5 Amazing Black-Owned Restaurants in the Los Angeles Area

Black-owned Restaurant in Los Angeles

How many people visit Los Angeles, California each year? Last count, in 2013, it was up to 42.2 million, which is a 2 percent increase over the previous year, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Besides attractions such as Hollywood, Disneyland, and shopping on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles has plenty of great restaurants, too. Many of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles are owned by African Americans.

Here are 5 must-eat-at black-owned restaurants in Los Angeles:

#1 - Mo Better Burgers: located on S La Brea Avenue, this restaurant is famous for their great burgers and crispy fries, served with great soul/hip hop music. Moderately priced and reviewers say they have the friendliest owners and cooks they ever met.

#2 - Dulan’s On Crenshaw: highly rated for their amazing soul food, Dulan's specialties include short ribs, meatloaf, succotash and german chocolate cake. Or, try their fried chicken with corn and okra, candied yams, and cornbread and muffins. Open 7 days a week in the Hyde Park area.

#3 - Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles: Based in Long Beach, California with several other locations in the LA area, this soul food restaurant chain was founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. It is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately, although they do offer more traditional menu items as well.

#4 - The Black Fig: located in the Arts District, the Black Fig is a cafe-type restaurant with casual but fantastic food. Their specialties include the ghost burger, pastrami wrap, roast beef sandwiches, and save room for desserts like oreo cheesecake.

#5 - The Grain Cafe: will appeal to vegans and vegetarians as well as meat-eaters. Located in mid-city, The Grain Cafe serves veggie wraps as well as deluxe burgers with red berry ice tea or mint lemonade. Even their coffee is natural and organic.
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