Black-owned restaurants in New Orleans offer delicious meals all across the city. From local mom-and-pop restaurants to James Beard Award-winners, these businesses invite travelers to experience cuisine unlike anywhere else in the world.
Whether it’s a decades-old favorite like Lil’ Dizzy’s, or the new kid on the block like Dakar, New Orleans is a hub for Black-owned restaurants serving up a variety of cuisines. Take a look at our list and you’ll find traditional New Orleans Creole restaurants, Haitian and Ethiopian options, and French and Caribbean cuisine. Dine like a president at Dooky Chase’s, or take comfort in a healthy meal while in the French Quarter at Meals From the Heart Café.
Browse below for stuffed shrimp, vegan fried “oysters,” cheesecake-stuffed sno-balls, curry goat, and thin-fried catfish. With so many options, you’ll never go hungry in NOLA.
Many of these listings were compiled with assistance and permission from the publishers of Welcome Magazine in New Orleans.