Baltimore celebrates its diversity, which is creatively reflected throughout the city, including within our vibrant culinary scene. This February food lovers of all ages have the opportunity to experience delicious and unique dishes from African American-owned restaurants in Baltimore as part of the Black Restaurant Challenge. Visit at least two African American-owned restaurants during February, share the experience on social media, and challenge your friends and family to do the same. See below for the highlights of some of the participating restaurants.
Land of Kush serves vegan and vegetarian soul food, the kind that will make you say “I can’t believe it’s veggie!” Everything on the menu is vegetarian or vegan friendly, from the crab cakes and BBQ ribs to the curry chicken and sweet potato cake.
Terra Café takes great pride in cooked-from-scratch meals made on the premises, and takes great care in selecting the best and finest ingredients. The food is as eclectic as the community they serve, with everything from jerk chicken and cream of crab soup to Belgian waffles and paninis.
Located in Mount Vernon Marketplace, The Big Bean Theory’s bean-based menu offers an endless array of vegetarian dishes including black bean burgers, falafel burgers, veggie lasagna, black-eyed pea gumbo, lentil soups, bean fa-waffles, bean bread pudding, smoked hummus, and countless other soups and meals.
Connie’s Chicken & Waffles has been dedicated to serving southern-style chicken and waffles inside the historic Lexington Market for years. Here you’ll find the highest quality chicken with every type of waffle you can imagine – buttermilk, cinnamon, red velvet, Oreo and more.