If you have not been in the Alamo City for Black Restaurant Week San Antonio, your chance to join in on the “Tastiest Week in San Antonio” will be February 26 - March 5, 2023. Black Restaurant Week San Antonio, (BRWSA) as you may guess by its name, is designed to celebrate and promote Black-owned restaurants but also includes Black-owned food trucks, culinary businesses and Black culinary professionals from all over the Alamo City and it welcomes all to celebrate and participate.
From February 26 though March 5, 2023, Black Restaurant Week San Antonio brings together local businesses, chefs, and foodies to explore the unique flavor of San Antonio’s incredibly talented Black culinary scene. During this week, BRWSA participants invite you to enjoy their diverse dishes and flavors - along with a few surprises!
Before you dive into delicious dishes, here’s what you need to know about Black Restaurant Week San Antonio:
Support Local Businesses, Embrace Diversity, And Give Back to The Community
At its core, Black Restaurant Week San Antonio is committed to celebrating diversity, supporting local businesses and inviting more voices to the culinary table. Now in its fifth year, Black Restaurant Week San Antonio is also a time to not only celebrate new restaurants but also pay homage to those restaurants celebrating milestones of operating in the Alamo City for several years – especially through the challenges the culinary industry faced and continues to face due to the pandemic.
Furthermore, Black Restaurant Week San Antonio is also committed to advocating for those in need and continues to partner with the San Antonio Food Bank which serves southwest Texas and provides nourishment to those in need. Proceeds from Black Restaurant Week San Antonio help underserved communities with $1 from every BRWSA Special sold going to the San Antonio Food Bank. This $1, in turn, gets matched with $2 from the Tim Duncan Foundation.
The History of Black Restaurant Week in San Antonio
Black Restaurant Week San Antonio began in 2019, organized by Ryane Smith, who noticed that, despite San Antonio having many incredible Black-owned businesses in the food industry from food trucks to restaurants and more, Black-owned companies, were still largely being overlooked. In its first year, Black Restaurant Week started with nine participating businesses. Over the years as many as 42 businesses and culinary professionals have participated.
Smith also wanted to showcase that Black cuisine is as diverse as the city itself. Although soul food is a foundational part of the African American culinary experience – it is by no means the only cuisine in the Black Diaspora. Black Restaurant Week San Antonio highlights the many cultures, backgrounds and uniqueness via their cuisines.
Notable events happening this year include wine tasting and a cocktail class - check the Black Restaurant Week San Antonio events page for more information.
Black Restaurant Week Restaurant List
The Official Black Restaurant Week San Antonio restaurant participant list is now available! From Carmens De La Calle to A Chicago Bite, Kosmic Vegan Marketplace, Wine 210, and so much more - find your newest favorite restaurant today!
Enjoy The Best Flavors and Restaurants in San Antonio: From Casual Chains to Fine Dining Year-Round
Food brings communities and cultures together. So, celebrate Black Restaurant Week San Antonio's focus on community, culture, and cuisine and discover your new favorite restaurant in the Alamo City. Come out to Black Restaurants Week San Antonio to experience great food and support the diversity in our community. As founder Ryane Smith says, “When Black businesses win, communities win, and San Antonio wins.”
San Antonio is full of flavor, and you will find no plenty of excellent restaurants and culinary events year-round. Experience the culinary traditions and homegrown talent that make our dining options unique. Plan your trip today and experience the flavor and fun of the Alamo City.