Honestly Rach - July 13, 2020

Hey guys! As promised on my Instagram post a few days ago, I really want to highlight black-owned small businesses in my local Miami area on this week’s #honestlyrach. You may not know this, but black-owned businesses have been hit the hardest during the pandemic. According to a recent study for the National Bureau of Economic Research by Robert Fairlie at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the number of black business owners actively working fell 41% from February to April—representing a massive loss of 440,000 black business owners. The number of black business owners who were working in April was 640,000, down from 1.1 million. Active white business owners dropped 17%. Many black-owned small businesses are struggling during the pandemic for various reasons: (1) they lack easy access to loans and cannot easily move their businesses online; (2) they tend to have fewer employees than other small businesses; (3) they lack the capacity, scale and technical assistance needed to survive a pandemic; (4) black people are more than twice as likely as other Americans to die of the coronavirus; and (5) many black-owned businesses entered the lockdown in less secure shape than many other companies.


Based on the foregoing, it is so important that we support and amplify these black-owned restaurants. I was very fortunate to find a list cultivated by The Hungry Black Man (@thehungryblackman) and www.culturecrusaders.com. Below please find an extensive list of black-owned restaurants that need our support during this pandemic and beyond. I have already tried out two spots: Bar One and Iseefood Miami and it was some of the best food I had in Miami!


Let’s lift up these restaurants by not only visiting, but shouting them out on social media. If you’ve tried out any of the below, tag them on my latest Instagram post with some words of encouragement. Let’s show black-owned Miami restaurants some love in the midst of tough times!


RESTAURANTS


800 Degrees – Woodfired Eats | Address: 2956 NE 199th Street Aventura, FL 33180 | 550 NW 1st Ave Suite 240, Miami, FL 33136

Awash – Ethiopian | Address: 19934 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169

B & M Market – Caribbean | Address: 219 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138

Bahamian Pot Restaurant – Bahamian | Address: 6301 NW 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33142

Balloo Restaurant – Modern home cooking | Address: 19 SE 2nd Ave Suite #4, Miami, FL 33131

Bamboo Shack – Bahamian and Caribbean | Address: 18450 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Bar One Miami Beach – Southern and Caribbean | Address: 520 West Avenue, Commercial unit 1, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Blue Paris Bakery & Bistro – French Bakery & Bistro | Address: 1629 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Blvd Bae’s Restaurant – American Diner | Address: 7244 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Bo Leg’s BBQ – Barbecue | Address: 250 NE 167th St, Miami, FL 33162

Bobby’s Meals – Vegetarian Caribbean | Address: 2109 Opa-Locka Blvd, Opa-locka, FL 33054

Bon Gout BBQ – Hatian BBQ | Address: 99 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 33127

Caribbean Delite Restaurant – Trinidadian | Address: 9491 SW 160th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

CBON BAKERY – Haitian Bakery | Address: 5740 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen – Comfort food | Address: 5701 Sunset Dr Suite 194, South Miami, FL 33143

Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen – Bahamian and Creole | Address: 200 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 33127 | 13105 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami, FL 33161 | 1392 NW 119th St, Miami, FL 33167 | 20356 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Chez Le Bebe – Haitian | Address: 114 NE 54th St, Miami, FL 33137

Choka’s Caribbean Restaurant & Lounge – Caribbean | Address: 710 Washington Ave #3, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Clive’s Cafe – Jamaican | Address: 5890 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Cote Gourmet – French | Address: 9999 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Crabman 305 – Seafood | Address: 2006 Opa-Locka Blvd, Opa-locka, FL 33054

Discount Health Foods – Health necessities and groceries | Address: 16501 NE 6th Ave North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen – Jamaican |Address: 316 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

Groovin’ Bean Coffee Bar & Lounge – Coffee | Address: 801 NW 3rd Ave Suite #104, Miami, FL 33136

Grown – Healthy | Address: 8211 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143

Hammond’s Bakery – Caribbean Bakery | Address: 17847 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Honey Uninhibited – Breakfast, Brunch, and Booze | Address: 1777 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129

House Of Wings – Chicken Wings | Address: 1039 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Ice Cream Heaven – Ice cream sandwiches | Address: 17560 NW 27th Ave #112, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

iKrave – Southern Style Cooking | Address: 4799 NW 7th Ave suite a, Miami, FL 33127

iSeefood Miami – Cajun and Caribbean inspired seafood | Address: 16194 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

J9 Smoothie Bar and Grill – Healthy Eats | Address: 801 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Jamaica House Restaurant – Jamaican | Address: 19555 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169

Jamaica Kitchen – Jamaican | Address: 8736 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173

Jackson Soul Food – Soul Food | Address: 950 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Jamrock Cuisine – Jamaican Chinese | Address: 12560 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33186

JFC Miami – Food and beverage business partnership based in Overtown | Einstein Bro. Bagels 155 NW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33136 | Starbucks: 901 NW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33136 | Starbucks: 350 NW 1st Avenue, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33136

KC Healthy Cooking – Healthy Eats | Address: 11900 Biscayne Blvd #103, North Miami, FL 33181

King Jerk Miami – Caribbean | Address: 13640 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168

Kingston Delight – Jamaican | Address: 1340 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Lamoys Living Foods – Raw chef at the Coconut Grove Farmers Market, meal prep and delivery

L C Roti Shop – Trinidadian | Address: 19505 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169

Lil Greenhouse Grill – Soul Food | Address: 1300 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Lorna’s Caribbean & American Grill – Authentic Jamaican, Bahamian & American Cuisine | Address: 19752 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

LOVE IT or LIKE IT Cafe – Healthy Eats | Address: 18587 NW 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Lovelys On The Go – Healthy Lifestyle Cuisine | Address: 1806 NW 183rd St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Mama Lucy’s Home Style Cooking – Barbecue | Address: 2201 NW 119th St, Miami, FL 33167

Manger Creole – Haitian | Address: 1051 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33136

Manjay Restaurant – Modern Caribbean | Address: 8300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Mazie Restaurant – Soul Food | Address: 7525 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33147

MealsByPeggy, LLC – Catering, meal delivery, private chef

Midtown Creamery – Ice Cream | Address: 2690 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Moji African Restaurant – West African | Address: 825-827 NW 119th St, North Miami, FL 33168

Monsieur Poutine – Poutine and more | Address: 2007 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Morgans – New American | Address: 28 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137 | 405 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127

Ortanique on The Mile – Caribbean | Address: 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Pack Super Market – Haitian Fried Chicken | Address: 8235 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Palatino Jamaican Restaurant – Jamaica | Address: 3004 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Perry Wings Plus – Caribbean-American | Address: 10817 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167

Pineapple Express Bar – Conch Salad | Address: 2200 NW 95th St., Miami, FL 33147

Pretty Healthy – Healthy Eats | Address: 17560 NW 27th Ave Suite 123, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Reggae Beets Gourmet Food Truck – Caribbean and Vegan | Address: Here

Rosie’s Mia – Soul Food (Pop-up) | Address: 439 NW 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33128

Royal Castle – Burgers | Address: 2700 NW 79th St, Miami, FL 33147

Sango – Chinese-Jamaican | Address: 9485 SW 160th St, Miami, FL 33157

Sherwoods Bistro – Comfort Food | Address: 8281 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

SHUCKIN AND JIVIN – Soul Food | Address: 4759 NW 167th St, Carol City, FL 33055

Suki’s Seafood & Grill – Caribbean | Address: 4850 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Sunday’s Eatery – Home of the Original Fried Ribs | Address: 2675 NW 207th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Swan – Modern European | Address: 90 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137

Tacos vs. Burritos Cantina – Mexican | Address: 1888 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141

Taste Rite Bakery – Jamaican Patties | Address: 18400 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33169

The Licking Miami – Soul Food | Address: 12490 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168

The Pink TeaCup – Cajun seafood boils and southern BBQ | Address: 4770 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33137

The Squeeze Juice Bar – Juices, sandwiches and more | Address: 16171 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Treelion – Vegan | Address: 18400 NW 2nd Ave Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Tomorrowland Miami – American Fare | Address: 1368 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Two Guys Restaurant – Soul Food | Address: 1490 NW 3rd Ave #108, Miami, FL 33136

Vegan and Juice – Vegetarian/Vegan | Address: 10887 NW 17th St #112, Doral, FL 33172

Vegetarian Restaurant By Hakin – Vegan Caribbean | Address: 73 NE 167th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Victory Restaurant & Lounge – Comfort Food | Address: 3252 NE 1st Ave Unit 107, Miami, FL 33137

World Famous House of Mac – Soul Food | Address: 2055 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Wynwood Parlor – Ice cream sandwiches | 1756 North Bayshore Drive, 10th Floor Pool Deck, Miami, FL 33132

Yardie Spice – Caribbean | Address: 225 S Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

Yarumba Restaurant & Lounge – Dominican | Address: 4740 NW 167th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33014


~Honestly, Rach




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