27 Black-owned restaurants, food businesses in and around Vancouver

Jun 12 2020, 4:55 pm

Vancouver, we hope you’re hungry, because this list is lengthy, which means you’ve got a lot of eating to do.

These restaurants, caterers, and local food, snack, and beverage producers are all based in and around Vancouver, and they are all Black-owned ventures.

Be sure to bookmark this list — it’s going to take you a while to try them all if you’ve haven’t already.

Here are 27 awesome Black-owned restaurants in the Vancouver area to support now and always.

For allies wanting to step up for the Black community in Vancouver, in BC, and beyond, there are many ways to show your support, regardless of what position you’re entering or continuing the conversation from, but the first step is to lean in and listen. Learn more here.

PG’s Jamaican Restaurant

 

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This White Rock eatery has traditional Jamaican dishes and cocktails up for order. Patrons can soak up the island vibes while dining here. You can also get eats from this 1387 Johnston Road spot delivered.

Address: 1387 Johnston Road, White Rock
Phone: 604-541-7289

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Calabash Bistro

 

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When it comes to good atmospheres in restaurants, Calabash is hard to beat. This Caribbean eatery is one you need to try if you haven’t already. Enjoy eats like jerk pork belly and coconut dumplings before heading downstairs to the lounge for live music on weekends.

Address: 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-5882

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Rehanah’s Roti Shop

 

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This Caribbean spot is a local favourite located in Port Moody. It’s one of the only eateries in the area serving up roti and Trinidadian eats, so it’s definitely worth planning a visit to Rehanah’s when you can.

Address: 2518 St Johns Street, Port Moody
Phone: 604-936-1969

Axum Ethiopian Restaurant

 

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Axum offers Ethiopian fare out of its 1279 E Hastings space in Vancouver. The eatery can also provide catering for events.

Address: 1279 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-253-2986

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Di Reggae Cafe

 

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Good vibes and good food await you at Di Reggae Cafe in Surrey. Whether it’s takeout or catering you’re after, Di Reggae’s got “the real taste of Jamaica” ready for patrons to enjoy.

Address: 13593 King George Boulevard, Surrey
Phone: 778-996-2887

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This West End gem offers a 100% plant-based menu full of drool-worthy comfort eats like burgers, fries, salads, and more.

Address: 1074 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-233-8269

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Juke Fried Chicken

 

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You can’t go wrong with Juke…ever. This spot’s signature fried chicken, ribs, and Southern-style sides are a solid choice any day, any time, guaranteed.

Address: 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-5853

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Located at 808 12th Street, right next to Caribbean Market, this spot is a hit for both people familiar with Caribbean cuisine and those who are new to island eats, and it’s one of only a handful of eateries that offers this kind of food in Metro Vancouver.

Address: 808 12th Street, New Westminster
Phone: 604-544-5994

Abyssinia Restaurant

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Another great Ethiopian spot to add to your list. Abyssinia offers both delivery and takeout out of its location in Burnaby.

Address: 7546 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Phone: 778-397-1121

The Lion’s Den Cafe

 

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You need to get a taste of this spot’s signature jerk chicken — trust us. It’s open Thursday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, so be sure to stop in when you can.

Address: 651 E 15th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-873-4555

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Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant

 

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Harambe offers traditional Ethiopian and soul food served from the heart of Commercial Drive.

Address: 2149 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-216-1060

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Riddim & Spice

 

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This Jamaican restaurant located on Commercial Drive serves up an array of items such as patties, oxtail, and jerk chicken to name a few.

Address: 1945 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-215-9252

Taps & Tacos

 

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This Port Moody eatery offers — you guessed it — craft beer and tacos. It’s located just up the street from brewery row and Rocky Point Park.

Address: 91 Moody Street, Port Moody
Phone: 604-492-0759

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Addis Cafe

 

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This Commercial Drive restaurant offers a selection of Ethiopian food and it has tons of options for vegetarian visitors as well.

Address: 2017 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-254-1929

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I&I Jamaican Restaurant

 

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Head to this Kingsway gem for Jamaican eats like goat curry, oxtail, and more.

Address: 2528 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-434-0526

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Gojo Cafe Ethiopian

 

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From Ethiopia with love, Gojo serves up a wide array of traditional fare with several options for vegetarian visitors as well.

Address: 2838 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-708-5394

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Kiss Yo Mama

 

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Folks looking to enjoy Kiss Yo Mama’s soul food need to check out the menu, which is normally posted on Instagram, then place an order and wait for their delivery on a designated date.

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Kula Kitchen

 

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Kula Kitchen does not have a brick-and-mortar location, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying its Afro-Vegan eats. You can order pre-made meals and sauces, or get Kula to cater your next event.

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Elbo Jamaican Patties

 

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Elbo specializes in Jamaican patties, coco bread, chutneys, and more. This grub is available for delivery and special events as well.

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Rich Sol Foods

 

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Most of this company’s products come from Saint Lucia. Rich Sol Foods’ herbs, roots, and more can be purchased and ordered online.

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Farafena

 

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Farafena has a selection of naturally grown and direct-traded superfoods from Africa. You can shop these items online now.

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Berhan Teff

 

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This brand offers patrons teff, a naturally gluten-free grain. The company’s teff is sourced from Africa and cold stone-milled at their gluten-free facility, so you know it’s got to be good.

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Mumgry

 

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Want to up your plant-based snack game? Look no further, Mumgry has you covered. You can grab some of its signature nut butter online now.

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Lagos Chop

 

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Here for all your event catering needs, Lagos Chop has a menu full of rice, soups, snack dishes, and more tasty Nigerian food you’ll surely love.

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Juicekadi Juice Co.

 

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If you’re in the mood for fresh, locally made, organic cold-pressed juices, check out Juicekadi Juice Co.

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Salt + Sear Catering

 

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Another stellar option if you’re looking for catering in and around Vancouver, Salt + Sear offers catering for weddings, corporate events, and private events too.

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Raphael’s Gourmet Foods

 

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Perfected in Barbados, made in Canada. Now that’s a combo you can’t go wrong with. Seasoning, sauces, and made-to-order Bajan meals await folks looking to get in on some of Raphael’s deliciousness.

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Did we miss a Black-owned restaurant, cafe, or bar in or around Vancouver on our list? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

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