in ,

LIST: 13 black-owned restaurants to try in Atlanta

Atlanta is a melting pot of cultures when it comes to the food scene, and African-American influenced dishes are some of the top options served up to foodies across the city.

Originally posted at: https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/food–cooking/what-cooking-black-owned-restaurants-try-atlanta/

#1 Busy Bee Cafe

810 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. NW, Atlanta, 404-525-9512.

http://www.thebusybeecafe.com/home

Come to Busy Bee Cafe for soul food from Cajun fried turkey wings to sweet potato souffle. The restaurant, founded in 1947, is owned by Tracy Gates. Gates told Chef Emeril Lagasse that the love cooked into the restaurant's food sets it apart from other Southern food restaurants.

by

#2 BQE Restaurant & Lounge

262 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-996-6159.

http://bqelounge.com/

Stepping into the BQE Restaurant & Lounge takes you back to a New Orleans speakeasy with modern day fixings. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Innovative dishes worth trying at the lounge are the red velvet chicken and waffles and The Edgewood turkey burger.

by

#3 Jay’s Kitchen Bar

3752 Cascade Road, Atlanta, 470-440-5090.

http://www.jayskitchenandbar.com/

Come to Jay's Kitchen Bar to taste the foods offered at the recently opened restaurant. The food spot founded by music executives Jomo Hankerson and Heather Wesley serves "gourmet soul food" from fried green tomatoes to peach pound cake.

by

#4 K & K Soul Food

881 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, 404-685-1073.

http://www.kksoulfood.com/

Family business turned renowned restaurant K & K Soul Food has been up and running in Atlanta since 1968. Southern food staples, such as collard greens, fried chicken and sweet potato pie are on the menu.

by

#5 Le Petit Marché

1984 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, Atlanta, 404-371-9888.

https://lepetitmarche.net/

Le Petit Marché, The Little Market beat the odds when it started in 2008 during the Great Recession. The food shop offers a wide array of eats, such as sandwiches, paninis and breakfast options.

by

#6 Mango’s

180 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, 404-698-3992.

http://mangoscaribbeanrestaurant.com/

Jamaican and Caribbean eats are offered at this downtown Atlanta establishment. Jerk chicken, fried tilapia salad and Jamaican patties are foods you can plan to find on the menu. If you have a sweet tooth, try the mango cheesecake or bread pudding.

by

#7 Milk & Honey

5495 Cascade Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, 404-968-9266.

http://www.milkandhoneyatl.com/

Milk & Honey was started by Food Network's "Chopped: Redemption" winner Chef Sammy Davis. The award-winning chef features all-day brunch and rotisserie chicken on his menu. Some of the top 10 brunch offerings include lobster gumbo & grits and BBQ pulled chicken biscuit.

by

#8 Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine

177 Peters St. SW, Atlanta, 404-692-4407.

http://oldladygang.com/

The restaurant started by singer-songwriter Kandi Burrus-Tucker and Todd Tucker has been featured on Bravo TV's "Real Housewives of Atlanta." The menu features items inspired by the "Old Lady Gang," which refers to Burrus-Tucker's family members. Expect to find Aunt Bertha's Fried Chicken and Aunt Nora's Fried Catfish Strips on the menu.

by

#9 Rosie’s Coffee Cafe

2330 Sylvan Road, Atlanta, 404-684-1111.

https://rosiescoffeecafe.com/

Come to Rosie's Coffee Cafe for breakfast, lunch and/or dessert. Fresh chicken salads, shrimp and grits and other eats are paired with coffee. A portion of the restaurant's profits goes to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America in memory of Rosie Gail, after whom the restaurant is named.

by

#10 Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint

200 Peachtree St. NW L05, Atlanta, 404-230-5853.

http://www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com/

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint brings back the rich history of Southern music and food into a modern establishment. Known for its crispy crawfish tails, freshwater rock shrimp and lump crab cake, the restaurant brings a ton of flavors to its Sunday brunch and dinner. The Juke Joint also has a location at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

by

#99

^ Add your entry to the List! ^

Text Image Embed Video



This field is required

Drop Image Here

or

You don't have javascript enabled. Media upload is not possible.

Get image from URL

Maximum upload file size: 20 MB.

Processing...



This field is required

e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoKkq685Hk

Supported Services:

Processing...



This field is required

Drop Video Here

or

You don't have javascript enabled. Media upload is not possible.

e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoKkq685Hk

Add

Supported Services:

Maximum upload file size: 10 MB.

Processing...

Leave a Reply

Loading…

Comments

Do you like this post? Upvote it so it will appear higher on the site!

10 votes. Add your vote now!
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Add to the List: Black Photographers/Videographers in Atlanta (3 submissions)

#BlackChildrenBooksNeeded (1 submission)