Black-Owned Restaurants In Philly

Philly is rich in Black culture and history. Here are the Black-owned restaurants for every foodies’ tastebuds.

Philadelphia, PA

This beautiful cafe, filled with plants and cozy vibes, offers espresso drinks, teas, smoothies, muffins, biscuits, and sandwiches.

Franny Lou’s Porch

Find Marvel and DC comics as well as books for both adults and children. Owner Ariell R. Johnson is the first Black woman on the East Coast to own a comic-book shop.

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

This spot serves up breakfast and lunch six days a week.The rose petals and whipped cream topped strawberry waffles is their specialty dish.

Rose Petals Cafe & Lounge

Since 1994, they’ve been serving dishes like jerk chicken, oxtail, curry chicken, roti, cornbread and more. You can also BYOB, making it a favorite amongst locals.

Jamaican Jerk Hut

Head to Relish for an epic 40-foot brunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday.


Get a taste of Senegal in west Philly with dishes like spicy grilled chicken, beef patties, grilled lamb chops, fried vegetable rice with fish, and fried plantains.


Enjoy New Orleans-style jazz and soul performances here along with comfort foods such as barbecue short ribs and mac and cheese.


This spot has live jazz music six nights a week and a 50-bottle bourbon and whiskey program.

South Kitchen & Jazz Bar

This spot merges Jamaican and American cuisines and serves up fusions like jerk chicken cheesesteaks and chicken patties.

Reggae Reggae Vibes

Dishes like southern-fried chicken wings, smothered turkey wings, candied yams, collard greens, mac and cheese, and more is what this stall is known for.

Keven Parkers Soul Food Cafe

Head here for an upscale dinner offering escargot and French onion soup.

Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe

Perfect for seafood lovers, this small family-owned spot serves all kinds of seafood platters.

Shrimp Express ||

The great thing about this restaurant is it serves dishes from soul food, Caribbean and American cuisines.

48th Street Grille

This restaurant has amazing dishes such as coconut rice, pan-seared salmon and Buffalo cauliflower.

Booker’s Restaurant And Bar

Enjoy tacos at this spot owned by former Top Chef contestant Senat Sylva.

Dos Tacos

Comfort food with a healthy twist is what Green Soul is all about.

Green Soul

Popular amongst locals, iMunch Cafe has a menu that is both delicious and healthy.

iMunch Cafe

The owner of this bakery was once Jay-Z’s accountant.

Sweet Nectar Dessert Kitchen

Treat yourself to pound cake, brownies, pies, cookies, and doughnuts — you can even get a wedding cake here.


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