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80+ Black-Owned Restaurants And Food Trucks In Austin

All of Austin’s Black-owned restaurants.

One way to show solidarity with the Black community is by ordering from Black-owned businesses, which is why we’ve put together this list of Austin’s Black-owned restaurants. Please email us at austin@theinfatuation.com to let us know of restaurants that should be included on this list, and we’ll work to get them added as quickly as possible.

Also consider donating to organizations fighting for racial justice - like the Austin Justice Coalition, the ACLU, NAACP,Black Visions Collective, and Reclaim The Block.

Bee Cave

  • The Cupcake Guys: The Cupcake Guys sell gourmet cupcakes, coffee, ice cream, and other sweets, including custom cakes. You can place orders online for pickup from their shop in Bee Cave.

Cedar Park

  • Cajun Skillet: Cajun Skillet runs a catering company, food truck, and a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Cedar Park. They serve Southern and Cajun/Creole food.

  • Dirty Glove Midwest Barbeque: Dirty Glove Midwest Barbecue serves barbecue and Detroit-style Coney dogs. They’re located in the Lakeline Mall.

  • La Joie: La Joie in Cedar Park is a Creole-inspired oyster bar and seafood restaurant.

  • Scoop & Score Ice Cream: Scoop & Score sells coffee and ice cream out of a storefront in Cedar Park.

  • Taco Sweets: Taco Sweets is an ice cream taco shop in the Lakeline Mall.


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Central Austin

  • Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant: Aster’s Ethiopian near campus is open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in. Their lunch buffet is back open.

  • Baby Greens: Baby Greens in Wooten has a wide variety of wraps, salads, and other healthy options. 

  • Bikkle Jamaican Restaurant: Bikkle, by campus, serves Jamaican food like curry goat, oxtails, and escovitch fish.

  • Dia’s Market: The Crestview grocery store Dia’s Market is open, alongside online order and curbside pickup. Their deli is open for breakfast and lunch sandwiches all day. Three days a week, they have rotisserie chicken and roast potatoes that often sell out. 

  • Elevated Soul: Elevated Soul specializes in catering for events, meetings, and individuals. 

  • Ham Bonz Soul Food: Ham Bonz Soul Food offers soul food classics like fried chicken, pork chops, and collard greens for pickup and delivery.

  • JP’s Pancake Company: JP’s is Austin’s first (and maybe only) pancake food truck, located near campus with pancake bowls. There’s also a new location in Oak Hill.

  • LE Meals: LE Meals describes itself as “A Gullah-Geechee kitchen with a whole lot of NOLA.” It’s a food stand in Hancock with pickup and delivery.

  • Les Bobos Crepes: Les Bobos is a coffee shop and creperie in West Campus. 

  • Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food: The food truck Sassy’s specializes in vegetarian soul food, with dishes like “chicon n waffles” and a “vegan pokechop sandwich.” Find them next to Spider House Ballroom.

  • Slab BBQ: Slab has three locations: oneon Research Boulevard, one at Westgate Lanes in South Austin, and one in Cedar Park. They mostly offer barbecue-based sandwiches as well as ribs by-the-pound and a number of sides.

  • Word of Mouth Bakery: Word of Mouth serves desserts, lunch, as well as take-home dinner. There are two locations, one on W. 12th Street and ther other South 1st Street. 

Downtown Austin

  • Emmer & Rye: The upscale American restaurant Emmer & Rye specializes in small plates.

  • Hestia: The downtown restaurant Hestia delivers exciting live-fire cooking with a 20-foot hearth.

  • Kalimotxo: Kalimotxo is a Basque pintxo bar serving excellent cocktails. 

  • Luv Fats Ice Cream: Luv Fats Ice Cream sells vegan avocado ice cream by the pint at local farmers markets, as well as at grocery stores and coffee shops like Dia’s Market, Royal Blue (on Rainey), and Barrett’s Coffee.

  • Ninja Pig: Ninja Pig sells smoked meats and things like sandwiches, al pastor tacos, and breakfast tacos at local farmers markets. 

  • TLV: TLV serves Israeli food in the Fareground food hall downtown.

East Austin

  • Anything’s Baked Potato: Anything’s Baked Potatoes, located near Rosewood and Comal, has a variety of baked potatoes, including a basic loaded one to one topped with chicken fried chicken.

  • Big Easy Bar & Grill: Big Easy near 12th and Chicon focuses on Cajun food, like po-boys and gumbo. 

  • Bird Bird Biscuit: Popular chicken-biscuit sandwich spot Bird Bird Biscuit on Manor is available for takeout and delivery. There’s a second location in Brentwood on Koenig Lane.

  • Canje: Canje is a contemporary Guyanese and Caribbean restaurant in East Austin led by executive chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph, who’s also the executive pastry chef and co-owner of Emmer & Rye, Hestia, TLV, and Henbit.

  • Country Boyz Fixins: The East Austin Southern spot, Country Boyz Fixins, has po-boys, fried catfish, wings, and other homestyle dinners. They have daily lunch specials as well. 

  • Daygos San Diego Taco Shop: Daygos is a California-style Mexican food trailer, and the focus here is on San Diego-style tacos (and burritos).

  • Ethiopian and Eritrean Food Trailer: Located at the same trailer park as R&B’s Steak and Fries, this trailer serves Ethiopian and Eritrean food, including goat, beef, lamb, and vegetarian dishes.

  • Galloway’s Sandwich Shop: Despite their name, Galloway’s near 12th and Chicon, actually specializes in soul food with a rotating menu of dishes that changes daily. 

  • Gooden Sweet Cookies: Cookie specialists Gooden Sweet is open for delivery. All of their cookies can be made gluten-free as well.

  • The Gossip Shack: The Gossip Shack, located near Mueller, has wings, drinks, and desserts available for takeout. Their signature “CPR” wings - Cajun, parmesan, and ranch - are worth a visit alone. There’s also a location in Pflugerville.

  • Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant: Habesha, near I-35 and 290, serves Ethiopian fare family-style, using injera instead of utensils.

  • Hoover’s Cooking: Hoover’s Cooking, the Texan/Southern comfort food spot in East Austin, has been open for over 20 years.

  • Mr. Catfish: Mr. Catfish is a fried seafood spot near Airport and 12th St.

  • R&B’s Steak And Fries: R&B’s does cheesesteaks and loaded fries. Find them in the trailer park near Cesar Chavez and Pleasant Valley

  • Rogers Boyz Family BBQ: In East Austin, Rogers Boyz Family BBQ serves barbecue sandwiches, frito pie, and barbecue nachos.

  • Roland's Soul Food And Fish: The soul food restaurant Roland's serves dishes like smothered pork chops, oxtails, and fried fish and shrimp.

  • The Rolling Rooster: The Rolling Rooster is a Southern restaurant that specializes in chicken and waffles, has three Austin-area locations: North at Wells Branch, East at Victory Grill, and another at 620 and Anderson Mill. 

  • Roots Chicken Shak: Located in the food hall section of the Mueller HEB is Roots Chicken Shak from chef Tiffany Derry's. It’s famous for the duck-fat fried chicken.

  • Sam’s BBQ: The longtime East Austin barbecue spot Sam’s opened in 1957 and serves standards like smoked brisket, ribs, and sausage, but there’s also mutton, which we don’t see nearly too often. .

  • Tony’s Jamaican Food: Tony’s Jamaican Food truck is near 11th and Navasota in East Austin. There’s also a location in Pflugerville.

  • Wasota Vegan Paradise: Wasota Vegan Paradise, on E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,  specializes in Nigerian and West African vegan food.


  • Jackson Soul: Jackson Soul, in Elgin on Main Street, is a soul food restaurant.


  • Iwayne’s Caribbean Kitchen: Iwayne’s is open for delivery or takeout from their location in Manor, TX. They offer up a daily rotating menu of traditional Caribbean dishes like curry goat and jerk chicken. 

  • Lillie Mae’s Comfort Food: Lillie Mae’s Comfort Food is a soul food restaurant in Manor with a menu that includes burgers, fried chicken, gumbo, seafood, and sandwiches like Philly cheesesteaks and po-boys. There’s also a rotating set of daily specials.

North Austin

  • African Market / Nigerian Restaurant: African Market sells traditional Nigerian food and marketplace goods out of a small storefront near Lamar and Braker Lane. 

  • Bigg Belly BBQ: Bigg Belly BBQ is located near Anderson Mill and 183. They offer traditional Texas barbecue as well as things like brisket quesadillas and smoked turkey legs. 

  • Down South Texas BBQ: Down South is a barbecue food truck located near Howard Lane and I-35. They specialize in traditional Texas barbecue, but also hold a weekly Soul Food Saturday with different specials like smoked oxtails and jerk chicken. 

  • Kasian Boil: The Asian/Cajun seafood spot Kasian Boil has crawfish, snow crab, king crab, and large-format “Feed the FAM Packs” available for takeout. 

  • Midtown Live: Midtown Live is a sports bar and restaurant with a menu of southern staples like their fried catfish plate and rib baskets. 

  • New Awlins Cafe: Cajun restaurant New Awlins Cafe, near Spicewood Springs and 183, serves dishes like gumbo and jambalaya. They’re also known for their pie.

  • Noble Delights: Noble Delights is a bakery operation without a storefront that offers custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other desserts. 

  • Selam International Market and Cafe: Selam is a market and restaurant, carrying primarily Ethiopian and East African spices and products. They also have a restaurant with traditional Ethiopian dishes like kitfo and tibbs.


  • 11 Degrees Daiquiri: 11 Degrees sells frozen daiquiris, available for curbside pickup from their storefront in Pflugerville. 

  • Bahadi’s Chicken & Lounge: Bahadi’s in Pflugerville has a variety of sandwiches, Chicago-style pizzas, fish, chicken, and wing baskets, in addition to a menu of soul food classics. 

  • Da Boot Po Boys: Da Boot sells New Orleans-style po-boys, gumbo, wings, and other Creole specialties.

  • Down South Cajjun Eats: Cajjun Eats offers traditional Cajun cuisine and crawfish. They also offer daily specials like fried shrimp and Cajun pasta.

  • Island Fork: Island Fork in Pflugerville specializes in Caribbean cuisine, including jerk chicken and curry goat. 

  • Kings N Queens: Kings N Queens is a food truck selling Jamaican food in Pflugerville. The menu varies from day to day but features traditional Jamaican dishes like curry goat and jerk chicken. 

  • Lady T Kitchen: Lady T’s sells African food out of their storefront in Pflugerville.

  • Lonestar Crabshack: Lonestar Crabshack is a food truck on Grand Avenue Parkway in Pflugerville serving crab and shrimp platters with flavors including lemon pepper, honey garlic, Cajun, and spicy.

  • Paradise on Ice: Paradise on Ice sells a variety of drinks, like pina coladas, margaritas, and sangrias by the cup or by the gallon. They have a storefront in Pflugerville and another one in Austin near Burnet Road and 183.

  • Phoenix Grille: The food truck Phoenix Grille serves dishes like wings, nachos, pita bread tacos, and loaded fries.

  • Suga’s Cakery: Suga’s is a bakery in Pflugerville that specializes in cakes. They offer cupcakes as well as a variety of larger cakes with customizable frostings and fillings. 

  • Taste of Ethiopia: There are two locations of Taste of Ethiopia in the Austin area, one in Pflugerville, the other on South Congress in Austin.

Round Rock

  • Bosslady’s Bakery: Bosslady’s is a bakery in Round Rock with all kinds of sweets from cakes and pies, to cookies and banana pudding. 

  • Snack Room: Snack Room sells ice cream, spiked shakes, and a variety of popcorn, as well as other sweets. 

  • The Ville Nutrition: The Ville is a smoothie and juice bar in Round Rock that also sells coffees, teas, and protein bites for when you need a light and healthy snack. 

  • Trinidad and Tobago Cafe: Trinidad and Tobago Cafe is a Caribbean restaurant in Round Rock, offering traditional Trinidadian dishes with some Grenada influence. The menu changes daily but you can expect to see things like curry oxtail and jerk chicken. 

  • Wine Sensation: Wine Sensation is a wine bar and restaurant in downtown Round Rock. There’s a large list of wines available for curbside pickup as well as a food menu with cheese plates, small bites, and flatbread pizzas. 

  • Y’all’s Cafe: The Louisiana-inspired Southern restaurant Y’all’s Cafe in Round Rock serves dishes like catfish, chicken fried chicken, and po-boys.

South Austin

  • Brown’s Bar-B-Que: The trailer Brown’s Bar-B-Que is located outside Corner Bar on South Lamar. They do the barbecue classics like brisket and pork ribs, and they also serve exceptional smoked chicken thighs.

  • Distant Relatives: Located at Meanwhile Brewing, Distant Relatives serves barbecue and food inspired by the African diaspora within the United States.

  • Indigo Smart Cafe: In addition to offering a variety of supplements and teas, Indigo has a full menu of tacos, acai bowls, hot dogs, juices and coffees. 

  • Midway Dogs: In South Austin, Midway Dogs serves Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches.

  • Shirley’s Trini Cuisine: Located in the Thicket trailer park, Shirley’s serves food from Trinidad & Tobago, including jerk chicken, curries, and oxtail stew.

  • Winston’s Kitchen: Winston’s sells Jamaican food like jerk chicken and beef patties in Sunset Valley.


  • Davis Grocery & Bar-B-Q: Davis Grocery out in Taylor, TX operates as a grocery store and a barbecue restaurant, offering traditional staples like brisket, chicken, ribs, and pulled pork. 

West Austin

  • Crimson Creek Smokehouse: Crimson Creek Smokehouse is an Oklahoma style-barbecue truck, serving ribs, pulled pork, and pork belly burnt ends.

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