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10 Places to Savor Indigenous Cuisine in North America

Celebrate the culinary prowess of Native cultures with squash burritos, sumac-seared bison, and more.

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 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 despite colonization and violence instigated by European explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Hernán Cortés. 

To see this defiance on display, look no further than the plate, where indigenous restaurants celebrate their history, their communities, and their land. Here are 10 places that preserve indigenous culinary traditions across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 

Editor’s note: Visit each restaurant’s website or social media to get the latest information on openings, closures, and how to support them. If you do choose to venture out, please follow all guidelines, maintain social distance, and wear a mask.