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42 Black-Owned Businesses in San Diego to Support

Extend a Hand. Show Some Love. Be the Change.

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger San Diego Black-Owned Businesses
Help of Restaurant List Curation: @packslight

The Black community needs our support—especially right now. So, we’ve compiled a list of Black-owned businesses in San Diego that could certainly use some love moving forward. Whether it’s ordering tasty takeout or making a purchase online, let’s continue to find ways to love and support our Black community while working toward substantial, more significant changes.

 

🍴 Eateries San Diego Black-Owned Businesses

ACKEE Tree

Location: El Cerrito
Cuisine: Jamaicain

 

AJ’s Creole Cuisine & West Coast Smokehouse San Diego Black-Owned Businesses

Location: Food truck serving various locations
Cuisine: Creole

 

Awash Ethiopian Restaurant & Market San Diego Black-Owned Businesses

Location: North Park
Cuisine: Ethiopian

Bankhead Mississippi Cooking

Location: Spring Valley
Cuisine: Southern

 

Blendees Smoothie & Juice Bar

Location: El Cajon
Cuisine: Juices & smoothies

 

Bonnie Jean’s Soul Food Café

Location: Oak Park
Cuisine: Southern comfort

 

Cafe X

Location: El Cajon
Cuisine: Coffee shop

 

Cane Patch Kitchen

Location: Liberty Public Market
Cuisine: Vegan & vegetarian soul food

 

Cardellino San Diego Black-Owned Businesses

Location: Hillcrest
Cuisine: Italian

 

Coop’s West Texas BBQ & Catering

Location: Lemon Grove
Cuisine: Texas-style barbecue

 

Fat Joe’s 

Location: Oceanside
Cuisine: American

 

Flavors of East Africa

Location: University Heights
Cuisine: East African

 

Fort Oak

Location: Mission Hills
Cuisine: Upscale American

 

Gihon Ethiopian Kitchen

Location: North Park
Cuisine: Ethiopian

 

Island Spice San Diego Black-Owned Businesses

Location: Rolando
Cuisine: Jamaican

 

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

Location: University Heights
Cuisine: Abyssinian (Eritrean/Ethiopian)

 

Nomad Donuts

Location: North Park
Cuisine: Donuts, Bagels and Coffee

 

One World Beat Cafe

Location: Balboa Park
Cuisine: Vegan

 

Pete Mayo’s Original Waffle Burgers

Location: Lincoln Park
Cuisine: Waffle Burgers

 

Rare Society

Location: University Heights
Cuisine: Upscale American

 

Rhythm’s Chicken and Waffles

Location: Pacific Beach
Cuisine: Chicken & Waffles

 

Smack’n Guamanian Grill

Location: Miramar
Cuisine: Chamorro

 

Spacebar Café & Wine Bistro

Location: La Mesa
Cuisine: cafe-style

 

Spoiled Vegans Café

Location: East Village
Cuisine: Vegan Breakfast

 

Streetcar Merchants

Location: North Park
Cuisine: Modernized Southern classic

 

Suckerfree

Location: Gaslamp Quarter
Cuisine: Southern

 

Sunnie’s

Location: Ocean Beach
Cuisine: Mexican (+ coffee shop)

 

Surf & Soul Spot

Location: La Mesa
Cuisine: Seafood & comfort food

 

The Morning After

Location: Gaslamp Quarter
Cuisine: Brunch & cocktails

 

Tropical Savor Bar & Grill

Location: Gaslamp Quarter
Cuisine: Latin-Caribbean

 

TRUST

Location: Hillcrest
Cuisine: Urban rustic

 

Yohed Coffee

Location: City Heights
Cuisine: Ethiopian Cafe

 

🛍  Shops

AC Plumbing Construction

Location: Carlsbad
Type: Plumbing Services

 

Garden of Fragrance

Location: Oak Park
Type: Fragrance Shop

 

Failed Race

Location: San Diego
Type: Clothing brand geared towards the advancement and advocacy for people of color 

 

Freshly Faded

Location: North Park
Type: Barber + shop

 

Furlicious Pet Services LLC

Location: San Diego (In client’s home)
Type: Dog Walking and Training

 

Puzzle Pieces Marketing

Location: San Diego
Type: PR and Digital Marketing Agency

 

Sew Forgiven

Location: Online
Type: Men’s, women’s & home boutique

 

Studio Barre

Location: Mission Hills
Type: Fitness Studio

 

Lonely Floater

Location: Online
Type: Lifestyle/streetwear brand

 

Lili K Couture

Location: City Heights
Type: African fashion collection

 

Reggae World

Location: North Park
Type: Funky shop with reggae-inspired goods

 

FIVESPACE

Location: North Park
Type: Record Store

 

Whips n Furs Costume Store

Location: North Park
Type: Theatrical costume supplier

 

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