Wilmington Black Restaurant Week! September 17-24th

Updated September 13, 2023
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The inaugural Wilmington Black Restaurant Week (BRW), hosted by the Wilmington City Council in collaboration with the Office of Economic Development, is set to celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Black culinary culture while extending a helping hand to our beloved local Wilmington restaurants.

Join us during Wilmington’s Black Restaurant Week to savor the distinctive and delectable offerings of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisines as we come together as a community. Few things unite a community quite like the shared delight of exceptional cuisine. Mark your calendars for Wilmington’s BRW, scheduled from September 17 to September 24, coinciding with Wilmington HBCU Week 2023.

Wilmington Black Restaurant Week September 17 - 24th, 2023

Wilmington’s Black Restaurant Week kicks off with “A Taste of Wilmington.”

Saturday, September 16, 2023
1 pm – 4 pm

Free & Open to the Public
The Baby Grand
818 Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware

Upon your arrival at The Baby Grand‘s lobby, you will be warmly welcomed by seven accomplished Black-owned restaurateurs, each offering a diverse array of delectable cuisine available for purchase. Prepare to embark on a journey that tantalizes both your taste buds and your intellect through “Foodways & Folklore: A Community Conversation.” This engaging discussion will be led by the nationally renowned storyteller and folklorist, Queen Nur, alongside a distinguished panel of Black Culinary Artists who will delve into the intricate relationship between cuisine and culture. The panel discussion is scheduled to run from 3 pm to 4 pm.

This exceptional event has been made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of a grant from the Delaware Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Indeed, democracy thrives on wisdom.

This pre-event for Black Restaurant Week is being held in collaboration with “Soul of the City,” presented by the Christina Cultural Arts Center and co-hosted by The Grand Opera House. “Soul of the City” is a dynamic downtown “block party” where Market Street, spanning from 7th to 9th Streets, will be transformed into a hub of family-friendly activities. This year’s “Soul of the City” festival is dedicated to celebrating the distinctive contributions of Wilmington’s vibrant arts organizations and communities while also commemorating the monumental 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop.

The Passport for this event has more details to come.

Participating Restaurants

Akwaaba Eats
(720) 532-4795
Food Truck

Apexx Lounge
913 N. Orange Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
(302) 543-4627
Dine In

Aunt Vonda’s Kitchen Table
16 Salem Village Square
Newark, Delaware 19713
(302) 294-1474
Dine In

Breakfast at Blume
4304 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
(302) 601-0033
Dine In

Cravings 254
Take Out Only

Hotel duPont
111 W. 10th Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
(302) 563-5383
Dine In

Drop Squad Kitchen
928 Justison Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
(302) 984-2773 
Dine In

Green Box Kitchen
400 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
(302) 274-2195
Dine In

Hippie Express
(302) 525-2452

Hummingbird Island Cuisine
Food Truck

Hybrid Bakery
(917) 504-7960

The Juice Joint 2.0
Chancery Market
1313 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801 
Dine In

K and R international Restaurant
412 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
(302) 482-1640
Dine In

Keem’s Cuisine
409 S. Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 510-4946
Dine In

Kymm’s Kreations
(848) 480-9966

Lena’s and Ant’ Bumpy’s eatery
Take Out Only

Lounge @ Eighth
801 N. Union Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
(302) 482-2552
Dine In

Milk and Honey Cafe and Gallery
807 N. Union Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
(302) 654-3738
Dine In

Nayel’s African Cuisine
19 Lambson Lane
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 354-4084
Food Truck

Oath 84
405 N. King Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Dine In

Philly Smoke SoCo
(302) 401-8668

Rum Punch Restaurant
2916 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
(302) 669-1643
Dine In

STR Chef for Hire
(302) 897 – 8300
Food Truck 

Straight Out da Deep Fry
New Castle, Delaware
Food Truck

Troisiéme Cafe
200 Concord Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
(302) 407-4274
Dine In

The Stand De
Wilmington, Delaware
(302) 494-5138
Food Truck

Velvet Cakes by Gwen
(302) 709-1458
Take Out Only

Walt’s Chicken Express
103 N. Lincoln Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
(302) 429-2587
Take Out Only

BRW Food Truck Events & Wilmington HBCU Week

Wilmington HBCU Week R&B Concert
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
7 pm
The Queen
500 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware

Experience an evening filled with food, music, and culture as we celebrate HBCU Week. Secure your tickets for the HBCU Week R & B Concert and indulge in a fantastic array of mouthwatering dishes from a lineup of delightful food trucks, serving up all your culinary favorites.

Note: Food trucks are serving patrons of the concert only.

Wilmington HBCU Week Conversation on Social Justice with Ben Crump
Thursday, September 21, 2023
6 pm
Wilmington Public Library
10 E. 10th Street
Wilmington, Delaware

Satisfy your hunger at the food truck event on 10th Street, followed by a stimulating discussion on Social Justice inside the library featuring Ben Crump and Ashley Cooper, the founder of Wilmington HBCU Week. Ben Crump, a leading advocate for racial equality, has been a dedicated representative for the families of numerous well-known victims of police violence, such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Ashley Cooper is the visionary behind Wilmington HBCU Week, an annual commemoration of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Wilmington HBCU Week Block Party
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Noon to 5 pm
10th & Orange Streets
Near DECO Wilmington
Wilmington, Delaware

There’s no better combination than food trucks and a block party! Celebrate Wilmington’s HBCU community and support Black-owned restaurants. Look for the BRW logo!

Wilmington Black Restaurant Week Ongoing Events Sunday, September 17 thru Sunday, September 24, 2023

See BRW Specials at participating food service providers. Visit multiple sites for a chance to win a gift card. View full BRW Restaurant List here.

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