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Sip and Savor

Where coffee and community meet.  Ask for the Carmel Royale! 

Location 1: 5301 S. HYDE PARK (773) 952-4532

Location 2: 528 E. 43RD St. CHICAGO, IL (773) 855-2125

Location 3: 78 E. 47TH St., CHICAGO, IL (773) 952-4532

Love cork screw

Black owned wine company. 

Pops’ Popcorn

 Popcorn with a twist!

18035 Dixie Hwy. Homewood, IL
(708) 357-7813

Kozy Korners Catering and Deli

15443 Cottage Grove Ave, Dolton, IL 60419

This is a sandwich shop, known for there Turkey hoagy sandwiches

Batter and Berries

2748 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Black owned breakfast cafe

Original Soul Vegetarian

203 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

Vegetarian soul food restaurant. 

Cater II You

Black owned Catering company that specialized in soul food, as well party planning


1931 W Chicago Ave. Chicago, Illinois

Black owned Creole/ soul food restaurant

Momma Tiff Desserts

Black owned baking company, the pastry chef specializes in custom made cakes as well other sweets.

Peach’s Currency Exchange Cafe

305 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Breakfast and lunch restaurant that serves Mexican, American and Filipino food.

Brown Sugar Bakery

328 East 75th St, Greater Grand Crossing

Southern-style bakeshop specializing in traditional sweet treats & custom cakes.

Norman’s Bistro

1001 East 43rd Street Chicago, IL

A restaurant that specializes in American Creole cuisine with a Brazilian flair.

Jerk 48

548 E. 67th St. Chicago, Illinois

Caribbean based food joint. Black owned. Has multiple locations throughout the Chicago area. (Comfort and late night food, causal scenery).

Two fish

641 E 47th st, Chicago, IL

Seafood restaurant. Very relaxed beach-like setting.

Soul 2 Go

993 E 162nd St, South Holland, IL 60473

Soul food and southern comfort restaurant.

The Soul Shack

1368 E 53rd St Chicago, Illinois

Southern based restaurant. Located in the Hyde Park area of Chicago

Chicago Pit Stop BBQ

14510 S Indiana Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827

BBQ restaurant.

DA’s Deli & Dining

7260 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462

Comfort food and soul food .

Beggars Pizza

Check out these two Black owned Beggars Pizzas!  Known for pizza, pasta and laying it on thick! 

Location 1: Harvey – 369 E. 147th St., Harvey, IL
(708) 333-2900

Location 2: 4345 S., Broadway, Gary, IN 
(219) 951-0695

JR’s Jerk

Delicious jerk chicken, pasta, and more!

Location 1:12807 Ashland Ave., Calumet Park, IL (708) 690-2000

Location 2:1031 E. Sibley Blvd., Dolton, IL 
(708) 849-2227

 Jamaican Jerk Flavor

Flavorful jerk chicken, sides and more!

183 Town Center Rd., Matteson, IL 
(708) 747-5166

Irie Jerk

Tasty jerk chicken, sides, and more.

Location 1: 3633 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL 
(708) 248-5056

 Location 2: 2304 State St., Calumet City, IL
(708) 801-9518

 Location 3: 18304 S. Cicero Ave., Country Club Hills, IL (708) 799-0761

Chef Pam

Catering service for all events + custom meal preparation plans.  (219) 779-4769 

 Follow on Facebook at @cookingwithsole

Essie Marie’s Salad Dressings

All Natural Salad Dressings. You can find in major grocery stores like Mariano’s and Whole Foods!

Follow on Facebook at Essie Marie’s All Natural Goodness.

Lexington Betty 

Delicious BBQ and soul food. Mobile food truck and catering services available. 

6954 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL
(773) 309-8240

Eggrolls Etc.

A black owned catering service known for serving over 30 flavors of egg rolls! Available via Uber Eats. 

 Follow on Instagram at @egg_rolls_etc_

 Unbeatable Eatable 

Black owned sandwich shop. Franchise opportunities available. 

4031 175th St., Country Club Hills, IL 
(708) 957- 1212


Just Turkey

Turkey based BBQ joint in the local Bronzeville area. 

 4353 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL
(773) 924-0000 

Follow on Facebook at @JustTurkey

B Kreative Desserts

Baking company that specializes in everything from wedding cakes to cookies.  (708) 730-2375 

Shawn Michelle’s Ice Cream

Black owned homemade ice cream shop.

46 E. 47TH St. CHICAGO, IL (773) 615-3238 

Ain’t She Sweet 

Amazing sandwich shop, known for sandwiches, salads and great wraps.  No pork items sold.

Location 1: 9920 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 
(773) 840-3309 

Location 2:526 E. 43rd St. #2920, Chicago, IL 
(773) 373-3530

Simply Soups and Sandwiches 

Restaurant that specializes in soups and sandwiches.

635 E. 47th St., Chicago, IL  (773) 373-3810

Follow on Facebook at Simply Soups Salads and Sandwiches.

Soul Vegan 

Vegan catering service. 

Lighthouse Grill

Restaurant that focuses on bringing healthier fast food to their community.

1660 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL (773) 633-2587 

 Mikkey’s Retro Grill 

Restaurant that specializes in grilled food including burgers and chicken wings.

Location 1: 5319 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL
(773) 675-8525 

Location 2:  8126 S. Stony Island Chicago, IL

(773) 902-2800

Location 3: 503 E. 47th, Chicago, IL
(773) 952-4082

Roe’s Gratitude 

Vegan food and drink company that offers detox programs. 

(312) 735-0533

No Cobbs 

 Restaurant that specializes in chicken, fish, sandwiches, and salads.

Location 1: 574 S. Torrence Ave., Calumet City, IL

(708) 801-9867

Location 2: 19030 Crawford Ave., Country Club Hills, IL 708-960-4470

Riley’s Ribz

Homemade BBQ sauces and rubs.  Found in major grocers!

(708) 769-4304

Michele’s Syrup 

 The ONLY African American woman owned syrup.  Available in major grocery stores. 

16117 LaSalle St., South Holland, IL

(708) 331-7316

Cakes of Praise

Delicious homemade desserts.
(309) 569-6436

Jordy Cakes 

Custom cake and cupcake boutique.

Follow on Instagram at exjordynary

Flavor Addicts

Gourmet popcorn company with sweet, savory, and rich in flavor and freshness. 


Gourmet Popcorn Company with a range of sweet, spicy, and savory popcorn. 

4645 S. King Drive Chicago, IL

(312) 451 – 2478