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Where y’all wanna eat? 7 Blacked-owned restaurants in the city

New Orleans is famously known for its rich arts and culture, but there is one thing that New Orleans has that can’t be found anywhere else… its food! Food is one, if not the only, reason tourists visit the Big Easy. Bringing in thousands of people to the city to get a taste of the cajun and creole dishes we offer, New Orleans has some of the best restaurants to explore and try. Behind some of the most notable food spots in New Orleans are the hands of its Black residents. Black-owned restaurants in the city are everywhere, and their contribution to the food scene in New Orleans cannot go unrecognized. So much of New Orleans includes the Black community, and their influence on the city is deeply rooted and should be praised.

Liz Snow

Up & Adam Eatz
Newly located in Mid-City, Up & Adam Eatz began as a coffee brand during the pandemic. Now, they are a casual dining experience, offering what they call, “everything you need to get up and adam!”
Hours: 8 AM – 1 PM, Tue-Sun
Located: 3903 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

Carrė Restaurant & Bar
Located in the beautiful French Quarter, Carrė Restaurant & Bar serves Creole cuisine. A good restaurant to get some good food and see the beautiful heart of New Orleans!
Hours: 5PM – 12AM, Tue – Sun
Located: 239 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA

People dine outside at Nonno’s Cajun Cuisine & Pastries on Bayou Rd. Nonno’s is Black-owned and operated. (Liz Snow)

Nonno’s Cajun Cuisine & Pastries
Looking for some homemade food to make you feel at home? Visit Nonno’s for some delectable Cajun cuisine and enjoy a variety of homemade pastries.
Hours vary daily, refer to the restaurant’s website for up-to-date operating hours
Located: 2517 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA



Compėre Lapin
Created by Chef Nina Compton, this award-winning restaurant will surely make your tastebuds sing. With a fusion of “Gulf Coast ingredients and Caribbean-inspired flavors,” this restaurant is suitable for any fine dining experience.
Hours vary daily, refer to the restaurant’s website for up-to-date operating hours
Located: 535 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA


Nice Guys Nola
Coined as “a new restaurant adventure with all the vibes,” Nice Guys Nola is the spot to go to with your friends for a good time and good food. Located near downtown, this restaurant should definitely be included in your weekend fun.
Hours vary daily, refer to the restaurant’s website for up-to-date operating hours
Located: 7910 Earhart Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Suzie’s Soulhouse Soulfood Restaurant
With food filled with soul, Suzie’s Soulhouse was made by Chef Susan G. Cosse. With an emphasis on the delectable flavors of soul food, if you are looking for a good home cooked style meal, this is the place to go. Up-to-date information on this local eatery can be found here!
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 11 AM-2PM & 4PM-8PM
Located: 1205 St. Charles Ave., Suite C, New Orleans, LA

Beaucoup Eats
Serving “Creole Comfort Cuisine,” Beaucoup Eats prides itself on providing traditional New Orleans flavors while sourcing their food from the community and providing authentic tastes of the city. Their motto is “taste what’s good,” and it surely is.
Hours vary daily, refer to the restaurant’s website for up-to-date operating hours
Location: 2331 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

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