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Planning A Parisian Summer? Check Out These Black-Owned Restaurants In Paris
Paris is on the top of all travel lists this summer, it would seem, and so a list of Black-owned restaurants in Paris is a must. Being the first summer where summer is starting to look a little more normal since 2020, everyone is headed to Paris to live out daydreams. We get it. If you want to eat well, locally and support Black-owned businesses on your trip, then this is a post for you.
From delicious Senegalese food to spicy Caribbean and Creole dishes, the dining options are exciting in France’s capital. Here is a list of some of the most acclaimed, most delightful Black-owned restaurants in Paris. Bonne Appétit, as the French say.
1. Mama Jackson
Mama Jackson – Gare de lyon
Mama Jackson, boasting the “best fried chicken in Paris”, is the spot to be this summer if you’re into tasty home-cooked meals in Europe. Interrupt your day of wandering around the prettiest streets in the city for some unmistakable soul food. As an ode to Black American culture – from the walls through to the mac n’ cheesed plates – this is also a space to cure any homesickness for those traveling from the States or indeed across the diaspora.
2. Babylone Bis
34 rue Tiquetonne
This is a top celebrity restaurant for a reason… The food is good, the vibes are unmatched and the hot sauce is piping HOT. A restaurant showcasing the best of Afro-Caribbean cuisine sounds like Black utopia in the heart of France – add this one to your list for sure.
3. Osè African Cuisine
Paris 8, Paris 10, Noisy-le-Sac
Looking for some classic African street food? Osè has you covered and then some. This is the option for those looking for an 100% natural, vegan- friendly option while exploring Paris. Founders Gab and Morly really started something incredible when Osè burst onto the scene in 2015.
8 rue de Poissy
A Caribbean Rum and Tapas bar to add some Caribbean spice to your Parisian nights. If it’s Caribbean seasonings and cocktails that pack a punch that you’re craving, look no further than this restaurant -bar in the 5th arrondissement.
5. Jah Jah by Le Tricycle
11 rue des Petites Écuries
Vegan travelers wandering the streets of Paris, this one is for you. Jah Jah by Le Tricycle is one hell of a saviour for the Black vegan scene in Paris. The many ital options include a variety of bowls and combinations, all colorful, nutritious and (if you so desire) with a hefty promise of plantain.
6. Table Métis
40, rue des Boulets
An African Bistro for lovers of a pretty plate. Table Métis is a restaurant offering some of the most gourmet takes on African cuisine while maintaining the character and flavor we all love. With vegan and gluten-free options, this is a treat for all.
7. Restaurant Le Wiri Wiri
16 Cours de Vincennes
Hello Senegal! People travel from around the country to Restaurant Le Wiri Wiri just to experience the legendary Senegalese “Teranga”. The FOMO is very much real. Booking a table at this new Senegalese restaurant ensures the best of Senegalese cuisine, vibes and jolof. Name a better way to enjoy Black-owned Paris?