Please support black-owned businesses in our community. Eat there. Shop there. Pick up food. Buy a gift card. Write a Yelp review. If they are not currently open, pledge to go there when they open. We have built the list below from previous coverage, social media and the Google doc shared by the Los Angeles Times.
If you have businesses to add to this list, please comment below, or reach out via the contact information at the end of this story. Know that we will continue to update it, and we see it as a living, breathing document.
If you are an owner and there is any way Mid City Big Life can support you or promote your business, please reach out.
We are proud to support black-owned businesses in our community and in LA. Black Lives Matter.
Businesses are listed in alphabetical order. Please call or check social media for current hours, as they may have changed due to COVID-19.
Ackee Bamboo. ackeebamboojacuisine.com 4305 Degnan Blvd. LA, CA 90008. Phone: 323.295.7272.
Alta Adams. 5359 West Adams Blvd. LA, CA 90016. Open Monday through Friday 5-10:30pm. Saturday 11am-2:30pm, 5-10:30pm. Sunday 11am-2:30pm, 5-9pm. Facebook: Alta West Adams Instagram: @altarestaurant NOTE: Alta is owned by Daniel Patterson, but Chef Keith Corbin is black.
Mid City Big Life Story: http://bit.ly/MCBL_AltaAdams
Azla Vegan. azlavegan.com 4309 Leimert Blvd. LA, CA 90008.
Brother’s Bar-B-Que. www.brotherbarbequecatering.com 7725 Crenshaw Blvd. LA, CA 90043. Phone: 323.751.1050.
Chef Marilyn’s. www.chefmarilyns2638.com 2638 Crenshaw Blvd. LA, CA 90016. Phone: 323.737.8101.
Mid City Big Life Story: http://bit.ly/MCBL_HotAndCoolCafe
Kiddie City. www.kiddiecityla.com 3825 South Bronson Avenue, LA 90008. Entrance and parking in back off Bronson.Open every day, including weekends, from10am-6pm. Phone: 323.389.8248. Facebook: @KiddieCityLA Instagram: @KiddieCityLA
Mid City Big Life Profile Story: http://midcitybiglife.com/2017/12/neighbor-spotlight-kiddie-citys-nkechi-howell-charge-things-fun/
Little Play Society. www.litteplaysociety.com 5065 W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA 90019. See web site for hours. Phone: 323.208.9802. Email: email@example.com Facebook: @littleplaysociety Instagram: @littleplaysociety
Mid City Big Life Profile Story: http://bit.ly/MCBL_LittlePlaySociety
Mama’s Chicken and Market. www.mamaschicken.name 2510 W. Slauson Ave. LA, CA 90043. Phone: 323.292.9696.
Mel’s Fish Shack. www.yelp.com/biz/mels-fish-shack-los-angeles 4524 W. Jefferson Blvd. LA, CA 90016. Phone: 323.732. 6357. Open Sunday and Monday 11am-8pm. Tuesday through Thursday 11am-9pm. Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: @MelsFishShackCA Instagram: @MelsFishLA
Mid City Big Life Profile Story: https://bit.ly/MCBL_MelsStayatHome
Phat Daddy’s Burgers. www.instagram.com/_phatdaddys 2312 W. 48th St. LA, CA 90043. Phone: 323.792.4208.
Phillips BBQ. 2619 Crenshaw Blvd. LA, CA 90016. Phone: 323.731.4772.
Post & Beam. www.postandbeamla.com 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr. LA, CA 90008. Open Tuesday through Thursday 4pm-9pm. Friday 4-10pm. Saturday 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm. Sunday 11am-3pm, 5-9pm. Closed on Mondays. Phone: 323.299.5599 Facebook: @PostandBeamLA Instagram: @PostandBeamLA
Mid City Big Life Story: http://midcitybiglife.com/2018/04/post-beam-one-eater-las-15-underrated-restaurants/
Red’s Flavor Table. www.redsflavortable.com 2812 W. Florence Ave. LA, CA Phone: 323.751.6000.
Ribtown BBQ. Parking lot of 2125 W. Jefferson Blvd. LA, CA 90018. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12pm until they sell out (get there early!). Instagram: @ribtownbbq
Mid City Big Life Profile Story: http://bit.ly/MidCityBigLife_RibtownBBQ
Simply D’Licious. simplydliciousla.com 4641 W. Washington Blvd. LA, CA 90016. Phone: 562.326.6863.
Sky’s Gourmet Tacos. skystacos.com 5303 W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA 90019. Phone: 833. 759.8226. Instagram: @sky_gourmet_taco
Mid City Big Life Story: http://midcitybiglife.com/2017/10/from-discover-la-skys-tacos-on-pico-some-of-the-best-in-the-city/
Southern Girl Desserts. www.southerngirldesserts.com. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008. Open Monday through Fridays 10am-9pm, Saturdays 10am-8pm and Sundays 11am-6pm. Instagram: @southerngirldesserts
Mid City Big Life Story: http://midcitybiglife.com/2017/03/southern-girl-desserts-a-sweet-taste-of-the-south/
Stevie’s Creole Cafe. www.steviescreolecafe.com 5545 W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA 90019. Phone: 323.413.2492.
Tacos Negros. www.toasttab.com/my-two-cents-5583-west-pico-blvd/v3 5583 W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA 90019.
Woody’s BBQ. www.woodysbarbquela.com 3446 W. Slauson Ave. LA, CA 90043. Phone: 323.294.9443.
For the full Google doc of LA’s black-owned businesses shared by the LA Times, click here.
THIS STORY COURTESY OF TOM LIND REAL ESTATE.
Karlyn Nelson, Tom Lind Real Estate