10 Black-Owned LA Restaurants To Order From On Caviar
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One way to show solidarity with the Black community is to put your money straight into Black-owned businesses - or more specifically, ordering food from Black-owned restaurants in LA. We’ve put together this list of Black-owned restaurants currently open for takeout and delivery through Caviar.
Wood Spoon is a Downtown neighborhood standby with some of the best Brazilian food in town. The menu is made up of entrees like seafood stew in a coconut sauce, almondegas with creamy polenta, and our favorite chicken pot pie in the entire world. And that’s exactly what you need delivered to your door after surviving almost an entire year in lockdown.
Hawkins House Of Burgers
This family-owned burger joint has been an institution in Watts for decades, with classic burgers for when all you want is a perfectly cooked patty on a bun. If you and your stomach are up for a real challenge, try the Leaning Tower of Watts, with three half-pound patties, a hot link, pastrami, eggs, chili, and bacon. Tackle this and you’ll be a winner, at least in our eyes.
T&T Lifestyle started as a pop-up at Smorgusburg, before moving to Santa Monica to do takeout and delivery in early 2020. You’ll find exceptional vegan Ethiopian dishes like enkulal firfir, a tofu scramble with potatoes, and the abeba gomen cauliflower burger. We especially like their superfood combo which comes with red lentils, garbanzo beans with turmeric, along with a variety of sautéed veggies.
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
In case you’ve been dropped into LA from somewhere far away - or you’ve been living under a rock since you arrived - allow us to educate you about Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, a true Los Angeles treasure. Eating the #13 “Carol C. Special” - a waffle and some perfectly-fried chicken breast - late at night is an absolute requirement for calling yourself an LA local, even if right now you’re doing that on your couch.
Inside Corporation Food Hall in DTLA, Funculo certainly has classic pastas like spaghetti bolognese, but you can also put together your own customized bowl. Pick whatever kind of pasta plus one of their six sauces, and be sure to get an order of garlic bread on the side.
Billionaire Burger Boyz
More is definitely more at Billionaire Burger Boyz, as one look at the menu proves. You’ll find elaborate versions of classics like jambalaya fries with shrimp, chicken, and sausage, or a surf n turf burger that involves a fried lobster tail. If you’re looking for something simple, try the jenneric burger or some cajun honey butter fried chicken.
Buna Ethiopian Restaurant And Market
This tiny market and restaurant in Little Ethiopia is one of our favorite places for Ethiopian food in LA. Everything is delicious and the prices are great for the amount of food you’ll end up getting. Our move is the meat combo, involving both the lamb and beef stew, and all the injera one can handle.
Chulita is a Oaxacan-inspired restaurant on Rose in Venice. We like the guacamole which comes with giant blue corn tostadas, as well as the tacos served on your choice of heirloom blue corn tortillas or cassava flour tortillas. No matter what you order, definitely include a few of their cocktails, all currently available for takeout and delivery.
Sattdown Jamaican Grill
This Jamaican spot in Studio City has an extensive menu that includes curry goat and jerk oxtails, plus plenty of vegan and vegetarian options as well.
Mardi Gras Tuesday
Traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras might not be in the cards this year, but you can still celebrate by ordering cajun and creole classics like jambalaya and po’boys from Mardi Gras Tuesday (formerly known as Fat Tuesday). For the full experience, order the mardi gras platter which comes with grilled crab legs, lobster tail, shrimp, and a side of drawn butter. While you wait for your food to arrive, look up a recipe for hurricanes and make yourself a beaded necklace with stale cheerios so mentally, you’re in New Orleans.