Black-Owned Restaurants in Kansas City

February 2021 – As part of the Black Lives Matter revolution, lots of lists of black-owned restaurants were shared, and Kansas City came out in wonderful support of the businesses in the metro. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, many of our favorites are no longer with us. Below is a list of restaurants I believe are black-owned, and still in business. I’ll work to update this as I receive feedback. As a Google Local Guide, I post about a lot of businesses; but my passion is supporting locally-owned small business, so I thought it would be fun to create this post. 

Anna’s Boulevard Bistro

Big Momma’s Bakery & Cafe

Big T’s Bar-B-Q

Blue Nile Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch Lovers

Cake – A – Boo

Charlie D’s Seafood and Chicken


Delta Trenz Soul Food

District Fish & Pasta

Donnell’s Kitchen & Lounge

Dream Muscle Coffee

Elevate Bar & Grill

Equal Minded Cafe

Fannie’s West African Cuisine

Fat Jack’s

Finger Foodz

Game Day Chicken Wings and Fish

Gates Bar-B-Q

Gigi’s Vegan + Wellness Cafe

Island Spice Caribbean Restaurant

J’s Fish and Chicken

Jamdown Jamaican Kitchen

Jazzy B’s

John’s Java and Jazz

Jones Bar-B-Q

Jumpin’ Catfish

Kaleidoscoops KCK

KC Daiquiri Shop

KC Juke House Blues & Jazz

KC Soul Sistas Food Truck

KC’s Wingbar

King’s Table Soul Food

Krab Kingz Seafood KC

LC’s Bar-B-Q

Love is Key

Lutfi’s Fried Fish

M&M Bakery & Deli

Mattie’s Vegan Eats

Merkaba Meals (meal prep, personal chef)

Mesob Restaurant

Mr. R’s Cafe

My Village Grill

Niecie’s Restaurant

OMG Coffee & Donuts

Peach Tree Cafeteria

Phase 1 Bar & Lounge

Plantain District

Prana Nutrition

Queens Kitchen (vegetarian)

R&R Paseo Grill

Reggae Kitchen

Revocup – Town Center

Ruby Jeans Juicery

Sankofa Cafe & Bar

Shots by Miko

Smaxx Burgers and Wings

Soiree Steak and Oyster House

Steak’m Take’m

Sweet Thang Cafe

Taste of Africa

Taylor Elizabeth Cakes

The Combine

The Distrikt Biskuit House

The Food Factory KC

The Vegan Spot

The Velvet Freeze Daiquiris

Topknotch Vegan Vittles

To the Hoop

Unk’s Burgers

Urban Cafe KC (re-opening at new location Fall 2023)

Vee’s Sweets and Treats

Vegan Crave (seasonal)

Wah Gwan

Wilson’s Pizza and Grill

Wings ‘n Things Express

Wings Cafe

Wingz and More


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