African Heritage Dine-Around-Town

Celebrate African Heritage & Health by visiting an African heritage restaurant near you! 

One of the easiest ways to dine out healthfully is to choose cultural restaurants that serve traditional world cuisines. Whether Senegalese, Mediterranean, Indian, or Japanese, cultural restaurants often offer the widest variety of healthy, plant-based dishes, preparing vegetables, beans, whole grains, fish, meats, and spices in dramatically delicious new ways.

Here is a list of African heritage restaurants across the U.S. that serve healthy cuisines from the many regions of Africa and the African Diaspora. From Ethiopian to Ghanaian, Jamaican to Cuban to Southern style, African heritage restaurants bring a wide variety of cooking techniques and flavors to our communities.

Please let us know if we’re missing one nearest you, and feel free to share your favorite dishes with us here: sarahm@oldwayspt.org!

Find State by clicking on index:

A C D F G H I K L M N O P S T U V W

State/City Restaurant Cuisine
Alabama    
Roanoke Sunny's Home Cooking Southern/Soul, African
Montgomery O'dessa Blessings Restaurant Southern/Soul
Alaska    
Anchorage East African Restaurant East African 
Anchorage Ninas In A Box Caribbean
     
Arizona    
Chandler Hot Pot Caribbean Cuisine Caribbean
Gilbert Tina's Ethiopian Café Ethiopian
Phoenix The Breadfruit Caribbean
Tempe A Taste of the Caribbean Caribbean
Tempe Café Lalibela Ethiopian
Tuscan Zemams Ethiopian
     
California    
Anaheim Kenyan Café East African Kenyan
Bakersfield Mama Roomba Caribbean
Inglewood Veronica's Kitchen West African
Los Angeles Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine Caribbean
Los Angeles Meals by Genet Ethiopian
Oakland Miliki West African Nigerian
Oakland Miss Ollie's Caribbean
Redlands Dhat Island Foods Caribbean
Sacramento Caribbean Breeze Cuisine Restaurant Caribbean
Sacramento Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant Ethiopian 
San Bernadino Stone's & Chins Caribbean
San Diego Flavors of East Africa East African Kenyan
San Francisco Aziza Moroccan
San Francisco El Mansour Moroccan
San Francisco Al Masri Egyptian
San Francisco Bissap Boabab Village West African, Senagalese
San Jose Jubba Somali
     
Colorado    
Aurora African Grill & Bar Ghanaian
Colorado Springs Spice Island Grill Caribbean
Denver Habesha Ethiopian
     
Connecticut    
Hartford In God We Trust Afrikan Restaurant African
Hartford Abyssinian Ethiopian/Eritrean
     
District of Columbia    
Wash. DC Bukom Café Ghana/West Africa
Wash. DC Chez Aunty Libe Senegalese West African
Wash. DC Marrakesh Moroccan
Wash. DC Rahama Ghana
     
Delaware    
Claymont Simba Tropical Grill East African
     
Florida    
Fort Myers Janda's Place Liberian
Plantation Dutch Pot Jamaican  Jamaican/Caribbean
Tampa Queen of Sheba Ethiopian
     
Georgia    
Atlanta Afrodish Caribbean/African
Atlanta 10 Degrees South African
Atlanta Imperial Fez Moroccan
Marietta Africa Restaurant Senegalese/African
Marietta Motherland Kitchen African/Nigerian
     
Hawaii    
Honolulu Jawaiian Irie Jerk Restaurant Ethiopian
     
Illinois    
Chicago Bolat African Cuisine African
Chicago Iyanze African
Chicago Nigerian Kitchen African
Chicago Palace Gate Restaurant African
Chicago Qaato Restaurant African
Chicago Quench African American
Chicago Vee Vee African Restaurant West African
Chicago Yassa African Restaurant Senegalese
Indiana    
Indianapolis Jiallo's African-Caribbean Cuisine African, Caribbean
Indianapolis Diarra's Cuisine African, Caribbean
Indianapolis Juba Market Somali Resaurant Somali, East African
Indianapolis Safari Restaurant East African
Indianapolis African Palace African
     
Iowa    
Cedar Rapids Caribbean Kitchen Caribbean
Coralville Elikia Congolese
Des Moines Soul African Café African, Traditional Soul Food
Elkader Scheras Restaurant Algerian, North African
     
Kansas    
Overland Park Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant Ethiopian
     
Kentucky    
Louisville Addis Bar & Grill Ethiopian
Louisville Funmi's Café Nigerian
Louisville Queen of Sheba Ethiopian
Lexington Mi'Irie Mon Caribbean
Lexington Sav's Grill West African
     
Louisiana    
New Orleans Bennachin West ­African cuisine (specifically Cameroonian and Gambian)
     
Maine    
Portland Asmara Ethiopian
Portland Ezo African Restaurant Sudanese
     
Maryland    
Hyattsville Kitchen Near You African
Landover De Ranch Restaurant African and Caribbean
Gaithersburg Rainbow African Restaurant African
     
Massachusetts    
Amherst Baku's African Restaurant Nigerian
Boston Teranga Senegalese
Boston Tawakal Cuisine Somalian/East African
Boston Vejigantes Restaurant Caribbean
Cambridge Bakara Café Algerian-Tunisian and North African
Charlestown Tangierino North African/Moroccan
Roslindale Suya Joint Nigerian/West African
     
Michigan
Detroit Squindles Africa Restaurant African
Farmington Hills Kola Restaurant & Lounge  West African 
Grand Rapids Little Africa African, Ethiopian, Vegan 
Kalamazoo Omoefe's Place African/Nigerian
Southfield Taste of Ethiopia Ethiopian
Minnesota
Brooklyn Park African Forest Restaurant East African, Liberian-West African, Caribbean, Southern
Brooklyn Park Vicky's Place African, Liberian
Burnsville Tawakal Restaurant East African, Somali
Minneapolis Wazobia-Nigerian Cafe Nigerian
Minneapolis City Afrique West African
Minneapolis Safari Restaurant Somali
Minneapolis Marla's Caribbean Cuisine Caribbean
St. Paul Fasika Ethiopian
St. Paul Kenkayba’s Place Ghananian
     
Mississippi
Jackson Chitoes Nigerian
Jackson Cool Al's  African American, Southern
Missouri
Florissant Palace Restaurant Bar and Grill West African 
St. Louis Terranga Grill West African
     
Nebraska
Lincoln African Restaurant Ethiopian
Omaha Ethiopian Restaurant Ethiopian
     
Nevada
Las Vegas Folaf Nigerian
Reno Zagol Ethiopian
     
New Hampshire
West Lebanon Taste of Africa Catering African, Caribbean, American South
     
New Jersey
Union Abuja Traditional African
Orange Odabro African Restaurant & Lounge Nigerian
Newark Mimi African Restaurant African
South Orange Harrar Café Eastern African
     
New Mexico
Santa Fe Jambo Café West Africa 
     
New York
Bronx Accra Ghanaian
Bronx B.B. African and American Guinea and Sierra Leone
Bronx Papaye Ghanaian
Brooklyn Buka Nigerian
Brooklyn Fatima Guinean
Brooklyn Joloff Senegalese
Harlem Africa Kiné Restaurant Senegalese
Harlem Massawa Ethiopian
Harlem Red Rooster American South
New York Dibiterie Cheikh Senegalese
New York La Galette West African
Queens Maima's Liberian
     
North Carolina
Charlotte Caribbean Hut Caribbean
Charlotte Meskerem Ethiopian
Charlotte Motherland Cuisine & Market Nigerian
Charlotte Zoewee's Restaurant Liberian
Durham The Palace International East African
Elizabeth City Caribbean Cuisine Caribbean
Greensboro African Continental Cuisine Nigerian and Caribbean
     
North Dakota
Fargo Habib Cuisine African Mediterranean
     
Ohio
Cincinnati Emanu East African Restaurant East African 
Cincinnati/Hartwell Teranga West African/Senegalese
Columbus Darbo Restaurant African/Somali
Columbus Drelyse African
     
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Queen of Sheba Ethiopian
Oklahoma City Mama Sinmi's Chop House West African
Tulsa Hibiscus Carribean
     
Oregon
Portland Horn of Africa Northeast Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti)
Portland Pambiche Caribbean
Portland Queen of Sheba Ethiopian
     
Pennsylvania
Lancaster Addisu Ethiopian Ethiopian
Philadelphia Chef Abu's Kitchen African and Caribbean
Philadelphia Kilimandjaro Restaurant Senegalese
Philadelphia Le-Mandinque Liberian
Pittsburgh Abay Ethiopian
Pittsburgh Alma Pan-Latin Restaurant African/Latin 
     
Rhode Island
Pawtucket Village Restaurant Nigerian
Providence Abyssinia Ethiopian and Eritrean
Providence Elea's Restaurant American, Tropical, and West African
Providence Tina's Caribbean Restaurant Caribbean
     
South Carolina
Charleston Alluette's Cafe Soul Food and African American's healthy food legacy
     
Tennessee
Antioch Gateway to Africa - Somewhere in Africa Café West African
Memphis Kaloum Restaurant African
Nashville Aunt Clara's African Restaurant African
Nashville Mukaase Restaurant African
     
Texas
Arlington Jamaica Gates Caribbean
Austin Cazamance West African
Austin Wasota African Cuisine Nigerian and West African blend
Dallas Aso Rock Restaurant & Lounge West African
Dallas Dallul Restaurant Ethiopian
Grand Prairie Kemi's Kitchen African
Houston Afrikiko West African
Houston Suya Hut West African Nigerian
Houston Reggae Hut Cafe  Caribbean 
Irving African Village African
Plano Taste of the Islands Caribbean
     
Utah
Salt Lake African Restaurant East African
Salt Lake Mahider Ethiopian Restaurant & Market Ethiopian
     
Virginia
Alexandria Rahama Ghana
Richmond Goree African Restaurant West African
Woodbridge Rahama Ghana
     
Washington
Seattle Afrikando Banadir Senegalese West African
Seattle Gojo Ethiopian
Seattle Island Soul Caribbean
Seattle Safari Njema African Mediterranean
     
Wisconsin
Milwaukee African Hut West Africa
Milwaukee

Alem Ethiopian Village

Ethiopian
Port Washington Taste of Africa African, dairy-free, gluten-free,  vegetarian friendly

 

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