Customers Challenged to Eat at 4 Black-Owned Boston Restaurants in February

During Black History Month, a Massachusetts lawmaker and an advocacy group are urging diners to visit black-owned restaurants.

"Join State Rep. Chynah Tyler and Urban Affairs Group for the Boston Black Restaurant Challenge," read a statement on the website for a monthlong event. "We are challenging everyone to visit 4 Black Owned Restaurants during the month of February."

The challenge kicked off Feb. 1 at Roxbury's Suya Joint, one of the dozens of participating restaurants in Boston.

Patrons are being asked to share their photos and videos on the challenge's Facebook page.

A list of featured restaurants is below.


  • Ali's Roti
  • Ashur Restaurant
  • Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen
  • Fort Hill Bar + Grill
  • Ideals Sub Shop
  • Maxine's on St. James
  • P & R
  • Silver Slipper
  • Slades Bar + Grill
  • Suya Joint


  • Bon Appetit
  • Bred Gourmet
  • Cesaria
  • Down Home Delivery
  • Flames
  • Irie
  • Next Step Soul Food Cafe
  • Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor
  • One Family Diner
  • Rotisserie
  • Taste of Eden
  • The Wake Up
  • Vaughan Fish & Chips
  • Wingz & Tingz

Jamaica Plain:

  • Blue Nile Restaurant


  • Ali's Roti
  • Lenny's Tropical Bakery & Restaurant
  • P & R
  • Pit Stop Barbecue
  • Shea Butter Smoothies 

Hyde Park:

  • Wingz & Tingz
  • ZAZ Restaurant

South End

  • Lucy Ethiopian Cafe
  • Mida
  • Teranga
  • Wally's Cafe Jazz Club


  • Food Cares Urban Market
  • ​Savvor Restaurant & Lounge
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