Where in California You Can Support Black-Owned Restaurants

Rallying (and dining) with local businesses.

Since the protests began last week following the death of George Floyd, many Californians are flooding the web with information on black-owned restaurants across the state.

According to Kat Hong, a 25-year-old editorial assistant at Infatuation based in Los Angeles, “It came from a place of pure helplessness,” Hong said. “It’s difficult to know how best to support the black community right now.”

So she began compiling a list for her readership. “This is a way to put money directly into businesses that are owned by black people,” she says. “It’s important to support these businesses every day—not just this week or until all this is over—every single day.”

Here’s a collection of restaurants from San Diego to San Francisco to support:

San Francisco and Bay Area

Cupcakin’ Bake Shop, in Oakland and Berkeley

Healing Kitchen (vegan), 63rd & Adeline St, Berkeley, (510) 356-7866

Reggae Pot, 15495 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite D, Los Gatos, (408) 827-4597

Back A Yard, locations in San Jose, Campbell and Menlo Park

The Cook and Her Farmer, 510 9th St., Oakland

Burke & Black, San Francisco, (415) 723-1955

Brenda’s Meat & Three, 919 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, (415) 926-8657

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Los Angeles Area

Chicken N Chips, 2728 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 922-1070

Hambone’s Smokehouse, 9825 Belmont St., Bellflower, (562) 920-5200

Darrow’s Grill, 21720 S. Avalon Blvd., #102, Carson, (424) 570-0531

Rosalind’s Ethiopian Restaurant, 1044 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 936-2486

RJ Southern Home Cooking, 8852 Rosecrans Ave., Downey, (562) 408-2960

Divine Dips, 601 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, (213) 265-7785

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, locations in Hollywood, Pasadena, Anaheim, Long Beach and more.

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San Diego Area

Ackee Tree, 5712 El Cajon Blvd., El Cerrito, (619) 450-6284

Chula Vista Brewery, 294 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, (619) 616-8806

Spoiled Vegans Café, East Village San Diego, 619-320-8366

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Sacramento Area 

Daddy O’s Smokehouse, 3581 Matherfield Rd., Rancho Cordova

South, 2005 11th St., Sacramento, (916) 382-9722

Oak Park Brewing Co., 3514 Broadway, Sacramento, (916) 389-0726

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And here’s an app that searches for black-owned restaurants wherever you are: www.eatokra.com

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