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Try out these Black-owned eateries during the 2024 Taste of Cincinnati.  

Saturday, May 25: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  

Sunday, May 26: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  

Monday, May 27: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Celebrate the diverse culinary offerings at the Taste of Cincinnati by eating at Black-owned restaurants. The annual food festival in Downtown Cincinnati highlights delicious dishes from talented chefs and popular dining experiences throughout the Queen City.  

Over a dozen Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, sweet shops, and caterers will be featured this year, from Fountain Square to Findlay Market. Admission is free and food can be purchased via cash or card, so experience the variety and richness of local Black-owned eateries. 

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The Taste of Cincinnati Black Restaurants

Participating Black-owned Food Trucks 

Best Thing Smokin’ 

Facebook Reviews 
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Menu: Bangin’ shrimp taco ($7), loaded smoked pulled pork fries ($11), bangin’ shrimp Po’boy ($9), honey garlic chicken ($7).
Location: 811 (by the DJ stage)

Google Reviews 
Yelp Reviews 
Menu: Chocolate chip monster cookie ($4), strawberry shortcake cookie ($4), ice cream cookie parfait (monster) ($8), ice cream sundae cup ($8), and sugar sprinkle cookie ($4).  
Location: 807 (by the DJ stage). 

Sweet Jazz Treats  

Facebook Reviews 
Menu: Cupcakes ($7), dessert jars ($8), brownies ($6), cake pops ($4), cookies ($6). 
Location: 703 (by the Tire Discounters food truck zone stage). 

The Bangin’ Grille 

Google Reviews 
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Menu: Pulled chicken sliders ($8), pulled salmon sliders ($10), walking bang with chicken ($8), walking bang chicken supreme ($9), bangin’ mac ($12). 
Location: 808 (by the DJ stage) 

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Participating Black-owned Restaurants 

Eddie’s Southern Style BBQ 

Yelp Reviews 
Menu: Roasted corn on the cob ($4), pulled pork sandwich ($8), brisket sandwich ($9), chicken and fries ($8), ribs ($8). 
Location: 203 (by Columbia Plaza). 

French Toast Heaven 

Yelp Reviews 
Menu: Jerk chicken and grits ($8), catfish and French toast ($9), French toast ($4). 
Locations: 408 (by P&G) 

Pata Roja Taqueria  

Google Reviews 
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Menu: Birria taco ($7), Campechano taco ($7). 
Location: 505 (across from P&G) 

Participating Black-owned Catering Companies 

Paityn’s Place 

Facebook Reviews  
Menu: Famous Soul rolls ($8), Southern-fried white fish ($10), loaded macaroni and cheese ($12), and Southern-style savory mixed greens with smoked turkey ($5). 
Location: 504 (across from P&G) 

Black-owned Restaurants
Enjoy good food and music with friends at the 2024 Taste of Cincinnati.

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Black-owned Eateries in Findlay Market Zone 

Chico’s Cheesecakes  

Cheesecake bars, bites, and brownies.  
Yelp Reviews 
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Location: M3 (on Broadway) 

Flavors of the Isle 

Jerk meats, fried fish, stews, and greens.  
Yelp Reviews  
Location: M4 (on Broadway) 

Honey Child Artisan Pops

Frozen pops with whole-blended fruits. 
Facebook Reviews  
Location: M15 (on Broadway) 

Magnificent Morsels

Sliders, pasta, fruit platters, pastries, and sweets. 
Facebook Reviews  
Location: M11 (on Broadway) 

Makers Bakers

Cinnamon rolls, cheesecake, cakes, fruit cobblers, and corndogs.  
Facebook Reviews  
Yelp Reviews   
Location: M21 (on Broadway) 

Black Music Acts  

The Taste of Cincinnati is a time to enjoy delicious food and celebrate the talent of Black musicians and entertainers. Over ten African American artists will take the stage this year. Join in and applaud the performances.  

Saturday, May 25: 

Main Stage  

  •  2nd Wind – 8 p.m. 

DJ Stage  

  •  DJ Kay Lyke – 6 p.m. 

Findlay Market Stage  

  • Brittany Marie – 11 a.m. 
  • Afrochine Presents: Yemi’s Jazz Quintet – 7 p.m. 

Sunday, May 26: 

Main Stage  

  •   P. Ann Everson-Price and the All-Star Band – 11 a.m. 

5th and Broadway Stage  

  •  Daniel Noel – 7 p.m. 

DJ Stage 

  •  DJ Kay Lyke – 12 p.m. 
  •  DJ Diamond – 9 p.m. 

Findlay Market Stage 

  •  Mojo Blues Cats Band – 7 p.m. 

Monday, May 27: 

DJ Stage  

  •  DJ Kay Lyke – 6 p.m. 

The Grove  

  •  AprinasRevolutionaryLove – 5 p.m. 

Findlay Market Stage  

  •  Afrochine Presents: Yemi’s Blues Outfit Ft. Bethany Witten & Eric Shepard – 3 p.m. 

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Parking and Metro Access 

The Taste of Cincinnati will occur on Fifth Street, starting from Main Street and ending at the Columbia Parkway ramp. 

Parking options include garages, hotels, and lots on Elm, Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Streets for a fee:  

All Metro bus services will run regularly during the Taste of Cincinnati. View the downtown Cincinnati Go-Metro map 

The Taste of Cincinnati offers a unique opportunity to support Black-owned restaurants and savor incredible dishes crafted by local Black chefs. The community’s talent and diversity are celebrated by visiting the eateries and supporting Black music acts.  

Don’t miss out on this delicious and meaningful experience. Visit the Taste of Cincinnati, enjoy the flavors, and connect with the community! 

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Written by Dana Ghanem

Dana Ghanem, a writer at The Voice of Black Cincinnati, specializes in business-related topics. Dana's insightful reporting helps local entrepreneurs and businesses gain visibility while providing readers with the latest trends and opportunities in Cincinnati's business landscape. Her articles are a testament to her commitment to fostering economic growth and entrepreneurship within the Black community. Connect with Dana on LinkedIn to discover her professional insights and contributions.

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