From soul food to superfoods: 31 Black-owned restaurants to try in Orlando now

Whether you're looking to indulge your soul or fuel up with some superfoods, Orlando is home to plenty of Black-owned eateries dishing out impressive flavors. From Ethiopian cuisine to vegan sweets to good old-fashioned Southern homestyle cooking, there's a ton of options to choose from. So, we broke it down for you.

Here's 31 of Orlando's most flavorful Black-owned restaurants and shops ready for your empty stomach. 
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The District Gastrobar
534 W. Church St., Orlando
A restaurant and bar where “business meets casual, and classic meets cool." Great choice for tapas, brunch and drinks.

The District Gastrobar


534 W. Church St., Orlando
A restaurant and bar where “business meets casual, and classic meets cool." Great choice for tapas, brunch and drinks.
Sister Honey’s
247 E. Michigan St., Orlando
Sister Honey's offers up award-winning pies, cupcakes, pound cakes, cookies and more at this South Orlando bakery. Menu items and bakery options change daily, so call ahead if you're looking for something special.

Sister Honey’s


247 E. Michigan St., Orlando
Sister Honey's offers up award-winning pies, cupcakes, pound cakes, cookies and more at this South Orlando bakery. Menu items and bakery options change daily, so call ahead if you're looking for something special.
P&D Soulfood Kitchen
927 S. Goldwyn Ave., Orlando
A great choice made with all your “favorite, down-home, comfort” foods.
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P&D Soulfood Kitchen


927 S. Goldwyn Ave., Orlando
A great choice made with all your “favorite, down-home, comfort” foods.
Chicken Fire
2425 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Soulful hot chicken, Nashville-style.
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Chicken Fire


2425 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Soulful hot chicken, Nashville-style.
Golden Krust
5510 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Sharing the taste of the Caribbean since 1989.
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Golden Krust


5510 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Sharing the taste of the Caribbean since 1989.
StreetWise Urban Food
4434 Hoffner Ave., Orlando
Find your classic urban favorites and family-friendly foods all in one place. 
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StreetWise Urban Food


4434 Hoffner Ave., Orlando
Find your classic urban favorites and family-friendly foods all in one place.
Photo via Streetwise urban food orlando/Yelp
Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine
5494 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando
A traditional Ethiopian dining experience that has placed in Yelp's national Top 100 Restaurants multiple years.

Photo via Selam/Yelp

Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine


5494 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando
A traditional Ethiopian dining experience that has placed in Yelp's national Top 100 Restaurants multiple years.
Mila's Front Porch
1030 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo
The perfect local bakery to grab traditional and specialty baked goods, like their vegan and gluten-free pastries and treats.

Mila's Front Porch


1030 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo
The perfect local bakery to grab traditional and specialty baked goods, like their vegan and gluten-free pastries and treats.
CheChe's Vegan
5494 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando
Plant-based Southern soul food on a mission to share quality vegan eats.

CheChe's Vegan


5494 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando
Plant-based Southern soul food on a mission to share quality vegan eats.
Vitality Bowls
8014 Conroy Winderemere Road, Orlando; 11810 Glass House Lane, Orlando
Superfood cafe serving açai bowls and health-forward dishes.

Vitality Bowls


8014 Conroy Winderemere Road, Orlando; 11810 Glass House Lane, Orlando
Superfood cafe serving açai bowls and health-forward dishes.
Bon Appetit Grill
4534 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando; 485 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando
Counter-served Caribbean cuisine with a Haitian flair.

Bon Appetit Grill


4534 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando; 485 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando
Counter-served Caribbean cuisine with a Haitian flair.
Flavors Nigerian Restaurant
3530 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
Authentic Nigerian cuisine, where once you visit, “you will be glad you did”. 
Photo via Flavors Nigerian Restaurant/Yelp
Photo courtesy Flavors Nigerian Restaurant/Yelp

Flavors Nigerian Restaurant


3530 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
Authentic Nigerian cuisine, where once you visit, “you will be glad you did”.
Photo via Flavors Nigerian Restaurant/Yelp
Oley’s Kitchen and Smokehouse
2700 Rio Grande Ave., Orlando
An “A1” place to grab some Southern BBQ.
Photo via Oley’s Kitchen and smokehouse/Yelp

Oley’s Kitchen and Smokehouse


2700 Rio Grande Ave., Orlando
An “A1” place to grab some Southern BBQ.
Antille's Cuisine
2798 Hiawsee Road, Orlando
Authentic Haitian cuisine with a modern twist.

Antille's Cuisine


2798 Hiawsee Road, Orlando
Authentic Haitian cuisine with a modern twist.
Jesse's Rib Shack
2202 W. Pine St., Orlando
A great choice for BBQ, serving Wednesdays through Saturdays.
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Jesse's Rib Shack


2202 W. Pine St., Orlando
A great choice for BBQ, serving Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Kim’s Kitchen
927 S. Goldwyn Ave., Orlando
Formerly known as “Kook’n with Kim," this is a great place to find all your favorite down-home comfort foods.
Photo via Kim's Kitchen/Yelp

Kim’s Kitchen

927 S. Goldwyn Ave., Orlando
Formerly known as “Kook’n with Kim," this is a great place to find all your favorite down-home comfort foods.
Kalalou Caribbean Bar and Grill
5160 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando
Authentic and diverse cuisine, in an upscale Caribbean ambience.
Photo via Kalalou Caribbean Bar and Grill/Yelp

Kalalou Caribbean Bar and Grill


5160 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando
Authentic and diverse cuisine, in an upscale Caribbean ambience.
Nikki’s Place
5742 Carter St., Orlando
IYKYK. Cooking up all the Southern classics since 1999.
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Nikki’s Place


5742 Carter St., Orlando
IYKYK. Cooking up all the Southern classics since 1999.
D’Junction Island Bar and Restaurant
2141 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Looking for Caribbean/island food? Look no further than D'Junction Island Bar and Restaurant.
Photo via D’Junction Island Bar and Restaurant/Yelp

D’Junction Island Bar and Restaurant


2141 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Looking for Caribbean/island food? Look no further than D'Junction Island Bar and Restaurant.
Eat N Wash
1723 Rio Grande Ave., Orlando
What better way to eat than doing it while getting your car washed? That’s exactly what Eat N Wash was thinking when it opened its part-restaurant, part-carwash joint.

Photo via Eat N Wash/Yelp

Eat N Wash


1723 Rio Grande Ave., Orlando
What better way to eat than doing it while getting your car washed? That’s exactly what Eat N Wash was thinking when it opened its part-restaurant, part-carwash joint.
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