Black Chicago Eats Month 2017

Welcome to the BCE Month 2017 informational page. This page will be updated often. Our goal is to celebrate Black cuisine, culture and communities by exposing local foodies and tourists to incredible plethora of diverse Black chefs, caterers and Black-owned restaurants and bakeries. We have several events lined up.

To sign up as a vendor for the Taste of Black Chicago, CLICK HERE.

If you are a restaurant owner, please consider being an official participant for $50. Vend at the Taste of Black Chicago Eats for an additional $100.

Tuesday, August 1                                 BCE Reception

TBD                                                          Meet ups (money mobs) hosted by partners

Saturday, August 19                             Taste of Black Chicago @ Mosque Maryam (see below!)

Friday, August 25                                  Foodie Awards @ Salaam Restaurant

Become an official restaurant participant! Click here.

Get your ticket for the Foodie Awards. Click here.

Chicago Eats Week Explained

What is Black Chicago Eats?

Developed by Bean Soup Times, INC, Black Chicago Eats (BCE) is an exciting new initiative that uses a robust combination of digital and print content along with live events to connect consumers with hidden Black owned eatery gems in the Black community. The online hub of this initiative is that celebrates, highlights and informs consumers about the legacy, activity and impact of Black-owned restaurants and eateries in Chicago.

How do consumers take part in Black Chicago Eats Month 2017?

Nothing is required for participation, but it is strongly recommended that diners make reservations in advance. To make a reservation, you may book through or call the restaurant directly. All participating restaurants should provide you with their Black Chicago Eats Week specials. If specials are not provided upon seating or ordering, please feel comfortable to request the special menu.

Are reservations required?

Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended. There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated at all locations, so please call ahead or book your reservation online at

How a restaurant becomes an official participant

Restaurants can participate with a $50 entry fee. Restaurants will receive official recognition on all marketing materials.

Food vendors! Join us for the Taste of Black Chicago! Vendors at Taste of Black Chicago will receive a 8 foot by 8 foot area, table and two chairs. We encourage all vendors to bring a tent or canopy. Please click here to fill out the form.

Taste of BCE Vendors