Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana.  The statewide mask mandate has been lifted. However, mask policies in Louisiana will be set by local leaders and business owners. Under the Governor’s new public health order, masks will still be required on public transit and in state government buildings, K-12 schools, early childhood education centers, colleges and universities, and healthcare facilities. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced at that location.

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Black-Owned Restaurants

and Food Businesses

Welcome, foodies! Shreveport-Bossier, located in northwest Louisiana, is home to many dynamic, Black-owned food businesses. Want to cool down in the summer heat? Check out the delicious rolled ice cream treats at Yum Yum Dessert Bar. Need a meeting space and catering for your next business event? Consortium Venue is your one-stop-shop. Have you experienced a traditional Fulani “dine on a mat” dinner? RNL Authentics will come to your location and prepare traditional Fulani and Sierra Leonean dishes.

Don’t forget to try the official meal of northwest Louisiana at Chef Hardette Harris’ Us Up North Kitchen. Dine on the fresh vegetables and food that are either grown here or come from the area’s many lakes and bayous.

No matter where you choose to dine, you are in for a special treat. Shreveport-Bossier is the perfect destination for you to “press play” and fill your belly on your next foodie adventure.

Do you own or manage a Black food business that you'd like to see listed here? Just complete this listing request form and we'll get it added ASAP!

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