Food Near Me in Phoenix Arizona 2023

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If you are in Phoenix, right now, and you’re looking for something good to eat. Keep reading…

Whenever I search for food near me on Google, I’m always disappointed. Not in the quantity of choices as there are lots of local food businesses to be found in a 5 miles radius at virtually any point in the valley.

It’s the quality of choices shown that are disappointing, for me.

I’m always expecting to find my favorite comfort foods where ever I’m at. It’s a little unrealistic since I don’t frequent many big chain food restaurants.

I like the mom and pop type establishments. The smaller businesses tend to put more love in the food, if you ask me.

Here are 24 Black Owned Eats in Phoenix to Satisfy Hunger

Food Downtown Phoenix

1.Brunch Problems

2603 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Brunch Problems is a, newly opened, breakfast and lunch restaurant in Midtown Phoenix. They serve southern style dishes from 9am to 4pm seven days a week. This brunch spot has great reviews on Google, Yelp, and by other reputable critiques.

They offer dine in, take out and delivery options. Call them directly at (602) 248-3864, if you have any further questions.

2.Trapp Haus BBQ

511 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Word on the street is this Downtown Phoenix restaurant is owned by the “Jay Z of barbeque”. The owner, Phil Johnson aka Phil on the Grill aka Jay Z of BBQ, is said to be “a veteran of the competitive BBQ circuit and food truck world”. I got the chance to try Trapp Haus via Doordash delivery, twice. I will say I made a few complaints about a couple things while eating my food, but I finished the entire dish each time. It was pretty good, I’d be interested in trying them again in person, for the fresh experience.

They offer dine in, take out and delivery options. Call them directly at (602) 466-5462, if you have any further questions.

3.Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Cafe

808 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Cafe is the O.G. black owned eatery in Downtown Phoenix. This family owned restaurant have been serving up homestyle southern eats and soul food since the 1960’s. I always hear good things about them, in conversation with others, but I haven’t gotten around to trying them out yet.

They offer dine in, take out and delivery options. Call them directly at (602) 262-9256, if you have any further questions.

4.Monroe’s Hot Chicken

45 W. Jefferson St. Suite K, Downtown Phoenix, AZ 85003 and 430 N Scottsdale Rd. Suite 108, Tempe, AZ 85281

Monroe’s Hot Chicken is a Nashville Style Chicken spot downtown. I seen them sandwich a freshly fried piece of chicken with melted cheese between honey buns on Instagram and I almost lost it. I’m a sucker for honey buns, it looked so good! I can’t wait to give them a try.

They offer dine in, take out and delivery options.

They also have a bonus ghost kitchen location in the east valley, for delivery only.

366 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233, USA

5.ATL Wings

ATL Wing or All The Luv Wings can literally be found all over the valley. This local restaurant chain is giving Wing Stop a run for their money. A long time ago, I got lucky enough to try them for free. Free food is always good, I’ll have to go back for an official taste test before giving a good critique.

You can find all their locations on their website here.

They offer dine in, pick up and, at select locations, delivery. Contact the if you have any further questions.

6.Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles

Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles is famous for their soul food options, the chicken and waffle combinations, and their delicious kool-aid drinks. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the downtown Lolo’s numerous time. It’s always pretty busy. There was one time I went to eat with a friend and our wait was terribly long, but the staff was very accommodating. Fun fact, the family that started Mrs. White’s is the same family the started Monroe’s Hot Chicken and Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles.

Check out all 4 Arizona locations on their website here.

They offer dine in, pick up and delivery options. Contact them, if you have any further questions.

Food in South Valley

7.The Brunch House

3340 W Southern Ave Suite 131, Phoenix, AZ 85041

The Brunch House is a breakfast and lunch, tourist friendly, restaurant in South Phoenix that is open seven days a week. This restaurant does not offer reservations, you will need to get there early. On Saturdays and Sundays, there’s a live dj turning the spot up. You should see their Instagram! It’s the creative food options, the turned up brunch recaps and the pretty drinks for me. I’d love to try the food here on a slow day.

They offer dine in and take out. Contact them at (602) 675-0735 for more information.

8.Early Bird Vegan

1712 E Broadway Rd #3, Phoenix, AZ 85040 and 2152 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, Az 85282

Early Bird Vegan is a vegan eatery in South Phoenix. Their goal is to serve the community tasty, healthy and convenient vegan options. Early Bird Vegan offers The head chef and owner, Krystal Harris, started this business after the successful launch of her food truck, Trash Panda Vegan. This was after noticing the need for vegan food in her area. I, personally, have been looking to transition to vegan for quite some time now, my childhood favorites and the lack of easily accessible options are quite the deterrent. I’d love to taste what this establishment has to offer.

They offer dine in, pick up and delivery options. Contact Early Bird Vegan for more information.

Food in West Valley

9.Lamb’s House Loaded Kitchen

Lamb’s House Loaded Kitchen serves BBQ, soul food and more in West Phoenix. Unfortunately, they don’t have a website, but you can catch them somewhere in the West Valley feeding the community. Find out more about this black owned business on their Instagram, click here.

10.HoodBachi Porch

5404 W Albeniz Pl, Phoenix, AZ 85043

HoodBachi Porch seems to be an urban twist on the Japanese Hibachi style dining. This husband and wife owned establishment serves saucy and well presented protein bowls, plates and burritos.

If you’re interested in learning more about Hoodbachi Porch, please contact them at (515) 387-3789.

11.Ocho Rios Jerk Spot

4220 W. Northern Ave. #104, Phoenix, Az 85051

Ocho Rios Jerk Spot is West Phoenix restaurant serving up Caribbean Cuisine since 2017. I’ve order here a number of times and I would definitely recommend it to others. I enjoy the jerk chicken, cabbage, plantains, and festival bread. Ocho Rios Jerk Spot host lost of fun events like Rum Punch and Brunch on Sundays. They encourage customers to represent their Island Heritage.

Ocho Rio Jerk Spot offers dine in, take out and delivery option. Contact the restaurant with any further questions at (623) 248-5131.

Food in North Valley

12.Island Grill AZ

830 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Island Grill Az is restaurant found in north phoenix that serves Carribean Cuisine. The owner, a Carribean Native, decided it was a good idea to bring his traditional Carribean family recipes to share with the Phoenician community. I would say he was right, but I’d have to give them a try first.

Island Grill Az offers pick up, dine in, and delivery. For more information contact the restaurant at (602) 795-0034.

13.BK Lobster Phx

13802 N Scottsdale Rd #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

BK Lobster Phx is a North Scottsdale restaurant, they are said to offer a “one-of-a-kind” seafood experience curated to the average Phoenix foodie. They have great ratings on Google and Yelp, I hope to try them in the future.

BK Lobster Phx offers dine in, pick up and delivery. To get more information on this restaurant, please call them directly (480) 663-3400.

14.Sugar Jam

15111 N Hayden Rd Suite 170, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sugar Jam, started out as a bakery, but transformed into one of the go to breakfast, lunch and bakery destinations for celebrities and tourists. Brunch is happening everyday at Sugar Jam, reservations are highly recommended. Every weekend is Fresh Weekend with a live DJ setting the brunch vibe.

Sugar Jam offers dine in, pick up and delivery. Please contact them directly for more information (480) 948-6210.

15.Detroit Soulfood Sistas on the Go

4117 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Detroit Soulfood Sistas is a soulfood restaurant open Wednesday-Sunday from 2:30-8:00p. As stated in the name, these Detroit sistas, brought a taste of their soulfood to Phoenix, Az. The people of Google and Yelp appear to love what they have to offer. Check them out.

Detroit Soulfood Sistas offer dine in, pick up and delivery. I was unable to locate a contact number for this business. Any further questions, you’ll have to pull up!

Food in East Valley

16.Chic Chef 77

1221 E Apache Blvd Suite #104, Tempe, AZ 85281

Chic Chef 77 is the first black owned wine bar in Arizona. It’s all about POUR, SIP and VIBE at this trendy new hot spot. This bar is owned and operated by celebrity chef, Nik Fields, and located right in the hear of Tempe, Az. You’ll find 200 rotating wines, craft cocktails, appetizers and charcuterie boards for your consumption.

Call Chic Chef 77 directly, if further information is needed at this number (480) 564-1098.

17.Pure Juice N’Joy

2155 E University Dr UNIT 104, Tempe, AZ 85281

Pure Juice N’Joy is smoothie and juice bar found in the east valley open six days a week. For the truly committed and health conscious individuals, this black woman owned establishment offers monthly subscription options. They also host lots of events to encourage self care and good health, like, Self Care & Sip.

Pure Juice N’Joy offer dine in, pick up and delivery. Call the juice bar directly for more information at (480) 438-6399.

18.The Social House Az

1440 S Country Club Dr Suite #3, Mesa, AZ 85210

The Social House Az or The SoHo Az is described as a sexy lounge and restaurant that provides food, drinks, hookah, sports games and vibes. It sure does sound like the place to be for my people living and visiting in Mesa.

The SoHo Az offers pick up and dine in. For more information, please contact this establishment directly at (480) 382-2690.

19.SoulFood Corner

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Tempe, AZ 85282

Soulfood Corner can be found in the food court of the Arizona Mills Shopping Mall. This restaurant serves southern style soul food to comfort the soul seven days a week. The best mall entrance to find them is going to be door 6 or door 7. I have to find out, for myself, if this really is the best soul food in the valley, like they claim to be.

Soulfood Corner offer dine in and pick up. Call them at (602) 921-6787, for more information.

20.Hot Pot Carribean Cuisine

2081 N Arizona Ave # 132, Chandler, AZ 85225

Hot Pot Carribbean Cuisine can be found in east valley. They serve traditional Jamaican eats, like curry and seafood dishes, all offered in a presumably snug and lively place. This restaurant has been feeding the hungry people of Chandler for the last 8 years. Check them out at the next fish fry, happen every first Friday of the month.

Hot Pot Carribbean Cuisine offers dine in, pick up and delivery. Please contact them at (480) 722-7577 for further questions.

21.Word of Mouth Grill

7660 S McClintock Dr #103, Tempe, AZ 85284

Word of Mouth Grill started as an idea from popular family gatherings turned into a successful leap of faith. This restaurant serves traditional BBQ’d meats, side dishes and more from 12p to 8p, 5 days a week, since 2019.

Word of Mouth Grill offers dine in, pick up and delivery. Call them here, (480) 621-6247, for more questions.

22.NaNa’s Kitchen

777 N Arizona Ave Suite 7, Chandler, AZ 85225

Nana’s Kitchen is a vegan restaurant located in Chandler, Arizona. It’s been really popular with the local tik tokers and influencers. I, personally, can’t wait to try them. Looking over their menu, all the options sound appetizing. But, not only that, they also sound very familiar. It’s full of many African American favorites. Great option for foodies looking to transition to the vegan life style.

NaNa’s Kitchen offer dine in, pick up and delivery. Please contact the business directly for more questions, (480) 963-9490.

23.Brunch & Sip

3950 E Indian School Rd Suite #100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Just northeast of downtown this breakfast and lunch eatery is serving all the brunch staples you crave, seven days a week. The husband and wife team at Brunch & Sip, pride themselves on providing soulfull, sweet and savory classics that taste homemade, but better.

Brunch & Sip offers dine in, pick up, and delivery. Call them directly for more information, (602) 675-1459.

24.Honey Bears BBQ

5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Honey Bears BBQ is a BBQ restaurant serving up Memphis style ribs and other southern foods in a cafeteria style set up. This black owned restaurant opened its doors in the fall of 1986. I hear a lot of great reviews from others regarding this restaurant. I hope to give my opinion soon.

Honey Bears BBQ offers dine in, pick up, and delivery. For more information contact them directly at (602) 702-3060.


It’s good to have a list of go-to restaurants when you get hungry and run out of ideas. Figuring out what to eat on an empty stomach can be a stressful experience. Paying for an unsatisfying meal is even worse.

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