West Africans living in New York. Guineans, Malians, Ghanaians, Nigerians, and Ivory Coasters being the main groups. Gradually the eating establishments of these people have grown.
Cooking from this restaurants includes okra and black-eyed-pea-based dishes. Senegalese cheb (a national dish of fish and vegetables over flavored rice), mafe (peanut sauce with lamb or chicken), and yassa (fish or chicken with a mustard-onion relish).