Looking for an incredible meal, delicious pastry, or refreshing beverage?  Look no farther than these Black-owned Dayton restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and brewery.   A visit to any one of these locations will not only make your taste-buds water and your stomach oh so happy, but your support will help these businesses and our local economy recover from the impact of COVID-19.  So head out now to these places and find out why you'll want to return again and again.  



Chazzy's Kitchen

Melted cheese on a sandwich with a side of fries at Chazzy's Kitchen in Dayton.  

3351 Main St. Moraine, OH 45439

Located in Moraine in the old family market serving up home-style & American Sweets, owned by Chazzy Woods. 


Chicken Spot (pictured in cover image) 

A picture of "Sloppy Toppings" Loaded Fries, a Chicken Spot favorite.   

3261 West Siebenthaler Ave Dayton, OH

The Chicken Spot also known as 'Chicken Head's' is a hot spot in Dayton. Owned by "The People's Chef" Chef Anthony T. Head who cooks up tasty southern fried chicken tender sandwiches, wings, fries, and desserts!


Divine Catering and Events

A lineup of food options from Divine Catering & Events in Dayton.  

Family-owned catering & event planning business located in Dayton, Ohio. They offer delicious dishes & professional services at reasonable prices- upscale or down-home, intimate or extravagant…whatever your style!


Eden Spice

  An order of Theresa's Red Snapper from Eden Spice in West Carrollton.

501 E Dixie Dr, West Carrollton, OH 45449

Eden Spice offers a unique menu with a mix of Carribean, African, and American cuisine--all made from scratch!



Front Row Bar & Grill

A green salad from the neighborhood favorite Front Row Bar & Grill.  

2412 Catalpa Dr, Dayton, OH 45406, Dayton, OH 45405

A Dayton original, this neighborhood bar and grill offers a friendly environment with familiar faces, great food, and cold drinks!



A Grain Bowl from Invoke is topped with quinoa, arugula, sweet potato & pickled radish.  

600 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402​

Located in the 2nd Street Market, Invoke serves up healthy food with options for all diets--whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or sugar free! Owner-operators, brothers Larry and Lester will greet you with a smile and a wave. And don't forget to pick up a piece of their delectable vegan 'cheesecake'.



Nanyea Restaurant, Coffee House & Bar

An Ethiopian dish is served with traditional flatbread at Nanyea Restaurant, Coffee House & Bar in Dayton.  

6129 N Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH 45414

Ever wanted to try some Ethiopian food? Well, good news! Nanyea Restaurant Coffee House & Bar serves up mouthwatering Ethiopian dishes, coffee, and drinks.


Nayana Eateries

  A sampling of home-made dishes from Nayana Eateries, a catering company in Dayton.

Private chef and catering company. All orders are hand-made and fresh daily!


Sprouting Dreams LLC

A dish of roasted greens & corn topped with cherry tomatoes from the vegan food truck Sprouting Dreams. 

Food truck serving up some amazing vegan fare. Sprouting Dreams LLC offers options such as CHICK'N & Waffles, Mac and Cheese, Cajun Fries, and Kombucha Floats!


Stuffed Enuff

Fried Chicken with all the fixings at Stuffed Enuff in Dayton.  

2901 N Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH 45414

This Dayton restaurant serves up all of your favorite soul foods!



Coffee Shoppes & Juiceries 

Grind House Coffee & Tea Company

  A tall ices coffee from Dayton-favorite, the Grind House Coffee & Tea Company.

7150 Executive Blvd Dayton, OH

Coffeehouse with a story and a passion. Owner Bill Miller Jr. writes "As far as I can remember, everyone in my family has had a passion for coffee. My Great Grandfather Dave Jennings started us on this journey and now it's my turn to continue our family’s love of coffee. The passion for coffee has spanned over a 100 years in our family and for the last 20 years I have gathered the best blends and flavors, that as a family, we have enjoyed!  It was my mother, who told me, to share our family's passion with the rest of the world, and my father who inspired me to follow my DREAMS. The Grind House Coffee & Tea Company imports beans from all over the world and only the finest teas. From coffee farms in Kenya to Southeast Asia and South America; Grind House Coffee & Tea Company will always deliver a quality coffee right to your front door!"


Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar/Third Perk Express

  A warm cup of coffee with three different muffin flavors from Third Perk Coffeehouse in downtown Dayton.

*Currently in the process of moving locations

Located in the Heart of Downtown Dayton, Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar offers its patrons excellent coffee products and a boutique wine selection in a friendly sophisticated atmosphere.


Wholly Grounds

A glass of frothy-topped coffee from Wholly Grounds coffee shop in Dayton.  

825 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410

Wholly Grounds is a coffee shop located right outside of downtown Dayton with a mission to contribute to a more healthy, balanced, and sustainable life through good food, drink, and the arts. They strive to use organic, ethically produced, and socially-just ingredients, as price and availability allow.



Berried & Juiced

A collection of fresh-pressed organic juice flavors from Berried and Juiced.  

Sold at: Noni on the Nile: Holistic Wellness Center | 2145 N Gettysburg Ave, Dayton, OH 45406

Fresh Pressed! Cold Pressed! Organic! Made with love and care! Serving the Dayton area with fresh, slow pressed and cold-pressed juices with organic fruits and vegetables.



Juicing Jammers

  People hold up a selection of tiny but powerful flavors from Juicing Jammer in Dayton.

Sold at The Entrepreneurs Marketplace | 13 N Williams St. Dayton, OH

Smoothie and juice bar with a mission to educate, nourish, and promote wellness through purposeful-juicing, slow pressed juices, and naturally harvested produce. 



Sweet P's Handcrafted Ice Pops

  Fresh fruit is suspended in frozen stasis as a popsicle from Sweet P's Handcrafted Ice Pops.

600 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

Located in the 2nd Street Market serving up fruit-based, paleo, dairy-based, nanna cream, and coconut block popsicles!



Bakeries & Products

Bless Me Sweets

Owner and Cake Boss winner CeCe Lewis shows off the texture of the cookies from her bakery, Bless Me Sweets.  

Available online here 

Owned by CeCe Lewis, a self-taught cake/cookie artist and the 2019 Dayton's Cake Boss Winner! Cece fell in love with baking at a very young age, just being in the kitchen with her grandmother. She decided to turn her passion into a small business by making custom cakes as a hobby in 2014, only offering cakes to family and friends. By word of mouth, her business grew over time. BlessMeSweets was given its name in honor of her late grandmother, Annie Ruth. She loved to bake, cook, and was a devoted Christian. BlessMeSweets offers a variety of sweet treats, custom cakes, and cookies to fit any party theme!


Ruby’s Delights Eatery

A fresh strawberry sits atop a dollop of cream on a slice of Ruby's Delights' strawberry shortcake.  

Available online here 

Ruby's Delights Eatery serves up cakes, cupcakes, infused desserts, chocolate-covered desserts, and more! They also have catering events.



  A Nilla Wafer lined cake from the Dayton area Sweet Rain Desserts.

Available online here 

Desert shop with a passion to not just craft uniquely delicious custom desserts...but to rain down great memories for you, your friends, and your families.


Treats By Tressa

A tray of graduation goodies from Treats by Tressa celebrates the class of 2020.  

Available online here 

Owned by Tressa B. who turned her passion for desserts into making and selling tasty treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries, delectable pastries, and beautiful dessert tables.



Twist Cupcakery

  A cup of layered fun-fetti cupcakes from Dayton-favorite Twist Cupcakery.

25 S St Clair St, Dayton, OH 45402

Local bakery with a daily rotating flavor menu specializing in cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and other treats --- you are sure to always be delighted!



Kia Cake & Company

A tower of cupcakes in varying flavors from the home-based Dayton bakery Kia Cake & Company.  

15 E. First Street. Dayton, OH

A home-based bakery specializing in making one-of-a-kind creations for one-of-a-kind events!


Simply Savory by Rachel

A slice of peach cobbler backed with spice from the Dayton-area Simply Savory spice company.  

Available online here 

Simply Savory by Rachel is a spice company with many different spices to add to any meal! They pride themselves on being a small business with a BIG heart for their customers and their palates.




Alematic Artisan Ales

A glass of small-batch ale from the Huber Heights based Alematic Artisan Ales in Dayton.  

6182 Chambersburg Huber Heights, OH

Alematic Artisan Ales is a neighborhood brewery located in Huber Heights, Ohio, specializing in handcrafted small-batch ales of various styles.