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How To Eat Your Way Through Black-Owned Tokyo
There’s a growing number of Black-owned businesses in Tokyo, Japan that are becoming popular among locals, expats, and visitors alike.
Here are a few to try during your visit:
Founded in 2015 by David and LaTonya Whitaker, Soul Food House is a family-owned restaurant located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan.
The restaurant does just what the name implies by delivering authentic American Southern and Cajun cuisine to the hearts and stomachs of those that live and visit Japan.
Seafood gumbo, fried catfish and grits, and Nashville hot chicken sliders are just a few things on its mouth-watering menu. There are even vegetarian options.
At Calabash, you can enjoy African cuisine inspired by Mali, Senegal, and Côte d’Ivoire and the menu is divided into the three countries.
You can find maafe or peanut stew, plantain, fufu, couscous, and more on the menu.
Kyle’s Good Finds is a home cake shop started by Pennsylvania-native Kyle Sexton. Here is where you can enjoy the taste of American baked goods during your stay in Japan.
Sexton offers many options, from cakes, brownies, pies, and muffins, that will satisfy your sweet tooth. He also offers customized services.
Located in Yotsugi, Katsushika, a Tokyo neighborhood with a growing community of Ethiopians, is Little Ethiopia Restaurant & Bar.
Owned by Ephrem Haile, who has lived and worked in Japan for more than 15 years, the restaurant is known for its authentic Ethiopian cuisine.
Yumm Cupcakery is located in Chiba, about 40 minutes outside of Tokyo, but delivers all over Japan. Yumm focuses on cupcakes, cakes, and cookies.
Founded by Sasha Lee Hague-Seals, she takes her creations to the next level by creating art for special occasions.