New Orleans is known for everything from the food and music to the rich history and cultural traditions. Because of this we’ve decided to shine a spotlight on some black owned restaurants in New Orleans.
Black Owned Restaurants in New Orleans
Dooky Chase Restaurant opened its doors for business in 1941. Here, legendary Creole chef Leah Chase serves down-home staples in a vibrant, art-filled space.
Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe is a no-frills joint for soul-food breakfasts & lunches plus a buffet option & dinners some nights.
The Praline Connection is a plain-&-simple restaurant serving down-home Southern dishes & signature pralines for dessert.
Neyow’s is an informal establishment supplying Creole & other Southern-inspired dishes & cocktails.
Ray’s On The Ave is a Creole Soul Food Restaurant and Music Venue. Close to downtown in the historic Treme Neighborhood.
Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken, and Waffles is the place where you can enjoy the quintessential food experience that exemplifies New Orleans Creole Cuisine.
Sassafras Creole Kitchen serves an array of traditional Cajun-Creole dishes in a convivial atmosphere.
14 Parishes is a family-run Central City joint that dishes up homeland classics like beef patties and jerk chicken paired with sides like sweet plantains and cornbread.
Willie Mae’s is a family-owned spot since 1957, famous for fried chicken & other soul food in a humble setting.
Loretta’s Authentic Pralines has been in business for over 35 years. Its a corner sweets shop making local treats like pralines, pies, cookies & king cake.
Meal from the Heart Cafe is a major tourist destination. Their signature is on the entire menu, but their crab cakes and gumbo are renown.
Compère Lapin is a sophisticated eatery serving Caribbean- and European-accented takes on New Orleans flavors.
Cafe Sbisa , established in 1899, is the third oldest fine-dining establishment in the French Quarter. They are proud to offer the highest quality French-Creole cuisine in a welcoming, historical setting.
Pressed Cafe is a sandwich shop, selling panini style sandwiches with soups and salads.
Sweet Soul-food is a vegan restaurant that offers delectable dishes at budget-friendly prices.
Cafe Abyssinia is a vegetarian platters & other traditional Ethiopian dishes offered in a cozy, colorful eatery.
– Oluremi Lawson