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120+ Black-Owned Restaurants Across Chicago

Support Chicago's Black-owned restaurants.

Show solidarity with the Black community by putting your money straight into Black-owned businesses. One incredibly important, tangible way to show up is by supporting Black-owned restaurants, which is why we’ve put together this list of Chicago’s Black-owned restaurants, organized by neighborhood.

This is not just a list of Black-owned restaurants we should all be supporting today, or tomorrow, or next week. These are restaurants that we should be supporting, always. This guide is just one step. We'll be updating this list frequently, so please email us at chicago@theinfatuation.com to let us know of any restaurants that should be included and we’ll work to get them added as quickly as possible.

Hopefully, this list is helpful. But the following sites have been compiling Black-owned guides for years, and are go-to resources for Black-owned restaurant information: Black Chicago Eats, Black People Eats, Seasoned And Blessed, and Chicago Black Restaurant Week.

Please also consider donating to organizations fighting for racial justice - like the ACLU, NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Black Visions Collective, and Reclaim The Block, as well as My Block, My Hood, My City.


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Auburn Gresham

  • Afro Joe’s Afro Joe’s is a coffee shop and cafe. Don't leave without getting a short rib grilled cheese.

  • Food On The Run: A fantastic counter service soul food spot. Call 773-420-3523 to order.

  • B&B Ice Cream And Candy: This casual sweets shop has a large assortment of treats.

  • Cutie Pie’s Kitchen: Available for carryout.

  • Jamaican Jerk Villa: A casual spot with very good jerk chicken. Carryout available, call 312-225-0932 to order.

  • Dirty Bird’s Southern Kitchen: This spot has great wings and fried chicken sandwiches.

  • Jamison’s Soul Food: As the name suggests Jamison’s focuses on soul food. Carryout-only.

  • Cafe 57: This breakfast spot is available for indoor dining, carryout, and delivery. Go online or call (872) 244-7799 to order.

Avondale

Beverly/Brainard

  • Andy Sunflower Cafe: Available for takeout and curbside pickup. Call 312-961-3171 or order online.

  • Flippin Flavors: Available for takeout and delivery. Order online or call 773-253-2680.

  • Vicky’s Cafe: Available for carryout and delivery. Call 773-701-6851 to order. Note: Temporarily closed

  • Munchiez: This snacks and sweets shop is available for carryout, delivery, and dine-in.

  • Bani’s Beets: Bani’s is a juicery and cafe, featuring things like cold-pressed juices, salads, bowls, and avocado toast.

Bronzeville/Back of the Yards

  • Dock’s Fish: Available for carryout and delivery. Call 312-929-2336

  • Pearl’s Place: Known for it's Southern-style buffet.

  • Shawn Michelle’s: A wonderful ice cream shot. Check out their Instagram

  • Sip & Savor: Takeout only. Call 773-855-2125.

  • Bronzeville Wings: Carryout and delivery available. Call ahead at 773-424-8223 or go online to order.

  • Friistyle: Takeout and delivery available. Order directly from the website, or call 773-548-5375 to order.

  • Truth Italian: This Italian spot has an incredible patio and weekday brunch.

  • Some Like It Black: Carryout available. Order directly from the website, or call ahead at 773-891-4866.

  • Emeche Cakery And Cafe: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online or call ahead at 312-265-1249.

  • RU Hungry: Available for carryout, call 773-434-4800 to order.

  • S2 Express Grill: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online.

  • Yassa: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online or call 773-488-5599.

Edgewater

Galewood

  • Lemme Get Ummm: Lemee Get Umm is a new sandwich shop. They also have smoothies and desserts. Carryout and delivery only.

  • Lexington Betty Smokehouse: This BBQ food truck is available for carryout, delivery, and has multiple locations throughout the city.

  • 6978 Soul Food: As the name suggests, 6978 Soul Food focuses on soul food, which you can get for carryout and delivery.

Grand Boulevard

Greater Grand Crossing/Englewood/Chatham

  • Brown Sugar Bakery: Available for curbside pickup. Order online.

  • Oooh Wee It Is: This former sweet tea spot expanded into a cereal bar and soul food joint. This place has live music weekly, and is open for brunch and dinner.

  • Roy's Soul Food: A soul food breakfast and lunch spot with hearty portions.

  • 5 Loaves Eatery: Available for takeout and delivery, call 626-791-1614 to place an order. Check their Instagram for the latest details.

  • Lem’s BBQ: One of Chicago's most famous BBQ spots. Takeout-only.

  • Mabes Deli: Available for takeout and delivery, call 773-891-1798.

  • Flammin Restaurant: Available for carryout or delivery. Go online or call 773-675-8983.

  • Soul Veg City: Formerly known as The Original Soul Vegetarian, this vegan Southern and soul food restaurant has been “serving food as medicine” in Chatham for over 40 years.

  • The Woodlawn: This American restaurant has a great rooftop.

  • Doughboy’s Chicago: Available for curbside pickup and delivery. Call-in at 872-244-7592. No cash accepted - credit cards, CashApp, and Zelle only.

  • Haire’s Gulf Shrimp: Call 773-783-1818 to order.

  • The Wrap Bar: Carryout and delivery. Call ahead at 312-383-6620 to order.

  • Deli King: Available for carryout and delivery. Order ahead or call 773-855-9173.

Humboldt Park/Austin/Garfield Park

  • Turkey Chop: Available for carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Order online or call 773-384-2500.

  • Macarthur’s Restaurant: A cafeteria-style restaurant serving homestyle classics like fried chicken, hearty meatloaf, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and peach cobbler.

  • The Licking: Available for delivery, order online.

  • Flavors Southern Kitchen: Available for takeout and delivery. Call 773-379-0909, walk-in, or order online.

  • Justice Of The Pies: Available for delivery and you can order online.

  • Bro-In-Laws Bar-B-Que: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online, or call 773-227-8344.

  • Mr E Chef’s Barbecue: Available for curbside pickup. Order online, or call 800-676-4923.

  • Cocoa Chili: This carryout and delivery only restaurant focuses on Afro-Caribbean food. Order online.

Hyde Park/Woodlawn

  • Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat: A counter-service vegan and vegetarian restaurant.

  • Soul Shack: Available for carryout and delivery. Call ahead at 773-891-0126 or walk-in to order. Online ordering available too.

  • Litehouse Whole Food Grill: Carryout and delivery available. Order online or call 773-633-2587.

  • Mikkey’s Retro Grill: Available for carryout and delivery. Go online or call 773-675-8525.

  • B’Gabs: Available for carryout. Place an order by calling 773-256-1000, walk-in, or go directly to their website.

  • Exquisite Meals: Available for curbside pickup and delivery. Order online.

  • Jerk 48: Available for carryout and delivery. Call 773-420-3416 to place an order.

  • 14 Parish Restaurant and Rhum Bar: A Caribbean restaurant that's great for celebrations.

  • BJ’s Market: Available for carryout, curbside pickup, and delivery. Call 773-374-4700.

  • Virtue: An incredible Southern and soul food restaurant that's perfect for date night.

  • Kilwins: A charming ice cream shop. Temporarily closed.

  • What's Krackin' Southern Seafood: This counter-service seafood boil restaurant has incredible shrimp, crab, and lobster that you can buy by the pound.

Lakeview/Lincoln Park/River North

  • Ms. T’s Southern Fried Chicken: Counter-spot spot that's vailable for carryout by calling 773-728-2500 or delivery online.

  • Batter & Berries: A breakfast spot that's known for it's French toast flights. Check out their Instagram for specials.

  • Mogadishu: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online.

  • Krazy Hog: This BBQ spot was originally in the suburbs, but has reopened for delivery and takeout only in Lincoln Park.

  • Kitchen + Kocktails: This upscale River North restaurant serves Southern dishes like pork chops, blackened fish, gumbo, and crab cakes.

  • Bocadillo Market: This is a wonderful Spanish cafe and restaurant with a charming back patio.

Lincoln Square/North Center

Little Italy

  • Brunch N Burgers: A casual spot focusing on (you guessed it) burgers and weekend brunch.

Marquette Park

McKinley Park/Avalon Park/Ashburn

  • Queen Dinner Dash: This Southern restaurant has a rotating menu that changes every Sunday. Available for carryout and delivery, call (312) 778-2671 to order.

  • Full Slab: This BBQ spot is available for carryout and delivery. Go online to order.

  • Plant Based Junkie: Plant Based Junkie is a vegan and vegetarian fast food restaurant. Carryout and delivery available.

  • D&D’s Place: D&D’s is a donut shop, and they use only natural ingredients in all their glazes.

Pullman/Morgan Park/Roseland

Rogers Park

  • Life’s Sweet: Both delivery and takeout from their walk-up window are available. Go online or call 312-259-7148.

  • Kizin Creole: Order directly from their website.

  • Denden Restaurant: Available for takeout, call 312-225-0932 to place an order.

  • Safari Lounge: Available for carryout. Order online or call 773-856-0803.

  • Redz Belizean Cuisine: Available for carryout, and delivery on Mondays. Call 773-973-3919.

  • Another Bite: This brunch spot has dishes like waffles, omelettes, pancakes, and French toast

South Loop/Near South Side/University Village

South Shore

  • Majani Vegan Cuisine: This is a fast-casual vegan spot that specializes in Southern food.

  • South Shore Brew: A coffee shop with a selection of sandwiches, salads, and wraps.

  • Give Me Some Sugah: Takeout only. Call 773-363-9330 to order ahead.

  • Chef’s Sara: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online or call 773-359-4637

  • Surf’s Up: Available for carryout and delivery. Call 773-891-5544 to place an order.

  • Slab BBQ: This counter-service spot serves BBQ with housemade sides, and is available for carryout and delivery.

Uptown/Ravenswood

  • Demera: This Ethiopian spot has a full bar, and is great for groups. Also available for carryout and delivery. Call 773-334-8787 or order online.

  • Tesfa: Available for carryout and delivery. Call 312-698-4481 or go online to order.

  • Nigerian Kitchen: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online or by calling 773-271-4010.

  • Urban Grill: A fast food spot with burgers, wings, and more.

  • The Longroom: Available for carryout and delivery. Order online.

  • Palace Gate Restaurant: Availabe for carryout. Call 773-769-1793 to order.

West Loop/The Loop

  • Eleven Eleven: Available for carryout, delivery, and indoor dining. Order directly from their website or by calling 312-248-8942.

  • Provaré: A fun, brightly lit Creole and Italian spot with handmade pasta.

  • Cleo’s Southern Cuisine: This soul food spot has a location in the Time Out Market food hall.

  • Taste 222: Available for takeout and delivery. Order on their website or call them at 312-383-6620.

  • Coco’s Lobster: Available for indoor dining, carryout and delivery.

  • J. Spice: Available for delivery, order online.

  • FruVe Express Juicery: This juice bar has fresh-pressed juices along with things like smoothies and acai bowls.

  • Shawn Michelle's: This ice cream spot has an outpost in the Time Out Market food hall.

West Town/Wicker Park

  • Dr Bird's: A Jamaican restaurant with wonderful Jamaican patties, jerk chicken, and incredibly friendly service. Also has a great weekend brunch.

  • Soulé: One of our favorite soul food restaurants in Chicago. Make a reservation for dine in, or call 312-526-3825 to place an order for takeout.

  • Mr. Brown’s Lounge: Both delivery and carryout are available. Call them at 773-278-4445 or order directly from their website.

  • Ina Mae Tavern: This spot focuses on New Orleans-inspired food. Check out their Instagram for specials.

  • Frontier: A lodge-type restaurant with a great patio, wood-burning fireplace, and lots of game (like buffalo) on the menu.

  • Crazy Bird Chicken: This casual restaurant focuses on fried chicken.

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