Food·Posted on Jun 4, 202030 Must-Try Black-Owned Restaurants In America, According To Local Food LoversShow your solidarity and eat well by supporting these black-owned eateries.by Hannah LoewentheilBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink In the wake of George Floyd's murder, there are lots of ways to be an activist, an ally, and get involved in fighting racial injustice. In addition to donating to various groups and peacefully protesting, you can support black-owned restaurants. And there are tons of these amazing eateries all across the country. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Netflix So we asked the BuzzFeed community to tell us about their favorite black-owned restaurants across the country. Here are some of their responses. 1. Shirley Mae's Cafe (Louisville, Kentucky) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "When visiting Kentucky, my family and I were searching for authentic Kentucky fried chicken and we found Shirley Mae's Cafe in Louisville. The people were beyond nice and the food was fantastic." —Rachel O802 S Clay St., Louisville, Kentucky; shirleymaescafe.com 2. Grandpa's Southern BBQ (Idaho Falls, Idaho) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I don't live in Idaho Falls, but I grew up not so far away and I would beg to eat at Grandpa's Southern BBQ every time my family passed through town. This was my first experience eating southern food, and I still think of this place often. It's just that good." —4ada6546c1540 W Broadway St.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; grandpassouthernbbq.com 3. A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen (Columbia, South Carolina) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This place is vegan, black-owned, and a must-try for delicious soul food." —jordap272338 Main St,; Columbia, South Carolina; apeaceofsoul.com 4. Savannah Blue (Detroit, Michigan) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "There are so many amazing black-owned restaurants in Detroit. If you find yourself downtown, go to Savannah Blue for upscale soul food. Other favorites are Folk In Corktown, Yum Village in New Center, and Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles." —kayladdddddd1431 Times Square; Detroit, Michigan; savannahbluedetroit.com 5. G's Jamaican Quisine (Kansas City, Missouri) Tanya B. via Yelp / Via yelp.com "This is a great spot for authentic Jamaican food. Other than a few restaurants in Jamaica, I've never found a restaurant that compares to it. The jerk chicken with cabbage and red beans and rice is my favorite." —sendtoiletpaperagain7940 Troost Ave.; Kansas City, Missouri 6. Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (Multiple Locations) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Lo-Lo's is sooo good! I can never leave without getting a Lo-Lo's punch made with red berry vodka, red Kool-Aid, and pineapple juice."—risabbyMultiple locations; loloschickenandwaffles.com 7. Nexus Brewery and Smokehouse (Albuquerque, New Mexico) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This place serves soul food with a New Mexican twist. You must try the NM Hot Chicken." —omegarose1511 Broadway Blvd SE; Albuquerque, New Mexico; nexusbrewery.com 8. The Slutty Vegan (Atlanta, Georgia) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It's a great fast casual vegan restaurant with amazing fries and Impossible burgers. The atmosphere is very cool as well." —everythingelseistaken1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW; Atlanta, Georgia; sluttyveganatl.com 9. Kibrom's Ethiopian & Eritrean Food (Boise, Idaho) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "They have some of the best food in Boise, and they offer a ton of options for people with dietary restrictions. There are gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan dishes on the menu." —maurar33506 W State St.; Boise, Idaho; kibromsfood.com 10. Prince’s Hot Chicken (Nashville, Tennessee) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "They invented Nashville hot chicken here, and it is soooooo good!" —jondam5814 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, Tennessee; princeshotchicken.com 11. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles (multiple locations in California) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I go to the Inglewood location, but there are Roscoe's in Pasadena and the city of LA. They make some of the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had. Make sure you try one of the drinks like the eclipse, made with orange juice, fruit punch, and lemonade." —kobeslegacy_824Multiple locations; roscoeschickenandwaffles.com 12. Ezell's Famous Chicken (Seattle, Washington) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I don't usually enjoy fried chicken, but this version was great. Even Oprah is rumored to like it." —ellaraeraeraeMultiple locations; Ezell'schicken.com 13. Red Rooster (New York, New York) NY to Anywhere / Via nytoanywhere.com "Owned by chef Marcus Samuelsson, there's also an off-shoot of this Harlem eatery in London. The food is amazing as is the music and overall atmosphere." —Starlitmoon310 Malcolm X Blvd.; New York, New York; redroosterharlem.com 14. The Cozzy Corner (Appleton, Wisconsin) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This eatery has been featured on a few local and national platforms, but they deserve so much more attention. Literally everything on the menu is amazing, but my personal favorite is the chicken." —alyshar4be3cc42f111 N Walnut St.; Appleton, Wisconsin; thecozzycorner1.com 15. KitchenCray Cafe (Lanham, Maryland) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "The brunch here is amazing! Recently since the coronavirus outbreak, they've offered a special rotating meal of the day. I’m personally a fan of the lobster mac n’ cheese and the chicken and French toast. Just thinking about it makes me hungry." —bigbabypuddinsnatcher4601 Presidents Dr.; Lanham, Maryland; kitchencray.com 16. South (Sacramento, California) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "South restaurant has the best barbecue in all of Sacramento. They serve southern BBQ with a twist. Make sure to order biscuits and fries with your meat."—isaaaaaaaa6362005 11th St.; Sacramento, California; weheartfriedchicken.com 17. Poppy + Rose (Los Angeles, California) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I had the best pancakes of my entire life at this place in Downtown LA." —sheenaf4265800e1 765 Wall St,; Los Angeles, California; poppyandrose.com 18. Zemeta Ethiopian Restaurant (Rochester, New York) frontrow333 via BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com "If you've never had Ethiopian food, you should try it ASAP. I've been to many different Ethiopian restaurants in much larger cities than Rochester, but this place just blows them all away. It's a small spot, run by a very nice Ethiopian family and the food is out of this world. —frontrow3331009 S Clinton Ave.; Rochester, New York 19. The Busy Bee Cafe (Atlanta, Georgia) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This place is absolutely wonderful. The staff is friendly, and the food is amazing, just like how grandma makes it." —evelyn barros810 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW; Atlanta, Georgia; thebusybeecafe.com 20. Maxine's Chicken and Waffles (Indianapolis, Indiana) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Maxine's a local staple. She has the best breakfast in the whole city and you can't beat the prices." —orangetango86132 N East St.; Indianapolis, Indiana; maxineschicken.com 21. Bludso’s Bar and Que (Los Angeles, California) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This spot on La Brea is ridiculously good. The brisket, in particular, is a must-try." —PeowwPeoww609 N La Brea Ave.; Los Angeles, California; barandque.com 22. Eugene's Hot Chicken (Birmingham, Alabama) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This place is the best. I highly recommend my order: the chicken tender sandwich with blue cheese dressing or honey mustard for dipping and a side of loaded baked potato salad and kickin' collard greens." —mreidsbooks2268 9th Ave N.; Birmingham, Alabama; eugeneshotchicken.com 23. Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack (Seattle, Washington) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Island Soul serves some of the best food in Seattle. The coconut muffins are so good, I’m drooling just thinking about them." —alexellis023 4869 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington; islandsoulrestaurant.com 24. Pimento Jamaican Kitchen (Minneapolis, Minnesota) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "My partner and I had our first date here. The food is incredible, the hot sauce is on point, and if you go on the right night you can catch live music." —cosmonautpuglifeo2524 Nicollet Ave S.; Minneapolis, Minnesota; pimentokitchen.com 25. Wendy's House of Soul (Minneapolis, Minnesota) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Wendy puts her own twist on soul food with dishes like 'Soul Rolls,' egg roll wrappers filled with anything like mac 'n' cheese, taco filling, or polish sausage. She also makes the best fries and tots that I've ever had." —daisydoo1821021 W Broadway Ave.; Near North, Minnesotta 26. Lucille’s (Houston, Texas) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Lucille's serves modern takes on classic Southern dishes alongside beautifully mixed drinks. It’s practically a sin to have a meal here and not order Lucille’s famous chili biscuits." —johnsonmeghanr5512 La Branch St.; Houston, Texas; loucilleshouston.com 27. Chef Paul’s Cafe (Fresno, California) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This place makes the best shrimp and grits I have ever had. All of the sides are amazing, and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu." —joshuad42986d01b952 F St.; Fresno, California 28. Drop Squad Kitchen (Wilmington, Delaware) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Drop Squad Kitchen is known for incredible vegan food and their 'soul food Sundays,' and they make all their meat substitutes from scratch," —samanthar42a22da62928 Justison St.; Wilmington, Delaware; dropsquadkitchen.com 29. Barry's Cheese Steaks & More (Louisville, Kentucky) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This place is home to the best cheese steaks I've ever had, and the owner, Barry, is a wonderful man." —Lyss931161 S 2nd St; Louisville, Kentucky; barryscheesesteaks.com 30. And Hoover’s Cooking (Austin, Texas) View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "They have the most stick-to-your-ribs, delicious home cooking, from the fried okra to the banana pudding cheesecake." —michelled476b222a32002 Manor Rd.; Austin, Texas; hooverscooking.com Do you have a favorite black-owned restaurant that wasn't mentioned? Tell us in the comments below.