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These Soulful Restaurants In New Orleans Are A Gift From Above

These black-owned and -operated restaurants will have you eating like a local in no time.

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If you're searching for a genuine African culinary experience, look no further. Bennachin Restaurant specializes in Gambian and Cameroonian food and boasts delicious menu items like egusi, jama jama, and Akara. Next time you're in the French Quarter, stop in and prepare for something truly magical.

Dish on Hayne

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With an upper deck that boasts views of Lake Pontchartrain and delicious food to match, Dish on Hayne has you covered for a standout dining experience. Enjoy specialties like duck l'orange or deep-fried catfish topped with a crawfish cream sauce while listening to live jazz piano for an authentic New Orleans experience.

This café and spice emporium has done its due diligence to help define New Orleans cooking across the globe. With their thunderously successful spice blends, hot sauces, and marinades, you can now get a taste of N'awlins no matter where you are.

The Praline Connection

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Having opened their doors nearly three decades ago, The Praline Connection has had ample time to perfect their culinary offerings. Their award-winning pralines and authentic cajun-creole-style food have won them mentions in publications such as Elle and Travel + well as a place in locals' hearts.

The Munch Factory

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Freshness comes first at this local spot that specializes in modern creole food. Try standout dishes like the shrimp remoulade or the fresh herb chicken to really get a taste of what they do best!

Spice Bar & Grill

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Dance club and dining destination Spice Bar & Grill can turn an ordinary night into an evening of Southern bliss. Listen to R&B and hip-hop while nibbling on eclectic appetizers such as chargrilled oysters or gumbo.

Enjoy these and other black-owned and -operated establishments next time you're in The Big Easy.