15 Fantastic Spots to Support During LA’s Black Restaurant Week

Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken

Honey’s Kettle Fried Chicken
Cathy Chaplin

Support these Black-owned restaurants starting today until August 16

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Cathy Chaplin

Black Restaurant Week Los Angeles starts today and runs through August 16. This annual spotlight on Black-owned restaurants is typically a big affair with talks, tastings, and outdoor events. COVID-19 put the brakes on these extra activities as the LA residents keep social distancing, and restaurants mostly stick to delivery and takeout.

Though modeled after events like Dine L.A., this year’s Black Restaurant Week is slightly different. Organizers waived the participation fee, so all revenue goes straight to the featured restaurants. Though some restaurants feature a prix fixe menu, most have the full menu for purchase like Crenshaw’s healthy Swift Cafe, barbecue from Inglewood’s Wood Urban Kitchen, or DTLA’s ABeautifulLife Jamaican cafe.

It’s challenging for any restaurant to operate during this time. Below is a selection of restaurants participating in Black Restaurant week.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

9537 Culver Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232

The longstanding Culver City restaurant is not only participating in Black Restaurant Week, but is in the middle of expansion with two delivery-only kitchens called HoneyDropKitchen. It’s hard to make a bad choice at Honey’s. For starters, nab that two piece special, or hotcakes and fried chicken.

2713 S Robertson Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90034

This daytime spot nestled in Beverlywood is all comfort food with shrimp and grits, breakfast sandwiches, and french toast. Get the pork adobo side to amp up the flavors.

820 N La Brea Ave # D

Inglewood, CA 90302

This Inglewood sweets boutique specializes in items like pralines, peach cobbler, and bread pudding. But the cakes also appeal with German chocolate, coconut pineapple, red velvet, or sweet potato available for a slice or whole.

4508 W Slauson Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90043

Simply Wholesome’s 37 year residency in View Park is because the community supports it. They also crank out quality dishes on the regular from tropical smoothies, salads, and an epic fish platter with plantains, macaroni pie, and potato salad.

5303 W Pico Blvd Suite #01

Los Angeles, CA 90019

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos has spent over 27 years gracing Mid-City with a unique menu that spans tacos, ribs, lemonade, and lobster burritos.

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos in South Los Angeles

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
Wonho Frank Lee

129 N Market St

Inglewood, CA 90301

Wood Urban Kitchen opened in February on Inglewood’s Market Street. It’s soulful and barbecue-filled with beef and pork ribs, rib tips, mac and cheese, and massive smoked turkey legs.


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4524 W Jefferson Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90016

South LA’s take-out fish restaurants were built for a pandemic, since there’s no place to sit. Instead take out grilled or fried fish, shellfish, garlic rolls, and hush puppies. Try the crab seafood soup on Mondays.

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Chef/owner John Cleveland put together a $40 three-course meal on the outdoor patio for Black Restaurant Week. It starts with a pepperoni pizza, a beef short rib as the second course, and lemon pound cake to finish. Wine pairings are also available.

Post & Beam in Crenshaw, Los Angeles

Post & Beam
Courtesy of Post & Beam

4279 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Order from chef Kyndra McCrary opened Swift Cafe last October, with a lean towards healthy dishes. Order her chickpea curry bowl, shrimp and grits, or her key lime smoothie.

The interior of Swift Cafe in Leimert Park, Los Angeles

Swift Cafe
Sheldon Botler

4331 Degnan Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Hot & Cool Cafe’s contribution to Black Restaurant Week is a 100 percent plant-based menu with a vegan soul bowl, Beyond Meat sliders, or the cauliflower wings with buffalo or maple sesame sauce. Nothing’s over $17.

2920 W Jefferson Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90018

For Black Restaurant Week, order from Harold & Belle’s Southern menu with po’ boys, charbroiled oysters, or file gumbo.

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Harold & Belle’s
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637 E University Dr

Carson, CA 90746

Nestled into Carson is My Father’s Barbecue, where smoked angus ribs, coleslaw, mac and cheese, and baked beans rule the menu.

548 S Spring St UNIT 114

Los Angeles, CA 90013

There’s something for all at Numaade, right in DTLA on Spring and Fifth. Vegans have more than the usual options with salads, sandwiches, and soups. While omnivores have smoked meats, tuna salads. But they also have cobblers for both.

216 S Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

ABeautifulLife starts with huge Jamaican platters with jerk chicken, curry, or oxtail with rice and peans and plantains. But if that doesn’t do it for you, nab a bowl or Jamaican patty with ginger beer.

1110 E 7th St

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Be sure to ask staff why chef/co-owner Jeremy McBride named his chicken sandwich the “big sexy,” or the 30-piece wing combo the “Jamal.” The story behind them entertains, and be sure to order the sweet potatoes and mac and cheese.

Comfort L.A. platter with mac and cheese, chicken wings, and sweet potatoes

Comfort L.A.
Mona Holmes

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The longstanding Culver City restaurant is not only participating in Black Restaurant Week, but is in the middle of expansion with two delivery-only kitchens called HoneyDropKitchen. It’s hard to make a bad choice at Honey’s. For starters, nab that two piece special, or hotcakes and fried chicken.

9537 Culver Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232

This daytime spot nestled in Beverlywood is all comfort food with shrimp and grits, breakfast sandwiches, and french toast. Get the pork adobo side to amp up the flavors.

2713 S Robertson Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90034

This Inglewood sweets boutique specializes in items like pralines, peach cobbler, and bread pudding. But the cakes also appeal with German chocolate, coconut pineapple, red velvet, or sweet potato available for a slice or whole.

820 N La Brea Ave # D

Inglewood, CA 90302

Simply Wholesome’s 37 year residency in View Park is because the community supports it. They also crank out quality dishes on the regular from tropical smoothies, salads, and an epic fish platter with plantains, macaroni pie, and potato salad.

4508 W Slauson Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90043

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos in South Los Angeles

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
Wonho Frank Lee

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos has spent over 27 years gracing Mid-City with a unique menu that spans tacos, ribs, lemonade, and lobster burritos.

5303 W Pico Blvd Suite #01

Los Angeles, CA 90019

Wood Urban Kitchen opened in February on Inglewood’s Market Street. It’s soulful and barbecue-filled with beef and pork ribs, rib tips, mac and cheese, and massive smoked turkey legs.

129 N Market St

Inglewood, CA 90301

South LA’s take-out fish restaurants were built for a pandemic, since there’s no place to sit. Instead take out grilled or fried fish, shellfish, garlic rolls, and hush puppies. Try the crab seafood soup on Mondays.

4524 W Jefferson Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90016

Post & Beam in Crenshaw, Los Angeles

Post & Beam
Courtesy of Post & Beam

Chef/owner John Cleveland put together a $40 three-course meal on the outdoor patio for Black Restaurant Week. It starts with a pepperoni pizza, a beef short rib as the second course, and lemon pound cake to finish. Wine pairings are also available.

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90008

The interior of Swift Cafe in Leimert Park, Los Angeles

Swift Cafe
Sheldon Botler

Order from chef Kyndra McCrary opened Swift Cafe last October, with a lean towards healthy dishes. Order her chickpea curry bowl, shrimp and grits, or her key lime smoothie.

4279 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Hot & Cool Cafe’s contribution to Black Restaurant Week is a 100 percent plant-based menu with a vegan soul bowl, Beyond Meat sliders, or the cauliflower wings with buffalo or maple sesame sauce. Nothing’s over $17.

4331 Degnan Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Here Is The Harold & Belle’s Restoration We’ve All Been Waiting For

Harold & Belle’s
Courtesy of Harold & Belle’s

For Black Restaurant Week, order from Harold & Belle’s Southern menu with po’ boys, charbroiled oysters, or file gumbo.

2920 W Jefferson Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90018

Nestled into Carson is My Father’s Barbecue, where smoked angus ribs, coleslaw, mac and cheese, and baked beans rule the menu.

637 E University Dr

Carson, CA 90746

There’s something for all at Numaade, right in DTLA on Spring and Fifth. Vegans have more than the usual options with salads, sandwiches, and soups. While omnivores have smoked meats, tuna salads. But they also have cobblers for both.

548 S Spring St UNIT 114

Los Angeles, CA 90013

ABeautifulLife starts with huge Jamaican platters with jerk chicken, curry, or oxtail with rice and peans and plantains. But if that doesn’t do it for you, nab a bowl or Jamaican patty with ginger beer.

216 S Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Comfort L.A. platter with mac and cheese, chicken wings, and sweet potatoes

Comfort L.A.
Mona Holmes

Be sure to ask staff why chef/co-owner Jeremy McBride named his chicken sandwich the “big sexy,” or the 30-piece wing combo the “Jamal.” The story behind them entertains, and be sure to order the sweet potatoes and mac and cheese.

1110 E 7th St

Los Angeles, CA 90021

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