London is a famously multicultural city, shaped by the immigrant communities that have built their lives there. Much like the city itself, black-owned restaurants here span the width of the African diaspora. From the kitchens of the American South to Addis Ababa, these black-owned eateries transcend borders and passport stamps. Basically, you don’t need to leave the Big Smoke for an authentic yet diverse taste of African culture and identity.
Besides well-seasoned plates, this round-up will take you to some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city. In east London, try out some hot chocolate or chicken and waffles in one of London’s top art districts. Head south of the river for a taste of the Caribbean in two of London’s historically black boroughs, Brixton and Peckham. Here are the best black-owned restaurants in London.