A Day In Black-Owned San Francisco

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


If you are looking to spend a day supporting black-owned businesses in San Francisco, we have you covered. Check out these local spots that have made their mark on the Bay Area scene. 


Start the Day at Anasa Yoga

If you can start your day in Oakland then head to Anasa Yoga for a morning class. Anasa Yoga is a beautiful, fragrance-free, green-certified yoga studio & community center co-founded by two African American, creative & business-minded yoga teachers from Oakland.  Mornings offer Hatha and Vinyasa Flow classes for all levels. 

Breakfast at Brown Sugar Kitchen

Tanya Holland offers California-influenced soul and Southern food at Brown Sugar Kitchen. With locations in San Francisco and Oakland, this restaurant offers locally grown, organic and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. For breakfast, you can choose from cheesy grits and biscuits to fried chicken. 

Photo via brownsugarkitchen.com

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Lunch at Peaches Patties

Peaches Patties is a Jamaican kitchen located on Cortland Ave in Bernal Heights. Head here for a quick bit and casual dining, serving tradition eats like beef patties and jerk chicken. 

Cool Down at Miyako Old-Fashioned Ice Cream

Take a break from sightseeing to enjoy some old-fashioned ice cream. Mr. Bennett has been crafting his famous ice cream for over 30 years at this spot. His Mexican chocolate and Jamaican rum flavors are always a hit. 

Photo via facebook.com/Miyako-Old-Fashioned-Ice-Cream


Dinner at Little Skillet

Little Skillet follows a simple formula of quality ingredients, friendly service, and good value.” Sounds like the perfect SoMa spot to enjoy dinner after a day of exploring the city. You won’t be able to resist the smell of fresh waffles and crispy fried chicken that beckons people from the street. 

Photo via littleskilletsf.com

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Cocktails & Live Music at Sheba Piano Lounge

Owners and sisters Israel and Net Alemayehu have designed a comfortable setting to enjoy cocktails and listen to live music well into the night. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historical live music district, Sheba Piano Lounge is an intimate bar and lounge where you can enjoy live music seven nights a week. 

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