When you think of Houston food, Tex-Mex and smoked meats are probably two of the first things that come to mind. Yet, the local culinary scene is way more varied than you might expect. It’s no secret that Houston is proud to be multi-cultural and ethnically diverse, and nowhere is the melting pot of Houston culture more evident than the city’s restaurants. For example, these West African restaurants delight Houstonian tastebuds with food similar to what you’d eat in countries like Ghana and Nigeria. Check them out the next time you’re in need of an unforgettable meal!
Jollof Rice King
3833 Richmond Avenue
Houston, Texas 77027
Situated in Uptown Houston in an unassuming strip mall is one of the city’s best West African restaurants: Jollof Rice King. Come hungry to this fast-casual restaurant, which serves up Nigerian foods like coconut rice and stewed goat, efo riro (a spinach stew), and the restaurant's namesake jollof rice, which consists of long-grain rice, tomatoes, onions, spices, vegetables, and meat, all cooked and served in a single pot. Currently, they offer takeout options, as well as delivery through Uber Eats.
Sabo Suya Spot
9780 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77036
If you’ve ever had suya, or a spicy meat skewer, there’s a good chance it came from Sabo Suya Spot, Houston’s go-to restaurant for the popular and easy-to-eat West African dish. Order takeout or delivery from this Braeburn eatery, and you’ll be able to choose between options like beef and chicken suya, grilled tilapia, fried yam, red stew, and fried plantain. Order from Postmates or call the restaurant ahead of time to arrange your pick-up order.
5700 South Gessner Road
Houston, Texas 77036
Eat well on a budget when you place an order with Trinity. During the weekdays, this West African restaurant serves a $10.00 lunch special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so you can get your fill of specialties like goat soup and yam porridge with meat or fish without blowing your budget. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try their take on escargot, which is prepared with onions, bell peppers, and congo spices. Order from Postmates or UberEats, or call to place an order for takeout.
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