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For the second year in a row, Black Restaurant Week returns to Miami from November 12 through November 21. The national celebration will end its 15-city tour in Miami. It’s the perfect time to dine out at Miami’s Black-owned restaurants. If you miss the event, be sure to check them out on your next visit.

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Explore the taste of Bahamian and Creole cuisine at Chef Creole

Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen

With six locations throughout Miami, it’s fair to say that Chef Creole Seasoned Kitchen is one of the destination’s most popular eateries. Locals and visitors alike come for exceptional Bahamian and Creole dishes such as fried red snapper, stew conch, creole wings, griot and oxtail. Just remember this tried-and-true advice: Be sure to add the Haitian-favorite pikliz, a traditional pickled vegetable relish, to any meal you dive into.

Conch It Up Soul Food

Conch It Up Soul Food will shake up your tastebuds with its bold seafood and soul food, especially its conch dishes. From “stew conch” to sweet and sour conch, and conch salad to conch fritters, this is Southern-style seafood with an island flair. The popular restaurant in the heart of Liberty City appeals to your sweet tooth, too, with lemon cake, banana pudding and sweet potato pie on the dessert menu.

Ice Cream Heaven

Indulge your inner ice cream connoisseur at Ice Cream Heaven in Miami Gardens, where you can enjoy handmade artisanal ice cream, creamy milkshakes and jumbo-sized cookie sandwiches. Here, the heavenly offerings include ice cream flavors such as buttered pecan, raspberry Moscato and Haitian chocolate. Bonus: there are vegan ice cream offerings. You’ll also find novelty treats such as fried Oreos, and even a cereal milkshake. For a boozy treat, sample Ice Cream Heaven’s alcohol-infused ice cream flavors such as the Peach Hennessy, Nina Colada, and locals’ all-time-favorite, Cremas.

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Find healthy soul food at Grown

Grown

Looking for a foodie paradise that will nourish your body and make you feel good about what’s on your plate, too? Grown, the creation of Shannon and (NBA champion) Ray Allen, offers farm-to-fork organic meals that are nutrient-dense and made with locally sourced ingredients. Locals and visitors alike adore the restaurant’s “fast-but-healthy food concept.” Try popular menu items such as the salmon dinner, chicken tortilla soup or avocado toast at one of its three locations (in South Miami, South Beach and at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens).

The Licking

With locations across the area, including South Beach, North Miami and Miami Gardens, DJ Khaled’s The Licking soul food restaurant is all the rave for finger-licking good dishes. This local favorite is known for its family-friendly, laidback atmosphere as well tasty, stick-to-your-ribs dishes such as lobster alfredo pasta, turkey wings and red velvet waffle sandwich. Be sure to order the Famous Mystery Drink as the perfect accompaniment to your meal.

Pack Supermarket & Cafeteria

Locals have a lifelong love for Pack Supermarket & Cafeteria, a Miami institution on Northeast Second Avenue that many have dined at since childhood. The Haitian restaurant’s highly coveted fried chicken is considered some of Miami’s best – it’s crispy and juicy, and also fragrant and spicy from the marinade used. While the chicken is the star, you’ll find other worthy contenders such as red beans and rice, or smashed and fried plantains.

Red Rooster Overtown

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster is a tribute to the Historic Overtown neighborhood’s rich African-American history and cultural impact on Miami. Don’t miss delicious dishes such as the Wagyu oxtail, the Haitian-inspired pig rib griot, fried yard bird, and the bigeye tuna crudo. The restaurant’s live music performances and DJ sets with Afro beats, hip hop remixes, jazz and more will have you moving in your seat. This place is very popular, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation.

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Manjay is inside the lively Citadel food hall

Manjay

Founded by friends who wanted to offer authentic Caribbean food in Miami, Manjay is a culinary gem with delicious and colorful meals that celebrate the owners’ roots. Here, you can sample favorites such as Creole-style slow-braised pork, coconut curry, Haitian griyo, Jamaican jerk wings and Puerto Rican mofongo. While you’re celebrating all things breezy and Caribbean, top off a great meal with a “benyen” (Haitian-style beignet) or a slice of rum cake. You’ll find Manjay in The Citadel food hall near Little Haiti.

We Shuckin Southern Eatery

Travel back in time to the 1960s and 70s when you dine at the groovy-themed We Shuckin Southern Eatery, renowned for its seven different mac n’ cheeses. This focus on the classic comfort food honors the creator of American mac n’ cheese, James Hemings, an innovative African-American who was once the enslaved chef of Thomas Jefferson. The restaurant’s varied menu allows guests to sample many regional styles of soul food, from Carolina’s Gullah-Geechee cuisine and Georgia’s country cooking to Louisiana’s Cajun-style dishes. There’s a location on Northwest 167th Street in northern Miami-Dade County, and a Miami Gardens restaurant is coming soon.

World Famous House of Mac

World Famous House of Mac is where everyone’s cheesiest dreams come true. Relish an ooey-gooey experience by munching on lump crab meat mac, jerk chicken mac, chicken Philly cheesesteak mac, the World Famous Five Cheese Truffle Mac – and the list goes on. There’s a vegan mac and cheese option, too. Bonus: It’s possible you might dine with the stars, since celebrities such as Rick Ross, Pitbull, ASAP Rocky, Venus and Serena Williams, and Miami Marlins and Miami HEAT players are big fans. you’ll find locations in Historic Overtown and North Miami Beach.

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