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A BeltLine Runs Through It

The Westside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine runs through where the City’s historically black neighborhoods of Westview and West End – Atlanta’s communal, artistic, spiritual, wellness and educational epicenters — converge. To date, the thriving black-owned eateries that skirt the outermost margins of the trail on or just off Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, are just a hop, skip and step away from the three-mile, multi-use BeltLine. Fuel up and go.  

Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe

Tassili’s Raw Reality Cafe
1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30310

Tassili’s raw vegan entrees inspired by an international palate include a variety of kale and spinach wraps and salads that are well-curated with flavorful fixings. The Tassili Original Kale Salad comes with red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and spices paired with freshly pressed carrot juice or a ginger and passion fruit refresher. Plan to become a regular. tassilliraw.com

Healthful Essence

Healthful Essence Caribbean Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant
875 York Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Healthful Essence takes its vegan and vegetarian menu to another level by bringing the vibes of the Caribbean into each serving. Expect jerk spices sans the meat and curries bulked up with vegetables, lentils and beans. healthfulessence.com

Wadada ATL Healthy Market & Juice Bar

Wadada ATL Healthy Market & Juice Bar
878 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30310

Wadada – which means “love” in Amharic – aims to bring to the historic district healthier choices through freshly made juices and healing beverages while working with local black farmers, chefs and health influencers to bring the freshest, most nutritious food possible to your table. Eat to live. @wadada_atl

D Cafe and Catering

D Café and Catering
1550 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30310

This cozy and casual restaurant in Westview dishes out homestyle breakfast, brunch, and lunch eats every day but Sunday. On the menu: Southern comfort food with plates named for the Westside’s many historic neighborhoods.  dcafecateringatlanta.com

Greens Gravy

Greens & Gravy
1540 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30310

“Modern soul” is the theme of cookbook author, chef and supper club host Darius Williams’ new Westview dinery; where culinary innovations such as crab cake deviled eggs, chicken and biscuits on a stick, collard green lasagna and smoked gouda grits build out the menu. greensandgravy.com

Getting There // The Westside Trail is easily accessible via public transportation. On the East-West line, the Ashby Marta Station is a 10-minute walk on Lena Street to the north end of the trail at Washington Park. On the North-South line, the West End Station is a 10-minute walk on Lee Street to the south end of the trail. There is also street parking along the trail.

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