BC V5N 4C6

53. Afro Canadian Restaurant

324 Cambie St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2N3

54. Calabash Bistro

428 Carrall St. Vancouver, BC V6A 0A7

WASHINGTON DC

55. Indulj

1208 U St NW. Washington, DC 20009

Who are we missing? Add businesses in your city in the comments.


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