Black-Owned Restaurants in Chicago with Mouthwatering Menu Items

Urban Grill Chicago

Flammin Restaurant & Co

This black-owned joint is a warm and welcoming spot to enjoy some great food. Grab a perfectly cooked French toast breakfast soaked in warm maple syrup. If you prefer a later meal, check out their lunch menu full of amazing comfort food. This place is sure to fill you up to the brim!

Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat

Vegetarians and vegans: you won’t believe it isn’t meat! This place has a variety of meatless options to fill your stomach. Their Filly Cheesesteak Rolls are heaven in a basket, served with seasoned fries. If you’re looking for a snack, try their nachos with vegan cheese. Served with tomato, jalapeño, faux-bacon, and more, this dish is sure to make your mouth water.

Juiced by Shic

Refresh your senses at this healthy beverage shop. Juiced by Shic is a black-owned business located in two south suburbs of Chicago: Palos Heights and Midlothian. If you want a fresh treat, this is the perfect spot to quench your thirst. Or, if you are looking for something healthier, they also offer a variety of bottled juices and detox programs.

South Shore Brew

Come on in, the coffee is hot! South Shore is a tasty café, brewing both coffee and neighborhood pride. This cute coffee place has delicious café treats and warm beverages for you to enjoy. South Shore also whips up homemade smoothies to help you cool off from the summer heat.

Dusties Southern Style Buffet

You don’t have to leave the city to taste the south! This southern comfort food buffet exists to fill you up. Dusties has a long list of fried food options and southern classics. This black-owned restaurant is the epitome of southern flavor.

Tesfa Cuisine

If you’re looking for some authentic ethnic food, this Ethiopian cuisine is sure to satisfy your cravings. Try out the Shiro, a Tesfa Special. This Chickpea stew is flavored with bebere sauce, canola oil, onion, garlic, and ginger to make your mouth water.

Coffee Pops

This unique business gives coffee a new meaning. Designed to cut down prepping time, Coffee Pops is the perfect treat for a busy day. Taste that fresh cup of coffee without having to slow down and spend your time making it.

Surf’s Up South Shore

This southern style seafood joint is the perfect place to grab an amazing meal. Check out their catfish dinner with a side of tasty fried green tomatoes. Surf’s Up’s mission is to help restore the once thriving South Shore community and bring good eats to good people. Become a part of their mission and dine Surf’s Up.

Kenny’s Ribs and Chicken

This lip smackin’ barbeque joint has a ton of items to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy some of their most popular items, like their jerk wings, rib tips, or collard greens with smoked turkey. This black-owned business is killing the barbeque game.

Sweet Honey Tea

This place is nacho city! They have a collection of tasty nacho recipes to satisfy their customers. Try out their shrimp and turkey nachos for a blast of flavor in every bite. Their jerk chicken nachos are also a customer favorite.

Kozy Korner Deli

“Gourmet sandwiches” is Kozy Korner’s middle name! If you’re hungry, this place offers seasoned sandwiches that are perfect for your lunch break. Kozy Korner is famous for their turkey hoagie sandwiches that are adored by Chicago. Stop by and try one of these signature hoagies for yourself.

Urban Grill Chicago

Wings wings wings! If you’re a chicken lover, this place has lots. Having a larger group to feed isn’t a problem at Urban Grill, because they have wing buckets that can satisfy a bunch. With a collection of wing flavors and dipping sauces, this wing joint has something for everyone to enjoy.

Soul Shack

Feed your soul with one of Soul Shack’s quality dishes. Pick up some jerked cornish hens that are grilled to perfection. If you’re looking for a lighter dish, try the grilled salmon. Their motto is “bringing the soul of the kitchen to a neighborhood near you,” and that’s exactly what they’re doing.

Written By: Emma McVady

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