African-Inspired Cuisine in Florida

    Florida’s cultural diversity -- from the Caribbean, Latin America, and all parts of the world -- adds to the culinary experiences you can have during your visit. In Northern Florida, you’ll find Southern culinary traditions with influences from the Geechee and Gullah cultures, while the Panhandle offers influences from the Deep South. In south and central Florida you’ll find a wide range of Haitian, Jamaican, Bahamian, Afro-Hispanic and soul food experiences.




    Localicious Jax Ice Cream

    4220 NW 12th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313
    (954) 533-5566

    Cleveland Smith has been manufacturing and producing ice cream for 40 years and has poured his skills and passion into a creamery offering dozens of flavors.




    The Soul Food Bistro

    Soul Food Bistro, West Side location
    5310 Lenox Avenue St.1, Jacksonville, FL 32205
    The Potter's House Soul Food Bistro,  South Side Location
    11876 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Reviewers say these spots are hands-down among the best soul food restaurants in the state, where you get treated, and fed, like family.

    The Brinkk Restaurant 

    45 Kernan Blvd. N., Jacksonville, 32225

    The Brinkk has all of the usual favorites you’d find at a soul food restaurant, but also features some new classics on the menu, such as chicken and waffles, and shrimp and grits.

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    Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen

    200 NW 54th St, Miami, FL 33127
    (305) 754-2223

    Haitian community staple that’s been in the community for years and blends Haitian and Bahamian flavors.

    Jackson’s Soul Food

    950 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
    (305) 374-7661

    Serving soul food in Miami since 1946.

    MLK Restaurant

    2469 NW 62nd St Miami, FL 33147
    (305) 693-0303

    MLK Restaurant has been the cornerstone of the Liberty City community and a breakfast meeting spot for the Black community.

    Conch Heaven/Bahamian Connection

    11275 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167
    (786) 360-3892

    Laid-back eatery specializing in conch-based dishes, plus other Bahamian comfort food staples.

    Clive’s Cafe

    5890 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
    (305) 757-6512

    Jamaican/Caribbean eatery that was in the Wynwood neighborhood for 40 years before the community’s transition and has since called Little Haiti its new home.




    Chef Eddie's

    595 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805
    (407) 826-1731

    Chef Eddie’s is one of Orlando’s largest Black-owned restaurant and has been serving comfort food since 2009.