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How To Spend A Day in Black Owned Raleigh, North Carolina

By Rachel George

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Are you traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina and want to frequent some Black businesses while you’re in the city? Here’s how you can spend a day in Black Owned Raleigh, NC.

Enjoy breakfast buffet style.

Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast at the family-owned and operated restaurant, Larry’s Southern Kitchen. It’s the perfect way to start the day with a good healthy meal. Don’t forget to treat yourself to their special dessert section.

Get Your Natural Hair Touched Up

Adjust your crown at Taji Natural Hair Styling. Being natural is not just a choice. It’s a lifestyle and must always be handled with care. This salon specializes in transitioning naturals, locs, bridal styles and more. It opens early and closes as late as 9 PM depending on the day of the week.

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In The Mood For Seafood?


Some residents drive just over 20 minutes to the Saltbox Seafood Joint just for some mouth-watering locally sourced seafood. Chef Ricky Moore is adamant about using locally sourced fish from local North Carolina fisherman and other fresh ingredients. If you love his recipes, purchase his cookbook here.

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Channel Your Zen

Mother-daughter duo Megan and Margaret George cultivated a plant oasis for African American green thumbs to explore their creativity and knowledge of plants by creating a terrarium by hand using preserved plant and sea life. ‘Plants bring life, joy, and inspiration,‘ she says. Looking to unwind in the city, stop by The Zen Succulent to create your own glass air plant.

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The Zen Succulent

The Best Known Secret In Town

The oxtails and brown stew chicken are the top recommended dishes at this Jamaican and Southern cuisine kitchen. Lee’s Kitchen serves up good food and quick service in a friendly space. Collard greens, yams, or curry chicken, their meals are described as “seasoned well and portioned well for the price.”

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