Monday, January 30, 2023
Black-Owned Restaurants to Try in L.A. 
By Christopher Petty, Contributing Writer 
Published September 8, 2022


Hawkins House of Burgers is one of the most iconic and longest operating Black-owned businesses in Los Angeles, if not all of California. (Courtesy images)

If you currently live in Los Angeles or you plan on visiting anytime soon it is very essential to know about the best food places in the area!

Different people from all over the city and the state have a wide variety of options to choose from whenever they get hungry. With so many food options available there’s always a new opportunity to try something that you haven’t had before.

Some of these places you might’ve heard of, others you might not have, but one thing they all have in common: they are Black-owned! In many cases, people often struggle trying to find Black-owned restaurants that they love that provides the best food options for them.


Below is a list of some of the best Black-owned restaurants in Los Angeles that you should try today! With cuisine ranging from soul food to vegan, there are so many options that are out there for anyone to enjoy.

* The Memphis Grill (North Hollywood) – Smoked BBQ

* Baba’s Vegan Cafe (Crenshaw District) – healthy & vegan options

* Fixins Soul Kitchen (L.A. Live) – Soul Food

* Hawkins House of Burgers (Watts) – Burgers, Hotdogs, & seafood

* In The Kitchen (Long Beach) – Chicken & Soul Food


With these options and many more to choose from, it is best to seek out and explore different Black owned restaurants and businesses. Not only are they filled with delicious food but they are filled with the history of our culture!


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