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Grassroots Efforts to Support Atlanta’s Black-Owned Restaurants and Coffee Shops

These crowd-sourced restaurant lists created by Atlantans continue to grow on social media

As protests continue in Atlanta and throughout the country against police brutality, crowd-sourced lists featuring Atlanta’s Black-owned restaurants are circulating on Instagram. The grassroots effort by both diners and restaurant industry members is meant to bring more attention to and support for Atlanta’s Black-owned restaurant scene. These lists continue to grow as people identify more and more establishments from inside and outside Atlanta’s perimeter (I-285) in comments on posts.

Lists feature restaurants ranging from beloved Atlanta institutions like Busy Bee Cafe and Paschal’s, to vegan and vegetarian establishments, to popular breakfast and brunch spots. Take a look at the lists below, as well as additional resources to support Black-owned restaurants in Atlanta.

Check back for updates.

AtlantaFi: This list compiled by the restaurant blog features 50 Black-owned restaurants, coffeehouses, and wine shops from around the city.

Bombbiscuitatl: The popular biscuit popup run by Erika Council (southernsouffle) includes a growing list of Black-owned restaurants, with several more mentioned in comments on the post. Council plans to start offering delivery soon, and is working on a permanent space, too.

Eboneats: A website dedicated to promoting Black-owned restaurants, grocery stores, catering companies, bartenders, food producers, and chefs throughout the U.S. Follow on Instagram for Black-owned restaurant listings by metro Atlanta city and county.

Black-owned coffee shops: This Google map is making the rounds on social media featuring over 20 Atlanta-area Black-owned coffee shops.

EatOkra: This smart phone app is searchable by city and by food category.

Google map: Hundreds of Black-owned bars, restaurants, coffee shops, juice bars, bakeries, and sweet shops by city and metro Atlanta county.

Google doc: This crowd-sourced spreadsheet compiled by Skye Estroff (@skye.estroff), Lauren Vereen (@salutinthecity), and Catherine Baker (@foodxkitkat) includes nearly 140 restaurants broken down by neighborhood, with social media handles, phone numbers, websites, and whether the restaurant offers dine-in, takeout, or both.

AtlantaBeltlineHatesYou: The Instagram account normally dedicated to memes about the Beltline is compiling a continually updated Google doc of Black-owned restaurants around the city and metro area.

veeganshmeegan: This Instagrammer is dedicated to all things vegan, including sharing recipes and a list of 22 Black-owned vegan restaurants around Atlanta.

HungryGirlsDoItBetter: The Atlanta food blog has over 69,000 followers and features a list of the its favorite Black-owned restaurants, with 400 more comments naming other favorite restaurants.

Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON): For those looking to support local Black-owned farms, this Atlanta-based nonprofit organization also features an option to donate.

Paschal's

180 Northside Drive Southwest, , GA 30313 (404) 525-2023 Visit Website

Busy Bee Cafe

810 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest, , GA 30314 (404) 525-9212 Visit Website
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