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Celebrate Juneteenth in five Black-owned restaurants in Cleveland

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

To celebrate Juneteenth this year, why not support Cleveland's own local Black-owned restaurants? Here are our picks of five delicious restaurants in the Cleveland area that you can dine in or order take-out from, ranging from Caribbean, Jamaican, to Southern foods.

1. The Campus Grille
The Campus Grille

The Campus Grille serves healthy and fresh authentic Latin and Caribbean cuisine. Located on 10 Seminary St., their flavorful foods such as rotisserie chicken, the house mofongo, and empanadas are their must-not-misses. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Friday from 11.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

2. The Vegan Doughnut Company

Located in Detroit Ave., Lakewood, The Vegan Doughnut Company servers delicious sweet vegan doughnuts with flavors such as lemon bar, cotton candy, and cookie butter-filled doughnuts. They are open Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until sold out. Check out their menu at

3. The Vegan Club
The Vegan Club

Located in Shaker Square, The Vegan Club serves you the freshest ingredients from starters to desserts. They are open every day from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m, but as of present, the restaurant only serves delivery, curbside pickup, and take-outs. Visit their website for more information

4. Irie Jamaican Kitchen
Irie Jamaican Kitchen

Irie Jamaican Kitchen, located in Pearl Rd., will serve you the best Jamaican dishes in Cleveland. Named as the best restaurant by Cleveland magazine, Irie Jamaican Kitchen is open from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can sign up to gather points and get a free meal on their website at

5. Southern Café

Southern Café is located in Detroit Ave. and serves soulful foods made from scratch with creative twists. Their classic Southern foods include Buttermilk Fried Yardbird with Red Velvet Waffles and Low Country Grits. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

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