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Updated: Aug 25, 2022

Are you a Louisville native or a first time visitor to Louisville, Kentucky interested in finding and supporting black owned businesses. Well, we compiled a list of some of our personal favs that we think you should check out today, tomorrow, and everyday. This list by no means encompasses all of the epic, black owned businesses we have here locally though, so definitely check these out, & do your own research while you're here too. Ask around. We don't bite unless you're rude or racist, sexist, ableist, or homophobic. :)

If this list isn't comprehensive enough for you. Check out a few lists we found online as well. Here is LEO Weekly & Do502's list of black owned restaurants. Black Owned Louisville features a huge directory as well.

If you click the names listed below you'll find their location, operational hours, menus, and more.

Start Your Day with Coffee/Tea

Sis Got Tea - Black owned, woman owned, LGBTQ owned. She truly has the tea. Find out for yourself

West Lou Coffee - You can find West Lou's coffee in several stores around Louisville, so we make it obvious how much we love them. V-Grits, Rainbow Blossom, and Forage all feature this delicious coffee. Get you a bag before you leave town!

Brew & Sip Coffee - Full service coffee bar that also serves breakfast and lunch. Chicken & sweet tea waffles and coffee to go!!!

Get Fed at These Restaurants

Eden & Kissi - A fusion of Afro-Caribbean food with a French touch.

We HIGHLY recommend trying their ginger lemon juice, or you will possibly have immense regrets FOREVER. They've got oxtail, jerk chicken, potato salad that will sell out FAST because it is that good, and vegan options too. Run there, don't walk.

Super Chefs - Southern style breakfast, lunch, and brunch.

Located in the heart of the highlands, this restaurant cannot be missed visually. Cinnamon Toast Crunch encrusted waffles, wings and waffles, and banana pudding granola encrusted French toast... shall we say more? Veg options available as well.

Ada's Kitchen & Catering - "Your first choice in homestyle cooking".

They are not lying when they say first choice. If you're looking for something to warm your bones and your heart, you need to get you some Ada's immediately. Fried chicken, corn pudding, potato salad... we could go on and on. PEACH COBBLER. GO! Go now.

Funmi's Cafe - African/Nigerian food made with quality ingredients and health conscious.

Funmi's cafe has tons of vegan options for you and ample healthy options as well. Adalu, a dish made with African brown beans and sweet corn in a tomato sauce, is one of our personal favs. It's light and delicious, and we absolutely will not leave without ordering puff-puffs.

Seafood Lady - Signature seafood platters.

Seafood Lady was featured on the Food Network Channel, so yes, you've probably seen her before. If deep fried oysters, cajun alfredo pasta, and fried shrimp po-boys make your mouth water then we highly suggest you make your way to either the Nulu location or Fern Valley location.

Also These Food Trucks

Boss Hogg's BBQ and Food Truck- Food Truck and Catering Company.

You do, in fact, want to be on the lookout for Boss Hogg's when you're in Louisville. If you're looking for something quick, southern, and savory go get you some. They've got ribs, nachos, wings, hot links, and chili dogs for the soul.

502 Cafe- A traveling BBQ experience brought to you by Four Pegs (also check them out).

Do not miss out on the baked beans, truffle Mac, and slaw alone with your smoked brisket sandwich or baby back ribs. Prepare to leave this BBQ experience STUFFED, smiling, and ready for a nap.

Satisfy Your SWEETS Cravings Here

Louisville Cream - C'mon, you know you want ice cream. We most certainly do. Banana pudding ice cream! Dairy free options too!

Kizito Cookies - Everyone in Louisville knows about Kizito Cookies. Located in the heart of the Highlands and waiting to make your day with their delicious baked goods.