Black History is deeply rooted in that of the US. This includes traditional African cuisine. Here are some restaurants serving traditional African dishes in New York!


African, Jamaican, and Haitian cuisine, but sometimes it’s a combination of both, and this place is unsurpassed in superiority. They typically offer a wide variety of dishes such as chicken, beef, pork, chicken, and pork ribs, as well as salads, soups, and sandwiches.

Owner Tamika Gabaroum, a native of Chad, started with a small steam table cart while working for the United Nations. The chef is from Kenya and the food, which is predominantly vegan, offers a good overall picture of African cuisine and offers many dishes associated with a country. Occasionally there is fish and chicken, nicely seasoned with okra, eggplant collars, and sweet potatoes, as well as a wide selection of salads, soups, and sandwiches.

In contrast to the neighboring Tropical Grill, Africana presents itself more as a small café than a nightclub. It is in Jamaica, but close enough to Kennedy to accommodate traffic, and close enough to Jamaica to accommodate traffic.


The classic beans and dodo (fried plantain) are a nice meal, together with fried fish, and you can taste different sauces based on the leaves and seeds. These include melon seeds (which look like scrambled eggs) and waterleaf pumpkin, which is made from water-leaf pumpkins – and can be sampled in a variety of sauces.

This is genuine Nigerian home cooking, accompanied by a sauce known as “soup” – and it’s really good.


Founded in 1995 by the Diagne family, this restaurant combines Rasta elements with traditional Senegalese cuisine. A decade ago, Pierre Thiam ran his first restaurant in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, but in the meantime, he founded a formal restaurant outside Dakar and published a number of West African cookbooks. Today, he runs his own restaurant, which has reshaped West African cuisine by focusing on gluten-free products and focusing on local ingredients rather than traditional African dishes in New York. There is also a small menu of “traditional” dishes such as macaroni and cheese, as well as a “modern” version of the traditional rice and bean dish.


Vietnamese refugees who brought spring rolls to Dakar in the 1950s can enjoy a variety of starters that are rare in West African restaurants.

The layout – up to the bistro-style, that is – could be a plate of fried plantains, boiled sweet potatoes, and eggs, or a bowl of rice and beans for the timekeepers. The main course is a mustard salad – flavored onions, tomatoes, garlic, and coriander. Drinks include a palm wine, which is definitely worth a try, and a selection of cocktails. The American taste that some perceive is represented by Lookman Mashood and Nat Goldberg, founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

These restaurants can be very romantic!

So is Central Park!