12 Black-owned restaurants and food businesses to support around Montreal

Feb 1 2021, 9:00 am

As a culturally rich and diverse city, Montreal is lucky to have an impressive Black community. With February 1 marking the start of Black History Month, there’s no better time to double down on our efforts to help fight racial inequality and show our support for Black-owned businesses.

There are many ways of getting involved and advocating for equal rights. Starting a conversation with your entourage and standing up for the Black community around you is a good place to start.

These Black-owned restaurants and food businesses are only a few among the many hidden gems of Montreal’s iconic food scene.

Strawberries by Nyota

 

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Strawberries by Nyota is a home-based business in Laval that specializes in gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries and gorgeous edible arrangements. Her Valentine’s Day collection is the perfect gift to treat your date (or yourself).

Resto Bar 30 Juin

Congolese food, anyone? Resto Bar 30 Juin has got you, whether you want a full braised chicken or some light tapas.

Le Nil Bleu

 

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Le Nil Bleu is an Ethiopian gastronomy restaurant with flavourful options for meat eaters and vegan foodies alike.

Bistro Nolah

 

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Started as a New Orleans-inspired place, Bistro Nolah is now one of the best places in Montreal to get delicious brunch food.

DJ Poulet MTL

 

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The self-titled best chicken in town, DJ Poulet MTL might not be wrong. Their menu is filled with juicy chicken options not even dieters can resist.

Restaurant Akwaba

 

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Restaurant Akwaba is an eclectic place that serves African and Greek fusion cuisine. This place is a must-try for their creativity and freshness.

Lloydie’s

 

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Lloydie’s been serving wholesome, affordable Caribbean cuisine since the ’90s, and they’ve become a staple in Montreal’s food scene.

Boom J’s Cuisine

 

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If you’re looking for authentic Jamaican food, Boom J’s the place for you. From Jerk chicken, curried goat, and, of course, timeless Jamaican patties, they have it all.

Super Cool Fresh Black Ninja Pizza

You can never go wrong with pizza. You also can’t go wrong with a place called Super Cool Fresh Black Ninja Pizza, especially when they serve unique pizza options with fresh ingredients, homemade sauces, and a cool attitude.

Mama J’s Cakes

 

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No matter the occasion, there’s always time for cake. Mama J’s makes Southern-style made-to-order cakes from scratch that are just as aesthetically pleasing as they are appetizing.

Le Virunga

 

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Le Virunga is a fine dining restaurant that has mastered the art of African-Quรฉbecois gastronomy. With a variety of options like braised goat leg with cardamom and Cameroonian anise and Walleye filet confit in olive oil, you know you’re in for a treat.

Pikliz Comptoir Caribรฉen

Pikliz is a must for Caribbean food enthusiasts. Our recommendation: their griot and Haitian patties.

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