With the surge of new businesses and residents in the District, many natives are being displaced. The culture and dynamic of the city is changing, but there are places that still encompass what once was Chocolate City. We've compiled a list of go-to black-owned restaurants in Washington D.C.  These 10 restaurants have been around for years, are staples in their neighborhoods and are known by most native Washingtonians.

1. Woodland's Vegan Bistro

2. OOhh's & AAhh's

Fried chicken, mac and cheese, and collard greens #dcdining #districteats #dinner #soulfood

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3. Horace AND Dickies


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4. NegriL

5. Bukom CafE

We love Cassava! 😋😋

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6. Teddy's Roti Shop

Have a taste of the beef buss up shut. We're open until 9pm. #teddysrotishopdc #caribbeaneatsdc

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7. Florida Avenue Grill

8. Ben's Chili Bowl

HAPPY #nationalhotdogday ! Stop by one of our locations to Celebrate! #ustreet #hstreet #Rosslynva

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What other black-owned restaurants in the D.C. area do you recommend? Let us know in the comments below!