August 17, 2019

10 outstanding Black-owned restaurants in the Detroit area

Those of us who live here know that Motown has a rich history of food and drink, and Black-owned bars, restaurants, and other businesses have played an integral role in Detroit life. While we know we are only giving a small glimpse of the popular spots around town, we hope this slideshow offers some ideas of places — old and new — that you'll want to check out, stat. Here are 10 restaurants that are excellent spots to sit down, have a delicious meal, and support a Black-owned business in the process.

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The Kitchen by Cooking with Que
6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This space at 6529 Woodward serves as a culinary classroom of sorts where vegans and meat lovers can hone their culinary skills; a place for businesses and individuals to rent a shared commercial kitchen; and a place where visitors can rent private dining space.
Photo via  The Kitchen by Cooking with Que / Facebook

The Kitchen by Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This space at 6529 Woodward serves as a culinary classroom of sorts where vegans and meat lovers can hone their culinary skills; a place for businesses and individuals to rent a shared commercial kitchen; and a place where visitors can rent private dining space.

Photo via The Kitchen by Cooking with Que / Facebook
The Kitchen by Cooking with Que
6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This space at 6529 Woodward serves as a culinary classroom of sorts where vegans and meat lovers can hone their culinary skills; a place for businesses and individuals to rent a shared commercial kitchen; and a place where visitors can rent private dining space.
Photo via  The Kitchen by Cooking with Que / Facebook

The Kitchen by Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This space at 6529 Woodward serves as a culinary classroom of sorts where vegans and meat lovers can hone their culinary skills; a place for businesses and individuals to rent a shared commercial kitchen; and a place where visitors can rent private dining space.

Photo via The Kitchen by Cooking with Que / Facebook
The Kitchen by Cooking with Que
6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This space at 6529 Woodward serves as a culinary classroom of sorts where vegans and meat lovers can hone their culinary skills; a place for businesses and individuals to rent a shared commercial kitchen; and a place where visitors can rent private dining space.
Photo via  The Kitchen by Cooking with Que / Facebook

The Kitchen by Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This space at 6529 Woodward serves as a culinary classroom of sorts where vegans and meat lovers can hone their culinary skills; a place for businesses and individuals to rent a shared commercial kitchen; and a place where visitors can rent private dining space.

Photo via The Kitchen by Cooking with Que / Facebook
Yum Village
6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Just recently having expanded to include dinner hours, Yum Village’s menu is full of Caribbean and West African dishes like jerk chicken, maafe, jollof rice, suya fried chicken, smoked pepper fries, and several vegetarian options. We recently took our first bites from the new restaurant and can say that it's nothing less than excellent. 
Photo via  Yum Village / Facebook

Yum Village

6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Just recently having expanded to include dinner hours, Yum Village’s menu is full of Caribbean and West African dishes like jerk chicken, maafe, jollof rice, suya fried chicken, smoked pepper fries, and several vegetarian options. We recently took our first bites from the new restaurant and can say that it's nothing less than excellent.

Photo via Yum Village / Facebook
Yum Village
6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Just recently having expanded to include dinner hours, Yum Village’s menu is full of Caribbean and West African dishes like jerk chicken, maafe, jollof rice, suya fried chicken, smoked pepper fries, and several vegetarian options. We recently took our first bites from the new restaurant and can say that it's nothing less than excellent. 
Photo via  Yum Village / Facebook

Yum Village

6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Just recently having expanded to include dinner hours, Yum Village’s menu is full of Caribbean and West African dishes like jerk chicken, maafe, jollof rice, suya fried chicken, smoked pepper fries, and several vegetarian options. We recently took our first bites from the new restaurant and can say that it's nothing less than excellent.

Photo via Yum Village / Facebook
Yum Village
6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Just recently having expanded to include dinner hours, Yum Village’s menu is full of Caribbean and West African dishes like jerk chicken, maafe, jollof rice, suya fried chicken, smoked pepper fries, and several vegetarian options. We recently took our first bites from the new restaurant and can say that it's nothing less than excellent. 
Photo via  Yum Village / Facebook

Yum Village

6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Just recently having expanded to include dinner hours, Yum Village’s menu is full of Caribbean and West African dishes like jerk chicken, maafe, jollof rice, suya fried chicken, smoked pepper fries, and several vegetarian options. We recently took our first bites from the new restaurant and can say that it's nothing less than excellent.

Photo via Yum Village / Facebook
COOP
474 Peterboro St., Detroit
Chef Maxcel Hardy expanded from his deservedly popular River Bistro in Rosedale Park to a stall at Midtown's Detroit Shipping Co. food hall. Whereas the emphasis at the Bistro is on soul food, Coop's inspiration is a Caribbean food truck. Familiar island favorites jerk chicken, rum cake, and ginger beer do make room, though, for Southern fare like mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts with bacon.
Photo via  COOP Detroit / Facebook

COOP

474 Peterboro St., Detroit
Chef Maxcel Hardy expanded from his deservedly popular River Bistro in Rosedale Park to a stall at Midtown's Detroit Shipping Co. food hall. Whereas the emphasis at the Bistro is on soul food, Coop's inspiration is a Caribbean food truck. Familiar island favorites jerk chicken, rum cake, and ginger beer do make room, though, for Southern fare like mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts with bacon.

Photo via COOP Detroit / Facebook
COOP
474 Peterboro St., Detroit
Chef Maxcel Hardy expanded from his deservedly popular River Bistro in Rosedale Park to a stall at Midtown's Detroit Shipping Co. food hall. Whereas the emphasis at the Bistro is on soul food, Coop's inspiration is a Caribbean food truck. Familiar island favorites jerk chicken, rum cake, and ginger beer do make room, though, for Southern fare like mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts with bacon.
Photo via  COOP Detroit / Facebook

COOP

474 Peterboro St., Detroit
Chef Maxcel Hardy expanded from his deservedly popular River Bistro in Rosedale Park to a stall at Midtown's Detroit Shipping Co. food hall. Whereas the emphasis at the Bistro is on soul food, Coop's inspiration is a Caribbean food truck. Familiar island favorites jerk chicken, rum cake, and ginger beer do make room, though, for Southern fare like mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts with bacon.

Photo via COOP Detroit / Facebook
COOP
474 Peterboro St., Detroit
Chef Maxcel Hardy expanded from his deservedly popular River Bistro in Rosedale Park to a stall at Midtown's Detroit Shipping Co. food hall. Whereas the emphasis at the Bistro is on soul food, Coop's inspiration is a Caribbean food truck. Familiar island favorites jerk chicken, rum cake, and ginger beer do make room, though, for Southern fare like mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts with bacon.
Photo via  COOP Detroit / Facebook

COOP

474 Peterboro St., Detroit
Chef Maxcel Hardy expanded from his deservedly popular River Bistro in Rosedale Park to a stall at Midtown's Detroit Shipping Co. food hall. Whereas the emphasis at the Bistro is on soul food, Coop's inspiration is a Caribbean food truck. Familiar island favorites jerk chicken, rum cake, and ginger beer do make room, though, for Southern fare like mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts with bacon.

Photo via COOP Detroit / Facebook
Delphines Jamaican Restaurant
14377 E. Nine Mile Rd., Warren
This modest, designed-for-carry-out joint has quite an extensive menu for such a small place, offering standard Jamaican dishes with flavor driven by aromatics like ginger, garlic, and scallions, and with plenty of thyme, scotch bonnet, etc. Delphine’s offers will include samples to customers unfamiliar with Jamaican cuisine.
Photo via  Delphine’s Jamaican Restaurant / Facebook

Delphines Jamaican Restaurant

14377 E. Nine Mile Rd., Warren
This modest, designed-for-carry-out joint has quite an extensive menu for such a small place, offering standard Jamaican dishes with flavor driven by aromatics like ginger, garlic, and scallions, and with plenty of thyme, scotch bonnet, etc. Delphine’s offers will include samples to customers unfamiliar with Jamaican cuisine.

Photo via Delphine’s Jamaican Restaurant / Facebook