A Tasty Way to Show Your Support: Try These Black-Owned Businesses in Charlottesville

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Now more than ever, it is important to rally together in these trying times. With that being said, given the recent happenings, there are many different ways in which you can support the movement for racial equality. If you want to get involved but you’re not sure where to start, a simple place to begin is supporting black-owned businesses. Check out some of these black-owned businesses in Charlottesville.

Petit MarieBette

MarieBette was started by Jason Becton and Patrick Evans, who met at the International Culinary Center. Both Patrick and Jason have gained plenty of culinary experience throughout the world, coming together to create the delightful bakery that is MarieBette. Although the cafe is currently closed, they are still offering a variety of items on their takeout menu. From sandwiches and salads to pastries and cakes, place your order for curbside pickup or takeout today!

Soul Food Joint

Enjoy a delectable, southern meal at Soul Food Joint! What started as a catering business now has its own restaurant on the Downtown Mall. The dishes they offer range from chicken, roast turkey, roast pork, ribs, and much more! Additionally, they offer a variety of tasty sides such as stuffing, mashed potatoes, string beans, and more. Whatever you order, you’ll feel as if you’re eating a true, home-cooked meal. They offer curbside pickup between 11 am and 3 pm, so place your order today for a mouthwatering meal.

Angelic’s Kitchen

Angelic’s Kitchen is a mobile soul food truck, specializing in tasty, fried fish. Using her special recipe for seafood breading, you won’t find a flavor quite like this anywhere else. The best part is that you can buy the seafood breading at the truck so you can try it on your own recipes! From fried fish and street corn to mac and cheese and hushpuppies, this tasty food truck is open for operation Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 am to 7 pm, and Saturdays from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Royalty Eats

The owner of Royalty Eats, Nakesha White, is all about serving the community. In fact, that’s basically how Royalty Eats began! Nakesha wanted her clients to be like family, and that is why she opened her restaurant on Cherry Avenue. Another goal of Nakesha’s: to serve the best soul food in Charlottesville. Fried chicken, shrimp and grits, crab cakes, and more — the menu offers so many tasty options, it’s difficult to choose! No meal is complete without dessert. Top it off with a slice of strawberry cheesecake, apple pie, or one of the many other desserts.

If you’re looking for ways to support local, black-owned businesses, there are plenty of places to start. From food trucks to cafes, support these black-owned businesses in Charlottesville today!


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