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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


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



Location: Gaslamp Quarter
Cuisine: Southern



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



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


Omi Picnics

Location: San Diego
Type: Picnic Planning Service


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



Location: North Park
Type: Record Store


Whips n Furs Costume Store

Location: North Park
Type: Theatrical costume supplier


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