Following the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month in Minnesota and the ongoing global protests against police violence, more diners are looking for ways to help support Black-owned restaurants in their cities. In New Orleans, Jalence Isles founded the Facebook group Where Black NOLA Eats last year for this very purpose, and now more local lists and resources have been circulating online to bring attention and support to the city’s Black-owned restaurants.
Here is a look at the lists and resources to support New Orleans’s Black-owned restaurants right now.
Where Black NOLA Eats
In addition to the year-old Facebook group with 22,500 members as of this writing, this interactive map serves as a “visual listing of all the Black-owned bars and restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area.” The map was curated by Westley Bayas last year and pulls from lists built by Nia Davis, Bianca Estrella, the New Orleans Tribune, and suggestions from the Facebook group’s members.
Welcome New Orleans
Welcome New Orleans, a comprehensive guide for Black tourists in New Orleans, offers alphabetical lists of Black-owned restaurants, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs, bakeries and confectioners, wine shops, and venues.
Big Easy Magazine
The official site for New Orleans’s convention and visitors bureau, now called New Orleans & Company, has a section devoted to Black-owned food and beverage establishments that is searchable by neighborhood, cuisine, etc. It was compiled with permission and help from Welcome New Orleans.