London is rich in Black culture and there’s no better way to explore that diversity than through the food.
From the Caribbean, West Africa, and influences from the United States’ southern cuisine, here are the best black-owned restaurants in London to try.
At Kate’s Cafe, you will find a combination of British and Ghanian influences. The restaurant, located on Balaam Street, is perfect for African soul food. From fufu to chinchinga (goat meat on skewers), and banku with tilapia fish, the menu is full of mouthwatering Ghanian cuisine.
Prince of Peckham Pub
Prince of Peckham is a newer spot in South London. The restaurant and pub opened back in 2017 but it has quickly become a favorite among locals and tourists alike. It is known to have some of the best drinks, food, and events in South London.
There’s a weekly menu, a brunch menu, and a Sunday menu as well.
I Go Chop
The founders of I GO CHOP created the restaurant with the mission to give people a fresh insight into Nigerian culture. The menu features yam porridge, beef stew, plantain gizzards, and more.
Alkaline Juice Factory
Located in Brixton, Alkaline Juice Factory offers freshly made organic alkaline juices, smoothies, and vegan street food.
Located at 76 Bedford Hill in the Balham neighborhood, Trap Kitchen is in high demand. Prince Cofie Owusu, known as Shakka, started Trap Kitchen in 2016 from his mom’s apartment and he has grown his following to more than 100,000 followers online.
The menu features lobster tails, Cajun shrimp, mac n’ cheese, and sweet items such as chicken and Belgian waffles.
Mama Leah’s at Spaces Pop Up
Mama Leah’s started from a small trailer selling pancakes and waffles. It has grown into a gourmet-style restaurant that not only sells desserts but now offers burgers, grills, cocktails and much more.
Red Rooster is where Harlem meets Shoreditch. New York chef and entrepreneur Marcus Samuelsson brought his Harlem restaurant to London where it celebrates American cuisine while channeling Southern soul food and Marcus’s Northern European upbringing.
Shrimp n’ grits, gnocchi, short ribs, and more.