Discover Houston’s Black-Owned Restaurants
Houston’s 8th Annual Black Restaurant Week is now underway, showcasing Houston’s diversity of Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses. So if you’re hungry, don’t miss out on the opportunity to try one – or several – of the 100 restaurants participating this year.
Through April 16, local restaurants serving African American, African and Caribbean cuisine are participating in this event, which was founded in 2016 to support Black chefs in Houston. This year, it has expanded to include food trucks, dessert businesses, and more. Hungry yet? Here are just a few of the restaurants you can experience during Black Restaurant Week. But don’t forget, the restaurants will still be there after this week, so make plans to visit.
At his Museum District restaurant, chef Chris Williams pays homage to his great grandmother Lucille with Southern family cooking. For Black Restaurant Week, the restaurant offers a $25 prix fixe menu that includes choices such as Lucille’s famous chili biscuits, hot chicken sandwich, shrimp and grits, and more. The $35 dinner prix fixe menu also includes options such as catfish and grits, and roasted hen served with sweet peas, rice grits and chive oil, and desserts like bread pudding and lemon ice box cake.
Treat yourself to the richness of West African cuisine inside POST Houston in downtown. ChopnBlok serves fast-casual dishes sure to delight your senses. One of our favorites is The Motherland, a tasty bowl of coconut curry, black-eyed peas, vegetables and ripe sweet plantains. Note: it’s vegan friendly.
Esther’s Cajun Cafe & Soul Food
Fried catfish, shrimp and catfish etouffe, and Esther’s chicken and waffles are just a few of the dishes you can enjoy at this family owned restaurant where you’ll feel like part of the fam. For 12 years, this soulful restaurant has been treating Houstonians to delicious food passed down by generations.
Taste of Nigeria
An example of Houston’s culinary diversity, Taste of Nigeria serves traditional West African recipes in the Houston Galleria area. Try their delicious soups, including the popular egusi soup made from ground melon seeds, stews, jollof rice, and suya – spicy grilled chicken or beef skewers.
If you’re looking for vegan options in the outskirts of Houston, head to So Veganly in Spring. Their menu of vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and corn-free options are perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions. Menu options such as vegan burgers, BLTs and chili dogs will satisfy your cravings for comfort food.
The Greasy Spoon Soulfood Bistro
With several locations in the north and south side of town, you’ll have no excuses not to try Max Bozeman’s elevated southern cuisine. Don’t miss the tender oxtails or “The Boss” seafood stack, a dish of rice and collards topped with fried catfish, lobster tail, shrimp and crabmeat.
Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill
This casual Jamaican restaurant in southwest Houston serves a variety of Jamaican favorites prepared by chef Terron Henry. Enjoy dishes such as oxtails, jerk chicken, shrimp roti and curried goat in a casual atmosphere. It’s worth the visit.
See a full listing of Black Restaurant Week participating restaurants.