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82 Black-Owned Businesses and Restaurants In NYC
82 Black-Owned Businesses and Restaurants In NYC

82 Black-Owned Businesses and Restaurants In NYC

Here are some awesome local NYC Black-owned businesses to shop and dine at.


Published February 15, 2022

See below for 82 Black-owned businesses and restaurants throughout the greater New York City area to support today, tomorrow, next week, month and beyond.

BROOKLYN

BROOKLYN

Bed Stuy

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 on HotHouse Bed Stuy. 

 

Cafe On Ralph

A comfy cafe for breakfast through lunch with coffee and vegan options.

Where: 86 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, 11221

For more information on Cafe On Ralph.

Brooklyn Beso

Taste the flavorful Latin and Caribbean cuisine in either their romantic, brick lined interior, or their colorful heated garden! Plus, they’ve merged with Cafe on Ralph, according to their site.

Where: 370 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, New York

For more information on Brooklyn Beso.

 

El Jeffe Modern Mexican Grill

Mexican food with a Panama twist.

Where: 1483 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 11216

For more information on Jeffe Modern Mexican Grill.

 

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 on Zaca Cafe.

 

Cuts & Slices 

Come for the pizza, stay for the extraordinary inventive toppings: think jerk shrimp, chicken and waffles—and much more. 

Where: 93 Howard Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

For more information on Cuts & Slices. 

 

BKLYN Blend

Fresh juice, smoothies and gourmet sandwiches (each made with freshly baked, whole grain turmeric bread) line the menu in this chill, rustic space. Free wifi as well.

Where: 194 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

For more information on Brooklyn Blend.

 

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 on King of the Sea.

 

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 on Skål.

 

Brown Butter

An elevated cafe specializing in craft, specialty drinks, and pastries baked in-houselike the signature house-made brown-butter biscuits.

Where: 413 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn NY 11216

For more information on Brown Butter.

 

Crown Heights

Nostrand Social

Live jazz and blues, R&B and rock compliment the lively supper club’s menu of Creole and Caribbean cuisine.

Where: 706 Nostrand Ave

For more information on Nostrand Social.

 

Black Nile Seafood & Soul Food

Seafood dishes and soul food, with signature Black nile seasoning and Halal meat and poultry, served in a laid-back space. And since their chef is one of their owners—you can trust each dish is made exceptional daily.

Where: 592 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, 11216

For more information on Black Nile Seafood and Soul Food.

 

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 on Nûrish.

 

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 on Ital Kitchen.

 

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 on Greedi Kitchen. 


The Crabby Shack

The uber homey Crabby Shack is the spot for all things crab. Enjoy super fresh crab and lobster rolls, spicy steamed shrimp, crab mac and cheese, and even beer steamed crustation in their famed seasoned garlic butter…*heavy breathing.*

Where: 613 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

For more information on The Crabby Shack.

 

Flatbush

Aunts et Uncles

Part vegan restaurant, part concept shop: total vibes.

Where: 1407 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

For more information on Aunts et Uncles.

 

Brooklyn Perk Coffee

Local coffee spot with everything from frappes to tea lattes. 

Where: 605 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, Ny 11225

For more information on Brooklyn Perk Coffee.

 

The Juicy Box Bar

Elite drinks & homemade vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian foods.

Where: 2281 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

For more information on the Juicy Box Bar.

 

Mangoseed + Zurilee

A Caribbean restaurant and rum bar, with hand tossed woodfired pizzas, and daily double happy hour—need we say more? 

Where: 755 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

For more information on Mangoseed + Zurilee

 

 

Park Slope​​

BK9

BK9 offers modern Haitian, Trinidadian & Jamaican cuisine in a lively, inviting and eclectic atmosphere. 

Where: 62 5th Ave, Brooklyn, 11217

For more information on BK9.

 

Prospect Heights

Eve’s Lounge

With a bright and lively bar with daily drink specials, a 24k “midas” food menu section, karaoke/open mic nights, and a monthly “jazz brunch”—you’ll never be bored at Eve’s. 

Where: 769 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

For more information on Eve’s Lounge.

Bed Stuy

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 on HotHouse Bed Stuy. 

 

Cafe On Ralph

A comfy cafe for breakfast through lunch with coffee and vegan options.

Where: 86 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, 11221

For more information on Cafe On Ralph.

Brooklyn Beso

Taste the flavorful Latin and Caribbean cuisine in either their romantic, brick lined interior, or their colorful heated garden! Plus, they’ve merged with Cafe on Ralph, according to their site.

Where: 370 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, New York

For more information on Brooklyn Beso.

 

El Jeffe Modern Mexican Grill

Mexican food with a Panama twist.

Where: 1483 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 11216

For more information on Jeffe Modern Mexican Grill.

 

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 on Zaca Cafe.

 

Cuts & Slices 

Come for the pizza, stay for the extraordinary inventive toppings: think jerk shrimp, chicken and waffles—and much more. 

Where: 93 Howard Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

For more information on Cuts & Slices. 

 

BKLYN Blend

Fresh juice, smoothies and gourmet sandwiches (each made with freshly baked, whole grain turmeric bread) line the menu in this chill, rustic space. Free wifi as well.

Where: 194 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

For more information on Brooklyn Blend.

 

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 on King of the Sea.

 

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 on Skål.

 

Brown Butter

An elevated cafe specializing in craft, specialty drinks, and pastries baked in-houselike the signature house-made brown-butter biscuits.

Where: 413 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn NY 11216

For more information on Brown Butter.

 

Crown Heights

Nostrand Social

Live jazz and blues, R&B and rock compliment the lively supper club’s menu of Creole and Caribbean cuisine.

Where: 706 Nostrand Ave

For more information on Nostrand Social.

 

Black Nile Seafood & Soul Food

Seafood dishes and soul food, with signature Black nile seasoning and Halal meat and poultry, served in a laid-back space. And since their chef is one of their owners—you can trust each dish is made exceptional daily.

Where: 592 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, 11216

For more information on Black Nile Seafood and Soul Food.

 

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 on Nûrish.

 

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 on Ital Kitchen.

 

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 on Greedi Kitchen. 


The Crabby Shack

The uber homey Crabby Shack is the spot for all things crab. Enjoy super fresh crab and lobster rolls, spicy steamed shrimp, crab mac and cheese, and even beer steamed crustation in their famed seasoned garlic butter…*heavy breathing.*

Where: 613 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

For more information on The Crabby Shack.

 

Flatbush

Aunts et Uncles

Part vegan restaurant, part concept shop: total vibes.

Where: 1407 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

For more information on Aunts et Uncles.

 

Brooklyn Perk Coffee

Local coffee spot with everything from frappes to tea lattes. 

Where: 605 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, Ny 11225

For more information on Brooklyn Perk Coffee.

 

The Juicy Box Bar

Elite drinks & homemade vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian foods.

Where: 2281 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

For more information on the Juicy Box Bar.

 

Mangoseed + Zurilee

A Caribbean restaurant and rum bar, with hand tossed woodfired pizzas, and daily double happy hour—need we say more? 

Where: 755 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

For more information on Mangoseed + Zurilee

 

 

Park Slope​​

BK9

BK9 offers modern Haitian, Trinidadian & Jamaican cuisine in a lively, inviting and eclectic atmosphere. 

Where: 62 5th Ave, Brooklyn, 11217

For more information on BK9.

 

Prospect Heights

Eve’s Lounge

With a bright and lively bar with daily drink specials, a 24k “midas” food menu section, karaoke/open mic nights, and a monthly “jazz brunch”—you’ll never be bored at Eve’s. 

Where: 769 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

For more information on Eve’s Lounge.

MANHTTAN

MANHTTAN

Harlem

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 on Sylvia’s Restaurant. 

 

Lolo’s Seafood Shack

A small shop offering Caribbean-inspired dishes including seafood steampots.

Where: 303 W. 116th St. 10026

For more information on Lolo’s Seafood Shack.

 

Seasoned Vegan 

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 on Seasoned Vegan.

 

Settepani Ristorante

The first Italian bakery and restaurant in Central Harlem.

Where: 196 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026

For more information on Settepani Ristorante.

 

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 on Ponty Bistro.

 

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 on Lloyd’s Carrot Cake.

 

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 on The Row.

 

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 on BLVD Bistro.

 

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 on Harlem Hookah.

 

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 on Red Rooster.

 

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 on Baked Cravings.

 

Melba’s Restaurant

Get the best of southern comfort food classics at Melba’s, from fried chicken and waffles to catfish and short ribs. 

Where: 300 W. 114th St., New York, NY 10026

For more information on Melba’s Restaurant



Midtown

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 on Jimmy’s Corner. 

 

Negril ATL

An upscale Caribbean eatery set in a renovated 1907 firehouse.

Where: 30 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

For more information on Negril ATL

 

Lower East Side / East Village

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 on Mikey Likes It Ice Cream. 

 

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 on Gooey on the Inside Cookies.

 

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 on Sweet Chick.

 

Greenwich Village

Negril Village NYC

Now accepting reservations and soon to be reopened: get your spicy authentic Caribbean cuisine, rum punch andn in-house DJ fix at Negril.

Where: 70 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012

For more information on Negril Village NYC. 

 

Urban Vegan Kitchen

Organic vegan ingredients: meet comfort food tastes.

Where: 41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

For more information on Urban Vegan Kitchen.



Lower Manhattan

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 on Brooklyn Chop House. 

Harlem

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 on Sylvia’s Restaurant. 

 

Lolo’s Seafood Shack

A small shop offering Caribbean-inspired dishes including seafood steampots.

Where: 303 W. 116th St. 10026

For more information on Lolo’s Seafood Shack.

 

Seasoned Vegan 

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 on Seasoned Vegan.

 

Settepani Ristorante

The first Italian bakery and restaurant in Central Harlem.

Where: 196 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026

For more information on Settepani Ristorante.

 

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 on Ponty Bistro.

 

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 on Lloyd’s Carrot Cake.

 

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 on The Row.

 

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 on BLVD Bistro.

 

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 on Harlem Hookah.

 

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 on Red Rooster.

 

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 on Baked Cravings.

 

Melba’s Restaurant

Get the best of southern comfort food classics at Melba’s, from fried chicken and waffles to catfish and short ribs. 

Where: 300 W. 114th St., New York, NY 10026

For more information on Melba’s Restaurant



Midtown

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 on Jimmy’s Corner. 

 

Negril ATL

An upscale Caribbean eatery set in a renovated 1907 firehouse.

Where: 30 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

For more information on Negril ATL

 

Lower East Side / East Village

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 on Mikey Likes It Ice Cream. 

 

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 on Gooey on the Inside Cookies.

 

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 on Sweet Chick.

 

Greenwich Village

Negril Village NYC

Now accepting reservations and soon to be reopened: get your spicy authentic Caribbean cuisine, rum punch andn in-house DJ fix at Negril.

Where: 70 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012

For more information on Negril Village NYC. 

 

Urban Vegan Kitchen

Organic vegan ingredients: meet comfort food tastes.

Where: 41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

For more information on Urban Vegan Kitchen.



Lower Manhattan

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 on Brooklyn Chop House. 

THE BRONX

THE BRONX

South Bronx

Beatstro 

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 on Beatstro.

 

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 on Flava’s International Grill.

 

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 on Bricks and Hops.

 

Sam’s Soul Food

Enjoy southern comfort food at this relaxed, low-lit tavern with DJ events.

Where: 598 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

For more information on Sam’s Soul Food.



East Bronx

Next Stop Vegan 

Parkchester

Vegan eats with a Dominican flair. 

Where: 1818 Archer St, The Bronx, NY 10460

For more information on East Bronx.

 

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 on Freckle’s Juice.

 

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 on Allerton.

 

Accra Restaurant 

Soundview

A West African restaurant serving up natural and unique fare.

Where: 2041 Davidson Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453

For more information on Accra Restaurant .

 

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 on Cea-Lo Cafe.

 

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 on Juices for Life.

 

Melanie's 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 on Melanie’s Roti & Grill.

 

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 on Paula’s Soul Food. 

South Bronx

Beatstro 

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 on Beatstro.

 

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 on Flava’s International Grill.

 

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 on Bricks and Hops.

 

Sam’s Soul Food

Enjoy southern comfort food at this relaxed, low-lit tavern with DJ events.

Where: 598 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

For more information on Sam’s Soul Food.



East Bronx

Next Stop Vegan 

Parkchester

Vegan eats with a Dominican flair. 

Where: 1818 Archer St, The Bronx, NY 10460

For more information on East Bronx.

 

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 on Freckle’s Juice.

 

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 on Allerton.

 

Accra Restaurant 

Soundview

A West African restaurant serving up natural and unique fare.

Where: 2041 Davidson Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453

For more information on Accra Restaurant .

 

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 on Cea-Lo Cafe.

 

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 on Juices for Life.

 

Melanie's 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 on Melanie’s Roti & Grill.

 

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 on Paula’s Soul Food. 

QUEENS

QUEENS

Central Queens

 

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 on Queens Bully. 

 

Milk & Pull

Hip, vibey coffee joint specializing in artisanal pastries.

Where: 778 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
For more information on Mike & Pull.

 

South Queens

Kilimanjaro African Restaurant

A gourmet deli selection, with a hot buff buffet of soul food and Caribbean.

Where: 115-43 Sutphin Blvd, Queens, NY 11434

For more information on Kilimanjaro African Restaurant

 

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 on Veggie Castle II.

 

Henrica’s 

Relaxed joint highlighting traditional Jamaican fare and Chinese-fusion.

Where: 138-89 Francis Lewis Blvd. Queens, NY

For more information on Henrica’s. 

 

The Door

Upscale restaurant featuring jerk chicken, oxtail, escovitch and other Jamaican specialties.

Where: 163-07 Baisley Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11434

For more information the Door. 

 

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 on Dunns River Lounge & Restaurant. 

 

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 on Pa-Nash Eurosoul Restaurant & Lounge.

 

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 on Southern Girls Soul Food Kitchen.

 

North Queens

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 on Snowdonia.

 

Queenz Bakery Cafe

A bakery and cafe aptly located in Jamaica, Queens. Their menu boasts an assortment of dessert options, cafe inspired drinks, and patties.

Where: 125-11 Merrick Blvd, Queens, NY 11434

For more information on Queenz Bakery Cafe.

Central Queens

 

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 on Queens Bully. 

 

Milk & Pull

Hip, vibey coffee joint specializing in artisanal pastries.

Where: 778 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
For more information on Mike & Pull.

 

South Queens

Kilimanjaro African Restaurant

A gourmet deli selection, with a hot buff buffet of soul food and Caribbean.

Where: 115-43 Sutphin Blvd, Queens, NY 11434

For more information on Kilimanjaro African Restaurant

 

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 on Veggie Castle II.

 

Henrica’s 

Relaxed joint highlighting traditional Jamaican fare and Chinese-fusion.

Where: 138-89 Francis Lewis Blvd. Queens, NY

For more information on Henrica’s. 

 

The Door

Upscale restaurant featuring jerk chicken, oxtail, escovitch and other Jamaican specialties.

Where: 163-07 Baisley Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11434

For more information the Door. 

 

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 on Dunns River Lounge & Restaurant. 

 

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 on Pa-Nash Eurosoul Restaurant & Lounge.

 

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 on Southern Girls Soul Food Kitchen.

 

North Queens

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 on Snowdonia.

 

Queenz Bakery Cafe

A bakery and cafe aptly located in Jamaica, Queens. Their menu boasts an assortment of dessert options, cafe inspired drinks, and patties.

Where: 125-11 Merrick Blvd, Queens, NY 11434

For more information on Queenz Bakery Cafe.

BUSINESSES

BUSINESSES

Brooklyn

Akwaaba Mansion 

A bed & breakfast blending historic Italianate architecture with Afrocentric design.

Where: 347 MacDonough Street 11233

For more information on Akwaaba Mansion.

 

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 on Happy Cork.

 

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 on Make Manifest.

 

Ethel’s Club

A social and wellness club designed for and by African Americans.

Where: 315 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

For more information on Ethel’s Club.

 

African Queen Boutique

A boutique selling African-inspired clothing, shoes and accessories. 

Where: 1401 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn NY 11226

For more information on African Queen Boutique.

 

Cafe Con Libros 

A cozy bookstore cafe offering espresso beverages and baked goods.

Where: 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216

For more information on Cafe Con Libros.  

 

Manhattan

Sister’s Uptown Bookstore 

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 on Sister’s Uptown Bookstore. 

 

The Beauty Cave 

Hair done, nails done, everything (read: make up) did.

Where: 2157 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029

For more information on the Beauty Cave.

 

The Schomburg Shop (Harlem)

A bookstore offering a curated selection of items from the Shop at the SchomburgCenter for Research in Black Culture.

Where: 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

For more information on the Schomburg Shop. 

 

The Bronx

 

The Lit Bar

Part-bookshop, part-wine bar stocking popular titles & hosting events & readings.

Where: 131 Alexander Ave, The Bronx, NY 10454

For more information on Lit Bar. 

 

Online

Perry Boyce (Sold at various locations)

High quality home goods and textiles ranging from scented candles, room sprays and funky kits.

For more information on Perry Boyce.

 

Beauté Brownie 

A Brooklyn-based cosmetic line that encourages inclusivity.

For more information on Beauté Brownie.

 

Lost Queens

High quality jewelry to celebrate the “Goddess in You.”

For more information on Lost Queens.

 

Frances Grey 

Accessory of the moment: Hats.

For more information on Frances Grey.  

Brooklyn

Akwaaba Mansion 

A bed & breakfast blending historic Italianate architecture with Afrocentric design.

Where: 347 MacDonough Street 11233

For more information on Akwaaba Mansion.

 

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 on Happy Cork.

 

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 on Make Manifest.

 

Ethel’s Club

A social and wellness club designed for and by African Americans.

Where: 315 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

For more information on Ethel’s Club.

 

African Queen Boutique

A boutique selling African-inspired clothing, shoes and accessories. 

Where: 1401 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn NY 11226

For more information on African Queen Boutique.

 

Cafe Con Libros 

A cozy bookstore cafe offering espresso beverages and baked goods.

Where: 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216

For more information on Cafe Con Libros.  

 

Manhattan

Sister’s Uptown Bookstore 

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 on Sister’s Uptown Bookstore. 

 

The Beauty Cave 

Hair done, nails done, everything (read: make up) did.

Where: 2157 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029

For more information on the Beauty Cave.

 

The Schomburg Shop (Harlem)

A bookstore offering a curated selection of items from the Shop at the SchomburgCenter for Research in Black Culture.

Where: 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

For more information on the Schomburg Shop. 

 

The Bronx

 

The Lit Bar

Part-bookshop, part-wine bar stocking popular titles & hosting events & readings.

Where: 131 Alexander Ave, The Bronx, NY 10454

For more information on Lit Bar. 

 

Online

Perry Boyce (Sold at various locations)

High quality home goods and textiles ranging from scented candles, room sprays and funky kits.

For more information on Perry Boyce.

 

Beauté Brownie 

A Brooklyn-based cosmetic line that encourages inclusivity.

For more information on Beauté Brownie.

 

Lost Queens

High quality jewelry to celebrate the “Goddess in You.”

For more information on Lost Queens.

 

Frances Grey 

Accessory of the moment: Hats.

For more information on Frances Grey.  

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