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SF Bay Area Black-Owned Restaurants

A delicious selection of Black-Owned Restaurants around the San Francisco Bay Area. #SupportBlackBusinesses

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SF Bay Area Black-Owned Restaurants

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    A searchable list of more than 300 Black-owned restaurants in the Bay Area

    A searchable list of more than 300 Black-owned restaurants in the Bay Area

    A crowd-sourced directory of black-owned food businesses that are open right now.

    Your Guide to Black-Owned Eateries Around the Bay Area

    Your Guide to Black-Owned Eateries Around the Bay Area

    Chef and owner Tanya Holland opened Brown Sugar Kitchen in 2008 on Mandela Parkway in West Oakland, but that location closed in the latter half of 2017 to make way for Holland's projects in Uptown Oakland and the San Francisco Ferry Building. For anyone that has been missing the buttermilk fried chicken and Holland's other signature items, try the Ferry Building location!

    A Bay Area–native on her guide to the black-owned businesses keeping the city’s spirit alive.

    A Bay Area–native on her guide to the black-owned businesses keeping the city’s spirit alive.

    Lois the Pie Queen: Lois Davis and her husband opened their Oakland diner in 1973, and have been deemed local royalty ever since. Though Lois herself passed away about 20 years ago, her legendary restaurant continues to flourish under the ownership of her son Chris King. It is a great place for a classic breakfast or a late-afternoon cup of coffee with a slice of sweet potato pie (my favorite). A Golden State Warrior might even drop in for a bite.

    Black restaurants, non-black diners hit it off in a suddenly to-go world

    Black restaurants, non-black diners hit it off in a suddenly to-go world

    Owner Anthony Lucas sits for a portrait at Anthony's Cookies shop and bakery in Berkeley in 2018. "I caught glimpses of the budding romance last month when, after the Bay Area shelter-in-place order, white people were emailing me for local soul food recommendations. I didn’t think much of the requests until a few weeks later, when San Francisco’s only Nigerian restaurant, Eko Kitchen, began posting on its Instagram account photo after photo of its mounting delivery orders."

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