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25 Black-Owned Maryland Restaurants To Patronize During This Time
With the current climate of our country, we must come together more than ever to support the Black-owned businesses in our neighborhoods. If we want to see the Black business community thrive, we have to step up and do our part to ensure this happens.
If you live in or around the Maryland area, we came across these 20 Black-owned restaurants that are open for business even during the restrictions. It is best to check with the establishment first for any updates on dine-in, carryout, and delivery rules.
Blue Waters Caribbean & Seafood Grill
Located in Temple Hills, they are currently open for takeout and delivery. Address: 6349 Old Branch Ave. Website: www.bluewaterscsgrill.com.
With three locations across Largo and Hyattsville, this restaurant is offering takeout and delivery. Website: thecarolinakitchen.com.
You can find this spot in Brandywine, Maryland serving up Florida and Cajun-style crab cakes and other seafood dishes. Address: 14125 Brandywine Rd. www.crabboss.com.
Spizzy Smoothies and Teas
Owned by Maryland native “Victorious, this smoothie shop serves up good vibes and good food. Address: 5830 Allentown Way. Website: www.drinkspizzy.com.
Food for Life
This Suitland, Maryland spot is currently open for takeout only. They serve up burgers and other comfort foods. Address: 4929 Suitland Rd. Website: www.foodforlifesuitland.com.
Gangster Vegan DMV
This DMV vegan eatery has a locations in Baltimore as well as Riverdale Park. You can pick up or use Uber eats to get it delivered to your door. Website: gangstervegandmv.com.
Hakuna Matata Grill
Get your fill of authentic East African cuisine at this Silver Spring restaurant. Currently offering takeout only. Address: 2405 Price Ave. Website: www.hakunamatatagrill.com.
Henry’s Soul Cafe
Originally founded by the “King of Soul Food” Henry E. Smith in D.C., this Oxon Hill soul food spot serves up fried chicken, collard, and more. Address: 5431 Indian Head Hwy. Website: www.henryssoulcafe.com.
Kitchen Cray Cafe
If you love a good lobster mac, this Lanham area food spot has you covered. They are currently offering takeout only. Address: 4601 Presidents Dr. Website: www.kitchencray.com.
This authentic African restaurant can be found in the Temple Hills area. Address: 3111 Branch Ave. Phone: (240) 821-2245.
This family-owned barbecue joint is offering curbside pickup, carryout, and delivery. It is located in Waldorf. Address: 2064 Crain Hwy. Website: www.leftysbarbecue.com.
From stuffed burgers and Po’ Boys to wings and chicken and waffles, this Fort Washington eatery is a great option to try. Address: 10909C Livingston Rd. Website: www.facebook.com/legacycarryout.
Milk & Honey
Serving up some of the best brunch around the DMV and Georgia. They are currently open for takeout only. Address: 10280 Baltimore Ave. Website: www.milknhoneycafe.com.
Owned by the Asafor family, this Beltsville area restaurant cooks up authentic African dishes. Address: 4715 Sellman Rd. Ste. A. Website: www.miyalounge.com.
Another great choice for African cuisine, you can currently pick it up or have it delivered. This spot is located in Laurel. Address: 9590 N Laurel Rd. Website: www.facebook.com/monikayskitchen.
Negril The Jamaican Eatery
This Jamaican spot is in Laurel, Bowie, and Silver Spring. From beef patties to oxtails, they have it all. Website: www.negrileats.com.
Whether you’re a full-on vegan or transitioning to the lifestyle, this College Park Cafe will have something for you to enjoy. Address: 8150 Baltimore Ave. Website: www.ilovenuvegan.com.
This deli and bakery can be found in Anacostia and is currently offering carryout. You can also order via Postmates for delivery. Address: 1243 Good Hope Rd SE.
The motto of this Baltimore eatery is “we veganize comfort food.” Open now for takeout and contactless delivery. Address: 429 N Eutaw St #1N. Website: www.refocusedvegan.com.
Silver Spring Wings
Everyone loves a great wing every now and then. Check out this Silver Spring wing spot to cure your craving. Address: 2341 Distribution Cir. Website: www.silverspringwings.com.
Indulge in a “true taste of Kenya” at this Beltsville, Maryland restaurant. They are currently open for takeout and delivery only. Address: 10800 Rhode Island Ave. Website: www.swahilivillages.com
The Shell Shack Seafood
Have you ever had your seafood infused with Caribbean flavors? Well now you can thanks to this Brentwood restaurant. Address: 3809 Rhode Island Ave. (inside Savor Food Hall). Website: www.theshellshackseafood.com.
The Uncaged Chefs
Chef Damian Brown has been creating in the kitchen since he was 25. Now he and his team are cooking up brunch inspired dishes in the Brentwood area. Address: 3809 Rhode Island Ave. Website: www.theuncagedchefs.com.
The Urban Oyster
Chef Jasmine Norton is the name behind Maryland’s first woman-owned and Black-owned oyster bar. Salute to her and be sure to support. Address: 1704 Whetstone Way (Baltimore). Website: www.theurbanoyster.com.
Trinity Grill & Bar
Pop in and takeout your favorite bar foods from this Hyattsville sports bar. Address: 3010 Hamilton St. Website: www.trinitygrillandbar.com.