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No doubt, 2020 has b*tch-slapped the restaurant industry. More than 8 million restaurant employees were laid off or furloughed, and the industry lost $235 billion in sales between March and November. 

Black Restaurant Week 2020

It's Black Restaurant Week! From November 27 to December 6 celebrate the heritage of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine. Here's a list of many of South Florida's best Black-owned eateries. 

Shoppe Black

South Florida Black Owned Restaurants

"Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly."
― Langston Hughes 

The past two weeks have been difficult for our nation. While grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the tragic death of George Floyd sparked protests the likes of which we haven't seen in almost 30 years. As the mother of two young black women, this strikes very close to home. My heart swelled with pride, and my eyes filled with water as I watched them exercise their 1st Amendment right. On June 5th in Wynwood, Miami, a local news reporter spoke with both Paige and Kayla
As a former news reporter and anchor, I've covered dozens of protests, many of which have been violent (I can attest to the burn of teargas). I know all too well that after some time has passed, the placards are thrown away and the news cycle finds a new target. This does not seem likely in the aftermath of the unprecedented 2020 protests. Part of loving my girls is seeing and loving the color of their skin and accepting the reality that they will likely face some form of discrimination sometime in their life. With this in mind, I've endeavored to use my platform to help support black-owned restaurants.  
Miami-Dade County by Zac Fagenson for Bon App├ętit:

NameFoodAddressTakeout?Delivery LinkWebsitePhone
800 Degrees Woodfired KitchenAmerican2956 NE 199th St, Aventura, FL 33180Yes 902-4363
Awash EthiopianEthiopian19934 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169 770-5100
B&M MarketTrinidadian219 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138Yesbmmarketmiami.com305) 757-2889
Bahamian PotBahamian6301 NW 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33142Yes(305) 759-3408
BallooCaribbean, Trinidadian, Indian-ish19 SE 2nd Ave Suite #4, Miami, FL 33131 534-2768
Bamboo ShackBahamian, Caribbean18450 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169Yes 440-7577
Bo Leg's BBQBarbecue250 NE 167th St, Miami, FL 33162Yes 303-2134
Bobby's MealsItal/Vegan Caribbean2109 Opa-Locka Blvd, Opa-Locka, FL 33054Yes(305) 685-8818
Bon Gout BBQHaitian barbecue99 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 381-5464
C Bon BakeryHaitian/bakery/sweets5740 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 321-4245
Caribbean DeliteTrinidadian9491 SW 160th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157Yes(305) 254-6606
Chef CreoleCaribbean200 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 33127 (multi locations) 754-2223
Chez Le BebeHaitian114 NE 54th St, Miami, FL 33137Yes(305) 751-7639
Clive's CafeJamaican5890 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 757-6512
Cote GourmetElevated French9999 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 335-3631
Crabman305Seafood/Soul food2006 Opa-Locka Blvd., Opa-Locka, FL 444-3157
Dukunoo Jamaican KitchenKitchen316 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127Yes 334-5162
Groovin' BeanCoffeeshop/cafe 801 NW 3rd Ave Suite #104, Miami, FL 353-2566
GrownHealth, fast service8211 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143Yes 663-4769
Hammond’s BakeryJamaican patties17847 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056Yes(305) 624-9982
Honey UninhibitedAmerican, breakfast, lunch1777 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129Yes 391-1090
House of WingsWings1039 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes 371-6556
Ice Cream HeavenIce cream sandwiches17560 NW 27th Ave #112, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 203-9876
iKraveSoul Food, Southern4799 NW 7th Ave suite a, Miami, FL 33127Yes 747-4161
J9 Smoothie Bar & GrillHealthy801 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes(786) 899-0615
Jackson's Soul FoodHomestyle, soul food950 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes(305) 374-7661
Jamaica House RestaurantJamaican19555 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33169Yes 651-0083
Jamrock Cuisine Chinese-Trinidadian12560 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33186Yes(305) 598-7625
KC Healthy CookingGlobal11900 Biscayne Blvd #103, North Miami, FL 33181Yes 502-4193
King JerkBarbecue/Jamaican13640 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168Yes(305) 300-9682
LC Roti ShopTrinidadian19505 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169Yes(305) 651-8924
Lil' Greenhouse GrillElevated soul food1300 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136 277-3582
Lorna’s Caribbean & American GrillCaribbean/soul food19752 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056Yes 623-9760
Lovely'sSeafood/soul food1806 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens 33056Yes 621-7977
Mama Lucy's All-Pro RibsBarbecue2201 NW 119th St, Miami, FL 33167
Manjay RestaurantElevated Caribbean8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 908-3849
Mazie's Soul Food TakeoutSoul food7525 Nw 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33147Yes
Moji African RestaurantAfrican825-827 NW 119th St, North Miami, FL 515-8875
Morgan's 405American405 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127Yes 409-3688
Ortanique On The MileCaribbean278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 446-7710
Pack SupermarketHaitian fried chicken8235 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138Yes(305) 757-4777
Palatino Jamaican RestaurantJamaican3004 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127Yes 360-5200
Perry Wings PlusChicken wings10817 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167Yes 603-9841
Pineapple Express BarRoving conch salad in a pineapple2200 NW 95th St., Miami, FL 33147(305) 747-3234
Pretty Healthy CafeHealthy, sandwiches, salads17560 NW 27th Ave Suite 123, Miami Gardens, FL 33056Yes 290-5879
Red Rooster Overtown Soul food, Southern, Barbecue920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136(305) 640-9880
Reggae BeetsCaribbean, food truckVarious locations - check 895-2360
Rosie's Pop UpElevated soul food439 NW 4th Avenue, Miami FLYes
Royal CastleBurgers2700 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33147Yes 696-8241
Sango'sChinese-Jamaican9485 SW 160th St, Miami, FL 33157Yes(305) 252-0279
Shuckin' & Jivin'Cajun/New Orleans4759 NW 167th St, Carol City, FL 974-4751
SUKI's Seafood & GrillCaribbean seafood4850 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 409-5964
Sunday's EaterySoul food2675 NW 207th St., Miami Gardens, FL 621-9600
SwanModern European90 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 704-0994
Taste Rite BakeryJamaican patties18400 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169Yes(305) 249-7483
The LickingSoul food12490 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168Yes 703-3087
The Rumcake FactoryDesserts - sold in Whole Foods
The Squeeze Juice BarAmerican, sandwiches, salads16171 Biscayne Blvd North Miami Beach Fl 33160Yes 627-3433
TomorrowlandAmerican1368 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136Yes 542-9994
TreelionVegan18400 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169Yes(305) 690-7777
Two Guys RestaurantHomestyle, soul food1490 NW 3rd Ave #108, Miami, FL 33136Yes(305) 374-1141
Vegan And JuiceVegetarian/vegan10887 NW 17th St., Miami, FL 220-3430
Vegetarian Restaurant By HakinVegan Caribbean73 NE 167th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162Yes(305) 405-6346
Victory Restaurant & LoungeGlobal, southern3252 NE 1st Ave Unit 107, Miami, FL 33137Yes
World Famous House of MacMac and cheese2055 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (mult locations)Yes 636-6967
Yardie SpiceCaribbean/vegan225 S Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030Yes(786) 349-5138