Black-owned Boston restaurant list and food prepared by BIPOC chefs.
Hot news: Soleil, the Nubian Square Black-owned restaurant won a $75,000 competitive grant from MGCG, the Massachusetts Capital Growth Corporation, a quasi-public private agency providing Covid-19 business relief grants. BECMA, the Black economic council awarded $100,000 to a list of Black-owned restaurants in Boston to help them make ends meet. The Boston Black Restaurant Month project received major media coverage. The group wants African-Americans to dine at least four times a month in one of their restaurants. Does a Black Bostonian spend $200 eating out each month? Probably more, but they don’t buy entrees every time they eat out.
Black Coffee cafe, simple and Starbucks style
- Ripple Cafe at Ashmont MBTA Station, on my first trip there, I got the impression that THIS is BLACK STARBUCKS for Boston, done right. Its on Dorchester Avenue and up the street from BRED, which is a fantastic Black-owned sandwich shop on the Lower Mills corner of the street. Throught the grapevine, we heard that RIPPLE will open a shop in the 10-acre Black-led development project that was the former Boston State Hospital site in Mattapan as part of the 367-unit housing development. There will be a range of apartments sizes and prices, condos and senior living units developed by a partnership of minority-owned business enterprises.
- Black-owned, Dunkin Donuts and McDonald’s franchises are doing well. They are located in the Black Boston grid.
- BRED Gourmet Sandwiches on Dorchester Ave, Lower Mills area – Gourmet is the word!
- Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor is a solid Black-owned VEGAN juice bar and natural food restaurant on Blue Hill Ave
- The Haley House Bakery Cafe, should be listed here so it is. Its a community staple.
- Ali’s ROTI shop, 188 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126 & South End (617) 298-9850 – they are so delicious on the go
- Dudley Cafe, its at Ground Zero where Black Lives Matter assembles and marches to Boston Common from Nubian Square
- Down Home Delivery a Black-family owned, Southern inspired, Bowdoin Street, smack dab in the middle of the hood
- JAMAICA Mi Hungry a big restaurant & food truck service, Ruggles station, plans to open in Allston,MA soon
- The WELL, Jamaican Restaurant, Mazzeo Drive Randolph, took over a large Bertucci’s space
- Flames Jamaican and Caribbean the line is long at the FLAMES( just opened another location in Randolph )
- Bon Appetit
- Next Step Soul Food – ravely reviewed in the Boston Globe, Black-woman owned.
- Cesaria – co-owned by City of Boston Economic Chief and mayoral candidate John Barros
- One Family Diner
- Taste of Eden
- The Wake Up
- Vaughan Fish & Chips
Roxbury, Nubian Square & the South End
Darryl’s Corner Bar + Kitchen, formerly Bob’s the Chef years ago, most popular with BLACK MILLENNIALS
MidaBoston chef-inspired Italian cuisine, brand new concept to the Black restaurant scene
Slades Bar + Grill – Millions love the crack chicken, also DJ, R&B arena, comedy club, dancing, sports bar,
Soleil – an AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways Tour group stop and it a great place to dine, won a $75,000 MCGC grant 2021.
Suya Joint – a BlackBoston.com reader took us here after visiting the National Center Museum for Afro-American Artists on Walnut, Ave. It was memorable, I’m glad we went.
Ashur Restaurant casual North African and Middle Eastern
Fort Hill Bar + Grill
Ideal Sub Shop
Maxine’s on St. James
Nos Casa Cafe
P&R Jamaican Restaurant
Silver Slipper Diner
Blue Nile Restaurant
The Coast Soul Cafe
Many of these listing appeared in a @BlackBoston Twitter timeline post from WBUR.ORG “The Artery.” Last update 1/3/2021
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Restaurants in Metro Boston
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Boston, MA US
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