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Banh mi, jerk chicken and gnocchi: A trail of New England's BIPOC-owned restaurants – The Providence Journal

Plantains and cassava smothered by a thick fish and vegetable stew. Savory curried goat meat. Fresh papaya drizzled with liquid cane sugar. Fried catfish and stewed oxtails. Lemongrass-glazed shrimp.
Hungry yet? We can keep going.
New England is rich with BIPOC-owned restaurants serving an extraordinarily diverse array of cuisines. With food ranging from West African, to Vietnamese, to Italian and Jamaican, many of our neighborhoods are home to these mouth-watering restaurants that are typically left off the mainstream must-eat lists.
With the recent national conversations around racial justice, many movements have emerged to intentionally support businesses owned by people of color, whose rate of business ownership is far less than their white counterparts due to structural racism and additional barriers. Census data from January showed 18.3% of U.S. businesses were categorized as minority-owned. 
The term BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
The USA TODAY Network in New England has compiled a trail of BIPOC-owned restaurants in our local coverage areas, including their type of cuisine and a sample dish from each menu. It is not a comprehensive listing of all BIPOC-owned restaurants in these areas, but rather a sampling. Those who wish to have their restaurants considered for inclusion can email hbarndollar@gannett.com. 
Haitian – Sample dish: Stewed or fried red snapper with rice, beans and plantains
https://www.gardenofevepvd.com/
Soul food – Sample dish: Chop BBQ dinner with macaroni and cheese and yams
http://places.singleplatform.com/food-for-the-soul-4/menu?ref=google
Jamaican – Sample dish: Catfish basket with french fries 
https://islandhouserestaurantri.com/
Wood fire pizza – Sample dish: Pink a la vodka pizza with sausage, banana peppers
http://thedistrictri.com/
Eclectic street food – Sample dish: Bahn mi sandwich with braised pork belly and pate 
https://www.trooppvd.com/
Southern-inspired comfort food – Sample dish: 14-piece “bucket o’ chicken”
https://www.bucktownpvd.com/
West Indian/Caribbean – Sample dish: Jerk pork meal, brown rice and curry potatoes
https://www.facebook.com/Pan-a-Day-Take-Away-707306776122157/
Southern/soul food – Sample dish: Collard greens with smoked turkey and potlicker
https://www.kinpvd.com/
Chinese – Sample dish: Spicy chicken feet
https://chengdutasteonline.com/
Chinese – Sample dish: Butterfly shrimp in golden batter with vegetables and sauce
https://www.asiagrille.com/
Jamaican – Sample dish: Slow-cooked brown stew chicken with rice and vegetables
https://www.hummingbirdnewport.com/ 
Ramen/Asian-inspired – Sample dish: Tokyo-style noodles, Thai basil pesto, avocado
https://www.yaginoodles.com/ 
Latin American – Sample dish: Grilled pork carnitas served in a red chili sauce 
https://leosmarketnewport.com/
Chinese – Sample dish: Chinese roast duck with vegetables and white rice
http://www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com/index.html
Colombian – Sample dish: Sirloin steak, potato, cassava, round maize bread
https://www.facebook.com/El-Paisa-134841619955552/
Comfort food – Sample dish: Fried chicken breast on shortcakes with apple cider gravy
https://www.thesassybiscuit.com/
Mexican – Sample dish: Tacos with masa tempura-fried local fish and Baja slaw 
https://www.vidacantinanh.com/
Asian fusion – Sample dish: Chorizo and pineapple with kimchi salsa and fried egg
https://www.mrkimsrestaurant.com/
Indonesian – Sample dish: Beef rendang slow-cooked in coconut milk and spices 
https://www.toasttab.com/tasyaskitchen/v3
Indonesian – Sample dish: Tuna steaks sauteed in Manada yellow spice mixture
https://www.balisatehouse.com/
Jamaican – Ackee fruit and saltfish served with rice, beans, and macaroni and cheese
https://onelovecuisinellc.com/
Dominican – Sample fish: Yaroa fried sweet plantain and pork leg meat 
https://www.facebook.com/809taste/
American/sushi – Sample dish: Tuna, apple, sea salt and chili pepper sushi with caviar 
http://theofficeloungenh.com/site/
Nepalese – Sample dish: 500-year-old homeopathic Gundruk soup
https://durbarsquareportsmouth.com/
Indian – Sample dish: Chicken marinated in homemade yogurt, cooked in tandoori
https://shalimarindia.com/
Wine/seasonal New England cuisine – Sample dish: Grilled skate wing with roasted tomato and crab stew
Breakfast, lunch – Sample dish: Fried egg wrap, hash brown, sausage, hot sauce
https://www.cupofjoenh.com/home-1
Lebanese – Sample dish: Ground beef and lamb patties on pita wrap with hummus
http://www.littlelebanontogo.com/
Mediterranean – Sample dish: Turbo pocket with chicken, gyros and falafel 
https://www.paulyspockets.com/
Indian – Sample dish: Basmati rice cooked with swordfish, crab, raisins, cashews
https://www.tasteofindiadover.com/
Pizza shop and Vietnamese combo – Sample dish: Lemongrass pork Bánh mi
https://nikkisbanhmi.com/
Neopolitan pizzeria – Sample dish: Pizza with fire-roasted sweet corn, creme fraiche
https://www.pizzeriaverita.com/
Italian – Sample dish: Imported “little ear” pasta, fried cherry tomato, pecorino cheese
https://www.trattoriadelia.com/
Cuban – Sample dish: Shredded beef in savory tomato sauce, onions, peppers, olives
https://www.santiagosvt.com/
Dominican – Sample dish: Guava BBQ and jerk chicken wings with pickled jicama 
https://www.cafemamajuana.com/
Chinese – Sample dish: Cellophane noodles with minced pork and tree ear mushrooms
https://asinglepebble.com/
Cuban – Sample dish: Picadillo Cuban hash with yucca, maduros, rice and beans
https://www.miamimamivt.com/
Mediterranean – Sample dish: Teka wrap with barbecued chunks of lamb
http://www.zaytoonhalal.com/
American – Sample dish: Fried chicken thighs, potato salad, garlic bacon green beans
http://mysookies.com/
Eggrolls and fried seafood – Sample dish: 12 eggrolls with duck sauce 
https://eggrollladyfishshack.com/
Soul food – Sample dish: Stewed oxtails or pig feet
https://www.facebook.com/addieleessoulfood/
West African – Sample dish: Fried yam with chofi fried turkey tails seasoned in sauce
https://accra-girls-restaurant.business.site/  
Vietnamese – Sample dish: Steamed vermicelli with grilled pork
https://www.phodakao.com/
East African – Sample dish: Somali spiced chicken sandwich with peppers and onions
https://www.fatimascafe.com/
Puerto Rican – Sample dish: Empanadilla with guava BBQ chicken and citrus coleslaw
https://nuestraworcester.com
Chinese – Sample dish: Spareribs with black bean sauce and rice noodles
https://www.chinapearlrestaurants.com/
Korean – Sample dish: Spicy pork bulgogi
https://www.sgdrestaurant.com/
Japanese – Sample dish: Maki roll with deep-fried eel, asparagus, mango, topped with salmon, ikura, tobiko and scallions
https://www.fujiatwoc.com/
Jamaican/American – Sample dish: Tripe and beans with collared greens, candied yams
https://flamesjamaicanrestaurants.com/
Vietnamese – Sample dish: Rice flour crepe filled with shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, carrots
https://www.gigisrestaurant.com/
Italian – Sample dish: Ricotta gnocchi, pecorino romano, pink peppercorn
https://midarestaurant.com/mida-newton
Haitian/Asian flair – Sample dish: Creole chicken, pikliz, sweet plantains, coconut rice
https://www.nkboston.com/
Barbecue – Sample dish: Beef brisket with hush puppies, baked beans
https://kinfolksbbqma.com/
Mexican/American/Caribbean – Sample dish: Summer squash, zucchini burrito bowl
https://www.losjefeseats.com/
Cape Verdean – Sample dish: Grilled pork loin in garlic gravy with two fried eggs
https://t-js-diner.business.site/
Cape Verdean/Angolan – Sample dish: Shrimp Mozambique, creamy paprika sauce 
https://www.luandabrockton.com/
Caribbean – Sample dish: Sweet chili chicken loaded fries
https://khalilskitchen.net/
Caribbean/Mediterranean fusion – Sample dish: Jerk tofu with rice and plantains
http://nzukorestaurant.com/
Mexican – Sample dish: Green tomatillo enchiladas with rice and beans
https://tacosandmorema.com/
Caribbean – Sample dish: Conch meat with salad, plantains and rice 
https://highlandcreolecuisine.com/
Nepalese/Indian fusion – Sample dish: Goat meat with Nepalese spices, puffed rice 
https://www.himalayankitchenma.com/
Haitian – Sample dish: Fried patats, plantains, dumplings, fried fish fritters assortment
https://www.piklizint.com/
Vietnamese – Sample dish: Shrimp tamarind soup
https://soallbistro.com/
Soul food – Sample dish: Fried chicken thigh and breast, mac & cheese, string beans
https://coastsoulcafe.com/
Pizza/sandwiches/cookies – Sample dish: Pizza with spinach, eggplant and feta
https://www.oggigourmet.com/
Crêperie – Sample dish: Sweet crepe with brie, fig jam, honey, walnuts 
https://www.grubhub.com/restaurant/the-little-crepe-cafe-102-oxford-st-cambridge/1981842
Brazilian chicken – Sample dish: Coxinha de frango (Brazilian chicken fritters)
https://www.instagram.com/authentic.chicken/
Brazilian-style hot dogs – Sample dish: Hot dog with bacon, Calabrese sausage, tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, corn, olives, peas and more
https://www.hotdoogy.com/
Mexican – Sample dish: Nachos with beef tongue
https://miantojomexicanrestaurant.com/
American/Caribbean fusion – Sample dish: Crab spinach stuffed cod
https://4940brickhouserestaurant.com/
Caribbean/American – Sample dish: Pumpkin beef soup 
https://www.branchesgrillandcafe.com/
Italian – Sample dish: Wild boar ragu with fresh ribbon pasta 
https://frontstreetrestaurant.com/
Southern/BBQ – Sample dish: Catfish Po Boy with fries
https://southerncomfortma.org/
American/Seafood – Sample dish: Apricot dijon glazed salmon with couscous
https://www.pepperrellcove.com/
Pizza – Sample dish: Pizza with herb goat cheese, caramelized onions, bacon
http://www.ajswoodgrillpizza.com/
Indian – Sample dish: Pork shoulder cubes marinated with ginger, garlic, three chillies, mustard oil, vinegar
https://www.tulsiindianrestaurant.com/
Cuban – Sample dish: Mahi Mahi bowl with rice, beans and garlic crema sauce
https://lacasitaonthecircle.com/
Jamaican – Sample dish: Escovitch fish with shredded carrots and cabbage
https://islandspicecorner.com
Chinese/Japanese – Sample dish: Beef with oyster sauce and bean sprouts
https://greenleavesrestaurant.com/
Barbecue/Caribbean – Sample dish: Jerk pork sub with bread and butter pickles
https://www.richiesbbq.org/
Caribbean – Sample dish: Goat stew and fried meatballs
https://www.facebook.com/mommysdeliciousfood/
Indian – Sample dish: Fish sauteed with coconut and mustard in special curry sauce
https://theroyalpunjabict.com/
Barbecue/Comfort food – Sample dish: Mac and cheese topped with meat & BBQ sauce
https://blazinbbqnorwich.com/
American/Mexican – Sample dish: Spanish eggs casserole over fried potatoes
https://www.joysfamilyrestaurant.com/

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