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Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

A list of our favorite Black-owned restaurants across Montreal

By updated: Feb 15, 2024
Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

At the heart of the 33rd edition of Black History Month in Montreal, which runs throughout February 2024, the city vibrates to the rhythm of a teeming celebration of black culture. The event kicked off on February 1st and runs until the end of the month, offering a unique opportunity to discover and honor the remarkable contributions of black communities.

Under the theme "Many Shades, One Story," this edition highlights theatre, cinema, music, and other artistic expressions while honouring the significant contributions of Black communities throughout history.

During this time of recognition and celebration, we also salute the restaurants stemming from Montreal's Black community, enriching the city's culinary scene with their authentic dishes and cultural heritage.


KWIZINN VERDUN

4030 Rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1V3

View More (514) 761-4030

Kwizinn Verdun, on Wellington Street, is the go-to Caribbean spot, blending authentic Haitian flavours with creative fusion dishes like the Kwizinn mac'n'cheese. Expect a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere with refreshing cocktails. And with their upcoming move to Saint-Paul East, get ready for an even more festive vibe!

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

LE VIRUNGA

851 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, H2J 2H9

View More (514) 504-8642

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Virunga, dedicated to sub-Saharan African cuisine, offers a Pan-African culinary experience, reimagining traditional flavours with creativity and respect for ingredients. Run by a passionate mother-daughter duo, Maria-Josée de Frias and her daughter Zoya, the restaurant serves up reimagined dishes and gluten-free and vegan options. Discover a fusion of African and Quebecois flavours in a friendly and warm atmosphere, complemented by a selection of 100% South African wines and a beautiful cocktail menu.

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

KAMÚY

1485 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, H2X 1Z9

View More (514) 447-7481

Kamúy, led by Chef Paul Toussaint, serves comforting and colourful Haitian cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Set in a bright space adorned with works by Black community artists, the restaurant offers a fusion menu showcasing Caribbean flavours. Tapas and main dishes like jerk chicken are must-tries.

You can also find his restaurant Paul Toussaint in the Time Out Market.

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

TROPIKÀL

Multiple locations

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Located in Saint-Henri, Tropikàl is a trendy restaurant offering Afro-Latin ambiance, menu, and cocktails. With a lively atmosphere and dynamic DJs, it serves Caribbean and African fusion cuisine. Headed by Chef Jae-Anthony, it offers dishes like Caribbean mac & cheese and exotic cocktails like Bon Bagay and Mangolada. With a second branch in Ottawa, it's the perfect place to enjoy innovative tapas and exotic cocktails in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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LE UPTOWN

5265 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal, H3W 1Y3

View More (514) 523-1228

Uptown, a fast-casual Congolese restaurant on Queen Mary in Côte-des-Neiges, is famous for its tasty grills and delicious sauce. Their chicken and sausage poutine is also a must-try. Explore their cocktails named after Montreal neighbourhoods. The menu offers a variety of African dishes and provides options for adults and children, as well as a complete meal for $55.

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

AKWABA

4541 Rue Bélanger E, Montréal, H1T 1B7

View More (514) 507-1186

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Restaurant Akwaba in Rosemont-Petite Patrie offers a unique fusion of African and Greek flavours with a modern twist. The chef, an expert in African and Greek cuisine, offers traditional dishes like Kédjénou and Moussaka, as well as unique creations like African-style Souvlaki. Enjoy exquisite desserts like pineapple crepe cake and baklava.Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

MANGO BAY

1236 Rue Mackay, Montréal, H3G 2H4

View More (514) 875-7082

Mango Bay, an enchanting haven in the heart of Montreal, instantly transports you to the Caribbean. The authentic decor and traditional cuisine, prepared by owners from the islands, offer an unforgettable culinary experience. The menu features dishes like jerk chicken and seafood specialties, accompanied by exotic cocktails. Live musical performances enrich this unique Caribbean experience.

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

LLOYDIE'S

Multiple locations

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Since 1987, Lloydies has delighted Montreal with authentic Caribbean dishes. Renowned for their famous Jamaican patties and meat dishes served with rice, plantain, and coconut coleslaw. With two branches, a festive atmosphere, and welcoming decor, Lloydies invites you to a Caribbean culinary experience.

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

DIOLO TRAITEUR

232 Rue Jean-Talon O, Montréal, H2R 2X5

View More (514) 712-8112

Diolo Traiteur transports you to Africa with its authentic Senegalese cuisine and other African flavours. Under the direction of Chef Edmond Benoit Sadio, this restaurant and catering service invites you to enjoy classic dishes like Thieboudienne and Yassa, prepared with care and passion. Quality, freshness, and originality are on the menu at Diolo, where each bite is a rediscovery of African culinary tradition.

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Resto Palme

1487 Rue Saint-Catherine E, Montreal, H2L 2H9

View More (514) 529-8480

Resto Palme offers fragrant and hearty Caribbean cuisine, offering a multitude of choices on its menu. Discover deliciously delectable dishes with tropical ingredients, whether à la carte or through their land and sea combos or fried chicken. Inspired by palm trees from around the world, this restaurant blends tropical flavours into every dish.

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

MAISON DU CARI DES CARAÏBES (CARIBBEAN CURRY HOUSE)

Multiple locations

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The Caribbean Curry House, a cornerstone of Caribbean cuisine in Montreal since 1980, offers an authentic experience at its two branches in Côte-des-Neiges and Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Known for their stuffed rotis and spicy patties, these restaurants continue to delight fans of exotic flavours with a selection of traditional dishes. Their reputation and longevity make them a must-visit for gourmets seeking Caribbean authenticity.

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TSAK-TSAK

Multiple locations

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Tsak-Tsak, a Malagasy delight oasis nestled in Little Italy and Mile-End, has been serving homemade brunches and comforting dishes since 2009. With Malagasy influences fused with Montreal cuisine, they serve breakfast all day and lunch delights until 3:30 PM. Eric and Riana Andiamanoelison, originally from Madagascar, welcome you to savour authentic dishes. From ginger pork ribs to homemade meatballs, their dishes will take you on a journey.

Black Owned Restaurants in Montreal

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