4. Joloff in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn: Senegalese

Joloff has been serving traditional Senegalese food in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for over 20 years. Since 1995, people from all over the world have visited it, including a host of celebrities such as AKON, Mos Def and Kevin Powel. Today, Joloff is known for its version of the Senegalese national dish: Tiebou Jeun (baked fish, joloff rice, and veggies).

Originally, Joloff was founded on the belief that Brooklyn needed more delicious, vegetarian options for consumers and thus today, Joloff’s menu still has many vegetarian choices. Joloff also hosts a monthly open-mic night in their quest to support community artists, where anyone is encouraged to sign up and show their work or do a live performance.

Address: 1168 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY