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Black-Owned Restaurants & Food Businesses Open in the DMV

Updated: 5 days ago

Next time you're thinking of ordering takeout or delivery, considering a patio dining experience, or even looking to grab some tea to sip on, one of the many Black-owned businesses in the DMV area is a good place to start. For a deeper look at why supporting Black-owned businesses is especially important during the COVID-19 crisis, click here. Don't see your favorite restaurant on the list? Submit a new restaurant to be added here.


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Don't forget these Black-owned food businesses without a fixed location (catering, meal delivery, available online, or found in stores)!


(DMV) Tsiona Gourmet Ethiopian: This Woman owned brand has great Ethiopian recipes, so you can enjoy them at home. Shop her products online!


(DC) Soul Mega: This black owned beer company is bringing style and inclusion to the beer industry! Order online for pickup in NoMa and get your order between 3pm-8pm, or find them art a variety of locations in the District.


(DC) Sankofa Beer Company: This Black owned beer company is creating a space where culture meets craft beer. Order online or find where they are sold through their site.


(DMV) Majde’s Cookies: This DMV based cookie company delivers and offers pick up orders! email team@madjes.com to place your order.


(DMV) Tawonda Boyd's Sweet Treats: This pastry business is run by a Black woman who creates some of the best edible treats. Book her for events or call ahead to place your order online for her special goodie bag.


(DMV) 8 Myles: This local, Black-owned mac and cheese brand is available at multiple stores throughout the DMV from Yes! Organic Market to Whole Foods. Check their site for a list of locations.


(DMV) Jember Coffee: This local company sells organic Ethiopian coffee (including K cups!) and reinvests part of its profits in communities in Ethiopia. Order online to ship directly to your house.


(DMV) Urban Chefs Table: This Black chef-owned business was on the cusp on hosting their first dinner pop up when COVID-19 scuttled their plans. Now they offer weekend meals and some pop-ups for pickup and delivery. Follow them on Instagram for updated information and order online here.


(DMV) Dodah's Kitchen:  This vegan soul food cafe will open its first brick and mortar location soon in Mount Rainier. Until then, look for Dodah's Kitchen soul foods and desserts in stores across the DC area. 


(DMV) Chef Jess: This meal delivery service provides fresh (never frozen), heat and eat, and individually packaged meals throughout the DMV. They are also currently donating a portion of their meals to front-line and essential workers, as well as underserved communities. Check out their options here.


(DMV) Sunflower Gardenz: This vegan, home-based vegan bakery has got you covered! From hot cross buns to biscuits, Sunflower Gardenz has treats available for pickup or delivery in the DMV. Check the menu here and shoot them an email to order at SunflowerzGardenz@gmail.com. Sunflower Gardenz is also offering vegan brunch plates for pre-order on the weekend. Check out the brunch offerings here.


(DMV) Wellfound Foods: This woman-owned company sells fresh grab-and-go meals out of vending machines as well as coffee shops throughout the DMV. They currently also offer home delivery. Order online here.


(DMV) Violeta Sweets: This 100% gluten free bakery ships throughout the DMV. They have a wide selection of sweets and treats! Shop online here.


(DMV) J.B. Humble Pies: This Black-owned, home-based business is still delivering fresh baked sweet and savory pies to the DMV Monday through Friday. Order here.


(DMV) Uncle Dell's Mambo Sauce: This local Black-owned company has got the sweet and slightly spicy sauce that you need! Shop their site here. They're also offering free contactless delivery within the DMV area, check out the details here.

(DMV) Camella's Kitchen: Shop online for locally made Caribbean sauces, spices and cakes made with local ingredients.

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