After days of emotional protests in honor of George Floyd, James Scurlock and many others and the Black Lives Matter movement, many are looking for ways to continue to show support in their own community. One small way you can do that in the Omaha and surrounding areas is by patronizing black-owned businesses, including food and beverage institutions — which are already in dire need due to the pandemic.
To help you find a list of businesses you can support in our local area, we created the guide below. If we missed one of your favorite Black-owned businesses in Omaha, please let us know
Restaurants, Food & Beverage
B’s Bones & Sauce – family-owned, smokehouse catering business and dry rub shop.
Best Burger – family owned, fast-casual burger joint located in North Omaha.
Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering – family owned and -operated catering business specializing in soul food and traditional American cuisine.
Black Bottom Biscotti – small cookie business offering free local delivery and shipping.
Boiling Claws – seafood, wings and brunch food truck and catering business.
Cajun Kitchen – Cajun carry-out restaurant serving fried catfish, shrimp, chicken and smoked ribs.
Cake by the Pound at Ruby’s Place – family-style takeout restaurant featuring catfish dinners and various baked delights.
Caribbean Delights – authentic Caribbean restaurant owned and operated by Jamaican locals.
Chaima’s African Cuisine – restaurant serving authentic African cuisine and cocktails.
The Cooler Sno-Balls – North Omaha destination for finely shaved ice or “Sno-Balls”, covered in handmade syrup.
Crum Cakes Bakery – small bakery handcrafting cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more for all occasions.
Dripped + Draped – coffee shop and clothing boutique located in the heart of Benson.
Emery’s Cafe – Omaha’s premiere soul food dining experience.
Get-N-Go Fish – fast-casual seafood restaurant famous for fried catfish, shrimp and more.
Huskerland Popcorn – local popcorn company offering more than 60 flavors of gourmet popcorn.
Jackson’s Takeout – ribs, wings and catfish takeout restaurant.
Jesse’s Place – classic bar serving up great drinks and pub grub everyday.
Jim’s Rib Haven – fast-casual rib joint serving Omaha since 1967.
JuJu’s Vegan, Cajun & Creole Cuisine – vegan New Orleans-style restaurant specializing in Cajun and Creole cuisine.
K Lee Sweet Sips – mobile slushy truck serving fun frozen drinks with a twist.
Krab Kingz – seafood spot offering fish & fry baskets, fish tacos, shrimp and crab platters.
Lady T’s Gourmet Creations LLC – local bakery and cupcake business offering gourmet cakes, pastries, hand-dipped chocolates and more.
Let Me Feed You – local catering company that specializes in Southern, Cajun and Creole dishes.
Lonnell’s Southern Delight – family owned restaurant offering soul food and other Southern delights.
Lutfi’s Fried Fish – locally owned fish restaurant specializing in farm-raised catfish and shrimp.
Mary Ellen’s Food for the Soul – food truck serving Southern food, including ribs, catfish, smoked chicken and more.
Mixins Rolled Ice Cream– unique dessert spot selling rolled ice cream.
Mosaic Pickle Food Truck & Catering – Asian fusion food truck serving everything from noodle salad to nachos.
New Orleans Sneaux – food trailer offering New Orleans-style Sno Balls.
Okra African Grill – authentic African restaurant paying homage to African cultures and Togolese foods.
Sapphire Grill – food truck serving cheesesteaks, nachos, skewers, wings, crab cakes and much more.
Sarah’s Southern Comfort Foods – food truck serving comfort food favorites like catfish, fried chicken, waffle fries, mac and cheese and more.
Skeet’s Ribs & Chicken – one of the oldest restaurants in Omaha serving barbeque tri-tips, pork and chicken.
Smoking Jay’s BBQ – downtown Omaha destination for smoked meat and barbeque sauce.
Soular Power Plate – vegetarian and vegan restaurant offering catering, meal planning and holistic nutrition classes as well as a full menu.
Still Poppin Gourmet Popcorn – gourmet popcorn shop offering fun flavors and fundraising programs.
Sudanese African Food Market – African market and grocery store.
A Taste of New Orleans – Cajun & Creole food truck selling seafood baskets, cajun fries and vegetarian options.
Time Out Foods – fried chicken spot that has been serving the Omaha area since 1969.
Wayne’s New Skoo BBQ – fast-casual restaurant, catering business and food truck serving delicious barbeque eats.