Celebrating Black-Owned Restaurants in The Palm Beaches

January 25, 2023

Here's a sampling of local, Black-owned restaurants to enjoy throughout the year.

Dive into some of the delicious dishes being served up at Black-owned restaurants and establishments in The Palm Beaches.

Vegan Curry by Natuurlik
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Blue Mountain Coffee House – West Palm Beach

This popular coffeehouse in downtown West Palm Beach opened its doors in 2020 and exclusively serves internationally renowned Blue Mountain Coffee from Jamaica. Breakfast and lunch items are available daily alongside some sweet treats and fresh juices. Owner Allison Boettcher is originally from St. Andrew Parish, a Jamaican town that’s home to a stretch of the Blue Mountain range. Boettcher brings a passion for her homeland’s food to this unique café, allowing the taste of the Caribbean to touch down in The Palm Beaches for an authentic and natural experience.

Address: 540 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.


Ceasar’s World-Famous Ribs & More – Delray Beach

The Palm Beaches can never get enough Barbeque! Ceasar’s World-Famous Ribs & More earn their title with rampant demand and success. Established in 2010 in the humble beginnings of Restoration House Empowerment Ministries International Church (RHEMI), two small grills, six slabs of ribs, and a famous homemade bottle of BBQ sauce were the start of something promising. Since then, Ceasar’s has cooked for City & Government officials, NFL Teams, NFL Players, College Bowl Games, Festivals, Celebrities, and more. Caesars was also one of the official Vendors for Super Bowl 2020. Ceaser’s Pit Master attributes his success to his secret marinade, dedicated staff, supportive wife and business partner Pauline, and the quality time he takes to make sure each bite is better than the last.

Address: 1880 Dr Andres Way, Delray Beach, FL 33445.


FiWE Caribbean Cuisine – West Palm Beach

In 2019, Sharon Bedasee created the classy and welcoming FiWE Caribbean Cuisine, celebrating a wide range of flavors. Allow 10 years of expertise-level Caribbean cooking to satisfy your palette with “A Taste of the Islands.” Iconic menu items include meal options for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, showcasing delicious Jamaican Jerk chicken and curries, West Indian roti, Puerto Rican mofongo, and browned snapper, serving up iconic Caribbean flair. On the weekends, a Caribbean-style brunch is served. FiWE offers online ordering and curbside pickup, perfect for those looking for a quick, but satisfying bite and countless options to choose from.

Address: 410 Evernia St Ste 108, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.


Ganache Bakery – West Palm Beach

This lime-green-colored bakery is hard to miss! Ganache Bakery brings Caribbean flair to the West Palm Beach scene with authentic key lime tarts, delectable rum cakes, eye-catching custom cakes, and more. Pair your dessert with fresh coconut water straight from the source. Jamal Lake captured the area’s attention with his appearance on Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship” and his charismatic smile at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket. A Virgin Islands native, Lake opened Ganache in 2011 with his partner Joan Lewis. Between their tasty treats and engaging personalities, Ganache is a highlight of West Palm Beach Food Tours. Fun fact: Ganache Bakery offers hands-on baking classes at any level, featuring tools and techniques used by Jamal himself.

Address: 306 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.


Majestic 7 Ash lounge and Southern Spice – West Palm Beach

Step into a sophisticated and comforting restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a side of traditional charm. Business partners Michael Johnson and Jerome Byrd bring a Southern-inspired ambiance to Majestic Ash Lounge & Southern Spice. This spacious open-air cigar lounge and diner boasts a large menu of comforting favorites reminiscent of homestyle Sunday Brunch. Fried chicken and Red Velvet Waffles, Crusted Pecan Salmon, Oxtail, and Grits amongst many more are available to satisfy the cravings of all. Alongside an extensive offering of food and drinks is a hookah and cigar menu with occasional limited options. Guests are allowed to enjoy their cigars from the outdoor patio bar or sip tasteful cocktails indoors. Whether you’re looking for a late-night bite or the perfect start to an early morning, Majestic 7 Ash lounge has you covered with flavorful dishes, lively music, special event nights, and a friendly, dynamic crowd.

Address: 407 Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


McCray’s Backyard BBQ & Seafood – Riviera Beach

McCray’s defines ‘Floribbean’ (Florida & Caribbean) cuisine with an 86-year tradition of Rib cooking, perfected through generations. This restaurant is built on passion and legacy since 1934. Leading the way as CEO, Senior Owner, and Pitmaster, Derrick McCray promises his family’s legacy will continue to feed South Florida with tasty meats smoked on the best wood, the finest ingredients available, and exceptional service. McCray’s has made numerous appearances at NFL-sanctioned events, catering for the Super Bowl since 2007. A Daily Specials menu boasting hearty meals at great prices keeps customers coming back for expertly marinated ribs, pork sliders, crispy coleslaw, refreshing drinks, and their famous baked beans. With drive-through, take-out windows, catering, and ordering-ahead options, McCray’s offers delicious meals and accessible ways to secure them.

Address: 1521 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


Natuurlik – Boynton Beach

Owned and operated by Mark, Natuurlik serves vegan cuisine with an island flair. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, Mark migrated to New York City in the early 1980’s, and later relocated to Florida in 1999. In 2017, he built his first food truck and created Natuurlik Vegan Food Truck. In August 2021, right after the pandemic, he opened a Natuurlik brick and mortar restaurant in Boynton Beach.
His restaurant offers the best vegan recipes, including chickpeas/quinoa burgers, burritos, curry jackfruit meals, falafel, fritters, tacos and more—All vegan!
Address: 4956 Le Chalet Blvd. #5&6, Boynton Beach, FL 33436.


Smoothie Me Please – Riviera Beach

Located less than a mile from the beach, Smoothie Me Please offers a range of refreshing smoothies, acai bowls, and fresh-squeezed lemonade alongside hearty soups, salads, and sandwiches guaranteed to quench all cravings. The menu offers locals and visitors tasty treats, perfect for the tropical weathers of The Palm Beaches. Gourmet popsicles, lemonade bars, and fresh fruit bowls are a temptation after a long day of play in Riviera Beach. Hailing from Monroe Heights neighborhood, owner Ashley Walker affectionately names items on the menu based on her local upbringing, paying homage to the location with items such as The Monroe Acai Bowl and S Ave creamy mango avocado bowl. Smoothie Me Please goes above and beyond to offer weekly meal plans and prep packages, available for those who aim to eat clean throughout the week.

Address: 2635 Broadway, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.


Troy's Barbeque – West Palm Beach & Boynton Beach

Troy’s Barbeque is so in-demand, they have locations in two cities and a dynamic traveling food truck! Started by pit-boss Troy Davis, this award-winning barbecue staple has been serving the county for more than 25 years. Troy’s son Anthony Barber now runs the day-to-day operations with the same passion for oak wood and open fire as his father. Serving the community and providing the best barbeque in town is Troy’s key to maintaining a thriving business, donating 500,000 meals during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for award-winning spareribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and chicken among other menu favorites, the restaurant’s popularity stems from a commitment to preparing “barbecue the hard way.” The meats are cooked low and slow with the pitmasters’ full attention, winning customers over with just the scent of the BBQ from the parking lot!

Address: 3950 Georgia Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.


Big John’s Eatery – West Palm Beach

Inspired by American and Caribbean cuisines and owned by the couple John and Sasha LeJeune, Big John's Eatery is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast and brunch with friends and family. The menu includes classic favorites such as omelets, pancakes, French toasts, avocado toasts, salads, sandwiches and wings, as well as specialties such as oxtail & grits and shrimps & grits. And if you're in the mood for delicious plant-based food, check out their fully vegan sister restaurant Dope Vegan.
Address: 100 Sansbury Way Suite 108, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.


Trindy Gourmet – West Palm Beach

Founded by Chef Trinnette Morris, Trindy Gourmet is a specialty catering service and cozy café located on Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach. It is perfect for any type of event, from weddings, corporate luncheons and non-profit galas to class reunions and seminars. Step in the lovely decorated restaurant and and check out Trindy’s delicious grazing boards . Trindy Gourmet also offers certified culinary and catering classes to aspiring industry professionals, organizing workshops, catering coaching services, mentorship, and apprenticeship programs.
Among her many accolades and achievements, Trinnette has been honored with the 2016 Black Chamber Small Business of the Year. She received Legacy South Florida’s “50 Most Powerful Black Leaders in Business & Industry,” award in early 2019.

Address: 407 N Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.


Chunkay – Riviera Beach

Operated by Wendy and Evita, this women-owned restaurant serves authentic, modern Trinidadian cuisine, including curries and rotis, fresh soups and salads, rice and noodle bowls and “Trini” street foods. The menu is crafted by Chef Wendy, who uses traditional scratch cooking techniques and skills. Vegan options are also available.
Wendy and Evita’s mission is to unite foodies and introduce our Trinidadian Cuisine to The Palm Beaches. Their cuisine represents Trinidad’s multicultural society inclusive of Indian, African, Amerindian, South Asian, Chinese, Arab, Spanish, British, French and Dutch cuisines.

Address: 8344 Garden Rd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.


Queen of Sheeba – West Palm Beach

Named after the Ethiopian queen of Sheeba, this restaurant features a wide array of Ethiopian specialties since 2006. The restaurant offers home-style food with innovative modern twists. The menu combines favorite classics with contemporary dishes prepared with local and imported ingredients and spices.
Before opening Queen of Sheeba, owner Lojo Washington used to run a soul food takeout window in the same spot that today houses the restaurant.
Queen of Sheeba received an excellence award in 2014, and Chef Lojo Washington has recently been nominated as a semifinalist for “Best Chefs: South” by The James Beard Foundation.
Address: 716 N. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.


Jamaica House Grill – Wellington

Located in Wellington, this exquisite Jamaican restaurant is a family-owned business with years of experience.  Jamaica House Grill proudly serves authentic Jamaican cuisine handcrafted by their amazing chefs with the best ingredients. The menu includes options for omnivores and vegetarians alike. Signature dishes include the Jamaica House Signature Burger, the Kingston Chicken Sandwich, the Mandeville Salmon Burger, and the Ital Bean Stew. Step in and you will really feel like you’re in Jamaica!
The restaurant is open 11-9 pm, 7 days a week.
Address: 2557 S State Rd 7, Wellington, FL 33414.


East Ocean Café – Boynton Beach

A family-owned business, East Ocean Café is a hidden gem in Boynton, not too far from the beach.
Their down to earth and friendly staff will make you feel at home as soon as you step in. Sit inside or outside in the sun, order the eggs benedict and home fries, and enjoy your food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere! The restaurant is open Monday to Friday for breakfast and lunch, while dinner is served Thursday to Sunday.
Bring Fido with you—Pets are welcome!
Address: 412 East Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

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