Black-Owned Businesses in Reno Tahoe

One of the best ways to support Reno’s growing Black population is to experience the culture and community through authentic cuisine, and personal connections and experiences. Show your love and support to some of the best Black-owned businesses in Reno Tahoe, according to our friends at Yelp.

Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant

Be prepared for a flavorful, family-friendly cultural experience at Zagol, Reno’s first and only Ethiopian restaurant. Zagol mixes both modern and traditional cooking techniques in blending exotic spices to create a variety of authentic beef, chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes. All dishes are prepared family-style and eaten by hand with traditional Injera bread. Ethiopia is famous for its coffee, so don’t miss out on the traditional coffee ceremony performed by the chef herself, and savor the sweet aroma of a fresh brewed cup.

The Z Bar

Known as a landmark in Reno’s Midtown District, The Z Bar is a local classic favorite. The Z Bar is a premier craft cocktail bar and lounge, featuring a relaxing atmosphere and large patio area with fire pits. The bartenders and mixologist experts at Z Bar offer a unique twist on its libations, from a hot chocolate with peanut butter whiskey or peppermint schnapps to keep warm in the cooler months to a strawberry balsamic cocktail with a sweet and savory flavor. Stop by and participate in one of their karaoke nights, you might spot the owner bartending or mingling with the crowd!

M&M’s Southern Cafe

For a hearty, homestyle Southern dish, turn to M&M’s Southern Cafe. This relaxed, family restaurant in Sparks offers dishes such as chicken and waffle, seafood gumbo, biscuits and gravy, and rib and fried chicken dinners.

Papa What You Cookin’

The Basement’s newest restaurant, Papa What You Cookin’, specializes in New Orleans-inspired soul food and rich homemade pastries and desserts. First time restaurateur, chef and owner, William Lyons serves up pies and cakes by the slice or ordered whole, such as peach cobbler and Southern caramel cake, over 20 flavors of homemade sorbet and more. At the top of the menu, order shrimp and grits, baked chicken wings or the po’ boy of roast beef and gravy.


876 Cuisine brings the taste of Jamaica to Northern Nevada with its Carribbean-style lunch and gourmet boxes. Their meal features fresh, local, seasonal and sustainable products to create a new style of food infused with Jamaican influence. Search for this food truck around Reno and Sparks to order a special dish like braised oxtail and jerk chicken along with specialty items, beverages and desserts.

Lighthouse Coffee

With three locations across Reno and Sparks, fuel up your day with a fresh roasted cup of coffee at Lighthouse Coffee, a family-owned and operated coffee shop. All locations serve a selection of coffee, smoothies and breakfast items such as quiche, bagels and scones. Their coffee beans are sourced from fair-trade farms and roasted locally in Sparks. If you like what you taste, take a bag or two home with you.


Yateou is a local, clean beauty brand that specializes in sustainable products made from 10 ingredients or less. Yateou, derived from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, means exceptional. They enable people to invest in their wellbeing and embrace their authenticity through their self-care and wellness products. Yateou features a unique experience to investing in your wellbeing with ADE, their patented consumer facing robot, allowing for experiential retail and memorable moments.

Rising for People Coffee Company

Rising for People Coffee Company is the newest coffee spot to open in Reno Tahoe. From farmer to cup specialty single-origin coffee beans, this woman-owned coffee shop offers small batch specialty grade organic coffee. Proceeds from each order go toward planting and adopting a Mangrove tree in Madagascar and Sugar Pine tree in Lake Tahoe. Fuel up with a traditional cup of coffee, their Thai tea concentrate, or a flight of specialty coffee beverages.

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