• Jessica Gonzalez

Black Owned Food Joints in SO CAL

Yesterday for #blackouttuesday a lot of people were sharing lists of black owned restaurants that we could support. For your convenience, please see this following lists of BLACK OWNED food establishments in Southern California, courtesy of @nomswithsabs and @prosciuttogirl69:


LA BLACK OWNED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

OC/SD BLACK OWNED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS


With these lists containing over 250+ options (and growing!), here are some of MY tried and true personal favorites:


HAPPY ICE: Compton, CA

Instagram: @happyice | Website: www.happyice.com

My favorite thing about going to New York is the Italian Ice!!!! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find authentic Italian Ice until I came across Happy Ice! They have a flagship store in Compton as well as a food truck which can be found in various locations. Honestly a MUST TRY if you've never had authentic Italian Ice.


Georgia's: Long Beach & Anaheim, CA

Instagram: @georgiasoul | Website: www.georgias-resteraunt.com

Georgias is one of my favorite spots inside of Anaheim Packing House. They offer a wide variety of soul food, but their sandwiches are a MUST have. If you're a garlic lover they have the BEST garlic parmesan fries, but be warned, you're gonna smell like garlic all day.


MR. FRIES MAN: Gardena, CA

Instagram: @mr_fries_man | Website: www.mrfriesman.com

My friends know I LOOOOVEEEE good loaded french fries. This place has a variety of different fries from. I like that they have a vegetarian option made with Jackfruit.


THE MORNING AFTER: San Diego, CA

Instagram: @themorningaftersd | Website: www.themorningaftersd.com

One of my favorite things about San Diego is they have the BEST breakfast spots. This is one of my favorites, located in the Gaslamp District and they serve breakfast ALL DAY until 2AM!


ATLAS MONROE: Online/Delivery and Food Truck

Instagram: @atlas.monroe | Website: www.atlasmonroe.com

A Shark Tank LEGEND after they TURNED DOWN a 1 MILLION DOLLAR OFFER from Mark Cuban. This black owned company makes the BEST vegan fried chicken. You can order their chicken (frozen) online to be shipped to your house and made at home or you can find their food truck occasionally.


LETTUCE FEAST: Food Truck

Instagram: @lettucefeastla

Lettuce Feast is another amazing vegan fried chicken spot if you don't want to wait for and cook yours at home. Locate their food truck in LA to enjoy the most FIRE Vegan Chicken Sandwiches.


BREAKFAST BITCH: San Diego, CA

Instagram: @breakfastbitch_sd | Website: www.eatbreakfastbitch.com

3 WORDS: Croissant French Toast. Pair with bottomless mimosas and I'm one happy bitch.


ROSCOES CHICKEN AND WAFFLES: Multiple Locations

Instagram: @roscoesofficial | Website: www.roscoeschickenandwaffles.com

And of course, the ICONIC Los Angeles eatery-- Roscoes Chicken & Waffles. No explanation necessary.

In conclusion, I hope you all take this AMAZING time in history to pause and reflect on how YOU can help our black communities. By supporting black businesses you are helping to close the racial wealth gap and creating job opportunities in these communities. No step is too small when working together for a better tomorrow.


Thanks for reading, and please take care of EACH OTHER.

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