The mission of our publication has always been to inspire couples to spend quality time together by exploring the many amazing things our city has to offer. But we're equally dedicated to supporting and uplifting our local Orlando community as a whole. Now more than ever, it's important for the Orlando community to support our local Black-owned restaurants and businesses. We have compiled a comprehensive list of eateries categorized by what area of Orlando you're in, as well as Black-owned businesses you can shop from.
We also want to shout out the lists compiled by Orlando Weekly, Orlando Takeout, Sanford365, I Love Sanford, and our amazing readers for help sourcing all of the places included. This map by Orlando Takeout is also super handy to see what Orlando area Black-owned restaurants are around your area when hunger strikes. Additionally, our friends at Pulptown created an exhaustive list of Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and creatives.
Post last updated January 2022
Orlando Black-Owned Restaurants
The District GastroBar
Modern American, Bar
534 W Church St., (407) 704-7913
Flavors Nigerian Restaurant
3530 S Orange Ave, (407) 930-0988
Desserts, Bakeries, Cupcakes
247 E Michigan St, (407) 730-7315
Antille's Cuisine Caribbean Restaurant
2798 Hiawassee Rd, (407) 601-0881
Jesse's Rib Shack
Seafood, Barbeque, Soul Food
2202 West Pine St, (407) 501-9299
Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes
436 S Parramore Ave, (407) 648-4343
P&D Soulfood Kitchen
Soul Food, Southern
927 S Goldwyn Ave., (407) 730-3486
Golden Krust Caribbean Restaurant
Multiple Orlando locations
Nikki's Place Southern Cuisine
Southern, Soul Food, Comfort Food
742 Carter St., (407) 425-5301
Caribbean One Stop
2117 W Colonial Dr, (407) 423-7552
D'Junction Island Bar and Restaurant
Caribbean, Cocktail Bars
2141 W Colonial Dr, (407) 203-1377
Caribbean Sunshine Bakery
2528 W Colonial Drive, (407) 839-5060
Oley’s Kitchen & Smokehouse
Soul Food, Barbeque, Caribbean
2700 Rio Grande Ave, (407) 841-8933
The Seafood Station
5107 Silver Star Rd, (321) 217-3504
Caribbean, Soul Food
719 Good Homes Rd, (321) 800-6846
2425 E Colonial Dr
SOUTH JOHN YOUNG/MILLENIA
Kalalou Caribbean Bar and Grill
5160 S John Young Pkwy, (407) 286-5539
Vegan, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Caribbean
323 E Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville, (407) 775-5791
Soul Food Fantasy
521 E Kennedy Blvd, (321) 972-3050
Mad Crab Seafood
Seafood, Chicken Wings
325 W Kennedy Blvd, (407) 960-3723
Mark’s Jamaican Bar & Grill
10173 University Blvd., (407) 699-8800
Island Thyme Caribbean Grille
457 Avalon Park S Blvd, (321) 804-5357
Chill Pop Lounge
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
12001 Avalon Lake Dr. Ste H, (407) 704-0295
Shantell’s Just Until
Breakfast & Brunch, Waffles, Chicken Shop
503 Sanford Ave, Sanford, 407- 878-7785
114 S Sanford Ave, (407) 878-2726
Angel’s Soul Food And BBQ
Soul Food, Barbeque
2516 S Sanford Ave, (407) 330-6590
Captain Johns Seafood and Island Grill
Seafood Markets, Caribbean
1218 S Park Ave, (407) 915-6800
Brick & Spoon Orlando
American (New), Cocktail Bars, Breakfast & Brunch
933 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, (407) 790-4345
Something Fishy Seafood Restaurant
2107 East Semoran Blvd, Apopka, 407-703-4850
3030 E Semoran Blvd Ste 196, (407) 788-2253
Island Classic Caribbean
190 S Ronald Reagan Blvd Ste 100
Mila's Front Porch
Local bakery, Cake Shop, Vegan, Keto, Gluten-Free and Traditional desserts
1030 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, (407) 815-4407
WINTER GARDEN AREA
1000 Degrees Pizza
13599 West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, (407) 554-3206
Munchie's Live BBQ
Barbeque, Soul Food
2037 Hempel Ave, Gotha, (407) 879-6761
Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
7048 International Drive, (407) 354-0026
Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine
Ethiopian, Vegan, Vegetarian
5494 Central Florida Pkwy, (407) 778-3119
Corwin's Personal Chef & Catering Services
Winter Garden Farmer's Market, Orlando Farmer's Market, Apopka Farmer's Market and Lake Nona Farmer's Market
Fruit/Veggie Trays, Custom Melon carving, Custom Sweets
Ria’s SmashCakes Bakery
All-natural and freshly baked goods
Vegan, Pop Up Restaurants
Orlando Black-Owned Shops
Pretty Peacock Paperie
Natalie, the owner and designer at Pretty Peacock Paperie specializes in funny, modern, and empowering greeting cards and prints. You can find her cards online and at College Park’s Good Crowd, along with multiple top retailers like Barnes & Noble and more. She also creates gorgeous art prints, stationary, totes and more.
Peace Petals Art
Krystal at Peace Petals Art creates handmade pressed flower art and goods. She can regularly be seen selling her at markets around the city, and you can also find her art in The Owl’s Attic in Audubon Park.
Beth Autumn Art
Chanel at Beth Autumn Art creates gorgeous handcrafted clay jewelry, candles, keychains, and paintings. You can find Chanel and her creations at local markets, or you can grab your favorites online.
Sheree started Jewelree Co as a creative outlet while a stay-at-home mom in 2015, and her brand has since transformed into beautiful minimalist and morse code inspired accessories.
Kenzie Weise Jewels
Mackenzie created Kenzie Weise Jewels to not only let her inner creativity flourish but to add positivity to the world. She specializes in mindful jewelry that is inspired by Mackenzie's love of nature, travel, and science.
Heavily inspired by geometry and nature, Shannon at Lou Jewels focuses on silver and gold minimalist jewelry. Her business name and creative inspiration also came from her cat Lou, who she says helped her notice things she'd typically look over such as shadows and sunlight beams.
Started by writer and editor Racquel Henry, Writer's Atelier offers writing classes, editorial services, and writing events. Additionally, it also serves as a place for writers to network, host writing workshops, or improve their craft.
The Cre8tive Crate
Dreamed up by the owner of Amahle Event Planning and Design, The Cre8tive Crate is a unique at-home date experience. Choose a theme and Brianna will deliver all of the decor (setup is an option, too!) for a romantic date night in your living room. You can even add on options like a private chef, catering, flowers, Champagne and more.
Bloom in Glory
This local flower shop is owned by Kimberly Cook, who brings upscale floral designs to the community. Options range from stunning floral bouquets to monthly flower subscriptions (available in 3, 6 and 12-month duration). Sounds like the perfect gift for the flower lover in your life!
No. 1 Flowers
Jo, the owner, is a local florist who makes beautiful and affordable arrangements. Her small family business recently opened a storefront on Bridgewater Crossings Blvd in Windermere, but you can also find her at the Winter Garden Farmer's Market each week. Ask for a designer’s choice bouquet and let Jo’s creativity run wild, or share the exact flowers and colors you would like.
BATH & BODY
Naked Bar Soap Co.
Natasha and Jennifer at Naked Bar Soap Co. specialize in handcrafted, small-batch bath and body products made with all-natural ingredients. The “Naked” in their name comes from the absence of parabens and sulfates in their products. In addition to their beautiful shop in College Park, you can also purchase their creations online, or add a bath bomb or sugar scrub to a gift basket at Good Crowd.
Betty's Promos Plus
This apparel shop in SoDo specializes in Greek apparel. Betty's Promos Plus is Orlando's #1 for Greek Paraphernalia for Divine 9 Organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and more.
Located on Ivanhoe Row, this perfectly curated shop is owned by sisters Landrea and Dede. Inside you'll find everything from home decor to stationery, accessories and natural skincare.
Vivid Essence Supply
Paige at Vivid Essence Supply creates handcrafted soy wax candles that are as gorgeous to look at as their aroma.
Note: Her shop is currently on a short hiatus, but is reopening soon!
Featured image credit: Arlene Laboy