Fort Wayne, Indiana is known as a "City of Restaurants" for a reason. Read on to discover some of the Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, breweries, bakeries, and markets in Fort Wayne. From barbecue to soul food, and everything in between, your taste buds will thank you!

You can also jump ahead to one of these sections:
BBQ | Soul Food | Bakeries | Meal Prep and Carryout | Groceries and Markets | Franchises

This blog is one in a series of posts celebrating and highlighting Black-owned restaurants, shops, and entertainment, as well as Black artists, musicians, and more in Fort Wayne.

*Know of additional Black-owned restaurants in Fort Wayne to add to the list? Email suggestions to erin@visitfortwayne.com.

You can find the restaurants listed in this post, and more Black-owned businesses, in this Facebook group.

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Ethiopian Food Catering

Black-Owned Fort Wayne Restaurants

Hideout 125
10350 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 206-6192
Website  |  Facebook

Hop River Brewing Company – Brewery
1515 N Harrison St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
(260) 739-3931
Website  |  Facebook

The Munchie Bin – Food Truck
(260) 232-2381
Website  |  Facebook

Pepper and Spice Jamaican
2801 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809
(260) 747-1150
Facebook

Simple Foods Café
2000 Brooklyn Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 387-5779
Facebook

Taste Buds – Food Truck
Website  |  Facebook

 

BBQ Restaurants:

Best BBQ
3004 Oxford Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 446-7088
Facebook

Big Momma's Kitchen
1307 Oxford St, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
(260) 205-7525
Facebook

Big Lacy's BBQ
7425 S Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816
(260) 418-9274
Facebook

Dunbar's BBQ
413 W Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 206-2262
Facebook

Get Jimmy's BBQ – Food Truck & Catering
(260) 267-6250
Website  |  Facebook

Hoosier Daddy’s BBQ
2650 Coliseum Blvd S, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 423-2555
Facebook

Lewis Street Grill
425 E Lewis St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 755-1093
Facebook

Neighborhood Smokehouse
1403 Winter St, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 739-7041
Website  |  Facebook

Snacks on Wheels
1112 Home Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 220-5095
Facebook

Yard Bones BBQ & Catering; American Legion (Lewis Street)        
705 E Lewis St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 312-4251
Facebook

 

Charles Washington prepares an order in the kitchen of Charlow's Grill
Charlow's Grill / Photo Credit: William Bryant Rozier

Soul Food Restaurants:

Charlow’s Grill
3103 Oxford St, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
(260) 745-8313
Facebook

Hawkins Famous Fish and More – Food Truck
(260) 515-8499
Website  |  Facebook

One Love – Food Truck
(260) 417-7233
Website  |  Facebook

RMY’s Restaurant
3402 Wayne Trace, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
(260) 456-1409
Facebook

Savannah Soul – Food Truck
(260) 418-2822
Website  |  Facebook

 

Bakeries and Sweets:

Cakes N Plates – Bakery
(260) 385-6671
Facebook

Couture Cakes – Bakery
(260) 418-7849
Instagram: @couturecakesarefabulous

Dom’s Desserts – Bakery and Catering
Facebook

Kay’s Treats – Popcorn
(260) 234-6398
Facebook

Puff's Pastries LLC – Bakery
(260) 433-9398
Facebook  |  Instagram: @_puffspastries

R&B Treats – Bakery
Facebook

Robbin’s Sweet Table – Bakery
(260) 443-6738
Facebook

The Sweet Spot LLC – Bakery
2118 Inwood Dr, Suite 103, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 203-0951
Website  |  Facebook

Whipp It Desserts & Pastries LLC – Bakery
(260) 502-5858
Facebook

 

Food Prep & Carryout:

Brooks BBQ and Chicken
(260) 445-0031
Facebook

Ethiopian Food Catering
(260) 498-7862
Facebook

Happy Juice Fort Wayne – Restaurant and Bar
(708) 979-2905
Facebook

Set the TableCarryout Restaurant
(260) 209-9949
Facebook

Smile More Meal Prep – Weekly Food Prep & Delivery
1025 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
(260) 414-0227
Website  |  Facebook

 

 

Groceries and Markets:

Thomas Brownlee & Sons Market
613 Oxford St, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
(260) 744-1613
Website  |  Facebook

Utopian Community Grocery – Opening Soon!
608 Oxford St, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Facebook

 

Black-Owned Franchises:

Biggby Coffee at Georgetown
6568 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 245-6078
Website  |  Facebook

TCBY at Georgetown
6422 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne IN 46815
(260) 493-2795
Website

Wingstop
407 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 755-6397
Website  |  Facebook