A taste of melanin restaurant week

What to Expect

Get set for an amazing week of deliciousness at the Taste of Melanin Restaurant Week!
For eight days, black-owned restaurants from all around the valley. are pulling out all the stops.
It’s not just about the food; it’s a celebration of culture, community, and incredible cooking talent. So, bring your appetite and come join us for a week of flavor-packed adventures and good times!

featured restaurants

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Chic Chef 77

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

Early Bird Vegan

2152 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

Ocho Rios Jerk Spot

4220 W Northern Ave Ste 104, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Maya’s Cajun Kitchen

2948 E Bell Rd # 102, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Sugar Jam Southern Kitchen

15111 Hayden Rd Suite 170, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

ATL Wings

All 18 Locations


628 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hot Pot Caribbean Cuisine

2081 N Arizona Ave # 132, Chandler, AZ 85225

Honorable Mentions

Here’s a list of our must-try local favorites. We hope to add to our featured restaurants for 2025. 

Cafe Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine

849 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

BK Lobster

13802 N Scottsdale Rd #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

brunch and sip

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

Brunch Problems

2603 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tap That Downtown

13802 N Scottsdale Rd #130, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

JJ's Louisiana BBQ

5601 west, 5601 W Glendale Ave Ste. B, Glendale, AZ 85301

cc on central

2800 N Central Ave A100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Chicago’s Chicken Shack

1936 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85288

Ocean Blue Caribbean Restaurant and Bar

6140 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

Word of Mouth Grill

7660 S McClintock Dr #103, Tempe, AZ

Honey Bear's BBQ

5012 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Harold’s Chicken

1635 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse

111 W Boston St, Chandler, AZ 85225

West Hut

3110 N Central Ave Ste D-183, Phoenix, AZ 85012

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