Five Black Owned Restaurants In Washington D.C. You Must Know

There are Five Black owned restaurants in Washington D.C. you should know about and patronize.

1 – Ben’s Chili Bowl

Located in the U Street Corridor, this restaurant is a landmark in D.C. The restaurant has been around since 1958, serving their famous chili, chili dogs and chili fries, as well as homemade coleslaw, potato salad, and homemade cakes. even President Barack Obama has eaten lunch here.

2 – Sankofa Bookstore and Cafe:

This restaurant on Georgia Avenue is half cafe and half bookstore. They serve breakfast all day and serve sandwiches named after African-American Film directors like Spike Lee, Billy Woodberry and Charles Burnett. The restaurant is right across the street from Howard University and offers good food plus a cultural environment in which to relax.

3 – Uprising Muffin Company:

Their specialty is — homemade muffins baked daily, including Cranberry Orange, Almond Bliss, Lemon Poppyseed, Pumpkin, Raspberry, Peach Cobbler — just to name a few. Their muffins contain no preservatives or artificial anything. It’s located on 7th Street, close to the metro.

4 – Oohh’s & Aahh’s

OOHHS & AAHHS you will remember. Oohh’s & Aahh’s has consistently received the “Cheap Eats Award “, and the “Best Macaroni and Cheese“ awarded by Washingtonian Magazine. Most recently, the restaurant was featured on the Food Network Cable show, “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”, hosted by Chef Guy Fiero,

5 – Black Salt Fish Market & Restaurant:

Located on MacArthur Blvd. Salt is considered a premier seafood restaurant. Their fresh fish lineup includes oysters, mussels, shrimp, swordfish, and tuna. If fish isn’t your thing, try a New York Strip Steak. The Desserts unbelievable, like chocolate peanut butter crunch cake, key lime pie, and creme brulee.

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