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"Black Owned" Restaurants in Montreal

How many do you know on the list?

Feb 18, 2021

12 Restaurants mentioned

February is Black History Month. We couldn't miss the opportunity to celebrate Montreal restaurateurs who are an integral part of the culinary diversity that the city has to offer.



With two locations, one in Verdun and one at Plaza Saint-Hubert, Kwizinn will make you feel like you are in the Caribbean with their wonderful atmosphere, the welcoming staff and the food of course. Find traditional Haitian dishes such as griot, Creole queen conch, tassot cabrit, or fried fish. They have "fusion" food options like their Kwizinn mac'n'cheese or their plantain burger! A must try!


Le  Uptown

Senegalese restaurant on the Plateau Mont-Royal, Le Uptown is known for their excellent grills bathed in a delicious sauce. They also sell jars of their sauce since it is so much appreciated! The chicken and sausage poutine is also worth the stop. All their cocktails have names that are representing different neighborhoods of Montreal such as Hochelaga, Saint-Michel or Rosemont. They're open 7 days a week for take-out and delivery!

Restaurants avec propriétaires issus de la communauté noire à Montréal 


Restaurant Akwaba (which means Welcome) is located in the Rosemont-Petite Patrie district of Montreal.

Akwaba offers you a culinary journey combining African and Greek meals with a touch of originality. The Akwaba concept consists on the one hand in promoting the real flavors of authentic African cuisine in all its dimensions with a view to making it better known and on the other hand in introducing ingredients from African cuisine in some Greek recipes: like potatoes are replaced by yam or African sweet potato in Greek Moussaka, etc. Order online on their website for take out!

Restaurants avec propriétaires issus de la communauté noire à Montréal

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Mango Bay Restaurant

As soon as you walk through the doors of Mango Bay, you are transported into the Caribbean's. Start off with entrees such as the Mango Bay style chicken wings or spicy puff pastry with sauce. Continue with house specialties like their goat meat dishes, jerk chicken, mango chicken or one of their fried fish! All the meats are cooked on a charcoal BBQ, which enhances all the flavors. They offer free delivery when you order directly with them.



Although their Place des Arts branch is temporarily closed, you can still find the experience of Kamuy and its chef-owner at the Time Out Market counter in the Eaton Center. Chef Paul Toussaint offers comforting, colorful, and tasty Haitian cuisine. He is also nominated as the entrepreneur of the year at the Gala Dynastie this year.  Try their menu for one or two people with a Creole, the Caribbean, or the Sun theme. A chef that we haven't finished hearing about and that is worth a stop when you pass by the Eaton Center! Otherwise, benefit from this experience by having it delivered.


Diolo Traiteur

This restaurant and catering service stands out with a menu of Senegalese and West African accents. (Re) Discover classic dishes of this cuisine such as Thieboudienne (red rice, fish, and vegetables) or Yassa (marinated chicken, lemon, and onions), or Dibi (grilled lamb or chicken). Perfect comfort food to accompany your Netflix night, a stormy day or just to spoil yourself!

Resto Palme

This restaurant located in the gay village normally offers lively brunches with a DJ. In the meantime, we can always rejoice in their tropical food cuisine at. Offering an à la carte menu or if you want to discover more, opt for their discovery combo, the Surf&Turf combo or fried chicken combo. There are also a few vegan options on their menu. From Tuesday to Sunday, let yourself be transported to the islands by picking up your order for take out or having it delivered directly to your home.


Caribbean Curry House

Open since 1980 in Côte-des-Neiges, Caribbean Curry House serves excellent Caribbean food. Very well known for their rotis stuffed with potatoes and a choice of shrimp, goat cheese, chicken, and many other options. Several homemade dishes such as chicken, aki and cod, chickpea, or oxtail stew. Order their homemade sauces or packages of frozen patties at the same time as your meal. They have been open and respected for so many years that we suggest you add them to your list of restaurants to try on your next delivery or take-out order! 


 Very popular for their Malagasy-influenced brunches mixed with Montreal dishes, they are now available for you at home. From 8:30 am to 11:00 am for brunches and daily specials until 3:30 pm. Change up your routine with ginger pork ribs lunch or grab a classic like homemade smoked salmon with maple syrup and Madagascar green pepper. During the day, discover dishes like coconut chicken or homemade meatballs in Malagasy tomato sauce. If you like to eat spicy, add an extra of their homemade spicy sauce, it is sublime!

La Virunga

At La Virunga, we savor typical and revisited dishes of Sub-Saharan Africa. Held by a mother-daughter duo passionate about African cuisine, you can even experience the restaurant atmosphere by selecting their Spotify playlist! They also offer gluten-free and vegan options, so it is really possible for many to try this menu. Check out their website to discover the menu of the week before it runs out! 

Marmite Africaine

Some would say it's one of the best chicken in Montreal. They offer a simple menu but well executed. Whether you want braised fish, a dish of grilled lamb or in sauce, a vegetarian dish of beans and vegetables, you will be delighted with them! They offer delivery and take-out service.

Méli Mélo Néo Resto

With two locations, one on rue Bélanger and another on Jarry, this Creole restaurant is one of the most popular in Montreal. Many people travel for a few hours to pick up their meals. Their star dishes are their griot, chicken, and Cabri (goat meat). We cannot ignore their succulent sauce and their home-made pikliz whose reputation is well established. Rediscover the experience for take-out at both branches or for delivery with the restaurant!


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