Did you know there are more than 150 Black-owned eateries in the Chicagoland area? Well, many in Chicago did not know either. That’s why, after a dare, Toure Muhammad eventually launched Black Chicago Eats Week (July 29 thru August 12) which is in recognition of Black Business Month and to celebrate the official launch of BlackChicagoEats.
Black Chicago Eats Week gives local foodies and visitors an opportunity to discover incredible Black owned eateries. This initiative began last summer when his other website BeanSoupTimes.com created buzz around a list of Black owned restaurants and eateries in the Chicago area. People were shocked to discover 95 locations.
“I was challenged to create a list of Black owned restaurants in Chicago and was shocked at the amount. I thought maybe 20 to 30 restaurants, but we are nearing 200 Black owned places to eat breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and dessert,” said Toure Muhammad. “These restaurants, bakeries and eateries not only serve food, but provide jobs in our community.”
- Simply visit the www.blackchicagoeats.com/d
- choose a restaurant or two to visit
- post a pic with #BlackChicagoEats