During Native American Heritage Month, we honor the traditions and resiliency of Indigenous cultures. From the Cree of the Great Plains to the Chinantec of Oaxaca, these communities have endured and kept their culinary traditions alive in spite of centuries of oppression.
To taste both the past and future of North America’s original food, look no further than these restaurants, where indigenous chefs celebrate their history, their communities, and their land. Here are 18 places that serve indigenous cuisine, across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Editor’s note: This piece originally ran on October 12, 2020. It was updated, with the addition of more restaurants, on November 12, 2021. Please remember to visit each restaurant’s website or social media to get the latest information on openings, closures, and how to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.