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70 Black-Owned Businesses and Restaurants In NYC

By New York Bucket List

Here are some local NYC black-owned businesses you can support right now. ❤️


Published June 04, 2020

See below for 70 Black-owned businesses and restaurants throughout the greater New York City area to support today, tomorrow, next week, month and beyond.

Brooklyn 

Bed-Stuy

 
 
 
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Peaches HotHouse
Noted as “Brooklyn’s Best Fried Kitchen,” a title we wouldn’t dare dispute. Bonus points for their mason jar cocktails.
Where: 415 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
For more information. 

Cafe On Ralph
A comfy cafe for breakfast through lunch with coffee and vegan options.
Where: 86 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, 11221
For more information.

El Jeffe Modern Mexican Grill
Mexican food with a Panama twist.
Where: 1483 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 11216
For more information.

Zaca Cafe
A French and American cafe with a menu full of comfort food providing flavorful dishes such as the herbaceous-rubbed rotisserie chicken and rich shrimp and cheddar grits with sauteed mushrooms.
Where: 426  Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn 11216
For more information.

Cuts & Slices 
Pizza, need we say more?
Where: 93 Howard Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
For more information. 

Brooklyn Blend
Fresh juice, smoothies and gourmet sandwiches line the menu in this chill, rustic space. Free wifi as well.
Where: 194 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
For more information.

King Of The Sea Restaurant
An upbeat, intimate resto and bar with Cajun-style seafood, brick-oven pizza and cocktails. 
Where: 1102 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
For more information.

Biyou 
Temp closed due to COVID
A charming New Orleans Creole and soul food restaurant 
Where: 198 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn 11221
For more information.

Crown Heights

 
 
 
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The Bergen
A local takeout spot serving fresh and flavorful seafood, burgers and wings – Oh my.
Where: 1299 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213
For more information.

Black Nile Seafood & Soul Food
Seafood dishes and soul food in a laid-back space.
Where: 592 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, 11216
For more information.

Nûrish
A vegetarian and vegan-friendly café offering signature grain bowls with an endlessly customizable variety of toppings.
Where: 637 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, 11238
For more information.

Ital Kitchen
The menu has no meats, additives and processed ingredients – focusing on natural foods instead – but does have BYOB.
Where: 1032 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11225
For more information.

Greedi Kitchen
A relaxed spot offering vegan comfort meals like sandwiches, tacos and bowls plus a weekend brunch.
Where: 1031 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
For more information. 

Flatbush

 
 
 
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Brooklyn Perk Coffee
Local coffee spot with everything from frappes to tea lattes. 
Where: 605 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, Ny 11225
For more information.

The Juicy Box Bar
Elite drinks & homemade vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian foods.
Where: 2281 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210
For more information.

Park Slope

 
 
 
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BK9
BK9 offers modern Haitian, Trinidadian & Jamaican cuisine in a lively, inviting and eclectic atmosphere. 
Where: 62 5th Ave, Brooklyn, 11217
For more information.

Prospect Heights

 
 
 
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Cheryl’s Global Soul 
A classic soul brunch spot offering takeout and delivery as well. 
Where: 236 Underhill Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. 11238
For more information.

 

Manhattan 

Harlem

 
 
 
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Sylvia's Restaurant
Slyvia’s is a Harlem landmark serving classic takes on Southern comfort food since 1962.
Where: 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
For more information. 

Lolo’s Seafood Shack
A small shop offering Caribbean-inspired dishes including seafood steampots.
Where: 
303 W. 116th St. 10026
For more information.

Seasoned Vegan 
Harlem
Seasoned vegan offers – you guessed it – vegan dishes with organic ingredients and global flavors.
Where: 55 Saint Nicholas, New York NY 10026
For more information.

Settepani Ristorante
The first Italian bakery and restaurant in Central Harlem.
Where: 196 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026
For more information.

Ponty Bistro
French and West African cuisine are served at Ponty Bistro along with house cocktails.
Where: 2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030
For more information.

Lloyd’s Carrot Cake
Serving –as one might say – the best carrot cake, along with other delicious desserts.
Where: 1553 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029
For more information.

The Row
A premier restaurant in Manhattan, with an upscale atmosphere and notable NY cuisine.
Where: 2374 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd New York, NY 10030
For more information.

BLVD Bistro 
A casual-chic spot offering modernized soul food classics with cocktails and wine.
Where: 2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026
For more information.

Harlem Hookah
Harlem Hookah is a premium hookah lounge with hookah-tinged food and spirits.
Where: 381 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
For more information.

Red Rooster
Temporarily closed due to COVID
Though currently closed due to COVID, this popular and stylish comfort food spot offers creative flavors and cooking.
Where: 310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
For more information.

Baked Cravings 
Fresh-baked nut and peanut-free cupcakes, cakes, brownies and cookies that also happen to ship nationally.
Where: 1673 Lexington Ave, New York NY 10029
For more information.

Midtown

 
 
 
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Jimmy’s Corner
A sports bar dive sitting as a shrine to boxing.
Where: 140 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036
For more information. 

Lower East Side / East Village

 
 
 
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Mikey Likes It Ice Cream
This pop-cultured inspired ice cream shop has created custom ice cream flavors for icons like Hillary Clinton and Jay-Z.
Where: 199 Avenue A,NY, NY 10009 (LES) | 2500 Frederick Douglass Blvd, NY, NY 10030 (Harlem)
For more information. 

Gooey On The Inside Cookies
Quite possibly the best cookie in Manhattan – crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside.
Where: 163 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
For more information.

Sweet Chick
Chicken and waffles take the cake at this hip Southern comfort-food haven with cocktails.
Where: 178 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
For more information.

Greenwich Village

 
 
 
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Negril Village NYC
Spicy authentic Caribbean cuisine, rum punch and none other than an in-house DJ create a fun island vibe at Negril.
Where: 70 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
For more information. 

Lower Manhattan

 
 
 
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Brooklyn Chop House
Brooklyn Chop House is a chic restaurant and bar offering American steakhouse fare, Chinese dumplings, peking duck and more. 
Where: 150 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038
For more information. 

 

The Bronx

South Bronx

 
 
 
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Beatsro 
A vibey speakeasy celebrating the Bronx as well as its rich Puerto Rican and African-American presence. Offering brunch and to-go quarantine specials.
Where: 135 Alexander Ave, The Bronx NY 10454
For more information.

Flava’s International Grill
Casual joint offering a mix of Jamaican fare and soul food, along with smoothies, juice & espresso bevs.
Where: 854 Gerard Ave, The Bronx, NY 10451
For more information.

Bricks and Hops
A spacious beer garden with a long menu of draft beer and craft cocktails.
Where: 65 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, NY
For more information.

East Bronx

 
 
 
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Next Stop Vegan 
Parkchester
Vegan eats with a Dominican flair. 
Where: 1818 Archer St, The Bronx, NY 10460
For more information.

Freckle’s Juice 
Eastchester
Serving up natural juices, smoothies and healthy bites with vegan and gluten-free options.
Where: 3828 Dyre Ave, The Bronx, NY 10466
For more information.

The Kutty Bar & Lounge 
Allerton
A casual spot offering seafood dishes and classic comfort fare.
Where: 2525 Boston Road Bronx, NY 10466
For more information.

Accra Restaurant 
Soundview
A West African restaurant serving up natural and unique fare.
Where: 2041 Davidson Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453
For more information.

Cea-Lo Cafe 
Soundview
Get your soul food fix with a menu offering staple dishes such as chicken and waffles and collard greens.
Where: 1003 Soundview Ave, The Bronx, NY 10472
For more information.

Juices For Life 
Castle Hill
A small shop offering fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices.
Where: 1026 Castle Hill Ave, The Bronx, NY 10472
For more information.

Melanies Roti & Grill 
Castle Hill
Fun bar and grill highlighting Guyanese and West Indian cuisine.
Where: 1248 Castle Hill Ave, The Bronx, NY 10462
For more information.

Paula’s Soul Food
Wakefield
A soul food spot featuring seafood platters and Southern fare.
Where: 746 E 233rd St, The Bronx, NY 10466
For more information. 

 

Queens

Central Queens

 
 
 
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Queens Bully
Spacious hang offering American BBQ dishes with global seasoning and cocktails.
Where: 113-30 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375
For more information. 

Milk & Pull
Hip, vibey coffee joint specializing in artisanal pastries.
Where: 778 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
For more information.

South Queens

 
 
 
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Island Taste Caribbean Restaurant & Lounge
Serves Caribbean entrees, cocktails & Sunday brunch.
Where: 243-10 Merrick Blvd Queens, NY 11422
For more information. 

Veggie Castle II 
A classic counter-serve offering a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes along with refreshing smoothies and juices.
Where: 132-09 Liberty Avenue, South Richmond Hill, NY
For more information.

Henrica’s 
Relaxed joint highlighting traditional Jamaican fare and Chinese-fusion.
Where: 138-89 Francis Lewis Blvd. Queens, NY
For more information. 

The Door
Upscale restaurant featuring jerk chicken, oxtail, escovitch and other Jamaican specialties.
Where: 163-07 Baisley Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11434
For more information. 

Dunns River Lounge & Restaurant
A cozy eatery known for lively reggae nights and a Caribbean menu.
Where: 93 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
For more information. 

Pa-Nash Eurosoul Restaurant & Lounge
A chic lounge restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Caribbean comfort foods.
Where: 144-14 243rd St. Queens, NY 11422
For more information.

Southern Girls Soul Food Kitchen
With food "as southern as it gets," this restaurant serves hearty portions with a side of southern hospitality.
Where: 218-28 Merrick Blvd, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
For more information.

North Queens

 
 
 
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Snowdonia
A cozy Welsh-inspired gastropub serving upscale bar food as well as brunch.
Where: 34-55 32nd St, Astoria, NY 11106
For more information.

K&A Bar
A chill neighborhood joint featuring pool, shuffleboard, a patio and karaoke nights. Ribs and margs, anyone?
Where: 66-48 Myrtle Ave, Flushing, NY 11385
For more information.

 

Businesses

Brooklyn 

 
 
 
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Akwaaba Mansion 
A bed & breakfast blending historic Italianate architecture with Afrocentric design.
Where: 347 MacDonough Street 11233
For more information.

Happy Cork 
Featuring a distinctive and high-quality selection of wine – including an entire wall dedicated to Black wine and spirit makers.
Where: 51 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
For more information.

Make Manifest
Make Manifest sells clothes, accessories and home furnishings, among other items, by independent Black designers. 
Where: 382 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
For more information.

Ethel’s Club
A social and wellness club designed for and by African Americans.
Where: 315 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
For more information.

African Queen Boutique
A boutique selling African-inspired clothing, shoes and accessories. 
Where: 1401 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn NY 11226
For more information.

Cafe Con Libros 
A cozy bookstore cafe offering espresso beverages and baked goods.
Where: 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216
For more information.  

Manhattan

 

 
 
 
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Sister’s Uptown 
An indie bookshop and community hub spotlighting a range of tiles and events surrounding African Americans.
Where: 1942 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032
For more information. 

The Beauty Cave 
Hair done, nails done, everything (read: make up) did.
Where: 2157 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029 
For more information.

The Schomburg Shop (Harlem)
Temporarily closed due to COVID
A bookstore offering a curated selection of items from the Shop at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Where: 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
For more information. 

The Bronx

The Lit Bar
Temporarily closed due to COVID
Part-bookshop, part-wine bar stocking popular titles & hosting events & readings.
Where: 131 Alexander Ave, The Bronx, NY 10454 
For more information. 

Online

 
 
 
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Perry Boyce (Sold at various locations)
High quality home goods and textiles ranging from scented candles, room sprays and funky kits.
For more information.

Beauté Brownie 
A Brooklyn-based cosmetic line that encourages inclusivity.
For more information.

Lost Queens
High quality jewelry to celebrate the “Goddess in You”
For more information.

Frances Grey 
Accessory of the moment: Hats
For more information.  


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