Dine Like The Diaspora: Get A Taste of Africa at These Harlem Restaurants

Harlem has long been home to a large and diverse community of African immigrants from all over the continent. Because of this blend of cultures, you are able to see the influence in each of its neighborhoods — from the numerous braiding salons to merchants selling shea butter and essentials oils that make your melanin glow. The influence is also evident in the food, with restaurants offering every type of cuisine that you can imagine.

In this guide, we travel through Harlem to visit 4 different African restaurants, each highlighting different parts of the continent. Offering savory dishes such as jollof rice, injera, sambusas, tripe and fufu you’ll want to hop on a flight to the continent for more!

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