How to Use the Apple Maps App to Find Black-Owned Restaurants

Have you been wondering how to support Black-owned businesses? Apple has partnered with EatOkra to create a guide to Black-owned restaurants!

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The EatOkra restaurant app has teamed up with Apple to create a guide in the Maps app. Now, you can find Black-owned restaurants all around the country, including NYC, New Orleans, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, and more. 

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How To Find Black-Owned Restaurants Near You on Your iPhone

As part of its Black History Month offerings, Apple is making it easier to support Black-owned restaurants using guides in Apple Maps. If you're interested in more ways to support Black-owned businesses this month and all year, we've written about the best apps to support Black-owned businesses and created a roundup of apps from Black developers. For more tips on how to use Apple Maps, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's use the Maps app to find Black-owned restaurants.

  1. Open the Maps app.

    apple maps app
  2. Tap the Search field.

    maps app search field
  3. Scroll down and tap the EatOkra guide.

    eatokra maps guide
  4. Scroll down to peruse the guide. To find more Black-owned restaurants near you, download the EatOkra app.
  5. Tap Save Guide so you can refer to it whenever you like, or Share to send it to a friend.

    save or share the maps guide
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.