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10 Black Owned Restaurants to visit in Chicago – Part One

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It’s Black history month throughout the US and Canada, and we love to shine the spotlight on incredible Black history, culture, and businesses. Today we’re bringing you part 1 of 10 Black owned restaurants to visit in our hometown, Chicago, and we couldn’t be more excited. Let’s dive right in.

14 Parish Rhum Bar

Owned and run by Racquel Fields, Rhum Bar specializes in Caribbean delicacies and over 100 varieties of rhum. And it’s quite the favorite in Hyde Park.

With a fusion menu spanning Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Cuba, and Jamaica, and fun cocktails to give your night a zingy twist, 14 Parish is the perfect restaurant to celebrate or enjoy your friends or partner’s company.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 3pm till late, you can experience a Caribbean style evening without having to hop on a flight.

📍 Find it: 1644 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

Peach’s on 47th

Peach’s on 47th is a bright and airy restaurant offering delicious Southern staples to excited Chicagoans for breakfast and lunch.

With a menu offering up everything from Shrimp & Cheese Grits, to Fried Chicken & Toast, a Breakfast Bowl, or even the Hangover Plate, plus freshly brewed coffee and Peach Cobbler for those looking for something a little more sweet, Peach’s is a favorite of the city.

Grab your meal to eat-in or take away, or pull up curbside for that quick coffee. Peach’s is there for you no matter what you need between Wednesday and Sunday, 8am – 2pm.

📍 Find it: 4652 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653

Batter & Berries

World famous French Toast awaits you at Batter & Berries, one of Chicago’s best loved breakfast, brunch, and lunch spots.

With four signature flavors of batter dipped brioche, it’s no wonder that this is the spot for french toast in the city. That’s not all they’re known for though, with some of their claim to fame also coming from their fully homemade food. Think homemade Cheese Crusted Hash Browns, spicy pork sausages, and maple chicken and apple, and you’ll be on the right track.

Right now, it’s limited seating indoors, with the option to take-away if you’d prefer. And these guys are open every day of the week, so whenever the mood takes you, you’ll be able to get your fill at Batter & Berries.

📍 Find it: 2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Original Soul Vegetarian

Hailed as ‘one restaurant even non-vegetarians can appreciate’, Original Soul Vegetarian have been working hard over the past 30 years to provide patrons with heart warming, medicinal foods that make their souls shine.

With a menu stuffed full of sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and platters, Original Soul Vegetarian knows that your health is your wealth, and they’re here to provide you with deliciously healthy and satiating foods that’ll keep you coming back time after time. There’s even room for desserts on their menu, and they’re big fans of giving their patrons that sweet treat that’ll complete their experience.

Open throughout the week from 12pm until 6pm, and at weekends from 10am – 6pm, this is the perfect spot for vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters alike, and promises you a wholesome, healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner for anyone with a healthy appetite.

📍 Find it: 203 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

Sip & Savor

Sip & Savor is known as being a spot where ‘coffee and community meet’. It’s a coffee shop, but so much more. It’s a ‘home away from home’ for the Chicago south side community, and has become a neighborhood name to watch.

Established by Trez V. Pugh III, Sip and Savor is a coffee shop brimming with culture, hospitality, and Fair Trade coffee that helps keep the world a little bit more sustainable and fair.

Grab your traditional coffee, latte, mocha, blended drink, tea or smoothie, and indulge in soup, a sandwich, or choose from their incredible assortment of cakes and cookies to make your visit complete.

📍 Find it: 5301 S Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615

Have you visited any of these Chicago based, Black owned businesses yet? Let us know in the comments. We’ll be back next week with part two, and 5 more incredible eateries for you to get stuck into.

If you’d like to take a look at our Black History Month pieces from 2021, click on the links below ✨

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