Black Food Bloggers Bring You a Virtual Juneteenth Cookout Spread

Today is Juneteenth and while many people are just waking up to what that even means, Black Americans–especially in the southern states–have been recognizing this day of delayed emancipation for over 150 years. So we know a thing or two about celebrating it. This year hits differently, though, in part because of the worldwide lens currently illuminating systemic racism and in part because of the global pandemic making virtual celebrations the safest bet for now. Since we can’t let Juneteenth go by without proper attention, nearly 70 Black food bloggers have come together for a virtual cookout that you’ll definitely want to join in on.

Black cuisine is multifaceted and so are the dishes that make up our Juneteenth virtual cookout menu. Craving food from the continent? We have Congolese saka saka, Nigerian jollof and more. If you want inspiration for Louisiana fare, check out Christy’s Crawfish Etouffee. We also have you covered with Caribbean favorites like Hatian jus de citron and Jamaican beef patties. Everybody pulling up to this cookout can find something to suit their taste. But of course, there’s no room at this table for those who don’t believe that Black lives matter.

Photo by Dash of Jazz

Not only does this virtual cookout include culinary creations that reflect the global reach of Blackness, it has multiple options for every course from drinks to main dishes and dessert! Our collective of Black food bloggers have re-imagined your favorite staples like this pound cake made with golden pineapple and this creamy yet completely vegan mac & cheese. If you haven’t already heard something that makes your mouth water, get into the full Juneteenth menu lineup below. And be sure to show these Black culinary creatives some love, while you’re at it!

Photo by Savory Thoughts

2020 Juneteenth Virtual Cookout Menu


  • Chenée says:

    So many amazing recipes from these bloggers! Thank you all for sharing your talents to celebrate Juneteenth 🙂

  • Krysten says:

    This is fantastic! So excited to see so many black voices in food blogging. Thank you for continuing to support the culture!

  • Marta says:

    I’m loving this showcase of Black food creatives! Happy Juneteenth!

  • So many awesome recipes!! I can’t wait to try them all!

  • Thank you for sharing these beautiful and delicious looking recipes with us! I can’t wait to try some of them out!

  • I’m excited to try out the drink recipes, especially since it’s getting hot out here in BC!

  • Quin says:

    Wonderful write up, thank you Jazzmine!!

  • SHANIKA says:

    Wow! This list has so many delicious, flavorful dishes to celebrate Juneteenth! Perfection!

  • This lineup is filled with some tasty recipes! Can’t wait to check them out!

  • Murielle says:

    Wonderful roundup of recipes! So much goodness here!

  • LaKita says:

    Thank you for this!! So needed and so many delicious recipes.

  • Renia Butler says:

    Honored to be a part of this beautiful collaboration of black food bloggers. Each and every one of these recipes is its own unique interpretation of our journey and that of our ancestors.

  • Adelaise says:

    These all sound yummy! A great way to celebrate an important day!

  • Jazz says:

    Thank y’all so much for sharing these recipes from Black food bloggers!

  • Chenée says:

    I want to try every single one of these!!

  • Keren says:

    It all looks and sound delicious!. Thank you!

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