Celebrate Black History Month by dining out at these local restaurants.
One of the best ways to support the Black community in Boston is by dining at local Black-owned restaurants—not only is it easy and fun to patronize new restaurants, but it also makes a tangible difference in your community! Black History Month serves as a reminder that supporting Black-owned businesses is an action you can take right now, but also one we should incorporate into our daily, weekly and monthly spending habits.
There are dozens of fantastic restaurants in Boston to support, from French and Ethiopian food to vegan and burger joints. Here are some of our favorite Black-owned restaurants in Boston to order from this February and beyond:
1. Slade’s Bar & Grill: Roxbury
2. Cafe Sauvage: Back Bay
A newcomer to the Back Bay neighborhood, Cafe Sauvage perfectly blends the Parisian and African heritages of owners Anaïs and Antoine Lambert. This bistro does all the French classics and more, with a great eye for plating – just a quick glance through their Instagram page will show you that each plate is worth taking a picture before you dig in!
Find it at 25 Massachusetts, ave, Boston 02115.
3. Tawakal Halal Restaurant: East Boston
Tawakal is the place to go for exquisite Somalian cooking in Boston. With numerous accolades from publications like Bon Appetit, you’ve got to try their lamb biryani and beef sambusa to truly understand the hype – the spices and seasonings are out of this world!
Find it at 389 Maverick St, Boston, MA 02128.
4. The Pearl: South Bay
If you’re in the mood for seafood, look no further than The Pearl. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, this South Bay restaurant serves deliciously rich dishes like chargrilled oysters, crab cakes, and lobster rolls. And with delicious strong cocktails on the menu too, it’s a guaranteed good time for dinner.
Find it at 20B District Avenue, Dorchester, MA.
5. Lucy Ethiopian Cafe: South End
Lucy Ethiopian Cafe has some of the best authentic Ethiopian food in Boston. Whether you’re looking for vegetarian eats like potato stew or meat courses like yebeg tibs, Lucy’s has it all – plus you’ll get a serving of spongey injera bread, perfect for scooping up all that delicious food!
Find it at 334 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115
6. Coast Café: Cambridge
It’s amazing how some good eats can instantly brighten your day. That’s what happens when you stop by Coast Cafe, an oasis of Southern-style comfort food in Cambridge. With fried chicken and mac & cheese to warm you up, your stomach and heart will be feeling much fuller after stopping by.
Find it at 233 River St., Cambridge MA.
7. Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor: Dorchester
8. Bred Gourmet: Lower Mills
The next time a burger craving hits you, check out Bred Gourmet in Lower Mills. Made with grass-fed, high-quality beef and accompanied with a tower of toppings (from the classic lettuce and tomato to pineapple and fried egg), you’ll be sure to be well-fed at Bred.
Find it at 2255 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
9. M&M BBQ: Dorchester
Located inside Dorchester Brewing, M&M BBQ has the juiciest, fall-off-the-bones ribs you can find in Boston. And with Dorchester Brewing right next door, you can get top-notch microbrewery beers and delicious barbecue at the same time! It’s truly a match made in food heaven.
Find it at 1250 Massachusetts Ave Dorchester, MA 02125.
[featured image: Tawakal Halal Restaurant]