6 great soul food restaurants in New Orleans | The Times-Picayune



New Orleans cuisine famously developed through contributions from a crazy quilt of ethnic groups. None played a role more crucial than the African-Americans who dominated New Orleans kitchens through much of the city's history.

Which is to say what might be called "African-American cuisine" is basically everywhere you look in New Orleans, although soul food, the cooking most commonly associated with African-American kitchens, has long flourished here, particularly at black owned and operated restaurants.

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