So today is our first Black Pound Day (Saturday, June 27). With everything that has happened in the last few weeks, I think this is a day that we can and should take the time to support our community. And I think the best way to do it is through food! Why? Because everyone enjoys eating.
What is Black Pound Day?
Black Pound Day (which will be a monthly event) encourages people to buy products from Black business owners in the UK. It was set up by Swiss a former So Solid Crew member!
Below I have put together a list of Black-owned restaurants that are currently open for takeaways and delivery in the UK.
10 Black-Owned Restaurants to Visit in The UK
1. Adian’s Dining – Birmingham
A Birmingham Black-owned la carte restaurant that focuses on using amazing ingredients from all over the world that emphasises on the Caribbean, Asia and India foods. I will be certainly trying out this restaurant if I’m ever in Birmingham.
Location: 310-312 LADYPOOL ROAD, BIRMINGHAM, B12 8JY
2. ENISH – London
London wide Black-owned restaurants with a branch in Dubai. Enish serves a diverse range of Nigerian food. I visited this restaurant at the beginning of this year and enjoyed it. If you are going, I would suggest trying some pepper soup or even the suya!
Location: 228 Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6JU
3. Caribbean Croft – Bristol
A Black-owned restaurant based in Bristol. It servers traditional Caribbean comfort dishes. I’ve personally never been, but it looks like a good shout for whenever I may be in Bristol.
Location: 30 Stokes Croft, St Paul’s, Bristol BS1 3QD
4. Young Vegans Pizza Shop – London
A London Black-owned business that makes vegan mozzarella, mock meats and dough pizza. I usually do vegan for a month every year so at least now I know I have somewhere to try.
Location: 393 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9RA
5. Cafe Caribbean – London
A London based restaurant that makes all types of Jamaican food. Her recipes have been influenced by Content District, St Catherine, in Jamaica.
Location: Pavilion Building, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW
6. Issa Vibe – London
A London Black-owned restaurant based in Peckham, serving all American food such as WingsWaffles, Fish, Burgers and Mac Cheese.
Location: 181 Rye Ln, Peckham, London SE15 4TP
7. Chukus – London
A London based Nigerian Tapas Restaurant. I haven’t yet been to this restaurant, but I will certainly be visiting after the Lockdown.
Location: 274 High Road, Tottenham, N15 4AJ
8. Crepes & Cones – London
A London based restaurant that offers a mix of savoury soul food with creative desserts & cocktails. Despite leaving so close to this place I still am yet to visit and enjoy!
Location: 24-26 S End, Croydon CRO 1DN
9. TRIBE – London
A South London based restaurant that serves healthy drinks and snacks from their juice bar. This restaurant is worth visiting for the vegans.
Location: 22 Streatham High Rd, Streatham Hill, London SW16 1DB
10. Leilanis – London
A London based restaurant that serves Halal Caribbean food and other cultures.
Location: 14 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 5RW
And there we have it! Which one of these Black-owned restaurants will you be attending? Do you know of any other Black-owned restaurants?