We love supporting local businesses in the city especially when it comes to restaurants! Thanks to the immense diversity of Toronto, we get to try cuisines from all over the world, discovering new and exciting flavours that leave us hooked. We’ve compiled a list of Black-owned restaurants in Toronto serving the most heartwarming, delicious cuisine that are a must-try.

There are so many to choose from and more to discover so why not try them all? It’s as easy as taking a walk down your neighbourhood and seeing what kinds of eateries surround you.

We’re here to guide you with this list and who knows, maybe one of these spots will be your go-to restaurant.

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Here are 17 black-owned restaurants to check out in Toronto:

Afro Continental Restaurant

 

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Treat yourself to traditional Ghanaian dishes at AfroContinental Bar & Grill. Chow down on some Cooked Rice and Spinach Stew, Konkonte, and the Waakye and Salad!

Where: 849 Albion Road, Etobicoke

Albert’s Real Jamaican Foods

If you’re on the hunt for heartwarming cuisine, stop by Albert’s Real Jamaican Foods for their home-style Caribbean cooking. They’re sure it’ll “warm your stomach”.

Where: 542 St. Clair Avenue West

Allwyn’s

IYKYK! Allwyn’s is a staple in Toronto, known for specializing in Caribbean foods. This family-owned restaurant name specializes in Jerk Pork, Jerk Wings, Oxtail, BBQ Chicken, Rotis, Patties, Curry Chicken, and Curry Goat.

Where: Several locations in Toronto and the area

Gerry’s Fast Foods

“Gerry’s ‘Bringing di taste of Jamaica to St.Clair'” Gerry’s Fast Foods is a small nook with a mighty menu. Patties, pastries, curry goat, and more.

Where: 724 St Clair Avenue West

Heartbreak Chef

Comfort food is the best kind of food – heartbreak or not. Heartbreak Chef specializes in the heartiest of meals from fried chicken sandwiches to mac and cheese creations.

Where: 823 Dundas Street West

Jamaica House

 

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Using the freshest ingredients, and tantalizing flavours, Jamaica House specializes in Caribbean cuisine that’ll leave you hooked!

Where: 2531 Finch Avenue West

Jerkup Central

Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Fish, Curry Chicken, and more! Stop by for some Soup of the day at Jerkup Central and see what all the hype is about.

Where: 2201 Brimley Road

Nunu Ethiopian Fusion

You can find Ethiopian and North East African cuisine at Nunu Ethiopian Fusion. They praise themselves on freshness, seasonality, and organic sourcing where possible. “We work to make food that is honest, tasty, healthy, and light with unobtrusive and efficient service.” A spot worth checking out.

Where: 1178 Queen Street W

Pam’s Caribbean Kitchen

Traditional eats that’ll leave you wanting more! Pam’s Caribbean Kitchen cooks up some mesmerizing dishes like Curry Beef, Oxtail, Jerk Chicken, Doubles, Samosas and so much more.

Where: 1089 Bloor Street W

Pat’s Homestyle

 

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Loved among several celebs like Dj Khalid and Central Cee, Pat’s Homestyle Jamaican is a popular spot for the best Jamaican dishes in downtown Toronto.

Where: 558 Queen Street W

Rasta Pasta

A Kensington Market staple! Rasta Pasta is known for its fusion of Jamaican and Italian cuisine. Enjoy dishes like their Grilled Jerk Chicken Panini, Dreadlock Lasagna, and Irie Pizza.

Where: 61 Kensington Avenue

Ritz Caribbean

Ritz Caribbean is the spot for Caribbean cuisine. Having served the Toronto area for years, they definitely know their stuff. If you stop by during the weekdays, they also have a $5.99 special worth trying.

Where: 762 Yonge Street & 32 Eglinton Avenue West

Roywoods

If you’re in the downtown core and are craving Caribbean cuisine, stop by Roywoods. With two locations right in downtown Toronto and another in Mississauga’s Square One, they’re located in convenient places, especially if you’re looking for takeout.

Where: Several locations in the GTA

Scotty Bons

 

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You’ll find a fusion of Caribbean cuisine and Western influence in every dish at Scotty Bons. Each bowl, sandwich, and roti can be customized to your liking. Their entire menu is halal-certified except for their beef patties.

Where: 402 Bloor Street West

Steady’s

Lunch and dinner, Steady’s has you covered! Located in the east end, this spot brings Jamaican home cooking to the forefront. Each takeout dish is loaded with the best of the best and you’ll only know if you stop by for a bite.

Where:  852 Pape Avenue

The Real Jerk

One of the most popular Jamaican food spots in the city. The Real Jerk is a staple in the east-end community, known for its Caribbean dishes.

Where: 842 Gerrard Street E & 1004 Kingston Road

Twice As Nice

If you’re looking for a delicious Ackee & Saltfish, Jerk Chicken, and Curry Goat, you know where to go. Twice As Nice offers takeout options and even catering too!

Where: 4180 Kingston Road