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20 Black Foodies Who Share their Culture Through Food

Mahlet Yordanos
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Mahlet Yordanos
Published On
Jan 30, 2023
A collage of four Black food influencers

If there’s one thing that can bring people of different cultures together, it’s great food. These Black food influencers are making sure everyone on social media knows just how delicious food can be this Black History Month.

Better get ready to put your chef’s hat on—because these foodies will influence you to get cooking!

Jocelyn Delk Adams | @grandbabycakes

 Jocelyn Delk Adams

Through the platform Grandbaby Cakes, Jocelyn Delk Adams shares classic recipes inspired by her grandmother. This Black food influencer hopes to inspire a new generation of bakers and cooking enthusiasts to unleash their incredible kitchen skills.

Kardea Brown | @kardeabrown

Kardea Brown

You all might know Kardea Brown as the lovely host of the Delicious Miss Brown cooking show, which airs on the Food Network. She’s also the New York Times bestselling author of The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes.

Jerrelle Guy | @chocolateforbasil

Jerrelle Guy

How do we even begin to explain the immense aesthetic blessing that Jerrelle Guy consistently injects into our IG newsfeeds? Of course, you’d have to check out this Black foodie’s profile to understand what we mean.

More than well-deserved, her book, Black Girl Baking was nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award in the baking category.

Marisa Moore | @marisamoore

Marisa Moore

You can always count on Marisa Moore, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, to provide you with some expert-curated recipes. On her platform, this Black food influencer shares plant-forward ideas that will help you add more greens to your plate as well as some helpful nutrition tidbits.

Eden Hagos | @edenthefoodie

Eden Hagos

Eden Hagos is well-known for being the creator of @blackfoodie.co. Here, she shares recipes inspired by her heritage and explores Black food culture to provide an exciting culinary adventure for her audiences.

OneStopChop | @onestopchop

With over 18.6 million likes on TikTok, @OneStopChop is one of the most popular Black food influencers today. From “buffalo chicken wontons” to “stuffed salmon,” there’s nothing on this platform that won’t fulfill all your culinary dreams

Eddie Jackson | @chefeddiejackson

Eddie Jackson

If you watch Eddie Jackson on the Food Network, you’d know just how talented this TV personality, author, and former NFL player is.

This Black food influencer currently hosts Outchef’d on the channel and also spearheads Rosehill Beer Garden, a food park that features amazing eats and refreshing drinks.

Keith Lee | @keith_lee125

It’s easy to see what Keith Lee’s audiences love most about him—his honest, detailed reviews and dry sense of humour.

He’s best known for his “taste tests” videos that garner tens of millions of views on TikTok. From his content, you’re bound to get a good laugh and a reliable recommendation. 

Jem-San | @jemsanthefoodgod

With the title “Food God” attached to his name, you just know that Jem-San did not come to play with his recipes! From sabra crunch wraps to harissa roasted cauliflower, make it happen when you got this Black food influencer’s recipes to guide you through it!

Tre Sanderson | @tre.sanderson

Tre Sanderson

Audiences may know Tre Sanderson as the winner of Top Chef Canada season 10! This Black foodie is out to modernize Caribbean cuisine with his incredible recipes.

Marcus Samuelsson | @marcuscooks

Marcus Samuelsson

As one of the most iconic figures in the culinary industry, Marcus Samuelsson is known for being a world-renowned chef behind many famous restaurants across the globe. This includes Red Rooster Harlem and Red Rooster Overtown (Miami), MARCUS Montreal, Streetbird at Yankee Stadium, Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House in the Bahamas, and Hav & Mar in Chelsea (NYC).

He’s even taken his expertise to Netflix’s hit show Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.

Sunny Anderson | @sunnyanderson

Sunny Anderson

Sunny Anderson is one of the biggest stars on the Food Network. This former US Air Force veteran and Black foodie currently hosts the shows The Kitchen, Cooking For Real, and Gotta Get It.  On top of that, she was even nominated as “Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host” at the Daytime Emmy Awards

Tabitha Brown | @iamtabithabrown

Tabitha Brown

Tabitha’s incredible vegan recipes might capture your inner foodie, but it’s her wholesome, comedic personality that will capture your heart!

This two-time New York Times bestselling author of Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business!) and Cooking from the Spirit also hosts the vegan cooking competition show on the Food Network called CompliPlated.

Jessica | @jessicainthekitchen

Jessica

The fact that Jessica loves being in the kitchen has been a huge blessing to foodies all over the world. This award-winning influencer is a total vegan comfort food queen who makes it easy for people to make the big switch!

Jenne Claiborne | @sweetpotatosoul

Jenne Claiborne

If you’re goal is to have a diet that makes you happy, energetic, and nourished, then Jenne Claiborne has got you covered.

On her platform, she shares tons of vegan recipes that are super easy to make. These are all complemented by cooking videos and healthy eating tips!

Taneisha | @theseasoned.skillet

Taneisha

Better get your skillet ready because Taneisha is one of the Black foodies who’s going to show you how to make the most of it!

The goal of her blog, The Seasoned Skillet, is to share “approachable, comforting, and wholesome” recipes. Because of her Jamaican heritage, you’ll find plenty of Caribbean-inspired eats as well!

Natasha | @asiliglamcooks

Natasha

The Asili Glam platform is all about food and lifestyle content! Natasha’s mission is “to provide inspiration, helpful recipes and relatable digital content for all women.” And her growing popularity is proof that she continues to achieve just that!

Morgan Lynzi | @morganlynzi

From being a TV host and producer to being an activist and food influencer, there’s plenty of industries where Morgan Lynzi simply thrives. Whether you’re looking for restaurant recommendations, recipes, or some top-tier fashion inspo, this girl has got you covered.

Kevin Curry | @fitmencook

Kevin Curry

Proving that there’s nothing more “fit” than knowing how to cook, Kevin Curry is here to serve your daily dose of must-try recipes that’ll make you live happier and healthier. When you hit that follow button, you’re also in for some valuable fitness, faith, and mental health content!

Chef JJ | @chefjj

Chef JJ

Chef JJ was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in the Food & Wine category in 2014. Aside from being the founder of Ingrained Hospitality Concepts LLC, a collaboration of industry professionals with a mission to create great restaurants, he’s also the host of Just Eats on CLEO TV.

Team Up With Black Food Influencers

These Black food influencers are adding sparkle to the culinary industry one magical recipe at a time.

If you’re a brand interested in collaborating with these public figures to create unstoppable campaigns, then we’re here for you. The Influence Agency is a leading digital marketing agency that specializes in connecting brands with the right influencers.

Get in touch with us to learn more!

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