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60 Black-Owned Businesses and Restaurants In LA

Here are some awesome LA-based black-owned businesses to shop and dine at.

by Los Angeles Bucket List


See below for 60 Black-owned businesses and restaurants throughout the greater Los Angeles area to support today, tomorrow, next week, month and beyond.


Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken (Culver City)

Airy and bright spot for homemade Southern comfort fare, including fried chicken and fresh biscuits.

Where: 9537 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

For more information on Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken. 


Flowerboy Project (Venice)

A flower shop that doubles as a homegoods and coffee shop.

Where: 824 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

For more information on Flowerboy Project


High Brow Hippie (Venice)

A conscious lifestyle destination for people who live with awareness and care for themselves and their surroundings.

Where: 1617 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

For more information on High Brow Hippie.


Delvigne Croissant (Culver City)

You can find their croissants and pastries at farmers markets in LA.

Where: LA Window - 9626 Venice Blvd Culver City

For more information on Delvigne Croissant.


Industry Cafe & Jazz (Culver City)

Eritrean, Ethiopian and soul food eats in a simple setting, plus live jazz & spoken-word poetry.

Where: 6039 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

For more information on Industry Cafe & Jazz


JRs BBQ (Culver City)

Founded in 1998 by Mother & Son duo in Culver City. Best Memphis style BBQ on the west coast.

Where: 3055 S La Cienega Blvd #7314, Culver City, CA 90232

For more information on JRs BBQ.


Sky's Gourmet Marketplace & Tacos (Marina Del Rey)

A marketplace that also serves their famous counter-serve tacos.  

Where: 4333 Admiralty Way #001, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

For more information on Sky’s Gourmet Marketplace & Tacos.


Jackfruit Cafe (West LA)

A modern twist on jackfruit and fast soul food.

Where: 11419 Santa Monica Blvd k23, Los Angeles, CA 90025

For more information on Jackfruit Cafe.


Stevie’s Creole Cafe

A cozy yet casual cafe to eat delicious gumbo and po’ boys.

Where: 5545 W Pico Blvd

For more information on Stevie’s Creole Cafe.



Bludso's Bar & Que (Fairfax)

A sit-down Texas BBQ & sports bar offering classic meats and creative cocktails.

Where: 609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

For more information on Bludso’s Bar & Que. 


Post & Beam (Crenshaw)

California comfort food and casual fine dining with an awesome patio. 

Where: 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90008

For more information on Post & Beam.


Harold & Belle's Restaurant (Crenshaw)

Celebrating 50 years of serving the best of New Orleans Creole and Cajun Cuisine in LA.

Where: 2920 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

For more information on Harold & Belle’s Restaurant.


EsoWon Books (Crenshaw)

Specialty bookstore with a mission to help produce justice and peace.

Where: 4327 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

For more information on EsoWon Books (Crenshaw).


Malik Books (Crenshaw)

Online and physical bookstore based in LA.

Where: 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste 245, Los Angeles, CA 90008

For more information on Malik Books.


Bloom & Plume

A creative space serving excellent coffee and high vibe community-focused aesthetics

Where: 1638 W. Temple Street 

For more information on Bloom & Plume Coffee


Sorella (Melrose)

Fashion boutique founded by Heather Sanders & Brittney Turner.

Where: 7829 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

For more information on Sorella (Melrose). 


Sugar Taco (Melrose)

Offering the best in plant-based Mexican food.

Where: 7257 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

For more information on Sugar Tacos.


Phillips Barbecue

Hyper popular take-out option (there's no seating) serving BBQ ribs, brisket & other Southern goodness.

Where: 2619 Crenshaw Blvd 

For more information on Phillips Barbecue


Comfort LA

Soul Food spot that uses locally sourced, fresh and organic ingredients with healthier cooking methods to create top-notch southern cuisine.

Where: 1110 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

902 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

For more information on Comfort LA.


Nimbus Coffee

A wizard, witches & magical creatures themed cafe🦉Coffee first, Mischief later. 

Where: 1115 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more information on Nimbus Coffee.


Poppy + Rose

A trendy brunch spot located in the heart of DTLA.

Where: 765 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

For more information on Poppy + Rose.


Vurger Guyz

Vegan Burger food truck powered by @beyondmeat and often found in DTLA.

Where: 1311 W. 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 

For more information on Vurger Guyz.


(Abeautifullife) Jamaican Cafe

Jamaican eats with an Asian & Indian twist, enhanced by the sounds of Reggae, Hip Hop and R&B.

Where: 243 San Pedro St 

For more information on (Abeautifullife) Jamaican Cafe.


Boketto Cold Brews LLC

Cold brew teas and coffees made with fresh premium ingredients and available for delivery.

Where: 743 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

For more information on Boketto Cold Brews LLC.



Epic pasta bar located inside Corporation Food Hall.

Where: 724 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

For more information on Funculo.



Stylish but simple Brazilian spot known for yuca fries and chicken pot pies paired with sangria.

Where: 107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more information on Woodspoon.


Bridgetown Roti

Each Sunday at Smorgasburg LA from 10 AM—4 PM, enjoy the LA carribean pop-up.

Where: 672 S Sante Fe Ave

For more information on Bridgetown Roti


Simply Wholesome (Inglewood)

Health food store and restaurant known for its Caribbean cuisine 

Where: 4508 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

For more information on Simply Wholesome.


Rusty Pot Cafè (Inglewood)

American cafe with a southern twist, located in the heart of Inglewood and serving freshly made organic food. 

Where: 324 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

For more information on Rusty Pot Cafe.


Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen (Inglewood)

Hip coffee shop with a fun environment for people to connect with each other and the community.

Where: 170 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301

4427 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

For more information on Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen.


South LA Cafe (South LA)

Casual cafe with an industrial-chic vibe, building community through coffee, culture and connection.

Where: 1700 Browning Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90062

For more information on South LA Cafe.


Louisiana Charlie's (Long Beach)

A BBQ & cajun cuisine joint found at Shoreline Village in Long Beach.

Where: 429H Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802

For more information on Louisiana Charlie’s.


Barbara Jean Soul Food (Exposition Park)

A celebration of American Soul Food with a focus on the roots of African American cooking. 

Where: 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037

For more information on Barbara Jean Soul Food.


Fun-Diggity Funnelcakes (Compton)

A dessert shop famous for – you guessed it – their funnel cakes. 

Where: 222 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA 90061

For more information on Fun-Diggity Funnelcakes.


Patria Coffee Roaster (Compton)

A local coffee shop and cafe serving up strong bevs and delicious pastries. 

Where: 108 Alameda St, Compton, CA 90221

For more information on Patria Coffee Roaster.


FishBone Seafood (Gardena)

Southern style seafood restaurant in the heart of Gardena.

Where: 1758 W El Segundo Blvd, Gardena, CA 90249

For more information on FishBone Seafood.


Grilled Fraiche

A culinary fusion concept with Caribbean blends, operated as a (QSR) quick service restaurant.

Where: 853 E Manchester Ave

For more information on Grilled Fraiche.



Lou, The French On The Block (Burbank)

Bringing a French touch to the block, one pastry, one coffee, one sandwich at a time.

Where: 4007 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

For more information on Lou, The French On the Block.


Kings Deli (Burbank)

New York style sandwich shop with a Los Angeles twist. The best of both coasts.

Where: 109 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

For more information on Kings Deli.


Perry's Joint (Pasadena)

A family-owned shop with “must-have” sandwiches.

Where: 2051 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

For more information on Perry’s Joint.


Uncle’s Andre’s BBQ (Studio City)

Ribs, mac ’n’ cheese, fried chicken and other down-home Southern BBQ eats fill the menu here.

Where: 11715 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604

For more information on Uncle’s Andre’s BBQ.


Black Bottom Southern Kitchen (North Hollywood)

Servin' up classic southern style and BBQ recipes.

Address: 4806 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

For more information on Black Bottom Southern Kitchen.


Lettuce Feast (Sherman Oaks)

Fried chicken sandwich food truck – need we say more?

Where: 5301 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood 

For more information on Lettuce Feast.


Big Chicken (Glendale)

Home of the best chicken sandwiches with the BIGGEST flavor of all time.

Where: 252 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

For more information on Big Chicken.


BlaqHaus NoHo

Southern comfort food served in an airy restaurant plus vibrant cocktails.

Where: 11671 Victory Blvd

For more information on BlaqHaus NoHo.


Georgia's Restaurant (Anaheim)

Authentic Soul Food that delivers a home-cooked experience and full-service catering. 

Where: 440 S Anaheim Blvd #209a, Anaheim, CA 92805

For more information on Georgia’s Restaurant.


Munchies Vegan Diner (Santa Ana)

A family owned and operated vegan diner. Like cooking at home – without the mess.

Where: 313 N Bush St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

For more information on Munchies Diner.


Hambone’s Bar & Grill (Huntington Beach)

BBQ spot with food smoked to perfection in a wood-fired barbecue pit with a secret blend of woods and spices. 

Where: 10056 Adams Ave Huntington Beach, 92648

For more information on Hambone’s Bar & Grill.


The Girl Cave LA Anaheim Beauty Supply & Salon

Great vibes and beauty supplies can be found at the expansive Girl Cave, whether you’re looking for hair braiding services, or products from wigs to styling gels. 

Where: 1215 S. Beach Blvd #F, Anaheim, CA, 92804, US

For more information on The Girl Cave LA.


La Casa Azul Design

Self proclaimed “Casual Luxury Interior Design Services” for executives and professionals.

Where: Online, serving the Orange County

For more information on La Casa Azul Design.


Happy Ice

Food truck serving up sweet treats and home of the Rainbow Rocket. Retail store coming soon. 

Where: Location Varies

For more information on Happy Ice.


Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles

A famous LA-based soul food restaurant chain best known for none other than: chicken and waffles.

Where: Multiple Locations

For more Information on Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.

California Cannabis

Cannabis shop with a mission is to expand worldwide and become a California household name. 


654 N Manhattan PlLos Angeles, California US 90004

1601 S Soto St, Los Angeles, CA 90023

7415 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043

For more information on California Cannabis.


Nicole Bakes Cakes

Los Angeles based pastry chef and cake designer.

For more information on Nicole Bakes Cakes. 


Zac's Sweet Shop

Sweet shop based in LA available for delivery and nationwide shipping. 

For more information on Zac’s Sweet Shop.


Crowns & Hops Brewery

Craft beer brand & brewery that can be found throughout California. Brewpub coming soon to Inglewood. 

For more information on Crowns & Hops Brewery.