I am excited to finally write a restaurant guide on Black-Owned restaurants in Atlanta. For the past few months you have probably seen a lot of posts supporting Black-Owned businesses. In February I actually wrote a list of Black-Owned Wineries & Businesses. The truth is I have been living in Atlanta for 8 years and have always made a point of supporting Black-Owned restaurants in Atlanta.
In terms of Atlanta and restaurant guides, I have written my share. You will find posts on my picks on the best overall restaurants in Atlanta, the best brunch spots in Atlanta, best burger restaurants and reviews of annual food & wine festivals. However, although I have been a loyal supporter of Black-Owned restaurants in Atlanta, I have not written a dedicated blog post on this topic, until now. It is never too late to show support for Atlanta black-owned restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, pizzerias, & ice cream parlors.
Since it is the South you can expect to find delicious soul food and southern food at all these restaurants. Expect crispy fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese appetizers, scrumptious macaroni and cheese, fluffy biscuits with warm butter, fried chicken with waffles, collard greens, deviled eggs and so much more. But, you can also indulge in delicious seafood, Caribbean food, gourmet pizza, BBG and vegan food.
This list is great if you live in Atlanta or if you are visiting the area. Half of the list is comprised of Atlanta Black-Owned restaurants that I have patronized and personally enjoyed. The other half are Black-Owned restaurants in Atlanta on my to-visit list based on word of mouth and great reviews. They are all located within Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs.
July 2020: Due to COVID19 & Atlanta Restrictions, some restaurants may be closed or offering limited service, outdoor dining or takeout or delivery service only. Please call or check the websites.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the list. I have included information from fellow bloggers on black-owned restaurants in other US cities!
Atlanta Black-Owned Restaurants, Coffeeshops, Bakeries & Ice Cream Parlors:
1 Atlanta Breakfast Club: Midtown: Southern, Breakfast & Brunch, Midtown
2 Camicakes: Multiple Locations: Bakery
3 Grant Park Coffeehouse: Grant Park: Coffee, Tea, Bakery, Sandwiches
4 Just Add Honey Tea Company: Downtown: Coffee & Tea, Tea Rooms
5 Le Petite Marche´: Kirkwood: Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches
6 Irie Mon Cafe: Buckhead: Caribbean, Breakfast, Brunch
7 Miss D’s New Orleans Praline’s: Downtown, Sweet Auburn Curb Market: Specialty Foods, Desserts
8 Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream: Ormewood Park: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Bakery
9 Nancy’s Pizzeria: Midtown: Chicago style & Vegan pizza
10 Negril Village: Midtown: Caribbean, Breakfast & Brunch, Bar
11 Old Lady Gang: Multiple Locations: Southern Cuisine
12 Sublime Doughnuts: Home Park/Georgia Tech, North Druid Hills: Doughnuts, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
13 Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint: Downtown: Southern food, Music venue
14 Tom, Dick & Hank: Downtown: Barbecue, Cocktail Bar
15 Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours: West Midtown: Soul food, Southern food, Desserts
16 Desta Ethiopian Kitchen: Briarcliff, Emory Point: Ethiopian food, Sandwiches, Desserts
17 The Blaxican Food Truck: Soul Food, Mexican
18 Marguerite’s Jerk Bistro: Grant Park: Caribbean
19 Ann’s Snack Bar: Kirkwood: Burgers, Hot Dogs
20 The Beverly: Grant Park: American, Sports Bar
21 BlackBird: Downtown: American, Breakfast, Brunch, Cocktail Bar
22 Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge: Midtown: American, Lounge
23 The Busy Bee Café: Downtown: Soul Food
24 CheeseCaked: Downtown and Buckhead. (closed until further notice. Owner has been ill :-()
25 Kat’s Café: Midtown: American, Music Venue
26 Dat Fire Jerk Chicken: Downtown: Caribbean
27 Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria: West Midtown, Metrpolitan Pkwy coming soon: Pizza
28 Urban Grind Coffee House: West Midtown: Coffee & Tea, Venue & Event Space
29 Slutty Vegan: West End & Food Truck: Burgers & Vegan
30 Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar: College Park: Southern, Soul Food, Cocktail Bar
31 Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe & Upscale Lounge: Sandy Springs area: Caribbean, Hookah Bar, Lounge
32 Popbar: Alpharetta: Handcrafted gelato, yogurt and sorbet served on a stick.
33 Edgewood Pizza: Old Fourth Ward: Pizza
34 Sweet Auburn Seafood: Downtown: Seafood, Wine, Tapas
35 Paschal’s: Downtown: Southern, Soul Food
BONUS!! Black-Owned Wine Shops in Atlanta!
3 Parks Wine Shop, Grant Park
Corks and Cuvee, Conyers
Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop & Tasting Room, Avondale Estates
The Bailey Wine Cellar, Grant Park
And, If you live in Atlanta and this list just isn’t enough for you, check out this article of 300+ Black-Owned restaurants and food businesses in metro Atlanta.
As promised, please check out these lists of Black-Owned restaurants in the following cities from a few of my favorite Black content creators:
Jeff Chubby Diaries: 15 Black-Owned Restaurants in Austin Texas
Gabby Packs Light: 45+ Black-Owned Restaurants in San Diego California
Ashlee Will Drink for Travel: 100 Black-Owned Restaurants You Need To Visit in Baltimore
Happy Eating!! Did any of your favorites make the list?
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