TN Awards: Meet The Nominees For Best Black-Owned Restaurant
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TN Awards: Meet The Nominees For Best Black-Owned Restaurant

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Nasha Smith
Nasha Smith Jun 9, 2022

Good food brings people together and builds community like nothing else. And now that TN Awards season is here, we want to recognize the Black-owned restaurant that threw down like no other.

The line-up includes a variety of cuisines from vegetarian southern fare, to Insta-worthy Unicorn brunches and everything in between. It’s an international array of palate pleasers from Atlanta to London with some West Indian flair in between and heaps of southern comfort. Cast your vote for your fave until June 13.

Romarley Beach House


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Whether you travel to Mexico for the sun, the tacos or the culture, RoMarley Beach House is a place you should visit.

Located in the Puerto Morelos area of Mexico in a town in between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, RoMarley Beach House is housed by The Fives Hotels & Residences. Rohan Marley, an entrepreneur and one of the sons of the great Bob Marley, opened RoMarley Beach House in July of 2020. Its island-like food, decor, and aesthetic make it a perfect destination for those who are searching for the perfect island vibe in Mexico.

Saint Aymes

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With its pastel-hued decor and a beautiful bounty of floral arrangements, Saint Aymes has the type of luxurious aesthetic that avid Instagrammers crave. But they’re so much more than a pretty picture. The café offers robust brunch and afternoon tea selections from their signature 24ct edible gold menu.

Saint Aymes consistently ranks as the prettiest café in London. The beautiful pastel and floral-themed café, located on Connaught Street, is Black-owned and founded by sisters, Lois and Michela Wilson.

What The Fries

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Jamie Barnes and Greg Williams went from college friends to owners of the hottest food truck turned restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The chefs describe their fare as “an elevated fry experience” with a selection that includes lobster mac and cheese fries, truffle fries, veggie hibachi fries, and crab rangoon fries. But they’re more loaded fries connoisseurs. Their chicken sandwich with house-made pickles and special yum yum sauce and sweet potato bread pudding are also crowd favorites.

Villa Maasai


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Located near the famous Boulevard Haussmann and the Place de l’Opéra, Villa Maasaï is located in the 2nd district of Paris at 9 boulevards of Italians. With 300 seats, it is the largest African restaurant in the capital and proudly Black owned by four Beninese siblings.

Slutty Vegan


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Slutty Vegan is a Black Owned Vegan restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by Pinky Cole, a 31-year-old Baltimore native, Slutty Vegan has grown to be known as one of Atlanta’s most popular vegan restaurants.

In an interview with Travel Noire, she said:

”Slutty Vegan was created in July 2018 in my tiny 2-bedroom apartment.  The idea came to me when I was lying in bed late in the evening and had a serious craving for vegan junk food. At the time, there was no place here in Atlanta that had what I needed. I figured it was time to satisfy that need. Boom! Slutty Vegan was born.”


No matter what country you’re from, vote for your favorite Black Owned restaurant now! Voting ends June 13!

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