Celebrating Black-Owned Restaurants in The Palm Beaches

January 25, 2022

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

As Black History Month approaches, we are diving into some of the delicious dishes being served up at Black-owned restaurants and establishments in The Palm Beaches.

 

Ganache Bakery

Ganache Bakery brings Caribbean flair to the West Palm Beach scene with key lime tarts, 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 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 baking classes  at any level!
 
306 S Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL  33401
561.507.5082
www.ganachebakerycafe.com

Ganache Bakery
Jamal Lake of Ganache celebrates birthdays with a West Palm Beach Food Tours group; photo by Cristyle Egitto

 

Blue Mountain Coffee House

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 cafe. 
 
540 Clematis Street #3, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561.318.7296  
bluemountaincoffeehouses.com


Allison Boettcher; courtesy of Blue Mountain Coffee House

Majestic Ash Lounge & Southern Spice

Majestic Ash Lounge & Southern Spice is a sophisticated restaurant located in West Palm Beach. The restaurant offers a large variety of comfort food, including shrimp and grits, coconut shrimps, chicken and waffles, crab cakes, and ribs. Besides a food and drinks menu, the restaurant boasts also a cigar menu with occasional limited options. Guests can enjoy their cigars from the cigar bar on the outdoor patio, or sip a cocktail from the indoor full bar.

407 Northwood Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561.508.4705 | 561.508.4702
www.majesticloungeandsouthernspice.com

 

Big John’s Eatery

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.
 
100 Sansbury Way Suite 108, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
561.333.2333
www.bigjohnseatery.com 

 

The Purple Shrimp

Cajun lovers, rejoice! The Purple Shrimp in West Palm Beach has been serving up Cajun cuisine with fan-favorite po’ boys, gumbo and shrimp and grits for years. Try the shrimp po’ boy topped with fried shrimp, vinegar-based coleslaw and Cajun remoulade on a fresh-baked sub roll. The restaurant also offers family deals for 4 people.
 
313 Datura Street #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561.386.2303
www.thepurpleshrimp.net

Shrimp po' boy from The Purple Shrimp
Shrimp po' boy with Cajun remoulade; photo courtesy The Purple Shrimp

 

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon is a Jamaican gem in Lake Park that’s earned acclaim for its traditional jerk meats, oxtail, curry seafood, rice and peas, and fried plantains. The atmosphere is relaxed, the portions large and the recipes authentic. Pop open your meal box and you’ll find an overflowing pile of island goodness. Insider tip: Don’t miss the lunch specials and make sure to grab a Ting (a popular Jamaican grapefruit sparkling beverage) on your way in.
 
940 Park Avenue, Lake Park, FL 33403
561.882.2400
instagram.com/silverspoonja

Exterior of Silver Spoon
Outside Silver Spoon Jamaican Restaurant; photo by Cristyle Egitto

 

Troy's Barbeque

Troy’s Barbeque has locations in Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach. 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. Known for spareribs among other menu favorites, the restaurants’ popularity stems from a commitment to preparing “barbecue the hard way.” The meats are cooked low and slow with the pitmasters’ full attention. 
 
Boynton Beach
1920 Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
561.740.1125
 
West Palm Beach 
3950 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561.788.5561
www.bbqtroys.com

Troy's BBQ ribs
Ribs on the smoker; photo courtesy Troy's Barbeque

 

Smoothie Me Please

Offering a range of smoothies, soups, salads, sandwiches, açaí bowls and fresh-squeezed lemonade, Smoothie Me Please is located less than a mile from the beach, in a historic landmark building in Riviera Beach. Also known for lemonade bars, fresh fruit bowls and gourmet popsicles, its menu pays homage to the neighborhoods, places and people that are iconic to Riviera Beach, with items such as the Monroe Açaí Bowl, named affectionately after the Monroe Heights neighborhood where owner Ashley Walker grew up; and the S Ave Bowl, a creamy mango avocado bowl named after a street she frequented on bikes.
 
2635 Broadway Ave, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
561.429.8002
smoothiemeplease.com

Smoothie Me Please exteriors
The colorful exterior of Smoothie Me Please; photo courtesy Smoothie Me Please

FIWE Caribbean Cuisine  

FIWE, also in downtown West Palm Beach, brings the taste of Caribbean Islands to The Palm Beaches community and beyond. The restaurant, whose tagline is “A Taste of the Islands,” sources fresh ingredients from local farmers markets. The restaurant’s chef has more than 10 years of experience cooking Caribbean cuisine. FIWE offers catering services, as well as online ordering and curbside pickup. Menu highlights include Jamaican Jerk chicken and browned snapper. 
 
410 Evernia Street, #108, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 
561.248.2065 
fiweja.com

 

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