Black-Owned Restaurants From HBO's 'Insecure'


What we love about HBO’s Insecure is the fact that it celebrates Black love, Black culture, Black history, normalizes Black mental health wellness – it’s just an overall celebration of Blackness.

It also appears to be a love letter to LA, particularly Black-owned restaurants, showing us how to celebrate the Black establishments in a city that’s changing rapidly due to gentrification.

Here are a few restaurants the show has reminded us to support:

The owner of this vegan Tex-Mex restaurant where you can find tacos, burritos, and a soul-food platter, appeared in season 1's “Real As F***” episode and season 3's “Ghost-Like.”

Stuff I Eat



During season three’s “Fresh-Like,” Issa insisted that Nathan try Worldwide Tacos. Lucky for some of us, you don’t need a date to enjoy this walk-up taco-spot.

Leimert Park

Worldwide Tacos


LA natives Yonnie & Ajay launched Hilltop in View-Park and since expanded to two more locations, including Inglewood & Glassell Park.

View-Park, Inglewood, and Glassell Park

Hilltop Coffee & Kitchen


Catch Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant & Market most recently in season 4. It’s where we realize it might be over for Molly and Issa’s friendship. 

Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant & Market


Little Ethiopia

Roscoe’s is legendary. It was introduced to Hollywood in the 1970s and is a frequent set choice for movie and television shoots, including Insecure.

Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles


In probably one of the best episodes of the entire series, Alta Adams is where Issa and Lawrence reunited for drinks. (Remember Issa fell when she walked in?)

Alta Adams


West Adams

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