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130+ Black-Owned Restaurants & Food Trucks In Philly

Philly Black-owned restaurants to support today.

One way to show solidarity with the Black community is by putting your money straight into Black-owned businesses. So we’ve put together this list of Philly’s Black-owned restaurants, organized by neighborhood. Support for Black-owned restaurants shouldn't just come during Black History Month—this is a list of spots that we should all be supporting today, tomorrow, and always.

We also acknowledge that this list is nothing new—organizations like Visit Philly and Travel Noire, and more have been doing this work for years. Check out their pages to find more Black-owned businesses you can support. Also, if you want to order delivery from any of these restaurants, we encourage you to do so through Black And Mobile.

Please also consider donating to organizations fighting for racial justice, like the ACLU, NAACP, George Floyd Memorial Fund, Know Your Rights Camp, Black Visions Collective, Reclaim The Block, as well as the Philadelphia Bail Fund. For a longer list of organizations to support, click here.

Mobile/Food Trucks

  • Sooo Delicious Soul Food Cafe: Sooo Delicious Soul Food Cafe will be opening a permanent location at 1112 Locust St. in the early spring of 2022. But for now, you can get chicken wings, fried fish, mac and cheese, and more at their Southwest food truck. You can also order online here.

Brewerytown 

  • Berks Street Crabs: Berks Street Crab’s seafood-heavy menu is available for takeout. Call them at 215-626-2295 to order, or do so online here.

  • Butter’s Soul Food: Butter’s Soul Food is doing takeout and delivery of everything from salads and sides to BBQ pork ribs. Order by calling them at 215-235-4724 or online here.

  • Era Bar & Ethiopian Restaurant: This restaurant and bar is a relaxed spot to eat some Ethiopian food and shoot a round of pool. Call them at 215-769-7008 if you want to place an order for takeout.

  • iMunch Cafe: This neighborhood breakfast spot has smoothies, coffee drinks, and sandwiches. Call 215-236-8624 to order or place an order online.

  • Irie Jamaican Restaurant: This Jamaican spot has curry goat, jerk chicken, and sides of cabbage. Call 267-570-0001 to order.

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Bridesburg

  • Guardhouse: This Brideburg cafe is a good place to grab a fresh cup of coffee in the morning along with a few scones, pastries, and fresh fruit. 

Callowhill 

  • Angry Deekin Ribs: At this BBQ spot, whose specialty is ribs, you can have an order drenched in sauce at a booth, take them home, or place an order for local delivery—call them at 215-769-RIBS (7427) to place an order. You can also place an online order here

  • Darnel’s Cakes: Darnel’s cookies, cakes, brownies, bars, and the best breakfast sandwiches in the area are all available for pickup through their online shop.

Center City 

  • Careda’s Caribbean Cuisine: Careda’s is doing takeout, and you can place an order by calling them at 267-592-1446.

  • Fudena: The popular West African pop-up that serves things like jollof, pan-seared chicken thigh, and coconut rice is still looking to open their brick and mortar location in 2022. For now, you can check their Instagram to stay on top of the opening date, buy some of their merchandise, or sign up for their newsletter

  • Good Karma: This coffee and breakfast spot has a few locations in Center City. Go to their website to see their full menu and place an order.

  • The Original Hot Dog Factory: Choose from over 20 types of hot dogs at this spot on Cherry Street. Call 215-309-2799 to order.

Chestnut Hill

  • Breakfast Boutique: Breakfast Boutique serves chicken and waffles, bananas foster French toast, and other breakfast foods. Call 215-621-7796 to place an order.

  • The Spice Rack: Spices, hot sauces, and po’boys are available for takeout. Call 215-274-0100 to order.

Dickinson Narrows

  • Milk & Sugar: Get cupcake cookies, lemon bars, and more from this dessert shop. Place your order here.

East Falls

  • Mac’n By Mari: Macaroons, including gluten-free and vegan flavors, are available for delivery and takeout. Go to their website for ordering information.

Fairmount 

  • Coffee Cream & Dreams: Order coffee, pastries, and breakfast food from this Fairmount spot here. Or you can grab a latte and park at one of their window-side seats inside. 

  • Deborah’s Kitchen: Order soul food at Deborah’s Kitchen in Fairmount by calling 215-763-DEBS.

Fishtown 

Germantown 

  • All The Way Live Cafe: All The Way’s fully vegan menu can be found on their website. Call them at 215-821-7298 to place an order or visit their spot on Germantown Ave.

  • Blazin Flavors: For Philly soft pretzels, fries and finger waffle cones, and more, place an order for pickup or delivery here

  • Brotherly Grub: Brotherly Grub is a great spot for wings, sandwiches, brunch jawns, and more. Call them at 267-320-2675 to place an order or queue up a meal on their website here.

  • Champagne 21: This seafood spot with a bar and event space has a full dinner menu featuring giant crab legs. Call them at 215-849-7366 to place an order.

  • Daaiyah’s Delicious: Call Daaiyah’s Delicious in Germantown at 267-297-7495 for lamb chops, shrimp, and more.

  • Grill N Dutchy: Grill N Dutchy serves Jamaican food. Place a takeout or delivery order on their website here.

  • The Nile Cafe: The Nile Cafe, Philly’s oldest vegan restaurant, has a bunch of soul food dishes. Call 215-843-6453 place an order, or do so online here.

  • Sahabah Cafe: Burgers, juices, and desserts are all available at Sahabah Cafe. Call 267-385-7208 to order.

  • Sister Muhammad’s Kitchen: Sister Muhammad’s Kitchen has everything from lamb cheesesteaks to chicken wing platters. Call them to place an order at 215-621-7250.

  • Tasties: Tasties is a soul food spot with locations in Germantown and West Philly. Check out their Instagram for more information, and view their full menu here

  • TyeMeka’s Soul Food: Crab cakes, fish platters, and other soul food dishes are available for takeout and delivery. Call 267-368-6025 to place an order.

Italian Market

Kensington

  • Franny Lou’s Porch: For coffee, tea, sandwiches, and pastries, check out Franny Lou’s in East Kensington.

  • Pound Cake Heaven: Cake lovers, head over to Pound Cake Heaven in Kensington. The local sweet shop sells cupcakes and other treats, which are all available for pickup and online purchase

Mt. Airy

  • Breakfast Boutique: Chicken and waffles and apple pie pancakes, among other breakfast foods, are available for takeout and delivery. Call 267-437-2884 to order.

  • Mt. Airy Deli: Get hoagies and breakfast dishes from Mt. Airy Deli. Call 215-242-9274 for their full menu and more information.

Newbold

  • Sweet T’s Bakery and Snack Shop: Outside of their spot at Reading Terminal spot, Sweet T’s also have a location on 22nd Street where you can order custom cakes, cupcakes, and pastries. 

  • V Marks The Shop: This vegan market will deliver you everything from plant-based butter to all-natural soap. Place an order here.

North Broad

  • Flambo: Flambo is a Caribbean restaurant selling macaroni pie, boiled and fried cassava, curry shrimp, and more. They also have takeout from 12-9pm daily. 

  • SOUTH Jazz Kitchen: Order catfish, shrimp and grits, and other soul food dishes at this spot on North Broad. You can also listen to live music and entertainment on multiple nights during the week. 

North Philly

  • 4 Every Occasion Cakes: If you need a special cake for a birthday, wedding, or your third anniversary with your eye doctor, give 4 Every Occasion Cakes a call at 215-722-2250. The bakery is also open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. 

  • Audrey’s Caribbean Kitchen: Audrey’s is serving up a bunch of Caribbean dishes like oxtails and peas and rice. Place your order over the phone by calling 215-224-5000. 

  • Auntie’s Biscuits: Auntie’s Biscuits has everything from breakfast egg sandwiches to BBQ chicken dinners. Call them at 267-748-2400 to place an order.

  • Barkley’s BBQ: Barkley’s menu of ribs and other smoked meats is available for pickup and delivery by calling them at 215-763-RIBS.

  • The Better Box: The Better Box sells twisted egg rolls, which you can find at both their brick and mortar and food truck spots. Place an order here.

  • Charlie’s Country Ribs: Call 215-235-2121 to place an order for BBQ ribs and other soul food from Charlie’s.

  • Country Cookin’: Call 267-625-3664 and order some soul food from North Philadelphia’s Country Cookin’, or support them by ordering spice rubs and potholders here.

  • Crab Shack: Order crabs, lobster, and other seafood at The Crab Shack in North Philadelphia through their website.

  • Denise’s: From cookies to custom cakes, you can order any of Denise’s desserts here.

  • Desiree’s Breakfast Boutique: Choose from cinnamon swirl pancakes, banana foster French toast, and other breakfast foods from Desiree’s. Call them at 267-223-6977 to place your order.

  • Down North: This North Philly spot has some of the best pizza in the city—and a couple of pies are even named after Freeway lyrics. You can also get loaded fries, wings, and shakes. Place your order online, or call 215-377-9787. 

  • Dwight’s Southern BBQ: Dwight’s menu has everything from ribs to mac and cheese. Call them at 215-225-6030 to place your order.

  • Eatible Delights Catering: Edible Delights is a catering company for large functions. Call 215-236-3900 to order.

  • Favors: Get chicken and waffles and other soul food from Favors. Call them at 267-455-0244, or get delivery here.

  • Flavor Spot and Flavor Spot II: The Flavor Spot’s Jamaican food is available for takeout and delivery. Call them at 215-742-0206 to order. You can order for delivery or takeout here. And The Flavor Spot II is available for takeout and delivery. Call them at 215-455-7768 to order.

  • Gilben’s Bakery: Gilben’s has everything from po’boys and cheesesteaks served on garlic bread rolls to birthday cake and brownies. Place an online order here

  • Holistic Health Cafe: Holistic Health Cafe offers vegan and vegetarian food, as well as a large assortment of herbal teas. Call them at 215-995-5150 to place an order or stop by their spot on Old York Road. 

  • Jamaican D’s: This Jamaican place is cash only. Call them at 215-927-7415 to place an order.

  • Jamils Cafe: This spot serves wings, cakes, and lots of fried food. Call 267-516-1742 to order.

  • Jordan Johnson’s Gourmet Seafood: Stop by this seafood spot and bar for smoked turkey egg rolls, fish platters, and shrimp bowls. Call 215-333-2277 to order ahead.

  • Kesha’s Kitchen: Get some salmon cheesesteaks and wing platters from Kesha’s. Call 215-288-1700 to order, or do so online here.

  • King’s Cafe: King’s serves seafood cheesesteaks, rice bowls, and wings. Call 215-548-3725 for their full menu and more information.

  • Linda’s Vegetarian: Linda’s Vegetarian has things like smoothies, hoagies, veggie burgers, and desserts. Call 215-438-2500 to order.

  • Paprika Halal: This small spot near Germantown has halal meats and seafood. Call 215-455-4663 to order.

  • Philly’s Platinum Grille: Call 215-247-2312 to order dishes like chicken and waffles from Philly’s Platinum Grille.

  • Relish: For cornbread, turkey wings, and cocktails, check out Relish. You can also place an order on their website.

  • Ron’s Caribbean Cafe: This Caribbean spot serves everything from oxtails to patties. Call 215-924-3966 to order.

  • Side Of The Road Jerk Chicken: This spot has catering and large portions available of jerk chicken wings and whole birds. Call 267-297-7286 to order, or do so online here.

  • Soul Fed Lounge: Soul Fed is a restaurant and lounge doing a bunch of seafood dishes. You can place an order through any third-party delivery apps

  • Tasteful Sensations: You can order from this seafood and soul food spot online, or by calling the restaurant at 267-975-5491.

  • Ummi Dee’s Burger Bistro: This casual spot has burgers and other sandwiches like something called the salmon jawn. Call 215-221-6166 to place an order or online here.

  • Uptown Seafood: This spot specializes in seafood, but you can also get things like chicken and waffles. Call the restaurant at 215-924-1284 to order.

  • Veghada Juice Bar: This Cheltenham spot has a bunch of fresh juices and vegetarian dishes. Order online or call 267-297-7018 to place an order.

  • Vernie’s Soul Food: View Vernie’s menu of things like collard greens, mac and cheese, and baked tilapia here. Call 215-457-3805 to order.

  • Victoria’s Kitchen & Catering: Place your order for BBQ wings, baked chicken, and more by calling the restaurant at 215-927-1066.

  • Zaneyah’s Delights: Order cupcakes, pies, or even a wedding cake from Zaneyah’s. Call them at 484-278-3828 for their full lineup of sweets.

Northern Liberties

  • The 700: The 700 is a Northern Liberties bar where you can stop by for live music acts and comedy shows. 

  • Lokal Artisan Foods: Lokal Artisan serves up things like bacon on a stick and French toast bites (with a vegan option). Check out their website for their full menu and more information.

  • Pretty Girls Cook: This cozy BYOB has everything from steak sandwiches to chicken and waffles. Place your online order here

  • Reggae Reggae Vibes: This Caribbean spot has a bunch of daily specials like rasta pasta and curry goat. Call 267-457-2970 to order.

  • Suya Suya: Grab an order of plantains, cornbread, jollof rice, and chicken from this Fairmount Ave. spot. They have online ordering for takeout as well. 

Old City

  • Baby Buns: Baby Buns has a menu including burgers and bao buns. Find all of their options, and place an order, on their website.

  • Groovy Deliciousness: Clara’s special occasion cakes (and other sweets like cookies and cupcakes) are available for pickup through their website.

  • Stripp’d Juice: For smoothies, acai bowls, and cold-pressed juice, check out Stripp’d. Call 267-550-7877 to order, or do so online on their website.

Packer Park

  • Venu Bar & Lounge: Call Venu Bar & Lounge at 267-534-3552 to place an order for salads, sandwiches, fries, and more.

Point Breeze

  • Orchard Smoothie Cafe: You can get things like fruit smoothies and fried lobster burgers from Orchard Smoothie Cafe. Call 267-453-2587 to order or online here

  • Pretzel Workz: Stop into this spot on Point Breeze Ave. for burgers, pretzels, and cheesesteaks. Check their Instagram for more information.

  • Unsoul Food: Unsoul Food has a fully vegan menu of things like Beyond cheesesteaks and personal pan mac. Place an order on their website.

Poplar

  • Ooh Lala Salads: Order a salad for takeout by calling Ooh Lala at 215-769-1006 or ordering online here.

South Street

  • Caribbean Delight: Grab one of Caribbean Delight’s booths, or grab some roti and oxtails for takeout by calling them at 215-829-1030 or ordering online here

  • Jamaican Jerk Hut: This Jamaican restaurant has jerk chicken platters, fried plantains, and more. Order on their website, or call the restaurant at 215-545-8644.

  • Reef Restaurant & Lounge: This Caribbean bar and restaurant has dishes like crab cakes and curry chicken. Call 215-629-0102 to order or online here.

Spring Garden

Upper Darby

Washington Square West

  • Bower Cafe: Bower Cafe has a menu of mostly coffee and breakfast foods like pastries and avocado toast. You can order any of it by calling them at 267-758-5536.

West Philly

  • 48th Street Grille: This Jamaican lunch spot is open all day, every day besides Sunday and Monday. Place an order online or call them at 267-244-4764.

  • 7 Boys Cafe: 7 Boys has a menu with things like BBQ chicken platters, fried rice, and seafood salad. Call them at 267-233-7574 to place an order.

  • 720 West Bistro: 720 Bistro has dishes like seafood platters. Call them at 215-472-4400 to place an order.

  • Abyssinia: Abyssinia serves our favorite Ethiopian food in the city. Call them at 215-387-2424 to place an order.

  • African Small Pot: This Woodland Ave. spot has thiebou dien, beef kebab, and more African dishes. Call 267-713-7603 to order.

  • Aksum Cafe: Aksum has a bunch of Mediterranean food. Place an order by calling them at 267-275-8195.

  • Amari’s: Amari’s full menu of soul food is available for takeout by calling 215-921-9552.

  • Atiya Ola’s Spirit First Foods: Atiya Ola has a bunch of raw, vegan, and vegetarian food. Check out their website to place an order here.

  • B&S Soul Food: Order soul food and seafood from B&S by calling them at 267-461-3635.

  • Banana Mousse: Order dessert from Banana Mousse by calling 610-400-9808, or order online here.

  • Big G’s Chicken Shack: Big G’s has baked, fried, and BBQ chicken at their Walnut Hill spot. Call them at 215-315-8401 to place an order.

  • Booker’s: Booker’s has a long menu of everything from fried okra and burgers to cheesecake French toast. Stop by the restaurant or place a to-go order online

  • Bottom Of The Sea Soul: This West Philly seafood spot has a menu of shrimp, catfish, and more. Place an order by calling them at 215-476-2000.

  • Brown Sugar Bakery and Cafe: Brown Sugar has a long menu that ranges from Caribbean-style patties, oxtails, to roti. Call them at 215-472-7380 to place an order for takeout.

  • Cafe Breezes: Call 215-477-1266 to place an order for pickup at this soul food spot. Or you can stop by their bar for a few drinks and an order of crab cakes.

  • Chef Reeky’s: Chef Reeky’s is a juice bar and breakfast cafe. Place an order through their website.

  • Cotton's Place: Get all kinds of burgers, hoagies, and rice dishes from Cotton’s Place in West Philly. Call 215-476-8024 to place an order.

  • Crafty Soul: Crafty Soul has burgers, fries, and sandwiches. Call them at 215-921-5598 to order.

  • Dibbs BBQ: Get ribs, brisket, and pulled pork from Dibbs. Call 215-876-6500 to order.

  • Fred’s Water Ice: Pick up water ice, soft pretzels, funnel cake, and more from Fred’s window.

  • Gigi & Big R: Order soul food from Gigi & Big R’s by calling them at 215-471-0164. 

  • Gojjo Ethiopian Restaurant: Gojjo’s is a sports bar with great Ethiopian food—and a spiced cheesesteak that’s one of our favorite versions in the city. Call them at 215-386-1444 to place an order. 

  • Haverford Grill & Soul: Haverford Grill has wings, chicken fingers, and wraps. Place an order through their website.

  • Hibiscus Cafe: Hibiscus has healthy, raw, and vegan food you can get for pickup and delivery by calling them at 215-307-3749.

  • JDs Soul Food: JD’s has all kinds of seafood and soul food. Call them at 267-710-8105 to place an order.

  • Just To Serve You: This soul food and seafood spot has takeout and delivery available. Call 267-531-0331 to order.

  • Keeboom’s Kitchen: Keeboom’s makes burgers, garlic mashed potatoes, snow crabs, and more. Place an order here.

  • Kilimandjaro: This Senegalese restaurant has yassa poulet, maafe, and other dishes available. They’re moving to a new spot on Baltimore Avenue sometime in February 2022. 

  • Le Baobab: This African restaurant has dishes like chopped spicy chicken, lamb didi, and more. Call 215-729-1074 to order.

  • Le Mandingue: This African restaurant has red snapper and jollof and more. Call 215-726-0543 to order or online here.

  • Little Delicious: Call 215-729-4911 to order from this Jamaican spot.

  • Ol Boys Soul Food Restaurant: This soul food spot makes things like fish and chicken platters. Call 215-471-3331 to order.

  • Quality Taste Jamaican Restaurant: For curry goat and oxtails, check out Quality Taste. Call 267-634-6821 to order.

  • Siddiq’s Water Ice: For funnel cakes and water ice, stop by Saddiq’s. You can order at their drive-through, or you can call 215-410-6513.

  • Sheba’s Soul Plate: This Caribbean and soul food spot has both Broad and Tiago food cart locations open. Email Shebassoulplate@gmail.com to place your order.

  • Star Fusion: Star Fusion serves wings, spring rolls, and more. Call the restaurant at 215-879-1108 to place an order.

  • Sunday’s Best: This Jamaican spot has full plates of jerk chicken and braised meats. Call 215-476-2660 to order.

  • Supreme Oasis Bakery & Deli: Supreme Oasis has vegetarian dishes, desserts, and other items. Call 215-452-5146 to order.

  • Top Taste Jamaican: Top Taste has Jamaican dishes available for takeout. Call them at 215-747-1460.

  • Veganish: This spot has cheesesteaks, burgers, and wings. Call 215-477-1153 to place an order or order online here.

  • Zabihah Halal Eatery: Zabihah is a soul food and breakfast spot. Call them at 267-279-7687 to place an order.

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