As you know, we love restaurants and most of all supporting them. So in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and protests, we rounded up a list of black owned Toronto restaurants.
It’s terrible, because immediately when you think about it, all that comes to mind is Jerk Chicken… but there really is SOOO MUCH MORE. So we sought out to get you a ULTIMATE LIST of Toronto’s black owned restaurants.
Black Owned Businesses in the Greater Toronto Area >>>
Black Organizations and Anti-Racist Groups Canadians Can Support >>>
Restaurants owned by the Black Community in Toronto:
The Heartbreak Chef | 1316 Queen St W.
In Parkdale, Chef Jerome is offering up delicious comfort foods. Having opened up just restaurant just when COVID hit, he could definitely use the support.
The Real Jerk | Multiple locations
One in the Beaches, Gerrard and one in London
Simone’s Caribbean Restaurant | 596 Danforth Ave.
Open for takeout from their restaurant on the Danforth, or delivery through Doordash.
True True Diner | 169 King St. E.
Soulful modern diner, just steps away from the St. Lawrence Market. Available for pickup on Ritual.
Dirty Bird Chicken + Waffles | Multiple Locations
With locations at YYZ T1, Kensington and York Blvd., Dirty Bird offers up some of the most delicious chicken n’ waffles this city has to offer. Available for Takeout and Delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash and Skip the Dishes.
Central Bar & Grill | 2007 Lawrence Ave. W.
Offering Caribbean classics including Jerk Chicken or Pork, Oxtail, Curry Goat, and more. All available for takeout and delivery via Skip the Dishes.
The Suya Spot | Multiple locations
An African BBQ restaurant concept with locations in Toronto, Scarborough and Ottawa. Available for delivery through Uber Eats.
Rendez-Vous | Multiple locations
With multiple locations across the city on Bloor, Wellington and Lawrence Ave. E., with traditional African (Ethiopian and Eritrean) cuisine, minutes from downtown. Available for takeout using Ritual and delivery via Uber Eats and DoorDash.
Carib 21 | 2039 Eglinton Ave. W.
Caribbean restaurant offering tasty favourites from the Caribbean. Everything from Jerk Stir Fry to Curry Goat and Ox Tail Gravy to Coconut Chicken Curry and more. Offering delivery and take-out via Skip the Dishes.
Tony’s Skinny Chef Bistro | 6436 Dixie Rd.
Fusion of Canadian, Italian, and Caribbean flavours in Mississauga. Available for takeout of delivery via Skip the Dishes.
Boukan Restaurant | 452 Kingston Rd.
Exotic French-Creole cuisine for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Nunu Ethiopian Restaurant | 1178 Queen St. W.
With a contemporary approach to Ethiopian and North East African cuisine.
Roux | 2790 Dundas St. W.
Southern fare in the heart of Dundas West. Offering brunch and dinner, available for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Mona’s Roti | 4810 Sheppard Ave E.
Family-run Trinidadian roti bakery also furnishing jerk chicken, curries & West Indian drinks. Offering delivery via Skip the Dishes.
Entertainment Kitchen | 1561 Eglinton Ave W.
Eatery serving a varied menu from jerk chicken to vegetarian dishes & shrimp dinners, offering Takeout only.
Pat’s Homestyle | 558 Queen St. W
Serving a variety of Jamaican dishes and meals, offering takeout only.
Albert’s | 542 St. Clair Ave W.
Jamaican hotspot for meat dishes and snacks like Jerk Pork Sandwich and roti. Offering takeout and delivery via Skip the Dishes.
Classic Juice Co | 287 Coxwell Ave.
This juicery offers Cold Pressed Juice, Smoothies and Wraps. Offering takeout only.
With a Ghanaian/Haitian background, this popup service delivers African and Caribbean meals twice a month. Currently only offering pickup.
Rasta Pasta | 61 Kensington Ave
Jamaican and Italian fusion dishes, like Jerk Chicken, Salt Fish, Dreadlock Pasta and more. Offering takeout and delivery via Doordash, Uber Eats and Ritual.
Lalibela | 869 Bloor St W.
Offers a variety of Ethiopian dishes and flavours. Offering takeout and delivery via orders through their website.
Councillor | 1188 Queen St. W.
Owned and operated by Chris Sherwood, an established bar/restaurant owner in Toronto for more than a decade. Offering great eats and drinks for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Diner’s Corner | 714 Yonge St
A go-to spot for traditional Jamaican dishes and offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Veggie D’Lite | 160 Baldwin St #1
Provides organic, vegan and Caribbean takeout meals and catering in Toronto. Offering takeout and delivery.
Rap’s | 1541 Eglinton Ave W
Caribbean restaurant offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats and Doordash.
African Palace | 977 Bloor St W
Traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats and Doordash.
Chris Jerk | 2570 Birchmount Rd
Caribbean spot in Scarborough offering jerk chicken shawarma, offering delivery via Uber Eats.
Afro Continental Bar & Grill | 849 Albion Rd
Traditional Ghanaian cuisine including Konkote, Cooked Rice and Spinach Stew, offering delivery and takeout via Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes.
Celebrity Pure Vegetarian | 1474 Eglinton Ave W
Vegan Caribbean cuisine, offering only takeout.
Caribbean Queen of Patties | 1294 Bloor St W.
Flavourful Caribbean patties, including chicken, beef and vegetables, offering only takeout.
Gerry’s | 724 St Clair Avenue West
Traditional Jamaican meals and baked goods. Offering only takeout.
Beryl’s Pepper Pot | Multiple Locations
Authentic Jamaican cuisine, offering takeout and delivery in Ajax and Pickering via Uber Eats.
Potluck Restaurant | Mississauga
Popular Caribbean dishes and flavours, offering delivery via Uber Eats and Doordash.
Loveless | 1430 Dundas St W
Cafe and bar that has a variety of drinks and snacks on the menu. Offering only takeout.
Jerk King | Multiple Locations
Jamaican cuisine and dishes like Curry Chicken and Roti. Offering only takeout.
One Love Vegetarian | 854 Bathurst St
Caribbean vegan meals including Love Sun Stir Fry and various smoothies, offering only takeout.
ScottHill Caribbean Cuisine | 1943 Avenue Rd
Classic Caribbean dishes like Ackee and Salt Fish, Curry Shrimp and Jerk Chicken. Offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats and Doordash.
Steady’s | 261 Fulton Ave
Jamaican and Caribbean spot for speciality dishes like Oxtail Jerk Chicken, offering only takeout.
Lloyd’s Jamaican Restaurant | 1710 Jane St
Jamaican homestyle cuisine, offering only takeout.
The Palms Jerk & Grill | 2419 St Clair Ave W
Caribbean and Jamaican dishes and flavours, offering only takeout.
Taste Seduction | 399 Keele St
Family owned restaurant that brings you Jamaican flavours and fusion. Offering takeout and delivery via Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats.
T Dot Jerk | 26 Roncesvalles Ave
Authentic Caribbean staples like jerk chicken and fry fish. Offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Mofer Coffee | Multiple Locations
Freshly ground coffee with premium Ethiopian coffee beans. Offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Ali’s Roti | 1446 Queen St W
Offers a variety of Caribbean rotis like chicken paratha roti and veggie roti. Offering takeout and delivery via Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats and Doordash.
King’s Catering | 707 Dundas St West
This catering service focuses on Caribbean cuisine with a North American fusion.
Jerk and BBQ Haven | 488 Eglinton Ave W
Traditional Jamaican dishes, and offering takeout and delivery.
Congo Coffee & Mikate house | 371 Front St W
Serves traditional Congolese beignets and Congo coffee. Offering takeout and delivery via Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats.
Ital Vital Vegan Restaurant | 741 Pharmacy Ave
Caribbean vegan entrees and juices, offering only takeout.
Royal Caribbean Cafe | 1127 St Clair Ave W
Traditional West Indies cuisine and offering takeout and delivery via Doordash.
Twist Catering | 91 Rylander Blvd., Suite 6
The personal chef of the Toronto Raptors, and named city mogul of 2019, chef La-toya Fagon offers a wide variety of culinary simplicity with a twist.
Street Shak Catering | 907 Queen St. W.
Caribbean meals individually packaged.
Stush Jamaican Patties | Delivery in GTA
Offering authentic Jamaican patties in the Toronto area for pickup and delivery.
V’s Vegan Caribbean Restaurant | 1221 Weston Rd.
Offering delicious Caribbean classics in the Toronto York-area.
Don’s Caribbean Jerk | 3078 Mayfield Rd., Brampton
Known as one of the top Jerk spots in Brampton. Available for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Beach Hills Smokehouse | 172 Main St. (South), Toronto
Offering an authentic Texas BBQ smokehouse experience. Available for takeout Wed-Sun, and delivery only on Saturdays.
Creole Jamaican Kitchen + Bar | 7887 Weston Road, Unit #7
Serving authentic Jamaican cuisine and dishes. Offering takeout and delivery via Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats and Doordash.
That’s A Pita | 4555 Hwy 7 West
Variety of pitas, bowl meals and smoothies. Offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Art of BBQ | Multiple Locations
Smoked and grilled exotic meats and dishes. Available for takeout and delivery via Doordash.
Mr. Clutch Catering
Offering chicken wings, jerk salmon, desserts and more. Available for pickup.
King Rustic Kitchen & Bar | 905 King St. W.
Gourmet comfort food, serving curbside takeout pickup and delivery.
Illstyl3 Sammies | 300 Richmond St.
Serving up comfort food with the “ill” twist, from ‘Illfries,’ to their cheese steak platters and more. Available for order online via their website and delivery from Doordash.
El Habanero & Churrobar | 4916 Steeles Ave. E., Unit 8
Offering delicious Cuban eats including some gourmet churros and a churro cake specialist! Offering takeout and delivery from Uber Eats.
Caribbean and international catering for weddings, birthdays and more.
Patty Stop | 5506 Lawrence Ave E
Specialty beef and chicken patties. Offering takeout and delivery via Uber Eats.
Spice of Life
Gourmet hot sauces.
Get Grill | Multiple locations
Authentic Afr0-Asian cuisine.
Below is a graphical representation to help identify these restaurants by neighbourhood.
We’d like to acknowledge and thank @desperateidiot and @j.a.l.i.l on Instagram for their google doc that has been used as a resource, as well as @streetsoftoronto for their post where people have tagged businesses we have sourced from. For a full directory of black owned business in Canada, please visit blackcanada.com.
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