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Nice and Cozy Black-Owned Restaurants Around the U.S. Where You Can Find Good Food

What's up, foodies? Ran out of eateries to eat out and want to discover something new? From soul food to American BBQ, Japanese food to Ethiopian dishes, there are so many mouthwatering eateries to consider.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

What's up, foodies? Ran out of eateries to eat out and want to discover something new? From soul food to American BBQ, Japanese food to Ethiopian dishes, there are so many mouthwatering eateries to consider. That is why we made this list, so you won't have a hard time finding the best restaurants around the United States that offer delicious food and a pleasant place. And it is worth noting that these restaurants are owned by people of color. There are just many reasons to support these food places so keep scrolling!

Ben’s Chili Bowl (Washington DC)


If you are a certified foodie and you happen to live in Washington DC, then you probably know or have heard of the iconic Ben's Chili Bowl. It was built in 1910 and opened its doors to the public in 1958. They serve burgers and subs that are approved by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Barack Obama. This is a restaurant that you must try if you are a meaty lover. Their chili and bowls are a winner! They have smokes and dogs, salads, vegetarian options, and luscious drinks too.

Brown Sugar Kitchen (Oakland)


The owner of this awesome food spot in Oakland, Tanya Holland, studies French cuisine in Burgundy and her culinary focus is expertly-made soul food. She puts her gourmet take on classic meals such as gumbo and rice with a lot of side dishes and buttermilk fried chicken. She makes sure the dishes she serves are healthy so she uses organic and non-GMO ingredients. Brown Sugar Kitchen offers delicious meals cooked with locally grown, organic, and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. Head over to their place and treat yourself a mouthwatering meal.

Comfort LA (Los Angeles)


Another food place on this list with a mission to provide a clean approach to soul food. They cook their dishes using locally-sourced and organic ingredients while still maintaining the savory and homey flavors that come with SOuthern cooking. You should have a taste of their "Not Your Average Organic Fried Chicken Wings, sides, cornbread, refreshing drinks, and luscious desserts. Their great food will truly make it feel like you are having a meal at your favorite aunt and uncle's house.

Fieldtrip (New York City)


This food spot was founded in 2019 by Chef JJ Johnson. It is a community-based dining experience that celebrates culture through the shared experience of rice. Some of their must-tries are their crispy chicken with Carolina gold rice and sticky BBQ sauce and their BBQ brisket with Texas brown rice, chipotle black beans, and peanut hoisin sauce. They also have seafood bowls, veggie bowls, and other satisfying meals.

50Kitchen (Boston)


Whether you are a seafood lover or a meat lover, 50Kitchen can definitely satisfy your cravings. 50Kitchen is a fusion style restaurant located in Fields Corner in Dorchester. You should try their must-haves-- the classic chicken and waffles, St. Louis ribs, and shrimp and grits. They also have Jambalaya Egg Rolls, Chicken Satay, Bang Bang Shrimp, sandwiches, burgers and salads, and desserts. If you are a vegetarian, you should try their vegetarian burger. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Bertha’s Kitchen (Charleston)


If you want to experience one of the best fried chickens in the state, you should head over to Bertha's Kitchen. They serve rich and flavorful fried chicken, collard greens, and juicy pork chops that can satisfy your cravings. Even the picky eaters will surely be wowed by their meals!

Which one really caught your attention? Which food spot are you gonna try first? Have you visited any of the restaurants listed above? Tell us what you think and share your food experience with us! Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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