A Starter List of Black-Owned Restaurants in the Triangle
Far from comprehensive, but a great place to begin.
Al's Burger Shack
Two Chapel Hill locations
Besides the fresh and sustainable food, check out the almost 100% recycled and repurposed materials used to create the space. Some of the bricks are over 200 years old.
Bestow Baked Goods
Coming to 4208 Lassiter Rd., Holly Springs
Opening a brick-and-mortar very soon in Holly Springs, you can order cakes, cookies, cupcakes and breakfast pastries (hello there, chunky monkey muffins!) to enjoy now.
Big C Waffles
2110 Allendown Dr., Durham
Combine the "best waffles on Earth" with Uncle Wayne's fried chicken and Granny B's Kool-Aid for a life-changing experience.
Try 100% NC-raised ostrich burgers or stick with the tried-and-true eastern style chopped chicken barbecue and sides.
421 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
Coffee drinks, all-day breakfast, and creative sandwiches, salads and soups.
Dame’s Chicken and Waffles
"'Almost' world famous chicken & waffles" where Southern fried perfection meets sweet European decadence.
206 Broadway St., Durham
Set up at the Durty Bull Brewing Company in Durham, this joint has the cure for any sort of craving. Try the steak and queso fries.
The Fish House
837 Perry Rd., Apex
Fresh-caught seafood market that smells just like the ocean. My friend Keeya swears by the place and she is never wrong! Just ask her.
Joyce & Family Restaurant and Catering
129 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina
Food like grandma made on Sundays with lots of meat-and-two options available.
Jamaican and Southern cuisine including mouth-watering oxtails, fried chicken, curry chicken, ribs, fish and more.
Nafkot Ethiopian Restaurant
2109 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh
Authentic Ethiopian flavors made from fresh ingredients.
Nolia: Family + Coffee
1004 Morning Glory Ave., Durham
The owners are on a mission to create the quintessential family-centric space – outfitted with healthy menu items and places to play for kids, and with life-changing coffee for their parents.
Oak City Fish and Chips
2822 New Birch Dr., Raleigh
Baskets of fried seafood exploding with flavor.
Pure Juicery Bar
716 Slash Pine Dr., Cary
Juice and vegan foods bar focused on high quality, healthy ingredients to make ultra-premium juices, smoothies and foods.
Saltbox Seafood Joint
Two locations in Durham
Seafood so fresh that daily menus are based on what North Carolina fishermen catch.
Soul Good Vegan Cafe
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
Introducing everyone to the joys of veganism, promising that soul food can be meatless and still taste "down home."
True Flavors Diner
5410 NC Highway 55, Durham
Upscale spin on familiar diner classics with gracious hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere.
685 Cary Towne Blvd., Cary
Create your own pizza or pick one of their signature pies, but don't forget their pastas, salads and paninis.
4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
The only Zimbabwean restaurant in the country, featuring piri piri items galore.