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Best Black-Owned Restaurants In Nashville

By Parker Diakite

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From its infamous “Hot Chicken” to the unique variety of barbecue, Nashville is the perfect destination for foodies.

During your next trip to the Music City, here’s your guide to spending your hard-earned money supporting black-owned restaurants.

Swett’s

The same family has owned Swett’s Restaurant for over 62 years. And the current owner, David Swett, is making sure he continues the tradition established by his parents.

On the menu, you will find country fried steak, grilled pork chops, some of the best fried fish in the city, barbecue chicken, and so much more.

The Garden Brunch Café

Here at the Garden Brunch Café, visitors will have the chance to enjoy southern favorites like fish n’ grits and steak n’ eggs, with a healthy twist.

On occasion, you may catch spoken word or jazz for entertainment.


Instagram | @gardenbrunchcafe

 

Prince’s Hot Chicken

Your trip to Nashville will not be complete without a trip to Prince’s.

“In the last few years, the hot chicken trend has caught on like wildfire throughout the South, but Prince’s Hot Chicken is the original and remains the gold standard for hot chicken,” a statement reads on the restaurant’s website.

 The Southern V – Vegan Bakery

The wife and husband duo that owns the Southern V are serving southern favorites vegan-style.  The menu includes“fried chicken,”  “chicken and waffles,” and “mac and cheese.”

Instagram| @thesouthernv

The Post Coffee Smoothie + Juice Bar

Located in Historic East Nashville, The Post East specializes in gluten-free, vegan, and organic fare options.

Chugga Hi Bakery and Café

Sisters Kathy and Sandra’s love of food began with their mother, who prepared homemade dinner and desserts for their family.  While inheriting their mother’s recipes and adding a little twist of her own, Sandra and Kathy decided to build a family legacy and create an opportunity for all of Nashville to experience a little taste of what they were blessed to have as young children.

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