Introducing Cuisine, A New Cooking Show From Travel Noire

If you want to begin to understand a culture different from your own, one of the best ways to begin is by exploring a culture’s native cuisine. In Cuisine, Travel Noire’s new globally inspired culinary series, we will take you around the world without ever leaving the kitchen by showcasing the flavors of countries in […]

Travel Noire

19 Essential Black-Owned BBQ Restaurants In America

You can’t have a conversation about American cuisine without talking about barbeque. The approach to BBQ will vary depending on which state you’re in, but the BBQ we know today has roots in slavery and the American south, and while many have tried to write the influence of African-Americans out of the conversation about cooking techniques, sauces […]

Shontel Horne

50 Restaurants, 50 States: The Best Black-Owned Restaurants In America

Owning a restaurant is tough. It can be expensive just to get started and most restaurants fail within the first year. Black-owned restaurateurs face even greater challenges like lack of funding and resistance in certain neighborhoods, so when one does become successful, it deserves to be celebrated. I’ve set out to find the best black-owned […]

Shontel Horne

5 Vegan-Friendly Cuisines Around the World

When it comes to vegan travel, no two countries are alike. In some destinations, vegan and vegetarian dining is code for wealthy, first-world folks with money to spend. In other places, the idea is so foreign that you find yourself famished at the end of the day, puzzled by how hard it is to find […]

Chantal Blake

Culture Through Food: An Explorer and a Chef Take on Africa

Three countries in 30 days. A 30th birthday treat of sorts, my partner (in crime) Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes and I were on a mission: to explore business, culture, and family ties in Ethiopia, the Republic of Congo, and South Africa. What we’ve always known on our trips back home to the motherland (he’s originally from […]

Chloe Louvouezo

Cooking for a Cause in Marrakech

Morocco’s “Red City” has been attracting visitors from around the world for decades. Once a popular trading hub, Marrakech has become a must-see destination amongst travelers for its exotic Jemaa al-Fnaa square, historical architecture, and fertile valleys. But in the long shadows cast from opulent palaces of past dynasties, towering minarets, and five-star hotels, exists […]

Chantal Blake

Zambia: An Adventure-Seeker’s Playground

Most adventure seekers and safari enthusiasts would probably draw a blank when you mention visiting Zambia. Only those ‘in the know’ have an inkling to the natural secrets that this land-locked destination holds. One of the best-kept secrets is that the country hosts the world’s largest falling sheet of water. In case there is any […]

Bianca Malata

How to Eat Like a Local in Montreal

“There are three things you need to eat when visiting Montreal: poutine, bagels and smoked meat.” Ann Marie, my food tour guide and a lifelong resident of Montreal, ticked off the three items with her hand before leading the way to the first stop. Over the next several hours, we sampled our way across six local establishments in […]

Tausha Cowan

5 Reasons to Skip Paris and Head to Montreal

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” While I love Paris and agree with this quote, I also think that Montreal is always a good idea. Maybe even a better idea than Paris. Why would I compare the two? Well, when one thinks of Paris, they often think of the romance of […]

Tausha Cowan

The Road Less Traveled: A Day in Luxembourg City

“Where are you headed next?” “Luxembourg!” “Oh cool…silly question, where is that again? Switzerland?” “No, but close, there’s a “Little Switzerland” in Luxembourg!” “Wait, I thought Luxembourg was a capital city in another country?” “Yeah, Luxembourg City IS the capital of Luxembourg!” “Oh jeez, get out of here before you drive me nuts!” “Haha, love […]

Khadijat Oseni

Exploring Playa Del Carmen with Tacos on My Mind

When I found out I would be going to Mexico for a wedding, the first thing I thought of was the food. I knew the area of Mexico I would be traveling to wasn’t exactly known for its food or having the “best”, such as Oaxaca or Mexico City, but I was determined to find […]

Erin Douglas

Paris by Sweet Tooth: A Tour of Paris’ Best Bakeries

It’s been over two years since I quit my job and moved to Paris. (Details about that here for those who are interested). And a good part of the time I’ve spent here so far has been dedicated to discovering some of Paris’s most delectable treats! For those who like to enjoy a city’s sweeter offerings, […]

Antonia Opiah

Five Reasons to Go Veg on Your Next Trip

  Traveling to an unfamiliar country offers the opportunity to see new vistas, experience new adventures and discover a new culture through interactions with new people, customs and foods.  It seems unreasonable to eat the same familiar foods from your home country while abroad, but there are benefits to having some culinary boundaries.  Depending on […]

Chantal Blake

Saturday at the Pearl Brewery, San Antonio, Texas

Sometimes a business traveller has simply got to get out of the hotel. Recently, I attended a super conference in San Antonio, Texas. The hotel was ideally situated on the famed River Walk. However, after 2 days of 7 am -7 pm meetings and evening socials, I needed just a couple hours in the fresh […]

Patricia A. Patton

Olivier’s – A New Orleans Creole Tradition

Recently I was called to New Orleans for a last minute trip. As many of you know, New Orleans has a rich history of architecture, culture, and cuisine – specifically of the French Creole persuasion. The Creoles of Louisiana, who are of French, Spanish, African American, and occasionally Native American descent, have specifically created  a specialize […]

Alicia Fort Anir