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 Seattle’s Black-owned restaurants, organized by neighborhood or city.
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. Please email us at email@example.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.
Hopefully, this list is helpful. But organizations like Intentionalist, EatOkra, and more have been doing this work for years. Check out their pages to find more Black-owned businesses you can support.
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 NW Community Bail Fund. For a longer list of organizations to support, click here.
Serious Soul At Cubby’s: This soul food spot in Auburn serves fried chicken and fish along with sides like okra, red beans and rice, and cornbread.
Trotter’s Restaurant: Trotter’s is an all-day diner open from 8am-8pm every day of the week except Monday. Expect American classics like pancakes and burgers.
Ballard Beer Company: Ballard Beer Company has a rotating list of 17 beers and ciders from Washington available on tap and to go. Stop by the taproom to make a purchase, or grab a gift card by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lockspot Cafe: Find The Lockspot Cafe right next to the Ballard Locks. They are an institution for fish and chips, chowder, and other seafood dishes.
Fino Cafe: This Mexican spot’s menu is 100% halal—and currently only open for takeout.
The Station: We love this coffee shop for their cozy seating, bacon smells from breakfast sandwiches toasting, and a delicious Mexican mocha.
Ezell’s Chicken: This fried chicken chain is currently only offering takeout—which is great considering their spicy tenders taste excellent anywhere.
Wingstop: Wingstop is a chicken chain in Bellevue where you can order trays of wings, tenders, fries, and dips.
Carolina Smoke: This Bothell BBQ spot has takeout and delivery available. Call the restaurant at 425-949-8672 to order.
Angel City Deli: This BBQ and soul food spot has takeout available. Order online or call 206-772-2223.
Moon Village Bakery: This bakery serves dinner rolls infused with special additions like turmeric, potato, beets, and more.
Classic Eats: Head to Classic Eats for comfort food like mango-glazed wings, shepherd’s pie, and more.
Dukem Market: This classic Ethiopian spot also has an adjoining grocery market.
Footprint Wine Tap: Footprint is a wine bar where everything is available on tap, alongside snacks like flatbread pizza, charcuterie boards, and crostini.
Karachi Cowboys: Formerly a pop-up, Karachi Cowboys mashes up Texas flavors with Pakistani/Indian staples—like aloo sliders with tamarind BBQ sauce—alongside natural wine.
Marjorie Restaurant: You could grab a seat at Marjorie’s garden patio for a meal, or find their crunchy plantain chips at various local supermarkets around town.
Osteria La Spiga: This pasta spot on Chophouse Row specializes in dishes from northern Italy.
Plum Bistro: This vegan restaurant works well for any occasion—especially ones involving excellent plant-based mac and cheese, burgers, bar snacks, and brunch.
Poco Wine & Spirits: Poco has always been a great spot for tapas and wine. Pop in for a glass and something involving ham and/or manchego.
Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant: This Ethiopian spot is doing takeout and delivery. Order online or call the restaurant at 206-322-0852.
Adey Abeba: This spot specializes in Ethiopian dishes and jebena coffee.
Boon Boona: Alongside their original Renton location, Boon Boona has opened a Central District outpost. They serve the same fantastic African coffee roasted in-house we know and love.
Central Cafe & Juice Bar: This juice bar in the CD serves smoothies, fresh-pressed juices, and brunch dishes like breakfast burritos, sandwiches, and egg bites.
Chef Cafe: This Ethiopian spot has takeout available. Call 206-568-2681 to order.
Communion R&B: This instant sensation helmed by Kristi Brown (Of That Brown Girl Cooks fame) and her son Damon Bomar is an upscale Southern restaurant accented by Ethiopian and Vietnamese cuisine.
East African Imports & Restaurant: If you’re interested in eating an Ethiopian meal and promptly returning home to cook some yourself, East African Imports is a restaurant with an adjoining Ethiopian grocery.
Ezell’s Chicken: This is the original location of the institutional fried chicken chain. Open for takeout only.
Fat’s Chicken & Waffles: We’re huge fans of Fat’s herby fried chicken and waffles loaded with syrup and Hennessy-infused butter that you can get for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Jackson’s Catfish Corner: The revival of this seafood institution serves cornmeal-crusted catfish by the pound, chicken, burgers, and Southern side dishes.
Joyce’s Market & Cafe: For a picnic, wine and cheese night at home, or just a bunch of homemade s’mores cookies, Joyce’s is a must.
King’s Deli: This convenience store serves fried chicken, jojos, and (very delicious) soft serve for takeout only.
Melo Cafe: At Melo Cafe, you can grab fresh-pressed juice, coffee from Boon Boona, Belgian waffles, and a particularly tasty curried sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiched between waffle buns. Open for takeout only.
Meskel: This popular Ethiopian spot is temporarily closed.
Quick Pack Food Mart: The fried chicken at this gas station convenience store is rumored to be some of the best in town.
Ras Dashen: This Ethiopian spot has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 206-709-7626 to order.
Shewa-Ber Ethiopian Cuisine: Shewa-Ber serves Ethiopian specials like tibs, stewed lentils, doro wat, and injera.
Shikorina Pastries: After participating in The Pastry Project, Hana Yohannes opened Shikorina Pastries in the Central District. She serves cakes, cookies, brownies, toaster pastries, pies, and beverages like fresh-squeezed lemonade and Eritrean pour-over coffee.
Simply Soulful Cafe: This soul food spot has takeout available. Call 206-474-9841 to order.
Taste Of The Caribbean: This Jamaican restaurant has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 206-323-9112 to order.
The Barbeque Pit: The Barbeque Pit recently reopened—they serve classic smoked brisket and pork, either in plate or sandwich form.
The Fish Box: This seafood and takeout-only spot in the Central District specializes in fried catfish, salmon, and halibut.
Wonder Sports Bar: This Ethiopian bar and restaurant has takeout and delivery available. Call 206-538-0044 to order.
Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant: This Ethiopian spot has takeout and delivery available. Call 206-322-1019 to order.
Bananas Grill: For great falafel, shawarma, and gyro fries, head to this Middle Eastern spot near the Columbia City light rail station.
Cafe Ibex: This Ethiopian restaurant has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 206-721-7537.
Ezell’s Chicken: The Columbia City location of this fried chicken chain is open for takeout. Order online or call 206-686-3772.
Kezira Cafe: Don’t miss the vegetarian options at Kezira Cafe—especially the comforting atakilt wat.
Lil Red Takeout: For incredible BBQ and Jamaican food, check out Lil Red. We find it physically impossible to leave without brisket, spicy jerk chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, and zesty mac and cheese (some of the best in town). They're only open for takeout.
The Comfort Zone: This Southern spot has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 206-246-2800 to order.
Cafe Campagne: This French spot at Pike Place Market is open for all of your quiche-eating and champagne-sipping requirements. If you need a birthday gift for a friend, email email@example.com and buy them a gift card so that they, too, can eat quiche and sip champagne.
Falafel King: This Pike Place spot serves Middle Eastern staples like hommous, gyro, shawarma, and falafel.
Rojo Juice: You can find RoJo’s local organic juices and homemade pepita milk cold brew at Pike Place Market, located inside Corner Produce.
Grandma’s In Da Kitchen: This soul food spot in Everett is open for takeout and delivery. Order online or call the restaurant at 425-322-4145.
Heaven Sent Chicken: This fried chicken spot owned by Ezell himself is open for takeout—note that gluten-free fried chicken is available at this Heaven Sent location only. Call 425-267-9672 to order.
Touba Bakery: Named for the Senegalese city, this bakery serves French pastries, fresh bread, and Café Touba coffee flavored with Guinea pepper.
Zoey’s Fried Chicken Sandwiches: Zoey’s is known for their legendary fried chicken sandwiches, of course. They also serve tenders, burgers, and crinkle fries.
Ezell’s Chicken: This fried chicken chain has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 206-429-2634 to place an order.
Lumpia World: This Filipino storefront in Federal Way serves lumpia with various fillings, from lemongrass chicken to sweetened sweet potato with baking spices. Large catering trays are available, too.
Mi Bella Honduras: You can find Honduran food at this local Federal Way spot, from pupusas to tajadas.
Tougo Coffee: This First Hill coffee shop serves espresso drinks, and hosts wine nights on Thursdays from 6-9pm.
Chick’n Fix: Chick’n Fix is a food truck that serves Filipino fried chicken and other crispy snacks like bola bola and lumpia.
Hamhock Jones BBQ: Hamhock Jones BBQ is a food truck in Tacoma that serves soul food— they are temporarily closed.
SoSo Good: Reopening sometime in 2022, this food truck specializes in New Mexican dishes.
Swagg-n-Wagon: This food truck parked in West Seattle specializes in fried chicken, wings, and waffle fries.
Where Ya At Matt: Specializing in po’ boys, the ones at Where Ya At Matt are filled with everything from cornmeal-crusted shrimp to smoked portobello mushrooms.
Bells Pastries: This pastry shop is currently temporarily closed as the owner is on maternity leave from February 1st, 2022 to May 1st, 2022.
Soul Fremont: Located inside Pel Meni Dumpling Tzar, Soul serves Southern staples like fried seafood, gumbo, mac and cheese, hushpuppies, and more.
Cakes Of Paradise: This Hawaiian bakery serves cakes in flavors like lilikoi and haupia. Call 206-763-1151 to place a pastry order.
Conscious Eatery: This lunch spot serves a lineup of sandwiches and salads, and for every meal purchased, they donate a meal to someone in need.
Spud Fish & Chips: This fried seafood spot right by the lake is temporarily closed, but reopening sometime in Spring of 2022.
Geo’s Cuban: After a location change, Geo’s Cuban is back—they serve classics like cubanos, empanadas, and Cuban-style tamales.
Tre’s House Of Cheesesteaks: Tremaine Battle makes a great cheesesteak, and you can get one in Greenwood on Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturday from 3-9pm as well as Sundays from 12-8pm, where he operates out of Lamplighter Public House.
City Teriyaki: This Columbia City Japanese spot serves everything from teriyaki to karaage.
Delish Ethiopian Cuisine: This Ethiopian spot lives up to its name. Call 206-723-3821 to order.
Emma’s BBQ: This BBQ mainstay has both takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 206-413-1523.
Massawa Ethiopian Restaurant: Takeout is available at this Ethiopian restaurant.
Momona Cafe: This Ethiopian spot has takeout and delivery available. Call 206-766-0607 to order.
Safari Njema Restaurant: Stop by this Kenyan spot for excellent samosas, kuku, and pilau.
Altha Louisiana Cajun Store & Deli: This deli sells cajun spices, but also serves a menu of po’ boys and seafood plates.
Carriage Square Sports Bar & Grill: This sports bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with dart boards, pool tables, and pull tabs.
Cloud 9 Bar and Grill: At Cloud 9 in Kent, you can expect bar food, activities like darts and karaoke, and a large on-tap beer selection.
Ezell’s Chicken: This fried chicken chain has takeout available. Order online or call 253-854-4535 to place an order.
KJ’s Bakery Cakery: This bakery has takeout and delivery available, as well as custom cake orders. Call 253-277-2516 to order.
Nana’s Southern Kitchen: This Southern comfort food spot has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 253-243-6711 to order.
Rafiki Restaurant & Lounge: This Kenyan restaurant doubles as a lounge that hosts local DJs on the weekends.
Wingstop: Wingstop is a chicken chain in Kent where you can order trays of wings, tenders, fries, and dips.
Ahadu Ethiopian Restaurant: Both takeout and delivery are available. Order online or call 206-440-3399.
Enat Ethiopian Restaurant: Takeout and delivery are available. Call 206-362-4901 to order.
Heaven Sent Chicken: Fried chicken and Southern sides are available at this spot owned by Ezell Stephens (yes, that Ezell).
Jebena Cafe: This fantastic Ethiopian restaurant serves great food and homemade roasted coffee. Call 206-365-0757 to order, and note that gluten-free injera is available if you give them 24-hours notice.
Bantaba African Restaurant: This African restaurant has takeout available.
Ezell’s Chicken: This fried chicken chain has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 425-640-8111 to place an order.
Zuri’s Gourmet Donutz: Grab many different kinds of donuts at this Lynnwood bakery, from lychee old fashioned to ube buttermilk bars. You can also find Zuri’s donuts at Black Coffee in Shoreline and Mixed Coffee in Mill Creek.
Scoop Du Jour: This ice cream shop happens to serve a tasty burger, too—they’re currently open for takeout only.
Cafe Soleil: This Ethiopian and brunch spot has takeout available. Call 206-325-1126 to order.
Mojito: This Latin spot serves great rice plates, arepas, Cubanos, and excellent pabellón.
Ezell’s Chicken: This fried chicken chain has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 425-408-1855 to place an order.
Mixed Coffee: Mixed Coffee is all about community and local partnership—their coffee comes from BIPOC-owned sources, they serve donuts from Zuri’s, ice cream from Sweet Alchemy, baked goods from Touba Bakery, and empanadas from El Argento.
Emerald City Fish & Chips: This fried seafood spot serves fish and chips in many forms, from salmon and halibut to crab puppies.
The Original Philly’s: Takeout and delivery of cheesesteaks are available. Order online or call 206-723-7445.
Seattle Chicken Express: This fried chicken spot has takeout available. Call 206-708-7417 to order.
That Brown Girl Cooks: Catering services have resumed. You can also show your support by checking out Communion (owner Kristi Brown’s restaurant), and/or buying their phenomenal black-eyed pea hummus—click here to find a full list of places where the hummus is sold.
Geni’s Ethiopian Corner: This Ethiopian spot in Queen Anne offers catering services only, specializing in making corporate lunches for Microsoft and Zillow offices.
New Town Home Style Deli & Market: Grab sandwiches or grocery essentials from New Town Market in Queen Anne.
Creamy Cone Cafe: This colorful ice cream shop in Rainier Beach serves scoops inside homemade waffle cones, root beer floats, and blended into milkshakes.
Drae’s Lake Route Eatery: For wings, waffles, and more comfort food, Drae’s has takeout available. Call 206-722-9464 to order.
Mama Sambusa Kitchen: This Somali spot has been open for 20 years—they serve crispy sambusas from Tuesday through Sunday from 4pm-4am.
Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar: This Ethiopian restaurant has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 206-453-3558.
King Philly Cheesesteaks: We casually worship this spot for their spicy chicken Philly and crunchy fries dipped in sriracha ranch. Order online or call 206-722-2434.
Local Yokels: Grocery delivery of a la carte specialty items and/or subscription boxes are available throughout the greater Seattle area. You can order online or call 206-503-0139 for more information.
Qeerroo Restaurant: This East African restaurant serves everything from sambosas to burgers.
Junebaby: This upscale Southern spot in Ravenna has been in the news lately. For further coverage and context, you can read the most recent report published by The Seattle Times. The restaurant is reopening for takeout beginning on February 4th, 2022.
Boon Boona Coffee: We’re huge fans of this Renton-born coffee shop that sources their beans from Africa and roasts them in-house. You can also get their beans shipped anywhere in the US.
Ezell’s Chicken - Fairwood: The Fairwood location of this fried chicken chain has takeout available. Order online or call 425-255-0460 to place an order.
Ezell’s Chicken - Airport Plaza: The Airport Plaza location of this fried chicken chain has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 425-255-5020 to place an order.
Ezell’s Chicken - Highlands: The Highlands location of this fried chicken chain has takeout available. Order online or call 425-228-9008 to place an order.
Peyrassol Cafe: You can get bottles of to-go bottles of wine from Peyrassol. Call 425-282-5472 to order.
Black Coffee Northwest: Black Coffee is part drive-thru cafe, and part community hub. They serve pastries from Zuri’s Donutz, source their espresso beans from Boon Boona, provide barista and social justice opportunities to local youth, and host a marketplace in their space on Saturdays where small businesses can sell goods. Another location in Ballard is in the works.
El Cubano: Check out El Cubano in Shoreline for excellent cubanos, pork tamales, and more. Open for takeout only.
Bob’s Bar-B-Q Pit: This BBQ spot has takeout and delivery available. Call 253-627-4899 to order.
Campfire Coffee Co.: Campfire Coffee Co. doesn’t just have a great Pacific Northwestern-inspired name—they also literally roast their beans over a campfire. You can stop by for coffee and a light bite on Monday through Saturday, 7am-4:30pm.
Ezell’s Chicken: This fried chicken chain has takeout available. Order online or call 253-572-4277 to place an order.
Garden’s Gourmet Salads: Garden’s Gourmet is a salad spot that serves different bowls of greens and toppings, from keto-friendly cobbs to paleo-approved mandarin chicken salad.
Go Philly: Go Philly is a takeout window that specializes in all things Philadelphia, from cheesesteaks to hoagies. They are temporarily closed.
Hilltop Coffee Bar & Cafe: You can order espresso, panini, salads, and more at this cafe.
Intentions Juice Bar: This juice bar in Tacoma serves fresh juice, smoothies, coffee sourced from Campfire Coffee, kombucha, and loose leaf tea.
Jett Fuel Java: Located inside Surge Tacoma (a coworking space), Jett Fuel Java is the Seattle area’s first aviation-themed coffee shop. They serve beans sourced internationally and roasted in-house in small batches.
Love By The Slice: Love By The Slice is a bakery that offers cakes in many variations, from pound bundts to cupcakes.
Olive Branch Cafe and Tea Room: Olive Branch is a tea room that serves pots of tea alongside pastries and sandwiches.
Ooh La La Burgers: Ooh La La is a takeout window on the side of Dave’s Meat & Produce. You can expect burgers on cheddar-topped buns alongside sides like corn on the cob and hand-cut fries.
Quickie Too: This vegan diner serves plant-based versions of Southern classics, and is only open for takeout of bulk items like mac and yease, red beans and rice, greens, and vegan proteins like tempeh and seitan.
Southern Kitchen: This soul food spot restaurant has takeout and delivery available. Order online or call 253-627-4282.
The Fish House Cafe: This Hilltop spot serves burgers, fried seafood, and other snacks like fries and onion rings.
The Melon Seed Deli & Frozen Yogurt: For sandwiches and/or frozen yogurt, check out The Melon Seed. Call 253-279-0029 to order.
Afella Jollof Catering: Located inside Spice Bridge, Afella Jollof Catering specializes in Senegambian food, from samosas to chicken yassa.
Juba Restaurant & Cafe: This East African restaurant has takeout available. Order online or call 206-242-2011.
Juju’s Caribbean Kitchen: Juju’s menu focuses on dishes from Haiti, like lalo, fritay, and oxtail with rice. They are temporarily closed.
Monique’s Hot Kitchen: Monique’s is a vendor at Spice Bridge in Tukwila, and they serve Kenyan cuisine featuring samosas, pilau, goat matoke, and homemade chai, all available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 11am-8pm.
Moyo Kitchen: A Spice Bridge resident, Moyo Kitchen is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-8pm and Sundays from 10am-5pm. They serve East African food like stews with chapati, kuku wa kupaka, and maandazi for dessert.
Salama Restaurant And Cafe: This Somali spot has takeout and delivery available. Call 206-277-9621 to order.
Spice Bridge: Spice Bridge is a food hall in Tukwila that’s part of a food incubator created to give South King County women of color and immigrants the necessary support to start a business. Read more about Spice Bridge here.
Taste Of Congo: This Congolese pop-up is located at Spice Bridge Food Hall on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11am-8pm, and Sundays from 8am-3pm.
WUHA: One of Spice Bridge Food Hall’s vendors, WUHA is an Ethiopian pop-up that serves injera rolls filled with either beef or vegetables, as well as sandwiches and baklava.
Gravy: This restaurant is temporarily closed until February 2022, but you can support the restaurant by booking Field To Table tickets, where Gravy’s chef, Dre Neely, will be cooking at Lumen Field on February 10th. The dinner has since been sold out, but you can still join the waitlist.
Black Magic Sweets: The treats from this macaron operation can be ordered online for pickup at either Friday Afternoon Tea in Wallingford or The Works Seattle Downtown, but you can also find them at many spots around the city: Communion R&B in the CD, Coffee And Cone in Kirkland, Kaffa Coffee House in Rainier Beach, Makeda And Mingus in Greenwood, and by delivery via Local Yokels.
Ezell’s Chicken: Takeout is available at this fried chicken chain. Order online or call 206-453-5250.
Pam’s Kitchen: This Trinidadian spot has takeout and delivery available—we highly encourage you to order their delicious jerk wings.
In The Heart Speakeasy: Attached to the Lika Love Boutique in West Seattle is In The Heart, a NOLA-inspired speakeasy that serves cocktails and bar snacks.
New Luck Toy: This bar serves great Chinese-inspired food like general tso’s fried chicken and pork ribs dunked in sticky five-spice sauce.
Pot Pie Factory: This pot pie business delivers homemade pies in flavors that range from Tuscan chicken to strawberry rhubarb. Orders take five to seven days to process, and you can place yours on their website.
Ezell’s Chicken: Takeout is available at this fried chicken chain. Order online or call 425-485-8960.
Seattle Cinnamon Roll Co.: A cinnamon roll drive-thru sounds like something from a dream, but it’s very real. Seattle Cinnamon Roll Co. serves excellent cinnamon rolls in flavors like cookies and cream or strawberry Nutella. Our favorite’s their apple pecan. Visit their Instagram for more information.