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20 Black Owned Eateries in DC

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The nation’s capital is home to many Black owned eateries that are waiting to offer you some great food and entertainment. Here are just a few:

Black Owned Eateries in DC

Ben’s Chili Bowl is a landmark eatery serving chili, sandwiches, and burgers.

Black Owned Eateries

Bukom Cafe offers West African food and live music in a casual setting.

The Carolina Kitchen combines unique blends of Cajun and Creole spices with traditional and savory home-style cooking.

Florida Avenue Grill is another DC landmark. They offer cheap southern comfort food like grits, half-smokes, cornbread, hash browns and down home breakfast with a lot of flavor.

Das Ethiopian Cuisine is an upscale restaurant that offers traditional and updated dishes.

Black Owned Eateries

Sankofa is a cafe and bookstore in a relaxed space focused on the African diaspora.

NuVegan Cafe is a relaxed spot with a menu of meat-free salads, sandwiches and entrees, plus fresh juices and smoothies.

 

Calabash Tea & Tonic offers high-vibrational teas and foods to enjoy in -house or to-go. Majority of their 100 tea & coffee blends and vittles are rooted in their grandmothers’ time-tested recipes.

Po Boy Jim is a welcoming spot offering eclectic & classic Louisiana-style sub sandwiches & Cajun & Creole dishes.

Uprising Muffin Company is a bakery and cafe offering a variety of gourmet muffins, coffee & tea drinks, fresh sandwiches & salads.

Oohh’s & Aahh’s offers hearty down-home soul food such as fried chicken & collard greens presented in a no-frills setting.

Twins Jazz is a jazz club with range of acts & Jamaican & Ethiopian-focused fare in an arty, red-walled room.

Ruby Scoops is a local and online retailer of premium small batch ice creams, sorbets, sherbets, and desserts.

Smith Commons is a multilevel bistro serving New American fare, beer & cocktails in a chic converted-warehouse space.

Askale Cafe offers Ethiopian staples & coffee doled out in a snug, homey space with a covered patio.

Coffy Cafe is a chic coffee shop with a ’60s theme providing sweet & savory crepes alongside specialty beverages.

Pimento Grill is a counter-serve eatery offering a range of classic Jamaican plates.

Caribbean Citations is a homestyle Jamaican food in a casual setting. Bring a parking ticket and you’ll get a discount or win a prize.

Ben’s Next Door is a warm and inviting local restaurant and bar known for upscale Southern Cuisine.

Evolve Vegan Restaurant serves delicious vegan soul food in a casual, yet sophisticated setting.

 

-Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson (IG @thebusyafrican)

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3 Comments

  1. Can somebody online directory of black owned businesses and banks, searchable by countries, regions, states or zip codes.

    How does one authenticate that those businesses are majority black owned?

  2. What a wealth of information. PLEASE provide locations and business hours for the twenty businesses in WashingtonDC. That would greatly facilitate event planning. I’m excited to do business with all of them. Thank you.

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