Black Owned Chicago Eats, Pt. 2

And we’re back for the second and final installation of Black-owned restaurants in Chicago. If you went out and supported all the restaurants I previously named and you’re looking for more, look no further because I’ve got you. Keep reading and I’m going to put you on to some more good eats in the city.

Ain’t She Sweet Cafe

Cure your sweet tooth at one of the two locations. Their menu includes smoothies, shakes, desserts, sandwiches and more. (You could even get a salad to not feel so bad about indulging on all the sweets.)


Jerk 48

Jerk anything hits different and Jerk 48 sells literally any and everything jerked. Chicken alfredo, mac and cheese, you name it, they’ve got it.


JJ Fish & Chicken

If you don’t already know, JJ’s is more of a chain restaurant (even though they’re only in certain regions). They’re pretty similar to Sharks. They have catfish, chicken, chicken tenders, shrimp, sandwiches and more.


Old Fashioned Donuts

If you want to go to donut heaven, hit up Old Fashioned Donuts. Their menu is limited to donuts, but the amount of different types they have is extensive.


Pearl’s Place

If you want some homemade cooking but don’t want to actually do the cooking, this is the place you need to be. They have Sunday dinner, but every day, which is like a dream. They even have a breakfast menu.


Uncle Remus 

Uncle Remus is like Harold’s but for the West Side of the city. The menus are similar with Uncle Remus offering chicken wings, fish, rib tips, hot links, cake and more.


And that’s all folks! When you’re hungry and can’t figure out what to eat, come back here and you’ll have more than enough options to choose from AND you’ll be supporting a Black-owned business.


By Cierra Lemott, Freshman, Columbia College Chicago

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Written by Cierra Lemott

I'm a professional procrastinator and my hobbies include sleeping, eating, and Netflix binging.

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