Shifting boundaries in African cuisine

The African Continent is often portrayed as dark and underdeveloped, ignoring its human and natural resources, as well as the history of colonization, exploitation, and slavery. These factors ultimately placed each African country at a disadvantage on the world stage by the time so called modernity and industrialization were taking seed in many other parts of the world. African businesses located across the world, including Voila Afrique, are however changing the narrative.

Voila Afrique was founded on a vision to shift boundaries in African cuisine. “Voilà Afrique” means “Here is Africa” in French. By this, we affirm the brightness and resourcefulness of the continent. Most of the cuisine we serve are colorful and historically rooted in western and eastern African traditions and cultures. Jollof rice is gaining international prominence as are Njera and Ugali. Although Ghana and Nigeria often joke about their friendly turf war over whose Jollof is the best, it is generally agreed that this delicious dish originates from Senegal.

We also celebrate our compatriots in the Americas and Caribbean, with whom we share similar cuisine. Africans identify with popular Caribbean dishes such as Jerk Chicken, Oxtail, and Plantains.

Our menu brings a pleasant experience to your doorsteps. We respect the diversity of vegan, organic, and halal consumers.

We are trying to keep above water following the challenges brought about by the COVID crisis. Our decision to relocate to New Jersey allows us to sustain our operations. We will continue to do our level best to serve you better each day.

We also stand in solidarity with other black-owned businesses.

Thank you,
The Voilà Afrique Team.


Our Ancestors did not forget their rich traditions in food and cuisine during and after their forced journeys across the Atlantic into the Americas and Caribbeans. The story is one of creative continuity. Voila Afrique is the vehicle for honouring the convergence of African ancestral food with Caribbean and Latin Communities in the diaspora and beyond.