Food bloggers, writers and chefs share black-owned restaurant lists in major cities

From Los Angeles to Nashville here are a handful of eateries with black owners.

June 6, 2020, 10:27 AM

As calls for justice continue to reverberate across the nation and messages of support are shared for the black community, Americans are highlighting black-owned businesses.

Bloggers, food writers, restaurant-owners and cookbook publishers have compiled comprehensive lists, shared Google documents with addresses, delivery options, hours, menu links and more resources with information about the black-owned cafes, bars, bakeries and restaurants in various cities.

Additionally, there are websites, apps and hashtags like "supportblackowned" that can help navigate hungry customers toward black-owned restaurants.

Here are some of the lists making the rounds online to help find black-owned restaurants by region that people can support in their own hometowns.


New York City

Popular food blogger New Fork City rounded up a list of black-owned eateries in all five boroughs with the help of other prominent local food writers.

Check out the tagged businesses in the above Instagram post for more information about the restaurants on the list.

Washington, D.C.

Food blogger Anela Malik, also known as Black Foodie, shared an expansive list of black-owned restaurants that are currently open amid COVID-19 and serving food in the nation's capital.



The Windy City has no shortage of food bloggers sharing their favorite black-owned restaurants.

Check out lists from Black Chicago Eats here and even more restaurant options from Chicago Black Restaurant week here.



A local pop-up biscuit spot beloved by residents in A-Town shared a list on Instagram of over 30 eateries with black owners that are open for business.

Trisha Pintavorn, of the food blog Atlanta Eats, updated her ongoing document with 50 of the best black-owned restaurants in the city known for its authentic and delicious Southern fare.

Austin, Texas

Kansas City, Missouri

Check out the full list from Feast Magazine here.

Nashville, Tennessee

Local pastry chef Ali Humbrecht jumped on the trend with a color-coded, alphabetized Google spreadsheet that covers everything from opening times to phone numbers for nearly 200 Nashville-area black-owned eateries.

New Orleans

The Big Easy is home to an incredible culinary scene, rich with a robust melting pot of both African American culture and flavors. From James Beard-winning chefs to decades-long family run establishments, there is no shortage of incredible food from black-owned restaurants in NOLA.

The city shared a 79-page list of black-owned restaurants that are currently open for business, which it compiled with the help of Welcome Magazine.

St. Louis

Anyone that lives in the Gateway to the West or who plans to stop by St. Louis can check out this additional restaurant list from Feast Magazine.



Brittany Werges, editor-in-chief of 303 Magazine, compiled an array of eateries with black owners, like Ethiopian coffee shop Whittier Cafe, in the Mile High City.

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Times compiled a robust list in this recent article that highlights everything from bakeries and pop-ups to food trucks and traditional restaurants.

San Diego

Gabby Beckford, a black Gen-Z travel blogger, shared her comprehensive list with dozens of restaurants that she has compiled over the better part of a year after trying a majority of the menus.

Beckford encourages others to add to the list through her ever-updating, 14-page Google spreadsheet here and reminded people who visit these restaurants to leave Yelp ratings to further bolster the black-owned businesses' online presence.

San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle's Soleil Ho documented the diverse restaurant scene in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area with her list of 300-plus restaurants in a Google spreadsheet here.


The food writing team at The Seattle Times shared a piece this week with a snapshot of black-helmed local favorites. The staff also encouraged readers to check out directory sites like The Internationalist to navigate other black-owned restaurants within other communities around the country.

Food writer and recipe developer Rose DeMun also shared a comprehensive and searchable Google spreadsheet with dozens of black-owned Seattle restaurants, check it out here.