Black-owned Food Businesses in Oakland

An image of a fish dish covered with sauce and plantains on the side.
Ruth's Buka in Oakland serves Nigerian food. Photo by Momo Chang.

The SF Chronicle’s food critic Soleil Ho put together a crowd-sourced list of Black-owned food businesses in the Bay Area in response to the civil unrest after the death of George Floyd by police.

This Black-owned restaurant/food biz list is now searchable.

Below are the ones in Oakland:

Abesha, Addis Ethiopian, Alamar Kitchen, Alem’s Coffee, Asmara, Barcote, Blue Nile, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Burlap Coffee, Cafe Colucci, Cafe Dejena, Cafe Romanat, Caroline’s Creole Kitchen, Chef Smelly’s, Cupcakin’ Bake Shop, Devaughn’s Cajun Kitchen, Dixon’s, Drexl, Elve’s BBQ and Soul Food, Ensarro Ethiopian, Everett & Jones Barbecue, Fat Man Super BBQ, Flip N Soul, Fort Green, Gourmet Puff, Grandeur, Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts, Home of Chicken and Waffles, Horn BBQ, Hot Dog Co., It’s All Good Bakery, James and the Giant Cupcake, Jusla Eats, Kefa Coffeee, Kingston 11 Cuisine, Kopia Delices, Lane-E Kefa Coffee, Lena’s Soul Food Cafe, Little Giant Ice Cream, Lois the Pie Queen, Malibu’s Burgers, Mela Bistro, Messob Ethiopian Restaurant, Mexiq, Mi Granny’s Kitchen, Miliki, The Miranda, Miss Ollie’s, Monifa Dayo, Oeste, Red Bay Coffee, Red Sea, Reaschelle’s Cheesecakes, Roderick’s BBQ, Rush Bowls, Ruth’s Buka, Selam, Jusla Eats, Shewat, Smokin’ Woods BBQ, Sobre Mesa, Souley Vegan, Southern Cafe, Sugarsweet, Super Juiced, Teni East Kitchen, The Cook and Her Farmer, The Hatch, The Veg Hub, Uncle Willie’s Original BBQ and Fish, Vegan Mob, Suya African Grill.

A list of Black-owned restaurants in Oakland in alphabetical order (part 2)
A list of Black-owned restaurants in Oakland in alphabetical order (part 2)
Images by krixsssyeats on Instagram.
Author Profile

Momo Chang is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Oakland Voices Co-Director. Her work focuses on healthcare, immigration, education, Asian American communities, food and culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Momo has received journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting and the Asian American Journalists Association, among others. Her work has appeared in the East Bay Express, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, and The New York Times. Momo is primarily a print journalist who also produces audio and visual stories for documentary film and radio. She is a Senior Contributing Editor for Hyphen and formerly the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

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