The Hottest Black Owned Restaurants in Houston

Third Ward District is located in the Southeast corner of Central Houston and is one of the city’s oldest and most important historical black neighborhoods. Third Ward District is enriched with Black-owned businesses that are serving up delicious homemade cuisine, educating communities, and strengthening the social fabric of Houston’s diverse population.

As your drinkin’ and cruisin’ on the Trill On Wheels Party bus, you’ll be able to explore the heart of Third Ward to see the most talked about spots in the District!

Check out our list below to find all the hottest black-owned restaurants that put Houston’s nightlife on the map! 

Frenchy’s Chicken

Round up the crew to get a taste of Houston’s famous “Frenchy’s Chicken” and tasty Creole comfort! Bringing you delicious soul food since 1969, this New Orleans-inspired staple pairs Creuzot family recipes with classic New Orleans cuisine. Enjoy their famous fried chicken with traditional New Orleans 

Looking for a perfect place to wind down after the fun? Tuck your napkins in for a meal that gives a Sunday feel! Frenchy’s Chicken is a family owned soul food joint and is one of Houston’s best New Orleans-inspired delicacies. Mixing Creuzot family recipes with traditional Creole cuisine, feast on their world famous fried chicken dishes paired with New Orleans staple sides like dirty rice, collard greens, and red beans. This classic establishment serves a mix of delicious dishes, rich in flavor with French, Spanish, Caribbean, and African influences. Frenchy’s Chicken is the perfect place to enjoy a mix of authentic cuisine, while kicking back with your crew!

Houston Sauce Pit

Houston Sauce Pit brings BBQ a new meaning! This 100% Vegan BBQ food truck satisfies even the biggest meat-lovers in Texas. Housing their own smoker, this renowned BBQ food truck offers big flavor in a big way. Texas BBQ sauce masters Jarrett Milton and Courtney Lindsey combine their genius to offer vegan smoked specialties on their menu of fresh, hand-crafted dishes. From the Loaded Brisket Mac, Smoked Link Loaded Mash, Vegan Sausage, Vegan Wings, BBQ “Sammiches” and sides like Mac N’ Cheese, Potato Salad, Baked Beans and BBQ Smoked Loaded Elote (corn on the cob) – you can indulge in the best of Texas without hesitation!

Ray’s BBQ Shack

This decade-old smoke shack began as a food truck in the late 80’s owned by Pitmaster Rayford Bisch. Today, it is still one of the poppin’ eating spots in Houston’s Third Ward community. This casual and relaxed establishment serves homemade dishes and desserts made from scratch daily. Indulge on their 14 hour slow cooked brisket, smoked mac & cheese, and fried corn on the cob. Ray’s BBQ Shack is the perfect spot to wind down after a Trill night!


Want to refuel after the turn-up? Beat your hangover and cycle the party over to Sunshine’s Vegetarian Deli, one of Houston’s very first health food stores serving delightful raw and cooked vegetarian dishes. This cozy neighborhood gem is located right across from University of Houston’s main campus and is serving up all the good vibes and nutrition. This place has become Houston’s one-stop shop for all wellness education and healthy foods. This black-owned shop was opened in 1983 by Vergis Bourgeois, better known as “Sunshine”, and is a must visit for all that want to level up!

Soul Food Vegan

Experience soul food with a twist! Kick back and relax at Soul Food Vegan, a casual outpost providing plant based and alkaline goodness with a soulful twist. Enjoy hearty and comforting dishes such as okra gumbo with vegan roux, a cajun pasta melt with tomato sauce over veggie rotini noodles, and a Cajun-seasoned Beyond Burger. Be a part of the evolution of soul food and take you and your crew for a one of a kind vegan experience at Soul Food Vegan!

Trill On Wheel understands the assignment when it comes to turning up. Take the night up a notch at the hottest black owned restaurants, vibe to some live music, or start early with a Sunday Brunch. In the 3rd Ward District, there’s something for every occasion! We can guarantee you and your guests will have an experience worth a lifetime. 

With Houston’s enriched nightlife, your night doesn’t end the moment you step off our Hip-Hop pedal party bike–it actually starts!

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