National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States is from September 15th to October 15th, which serves to honor and highlight U.S. Latinx culture and history. As many of us know, a huge part of the evolution of the United States food scene has been the influence of Latin American gastronomy. Here at Trust20 we’ve compiled a resource guide for those interested in learning more about Hispanic and Latinx food, finding and visiting Hispanic and Latinx-owned restaurants, and supporting these businesses in your local communities. And as always, if you are dining out, make sure you play your part as a five-star diner to create a safe dining experience for you and those around you.
Dive into the Hispanic & Latinx food scene
Check out Jessica van Dop DeJesus’s excellent blog post on OpenTable that talks about Hispanic and Latin American cuisine in the USA, the history behind some of the most popular dishes, and where to find them.
Netflix’s Street food: Latin America is seriously delicious TV watching. Hear from local vendors and Latinx chefs who are creating incredible dishes.
Find Hispanic & Latinx-owned restaurants
Yelp has partnered with Momento Latino to make it very easy to search for Latinx-owned businesses and restaurants in your area. Check it out.
From LA, to NYC and Houston, Thrillist has an incredible list of Latinx-owned restaurants across the United States by city and how you can support these local businesses.
Support Hispanic and Latinx-owned restaurants and small businesses
Visiting a Hispanic or Latinx restaurant in your local community? Share plenty of photos, tag the restaurant, and write positive reviews to help spread the world. If you’re visiting the restaurant during Hispanic Heritage Month, use the HHM sticker on Facebook and Instagram that will turn your story ring yellow and green.
US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Is America’s largest hispanic business organization, representing over 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses. Donate, find your local chamber, and get involved.
Latino Restaurant Association
The Latino Restaurant Association was formed in 2018 by restaurant owners, food industry insiders and small business owners to promote, support and advocate for the Los Angeles restaurant community. Learn more about their initiatives and how you can support this community here.
We realize this list of resources is just the tip of the iceberg, so if you have other great resources that you would like to share, tag @Trust20USA on their social media handles so we can re-share.
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