We as Atlantans don’t take food lightly. More likely than not, your choices about where you choose to dine are a reflection of what’s important to you. At Eating With Erica we celebrate Black History Month everyday. Here, are some of our favorites Atlanta Black Owned Restaurants. Choose a Black-owned restaurant (or two, or ten) that matches your tastebuds. With more to choose from than we can count, you simply cannot go wrong.
- Sublime Doughnuts
GA Tech, North Druid Hills
There’s nothing like honoring Black History Month in the A with a Sublime A-Town Cream. Absolutely delicious and a staple to the city, Sublime Doughnuts is a must-visit this month.
- Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
Soul food, but make it eclectic. Globally-inspired soul food may sound like an oxymoron, but for Chef Deborah VanTrece, the proof is in the pudding.
- Slutty Vegan
Duluth, Edgewood, Jonesboro, West End
If the line-out-the-door reputation hasn’t pulled you in yet, it’s time. Now with four locations in the Metro Atlanta area, Slutty Vegan has transformed from a humble food truck sensation to “the best vegan food in Atlanta”. Some may say it’s tasty enough to make a carnivore question their life choices.
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Local Green
A healthy alternative to fast food…does exist—and it’s just what you’ll find at Local Green Atlanta. With vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan options, there is something for all taste buds. Even better, the Local Green’s mission is to reduce health disparities in underserved populations by providing healthier food choices to communities who need it most.
- Plant Based Pizzeria
Poncey-Highland, Sandy Springs
In just three years, vegan pizza joint Plant Based Pizzeria has made its mark in Poncey-Highlands. Now with a food truck and a new location in Sandy Springs, it’s clear that health is no compromise for taste, and the people of Atlanta—vegan or not—are loving it.
- Soul Vegetarian No. 2
Vegan BBQ, meat-free homestyle dishes, and dairy-free ice cream, oh my! Est. in 1979, Soul Vegetarian knows what they’re doing. Known for providing 100% vegan cuisine “before it was cool”, Soul Vegetarian understands that the dietary choices of Atlantans should never mean that traditional comfort food is not an option.
- My Coffee Shop
Eastlake’s “home away from home” breakfast spot might just rival Waffle House, if we say so ourselves. Serving up homestyle breakfast, locally sourced coffee, and noteworthy basil lemonade, this modest Eastlake staple may very well be your new go-to.
- Just Add Honey
Sweet Auburn, Beltline
Nestled just behind Ladybird in the vibrant Old Fourth Ward neighborhood is a tea lover’s dream born from the humble walls of Sweet Auburn Curb Market. The Beltline-adjacent cafe and retail store is the perfect afternoon wind down or tea party indulgence.
- Sammie’s Bodega
Pencil Factory Flats
Some may say a good sandwich isn’t always the easiest thing to find in Atlanta. To that we say: you just haven’t looked hard enough :-). Located in the Pencil Factory Flats is Sammie’s Bodega, a chef-inspired sandwich shop offering more than you bargained for. From Texas Prime Beef Brisket to Brisket Chopped n’ Screwed Cheese Sandwiches, Sammie’s is sure to hit the spot.
- Negril Village
Chances are that if you haven’t yet dined at Negril Village, it’s caught your eye while driving down North Avenue. Set inside a renovated 1907 firehouse, an elegant Caribbean eatery awaits. The perfect spot for a special outing, Negril Village is sure to impress with always-unique & ever-changing dishes & cocktails.
- Fish Thyme
We get it, there has to be a good reason for an ITPer to venture OTP. Fish Thyme may just be your new reason. A Cobb County mainstay located on Main Street in charming Acworth, the seafood restaurant known for its crab cakes, custom salads, and Hawaiian ribeye is in a league of its own.
- Caper’s Restaurant & Bar
Sister restaurant to Fish Thyme, Caper’s Restaurant & Bar of Kennesaw came along first offering Mediterranean / American fusion worth checking out. Known for its loyal crowd and Mediterranean ambiance, Caper’s will likely be a repeat destination.
Photo: Capers Restaurant & Bar
- Atlanta Breakfast Club
Modern diner, retro seating, down-home breakfast, and classic American staples—say no more. Located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, dining here is basically a rite of passage.
- Sweet Cheats
A cozy storefront nestled in the charming Cabbagetown neighborhood, Sweet Cheats is the delectable small batch bakery you didn’t know you were missing. Known for their “cruffles” (cake pops), Sweet Cheats is just the place for a quick indulgence & cup of coffee or for your next special cake-worthy event. There’s nothing Sweet Cheats can’t do when it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth.
- Milk & Honey
A Cascade claim to fame, Milk & Honey’s sole goal is to create an atmosphere that makes you feel at home—from the environment to the food. While keeping traditions alive is at the forefront of their offerings, Milk & Honey is not at all afraid of putting their own twist on Southern classics. Come for the crab hash, stay for the good feels.
- Old Lady Gang
An iconic Southern eatery courtesy of the original OLGs, Old Lady Gang of Castleberry Hill is known for it’s soul food classics, all-day-long Sunday brunch, and Atlanta reality-TV loyalty. For the three sisters from Atlanta, family comes first, and the kitchen is no exception. Joyce Jones, Bertha Jones, and Nora Wilcox bring you incredible food and an absolutely buzzing atmosphere at their multi-level dining and entertainment complex, complete with two full bars and an outdoor patio.
- Rosie’s Coffee Cafe
East Point, Northside
Rosie’s story is full of love, and ensuring her legacy lives on is at the forefront of everything the cafe has to offer. The speciality chicken & waffles (flavor choices include red velvet, strawberry, cinnamon toast crunch, and more) will have you going back for more—don’t blame us. 🙂
East Atlanta, Reynoldstown
The epitome of an intown neighborhood coffee shop, Hodgepodge—with locations in both East Atlanta & Reynoldstown—is on a mission to fill its surrounding community with delicious coffee, homemade goods, and a whole lot of love. For a homey, art-filled vibe and the occasional open mic night, give Hodgepodge a visit or two.
- Wadada Juice Bar
Located in historic West End Atlanta, woman-owned vegan health food market Wadada Juice Bar is the first of its kind in the city of Atlanta. Better yet, over 90% of their products and vendors are other local Black-owned businesses. Go get your juice fix and support the start of something new.
- Love at First Bite
Food Truck; Restaurant Coming Soon!
The Southern comfort food truck of your dreams, and love at first bite, literally. From the woman who has cooked for many celebrity and household names, Chef Cam brings you Taco Tuesdays, Heartthrob Burgers, Loaded Fries, Jerk Chicken Philly, and so much more. Keep up to date on where the truck is headed at instagram.com/loveatfirstbiteatl/.
- Breakfast at Barneys
Pencil Factory Flats
Part eatery and part daytime social club—Breakfast at Barneys is more than just your average Sunday brunch spot. Welcoming, yet chic, Breakfast at Barneys will keep you coming back for the drool-worthy bites and the vibes.
- & Cheese ATL
Lenox Square Mall
I don’t know about you, but gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches named after different areas of Atlanta is something we surely didn’t know we needed but now can’t live without. From the College Park (on sourdough) to the Beltline (feat. cranberry aioli), you’ll just have to try them all to determine your Atlanta grilled cheese personality.
- Toast on Lenox
Trendy brunch spot serving up waffles, cocktails, and more. Say less. Toast on Lenox is the quintessential Buckhead brunch & lunch destination, perfect for a casual get together, birthday celebration, or a” treat yourself” moment. Be sure to order the chicken and waffles with vanilla creme & caramel rum sauce…. and thank us later. 🙂