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

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

As state and county regulations are in a constant state of flux due to Covid-19, some of the businesses mentioned may be temporarily closed. Please visit their individual websites to ensure they are currently open, and please follow all safety procedures in place.

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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