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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 
A charming New Orleans Creole and soul food restaurant 
Where: 198 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn 11221
For more information.

Skål
Combines Danish hygge, Colombian hospitality and Bed-Stuy energy and is offering a brunch concept based on smaller dishes to pick and choose - helping to reduce food waste.
Where: 373 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn 11233 Brookly
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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Aunts et Uncles
Part vegan restaurant, part concept shop: total vibes.
Where: 1407 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
For more information.

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
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
Temporarily closed due to COVID
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
Temporarily closed due to COVID
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 
Temporarily closed due to COVID

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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