Bennachin Restaurant, whose origins are from Gambia and Cameroon, has been in business since 1992 in the Big Easy. Starting off in Old Metarie to now being located in the French Quarter, Bennachin has come a long way from serving locals to catching the eye of tourists as well. Comfortable yet friendly atmosphere, Bennachin Restaurant provides its customers with a taste of African cuisine. Offering a variety of dishes bursting with flavor, Bennachin welcomes everyone, from carnivore eaters to vegans. A hit selling item every year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bennachin is well known for its Jama Jama, spinach sautéed in vegetable oil, ginger, onion, and garlic. Other favorites are the Akara, black eyed pea fritters, the Sisay Singho, baked chicken leg quarter served with spinach, coconut rice, and plantains, and the home-made Ginger Drink. Though it’s not a seller of alcoholic beverages, customers are allowed to bring in their own. With reasonable prices for a great amount of food, Bennachin is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.