Updated: Sep 13
Philadelphia is rich in history and culture. The city is also known for its incredible edible delights! But it’s not just about cheesesteaks and water ice. There’s so much more to grub in the City of Brotherly Love. Almost half of Philly’s residents are Black, so there is no shortage of Black-owned eateries serving up mouthwatering cuisines of all types. When in town, swing by for brunch at one (or all) of these Black-owned Philly restaurants.
Located in the West Oak Lane section of the city, Relish has been a Philadelphia favorite for years. Offering Southern comfort cuisine, soothing live jazz music, and a welcoming, upscale atmosphere, it is easy to see why people come back time and time again. With its 40-foot soul food buffet and made-to-order station, Relish’s Saturday and Sunday brunch buffet is quite popular. My personal favorites are the curry chicken salad and their famous skillet cornbread with honey butter.
48th Street Grille
West Philadelphia’s 48th Street Grille is the place to go if you desire a brunch of authentic Caribbean cuisine. In fact, Visit Philly named it one of the city’s Top Cajun & Caribbean Restaurants. Try the pulled jerk chicken, which comes sauteed with herb-roasted potatoes, sweet peppers, and onions topped with a fried egg. Oh, and did I mention it’s BYOB?
Aksum Cafe serves up Mediterranean-inspired eats featuring North African, Middle Eastern, and European influences. The University City-based eatery uses simple, fresh ingredients and also offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.
Their award-winning weekend brunch consists of favorites like Moroccan chicken and waffles and fattoush salad.
If you are traveling to Philly for the weekend, make sure you check out our brunch group to enjoy these locations with a Brown Skin Brunchin' member. You can join the group by downloading our app and joining the Philadelphia group under the groups tab.