Today's Takeout Pick: Black-Owned Businesses

Kathy Leslie (left) and Sandra Austin of Shugga Hi Bakery and Cafe

Some days it doesn’t feel right to write the fun stuff. In a week marked by unrest across the country and specifically in Nashville, we’re getting a front-row seat to how far we haven’t come as a society in the past 25, 50, even 100 years. Watching the news is disheartening, infuriating, exhausting, scary and pretty much every other emotion in between.

It’s hard to know what to do in times like this, but there’s one thing we all have to do, and that’s eat. The decision of where to order takeout may feel small, but it isn't. Small businesses need your support now more than ever, which is why we started Today’s Takeout Picks in the first place. Ordering food from black-owned businesses is a simple way to show your support to the African American community (and to make your family pretty darn happy in the process). Below is a list of 50-plus black-owned spots in Nashville proper that are open now.

Thanks to everyone who put in work identifying these businesses on Instagram and beyond: Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, Dino’s, etc. Let us know in the comments who we’re missing. Then get to ordering. 

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackBusinessesMatter #CarryOutAndCarryOn 

Barr’s Music City Soul Food

Big Al’s Deli

Big Shake’s Hot Chicken

Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish

Brother Z’s Wangs

The Cake Project

Cal’s Country Kitchen


Cupcake Collection (Sunday-Friday)

Doll’s Family Cafe (Postmates, DoorDash)

Donks Bar & Grill

Ed’s Fish House (Thursday-Saturday)

8 Hour BBQ

8th & Roast

Fat Boy’s BBQ

400 Degrees

Germantown Pub

Ghot Wingz (Tuesday-Saturday)

H&T’s Home Cooking

Helen’s Hot Chicken

High Class Sweets

Hurt’s Hot Chicken

IT’Z A Philly Thing (Wednesday-Sunday)

Jamaicaway (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Kernels Gourmet Popcorn 

The Kupcake Barr

Lafayette Soup Company (Richland Park Farmer’s Market)

The Loading Dock

Local Distro (Tuesday-Saturday)

Nashville Chicken & Waffles

Peach Cobbler Factory

Potato Mountain 615

Prince’s Hot Chicken

Radical Rabbit

Rated V

Rib Doctor BBQ

Riddim N Spice

Rocky’s Wing Shack

Seafood Sensation (DoorDash)

Shugga Hi Bakery & Cafe (Friday-Saturday; Uber Eats) 

Slim & Husky’s

Slow Burn Hot Chicken

SmoQe Signals BBQ

The Southern V

StrikeOut Wingz (Grubhub)

Sugarlips Bakery

Surreal Spice Creations


Tacos With A Twist

The Tasty Wheel (Postmates, Grubhub, DoorDash)

Vege-licious Cafe (Tuesday-Saturday; Chow Now)

Veggie Village

Wildman Smoothies, Soups & Salads

WKND Hang Suite

Zilla’s Pit BBQ

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