Perhaps one of the easiest ways to celebrate Juneteenth is to pay patronage to Black-owned businesses in the community. Right here in Utah there are a plethora of Black owned restaurants for the whole family to enjoy, here are just a few of our favorites.
- Jamaica’s Kitchen
One of Salt Lake City’s original and most popular food trucks offers a taste of Jamaican cuisine. Chef Donovan cooks up fresh flavors and authentic Jamaican cuisine including their signature Jerk Chicken and Coco Bread.
- Lovee’s Cakes
Nestled in South Ogden, owner Debbie Glanton began selling her signature Lovee’s Cakes out of her home kitchen and in just nine years she has developed a loyal following across Utah who come from all over just to sample her Potato Chip Cookies, Chocolate Covered Bacon Strips, Cheesecake Bites and original Cupcakes.
- 11 Hauz
Influenced by her time sneaking a bite in her mother’s kitchen, Sheron Grant brought a piece of home with her to Salt Lake City, opening 11 Hauz, an authentic Jamaican experience, complete with Great Granny’s Sunday Best Mac & Cheese and home cooked plantains.
A modern-take on traditional fast-casual eateries, Diversion is a twist on American classics such as burgers, wings and tacos. While there make sure to try a taste of their famous cocktails and microbrews.
The roaming food truck offers one of the only genuine Senegal's cuisines in all of Utah, using traditional preparation methods and imported spices they are able to provide a true taste of Senegal. Known for their Mafee Poutine, french fries doused in a peanut butter stew, Balabe is a truly unique experience and a must have at any food truck event.