12 black-owned eating places and meals firms in help of Montreal
As a culturally rich and diverse city, Montreal is fortunate to have an impressive black community. With Black History Month starting February 1st, there is no better time to redouble our efforts to fight racial inequality and show our support for black-owned businesses.
There are many ways to get involved and stand up for equality. Starting a conversation with your entourage and advocating for the black community around you is a good place to start.
These black-owned restaurants and food companies are just a few of the many hidden gems of Montreal’s iconic food scene.
Strawberries from Nyota
Strawberries by Nyota is a Laval home based company specializing in chocolate-coated gourmet strawberries and beautiful edible arrangements. Your Valentine’s Day collection is the perfect gift to pamper your date (or yourself).
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Congolese food, anyone? Resto Bar 30 Juin has you covered, whether you want a fully braised chicken or light tapas.
The Blue Nile
Le Nil Bleu is an Ethiopian gastronomic restaurant with tasty options for meat eaters and vegan gourmets.
Started as a New Orleans inspired place, Bistro Nolah is now one of the best places in Montreal to get delicious brunch food.
DJ Chicken MTL
Self-titled best chicken in town, DJ Poulet MTL couldn’t be wrong. Their menu is filled with succulent chicken options that even dieters can’t resist.
Akwaba Restaurant is an eclectic place that serves African and Greek fusion cuisine. This place is a must see for their creativity and freshness.
Lloydie has served healthy, affordable Caribbean cuisine since the 1990s and has become a staple on the Montreal food scene.
Boom J’s kitchen
If you are looking for some authentic Jamaican food, Boom J is the place to go. From jerk chicken, curry goat and of course timeless Jamaican patties, everything is included.
Super cool fresh black ninja pizza
You can never go wrong with pizza. You can’t go wrong with a place called Super Cool Fresh Black Ninja Pizza either, especially when they serve unique pizza options with fresh ingredients, homemade sauces, and a cool attitude.
Cake from Mama J
Regardless of the occasion, there is always time for cake. Mama J’s makes bespoke southern-style cakes from the ground up that are as aesthetic as they are appetizing.
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Le Virunga is an upscale restaurant that has mastered the art of African-Quebeco gastronomy. With a variety of options like braised goat leg with cardamom and Cameroonian anise and pikeperch fillet confit in olive oil, you know you are going to be pampered.
Pikliz Caribbean Counter
Pikliz is a must for lovers of Caribbean cuisine. Our recommendation: their griot and Haitian patties.