Where to go for Haitian food or vibes all year round

Haitian Heritage Month may be coming to an end, but your enjoyment of Haitian and Haitian-inspired cuisine is endless. Whether you get hankerin’ to gruwant to hear compass / root Beats or just want to find your tribe in your town, head to some of these restaurants.

Feel free to add anyone else you like in the comments or email them [email protected] Bon appetite!

Brooklyn New York

BK9 – A modern Caribbean cuisine located in the heart of Brooklyn where Caribbean culture is vibrant, attractive and eclectic – all represented in her cuisine.

Bonbon Lakai – A specialty grocery store serving Haitian dishes and desserts such as rum cake.

Café Erzulie Like its namesake Erzulie, Vodou lwa love, beauty and dance, the owners say this restaurant is seamless. By day, Bushwick’s spot is a flower shop and café, serving delicious Haitian-inspired food and coffee. At night, the bar offers drinks and music.

Good taste – serving authentic Haitian dishes and drinks in a casual and inviting atmosphere.

Grandchamps – A casual morning-to-night café serving Haitian dishes and sandwiches, as well as breakfast items and groceries.

Joenise Restaurant – Serves up delicious, authentic Haitian food, including oxtail, cod, and fried goat.

Kaché – Since 2018, Kaché has been serving high-quality Haitian American cuisine – such as its specialty, grilled fish and black rice – to customers.

Compet – Named after a traditional farming ritual where workers unite in a group for the good of the community, kombet offers diners a relaxed and cultural setting to enjoy Haitian food.

Lako Café – A community café serving fresh coffee, delicious desserts, non-vegetarian and vegan meals.

Yoyo Fritay – A fixture in society since 1980, as Umbrella proclaims, Yoyo’s name alone evokes images of Nostrand Street and Haitian Flag Day parades. Unlike others on this list who offer mixes or milder versions of Haitian cuisine and delicious ambiance, this mainstay offers unusually Haitian street food and flavors. Next to Little Haiti BK – all day.

Zanmi – A warm and cozy restaurant/bar serving highly Haitian specialties (think balsamic Creole scallops), plus daily brunch and live music on the weekends.

Manhattan – New York

Le Soleil Brilliant – Serves up the most amazing and delicious Caribbean food in Manhattan, including oysters and beef with okra.

Rebel Restaurant and Bar – A restaurant and bar that specializes in tasting traditional cuisine and side dishes.

Queens / Long Island – New York

Belle Fourchette Restaurant – Serving authentic Haitian and West Indian food in a great environment.

Creole Brasserie – located in the community of Cambria Heights and specializes in traditional Haitian dishes.

Chef To Go Cuisine – Serves a wide range of Western Indian, French and Asian cuisines in Queens, New York.

Cormier Restaurant & Lounge – Formerly known as Labadee Manoir, this casual restaurant and bar serves Haitian food and cocktails, and features live music at night.

Creole Fusion Haitian American CuisineA casual Haitian restaurant in Queens Village, serving comfort food and signature desserts.

Gingerbites – Provides an exceptional dining experience while maintaining and serving the Caribbean flavour.

Good Taste Catering and Event Planning A full service catering and event planning company for all occasions and also providing daily special lunches.

Le Spot – Serves a variety of Haitian foods from meats, seafood and more in Elmont.

Taste the Island Bakery – a full service restaurant with a retail bakery.

New Jersey

Elza’s Restaurant Cafe and Grill – A traditional Haitian restaurant serving kabobs, Haitian-style pasta and seafood.

First Republic Lounge & Restaurant – An upscale restaurant focused on Haitian arts and culture.

Good Shepherd Haitian Restaurant – Serves home-style Haitian cuisine, including fritai, jomo soup, and mais moulin noir.

Jacob’s Restaurant – The oldest Haitian restaurant in New Jersey, Jacob’s Restaurant is known for its food and sense of community.

Neguess Creole Restaurant and Catering – Features a healthy version of traditional Haitian dishes.

Platt Creole Haitian American Cuisine – A family owned restaurant that showcases Haitian culture through their food.

Saveur Creole – A Haitian restaurant serving Caribbean, Haitian and Louisiana-style Creole favorites like gumbo and jambalaya, all made with locally sourced ingredients.

Woulibam Restaurant – Traditional Haitian fare with vegetarian options.

Miami / South Florida

Alberte Restaurant – Serves classic Haitian dishes and live music on weekends.

Chef Créole Seasoned Kitchen – The main draw at Chef Créole, which has locations throughout Florida, is their spicy seafood.

Chez Guyto Takeout Restaurant – A family owned and operated business that provides the community with the best Caribbean food experience.

Coco’s Kitchen – From Haitian pancakes to fried chicken, Coco’s serves a fusion of Caribbean cuisine in a casual setting.

Good Times Cuisine – This home-style Haitian restaurant serves dishes like lollipop shrimp, fish stew, and vegetarian options, including fried bread.

Kasa Champet Restaurant & Lounge – Once featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” Kasa Champet offers $6 lunch specials, live music, and events.

La Belle Jacmelienne Café – Delicious classic Haitian food served at a table in a relaxed, art-filled setting.

Naomi’s Garden – As seen on YouTube’s “Dining on a Dime,” offers Haitian Caribbean food with garden seating where guests can enjoy live music every Thursday.

Caribbean Cuisine Pierre – Offers a variety of options, including breakfast, for pick-up and delivery.

Randy’s Restaurant & Lounge – Serves Haitian breakfast dishes along with seafood and other traditional entrees.


Highland Creole Cuisine – Traditional Haitian cuisine is the attraction in this neighborhood, which has been serving the community for over 25 years.

La Perle – A family owned restaurant that serves steamed lobster specials on the weekends.

Le Foyer Bakery – This Haitian bakery has been serving its famous pies since 1976.

NatifNatal – Serves traditional Haitian cuisine such as fritai, fried plantain, griot and more.

No Flav Restaurant – Serves traditional Haitian cuisine, including fried bananas, griots and cola lacai.

Pikliz International Kitchen – $5 for chicken and rice per day.

Island – Caribbean fare with vegetarian options served in a relaxed atmosphere Outwel Restaurant – serves traditional Haitian food, including breakfast.

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