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10 Black-Owned Restaurants In San Francisco You Should Try Soon
San Francisco’s eclectic restaurants and eateries are easy to come by, especially the Black-owned establishments that are located all over the city. Ranging from authentic Southern cuisine to vibrant flavors of the Caribbean, San Francisco’s Black entrepreneurs are paving the way for the future of foodie culture in Northern California.
Heading there soon? Here are a few Black-owned spots we recommend.
Amawele’s South African Kitchen
Amawele’s fuses all the flavors of South African cuisine into a gourmet catering service where customers can choose from a subscription South African meal plan. The menu has vast vegan options and offers home-made hot sauces and rotis that pair perfectly with the rich tastes of their curried chicken selections.
Burke & Black
Burke & Black is a great eatery and delivery service in San Francisco where people can indulge in elaborate charcuterie and cheese platters. Perfect for large gatherings, these platters will be the talk of the evening while others can take advantage of their grazing boards and boxes.
Cafe Envy SF
The American restaurant, Café Envy offers the best meals for an afternoon lunch. The menu is jam-packed with comfort food options that will leave your mouth-watering after reviewing their extensive menu. Their seafood specials that include smoked oysters and gumbo are especially popular.
Daniel's Test Kitchen
This breakfast & brunch restaurant features a diverse array of morning meals that will start your day off right. There are numerous toast toppings for gourmet breakfast dishes and the chef, Daniel, is very hospitable according to customer reviews. He can even personally provide catering for private events and is more than happy to serve your guests. The menu also includes Gnocchi, sliced beer bread, and mimosas.
This soul food inspired café is open daily from 9AM to 3PM, and has the best comfort meal options. Ranging from shrimp sandwiches to fried cauliflower, this eatery will transport you to the south where food is ceremonious and never wasted. They have a long wine list that makes this place perfect for an afternoon drink.
The mantra of this Creole hotspot is “Po Boy Sandwiches, Jerk Tacos & California Love” and if that doesn’t make you hungry their smoked red beans and rice will. The authentic take on southern and Caribbean comfort food makes this place a popular eatery in San Francisco. There aren’t many Caribbean restaurants in San Francisco which makes this one a must-see.
Yet another Creole eatery in the Mission district, Voodoo Love doesn’t miss the mark at all when it comes to their shrimp & gritz. This restaurant uses top quality ingredients and cares about the environment because if you don’t know where to dispose of your take-out boxes, the employees will pick them up for you to dispose of them properly. This food establishment has a modern take on classic meals.
This popular fine-dining BBQ eatery is a collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and celebrity television host, Ayesha Curry. The restaurant fuses BBQ and international smoking techniques with variations of different proteins. They even have a delicious vegetarian menu for those who don’t consume the proteins they offer. International Smoke fuses the owner’s love for travel and international cuisine in the form of barbecue and grilling.
Radio Africa & Kitchen
Radio Africa & Kitchen is a famous Ethiopian restaurant that gained popularity by Eskender Aseged who founded the restaurant nearly 20 years ago. The restaurant started off as a pop-up but the founder’s beloved food was transformed into a brick and mortar establishment based in Bayview, San Francisco. Known for their smoked salmon, you will definitely want to come back.
This café offers an authentic take on Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine. Located near the popular Divisadero St, the eatery has amazing Sambusas and Fowl starters that will leave your stomach full and content. Their vegetarian entrées are available for purchase, and you surely won’t be disappointed.