Looking to support Black-owned shops and restaurants in Lehigh Valley, PA? Find local eateries, specialty items, coffee shops, and more with our curated guide, acknowledging success stories and amplifying black voices—which are part of the very fabric of Lehigh Valley. By supporting these businesses when you visit the region, you'll be giving small businesses a boost, scoring some awesome finds, and eating delicious food.
We're highlighting six black-owned businesses we love. There are many more, of course. This is a condensed list based on recommendations, referrals, and our experience working with businesses across the region.
We encourage you to frequent these stops year-round.
The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar
702 Hawthorne Rd., Bethlehem
64 Centre Square, Easton
Located in Bethlehem, PA and Easton, PA, The Bayou brings a blend of traditional southern flavors and modern American cooking together to create a unique take on New Orleans soul food.
Lit Coffee Roastery and Bakeshop
26 East Third St., Bethlehem
Lit Coffee Roastery & Bakeshop is a staple in Bethlehem's SouthSide, offering baked goods and freshly brewed coffee. The atmosphere is quiet, trendy, and it provides a nice place to warm up and charge up.
CeCe J's Snacks
1006 Hanover Ave., Allentown
Look no further than CeCe J's for nutritious snacks which use natural ingredients that you can bring with you on the go. The CeCe J’s team is committed to bringing you great-tasting snacks for your health and wellness. A world of ﬂavor awaits! And be sure to check out all the great locations where you can pick up these tasty treats!
Khanisa's: The Pudding Bar
Located inside the Downtown Allentown Market - 27 N 7th Street, Allentown
Desserts so good, you'll want to dive in headfirst. Khanisa's dishes out homemade pudding that satisfies the sweet tooth and will make you want to come back for seconds. We can't say enough good things about it. Try for yourself when they open in the Downtown Allentown Market.
The Taste Smokers
318 E. Third Street, Bethlehem
Barbecue done right. It's as simple as that. Owners Q & V Moore opened The Taste Smokers, a Chicago style barbecue brick-and-mortar restaurant in Bethlehem, PA that's worth a stop if you're into letting your taste buds go wild for mouth-watering dishes such as brisket, pulled pork, and jerk chicken.
Wiz Kidz Cheesesteaks
65 E. Elizabeth Ave., Bethlehem
Wiz Kidz in Bethlehem, PA comes with high praise and recognition as one of the best stops for a cheesesteak in Lehigh Valley, rivaling some of the best in Philadelphia. See for yourself. Grab a side of fries and a milkshake for the perfect cheat meal. Come here for a retro aesthetic and great customer service.