Black-owned British food businesses that you can support

Black-owned British food businesses that you can support

Supporting Black-owned businesses is vitally important, this week and every week. We are determined to use our platform to amplify Black voices and to help make positive change across the food industry. We have compiled a list of incredible Black-owned restaurants and food businesses from across the country that you can support right now.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we plan to continually update it with additional names as time goes on. If you know of or run a business that you would like to see added to the list, please contact us and we will work to include it.

Andu Cafe

The country’s first entirely vegan Ethiopian restaurant, Andu Cafe has been a mainstay of the Dalston dining scene for several years. The delicious, option-free menu is worth the trip to East London alone. Available for takeaway.

Brooklyn Brownie Co.

Based in Northamptonshire, the Brooklyn Brownie Co. offers absurdly indulgent New York-style brownies across the UK. Owned and operated by a father and son duo, the brownies are the ideal lockdown treat. Delivering across the country.

Chuku’s

Serving innovative “Nigerian tapas”, Chuku’s has won acclaim for its inventive and delicious food. Based in Tottenham, North London, the restaurant is a must-visit if you want a twist on traditional African cooking. Currently closed - providing regular updates on reopening plans.

Dark Sugars

Specialising in novelty chocolate creations, Dark Sugars has dominated Brick Lane since 2013. Come for the moreish dusty truffles and stay for rich and creamy hot chocolate. Currently offering delivery and collection.

Drums & Flats

Specialising in some of the tastiest wings London has to offer, duo Khamisi and Daniel have delivered next level soul food since 2015. Now operating out of Box Park Wembley, Drums & Flats is not to be missed if you’re in the area. Currently offering deliveries on Saturday.

The Good Store

Set up by two sisters in the heart of Edinburgh, The Good Store is a low-waste shop on a mission to make great food readily available to the masses. Offering everything from pasta to top-quality tea, The Good Store is a great alternative to the supermarket. Open for click and collect.

Ikoyi

On a mission to elevate the traditional flavours of sub-Saharan Africa, Michelin-starred Ikoyi is an eating experience unlike any other. Set up by childhood friends Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale, the food doesn’t come cheap, but it’s definitely delicious. Closed, but currently operating an online e-shop.

Jamaican Valley 

An extensive online emporium for Jamaican seasonings, spices, teas and recipes. Jamaican Valley ships across the country, as well as to the United States.

Jollof Box 

Known for being the first African food business to have appeared on both “Dragons Den” and “MasterChef, Jollof Box specialises in on-the-go African cuisine. Having recently left their Dalston premises, the business is currently on the hunt for a new location. Delivering to NW11 postcodes through Uber Eats.

Uncle John’s Bakery

Often considered the first Ghanaian bakery in London, Uncle John’s has been a South Tottenham mainstay for years. The extensive menu includes tasty “Bofrot” doughnuts and beloved “Chin Chin” breadsticks. Currently offering a home delivery service.

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

A supper club, turned restaurant, turned community food campaign, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is currently working to provide hot meals to residents across East London. In addition to their activism, the business is also offering vouchers for when it is finally able to reopen. 

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