February is Black History Month, which serves to recognize the history of African Americans, celebrate their achievements, and honor their critical contributions to society. As a way to support Orlando’s Black community, we want to highlight 10 of the many Black-owned businesses you can support during your stay in the City Beautiful.
Not only will you be joining us in supporting businesses that make a positive impact on our community, all are less than 30 minutes from Rosen Inn International.
#1 Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine
If you’re looking for a menu filled with traditional Ethiopian dishes, complete with rich spices, look no further. This Black-owned family restaurant will warmly welcome you with open arms.
Located only 10 minutes from the hotel, go hungry and make sure to wash your hands as most of the dishes rarely use utensils.
#2 Uncle Tony’s Backyard BBQ
From a southern Arkansas backyard to your plate here in Orlando. Take your senses on a culinary journey when you step foot inside this cozy restaurant and the smell of smoked meat hits your nose. Treat your mouth to the taste of their tender ribs or try the customer-favorite “Mac Daddy Burger,” which features chopped brisket, topped with mac and cheese.
Find Uncle Tony and his comfort BBQ only 24 minutes away.
#3 Kreyol Kafe & Bakery
Find authentic Haitian food at this local spot where you’ll be spoiled for choice. You can splurge your tastebuds with stewed oxtail in Kreyol sauce or opt for the traditional Griot. You’ll be sure to leave satisfied with the taste of this Caribbean country.
Take a 25-minute drive to support this Black-owned restaurant.
#4 World Famous House of Mac
You won’t want to miss the cheesy goodness at this black-owned restaurant. With dishes like jerk salmon pasta, fried chicken and waffles, and of course, mac and cheese, you’ll taste why this place is “world-famous” and loved by so many, including celebrities.
Get yours only 13 minutes away.
#5 Chicken Fire
If you’re in the mood for crispy juicy chicken, be sure to visit this local and Black-owned restaurant. Turn up the heat if you dare and get your tenders tossed in their “Hot” sauce. You can also opt for the “Soulful” level with no heat, just good flavor.
Find this fire spot 20 minutes away.
#6 JUVE’ Hair Salon
If you’re in need of a hair refresh while in Orlando, make an appointment at JUVE’. This salon works on all types of hair but specializes in natural hair, so you know you’re in good hands.
Get your new look only 13 minutes away.
#7 DaJen Eats
Live a vegan lifestyle but still want to support a Black-owned business in Orlando? We recommend digging into the delicious dishes whipped up by Chef Jen. You’ll find a completely vegan menu paired with Jamaican flair. With an everyday lunch and dinner menu, a weekday breakfast menu, and a weekend brunch menu, you can’t go wrong.
Find this vegan paradise 20 minutes away.
#8 Pure Envy MedSpa
This recently opened MedSpa is committed to helping you feel your best self. You’ll find treatments ranging from injectables like Botox to body sculpting like Emsculpt Neo. If you want your Orlando stay to look and feel picture-perfect, visit this Black-owned MedSpa to find the perfect treatment for you.
Located less than 10 minutes away.
#9 Kalalou Caribbean Bar & Grill
If you’re looking for a break from the theme-park food, take a trip to this Black-owned bar and grill where you’ll be served with fresh home-style Haitian and Caribbean plates. One whiff of the bold aromatic flavors is sure to get your mouth watering.
Multiple locations are around Orlando with the closest just 11 minutes away.
#10 Nikki’s Place
You’ll leave this Black-owned restaurant “feeling and knowing everything is going to be alright” after feasting on their delicious soul food. They pride themselves on satisfying more than your stomach.
Give this place a try next time you’re in Orlando, and find it less than 20 minutes away.
There are so many wonderful black businesses in Central Florida and it’s easier now, more than ever, to find one to support. Book your stay at Rosen Inn International to be centrally located to all ten listed here.
If you try any of these, be sure to tag us at @RosenInn on Instagram.