As Austinites continue to protest anti-black violence and police brutality, some locals are looking for ways to help support black-owned restaurants by purchasing meals.
In that vein, several businesses, writers, and publications put together lists, guides, and even an app spotlighting black-owned restaurants, food trucks, and food-related businesses throughout Austin. Likewise, local restaurants and bars are donating money and proceeds on their own to organizations dedicated to supporting black communities, financing bail funds, and criminal justice reform nonprofits.
Eater Austin collected those efforts into this handy directory below. It also should be said that people should dine at these restaurants throughout the year, not just during this period right now.
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
The nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting black businesses in the city put together a list of local black-owned businesses, which includes a food and restaurants category. The alphabetical list includes website or social media links. Find the list here.
UpEats ATX and Menuette
UpEats ATX — a list dedicated to highlighting restaurants that notably don’t have PR or heavy social media presences — and tech startup Menuette put together a list and map of black-owned restaurants and food trucks in the Austin area, complete with addresses, phone numbers, and website links. The searchable list is divided into cuisine categories, from African to Cajun to desserts to vegetarian. Black-owned restaurants and trucks not on the list already can submit their information too. Find the directory here.
Austin food blogger Jane Ko put together her own list of black-owned restaurants on Instagram and her website. The list is likewise broken into categories, from breakfast to Ethiopian to fine dining to Southern. She included descriptions of each business, with a bit of history, highlighted dish choices, and service formats. Find the list here.
Retell Advisors’s Google Map
Real estate company Retell Advisors generated a Google Map of black-owned restaurants and the like in the Austin area, listed alphabetically. Find the map here.
The alt-weekly put together a continually updated list of black-owned restaurants, trucks, and food businesses in the Austin area listed alphabetically with links to websites or Facebook pages. Find the list here.
The city magazine put together an ongoing list of black-owned businesses on its website, starting with restaurants and bars, as well as on Instagram. Like others, places are listed alphabetically and include links to websites and social media accounts. Find the list here.
The Austin branch of the restaurant guide website put together a guide to black-owned restaurants and food trucks. The list is broken down by neighborhood and includes descriptions of each business, ordering information, and links to websites and social media accounts. Find the guide here.
The organizers of the Austin food truck festival put together a roundup of black-owned food trucks in the city. The list is presented through each truck’s logo, which is linked to their respective website or social media accounts. Find the list here.
Update, June 9, 5:10 p.m. This article, originally published on Friday, June 5, has been updated to include additional guides.