Looking to support Black-owned businesses? We’ve rounded up 19 highly-rated Black-owned vegan eateries across North America to support now, and every day. The businesses below are listed in no particular order and range from soul food in Detroit to vegan crab cakes in Washington D.C.
In fact, consumer interest in plant-based food continues to gain traction according to Yelp data — in the last two years we’ve seen a 140% increase in mentions of “plant based” in reviews on Yelp. To celebrate the restaurant launch of Impossible™ Sausage Made From Plants, Yelp teamed up with Impossible Foods to curate a list of top diners across America that will be the first independent restaurants to serve the award-winning patties*.
We’ve always remained committed to connecting people with local businesses, and of the millions of amazing businesses, there are so many that are Black-owned. Here are five ways that you can easily support Black-owned businesses.
Blueberry Cafe Juice Bar & Vegan Grille (Newark, NJ)
Yelp tip: Order the walnut tacos.
Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant (Hartford, CT)
Yelp tip: Go for the Jerk tofu!
Ethiopian Cottage Restaurant (Milwaukee, WI)
Yelp tip: Don’t leave without trying their Injera (Ethiopian flatbread).
The Vegan Doughnut Company (Lakewood, OH)
Yelp tip: You can’t go wrong with the lemon lavender doughnuts.
Brooklyn Blend (Brooklyn, NY)
Yelp tip: Order the Montague mushroom sandwich.
Vegan Fresh (Loma Linda , CA)
Yelp tip: It’s all about the tofu at Vegan Fresh – you can’t go wrong by ordering the Sweet and Sour Tofu or Spicy Curry Tofu.
Simply Pure by Chef Stacey Dougan (Las Vegas, NV)
Yelp tip: Try the Angel Hair zucchini pasta.
NuVegan Café (Locations in Washington DC, Richmond, VA and College Park, MD)
Yelp tip: Check out the vegan crab cakes!
Refocused Vegan (Baltimore, MD)
Yelp tip: Yelpers can’t get enough of the Impossible Burger.
Detroit Vegan Soul (Detroit, MI)
Yelp tip: You can’t go wrong with the Catfish tofu or smothered tempeh.
Veg on the Edge (Santa Cruz, CA)
Yelp tip: Go for the Shiitake Suya Burger or Sweet Potato Soup!
Vegan Mob (Oakland, CA)
Yelp tip: Yelpers recommend the smoked plant-based brisket, ribs or BBQ fried shrimp with a choice of three country-style sides.
Urban Fresh (Tucson, AZ)
Yelp tip: Order the Green Goddess Wrap filled with avocado, kale, cucumber, sunflowers shoots, basil, sun dried tomato pesto, greens hummus and wrapped in a spinach tortilla.
Sweet Soulfood (New Orleans, LA)
Yelp tip: Don’t leave without trying the fried cauliflower or okra gumbo.
All The Way Live (Philadelphia)
Yelp tip: Try the chickpea chili.
Dajen Eats (Eatonville, FL)
Yelp tip: Go for the sweet and spicy cauliflower.
The Land of Kush (Baltimore, MD)
Yelp tip: It’s all about the Kush BBQ ribs.
Sol Sips (Brooklyn, NY)
Yelp tip: Try the Tamarind Jackfruit panini!
Pure Juicery Bar (Cary, NC)
Yelp tip: Go for the avocado toast or Chipotle bowl. You won’t be disappointed!
Over the recent weeks, we’ve received an outpouring of requests from our community to provide an easy way to find and support Black-owned businesses on Yelp. This inspired our teams to develop and release the searchable Black-owned attribute as quickly as possible to help connect people with great local Black-owned businesses in their communities. Learn more about this searchable attribute and our partnership with My Black Receipt here.