Now as much as ever it’s important to support local Black-owned businesses in any way you can. A great way to actively fight inequality and support the Black Lives Matter movement, you’ll also get some absolutely fantastic meals by ordering from these NYC restaurants- it’s a win-win!
35 Orchard St, New York, NY
Enjoy a taste of New Orleans when you visit this Lower East Side sandwich shop! From shrimp and oyster po’boys to any number of cajun-style dishes, Cheeky Sandwiches is now open and ready to satisfy your cravings!
74 Orchard St., New York, NY
You can’t miss this sultry rum and cocktail bar on the Lower East Side! Inspired by the Carnival culture in Trinidad and Tobago, these craft cocktails will transport you straight to the Caribbean. Order up some of their island-inspired dishes, from oxtail stew to Ja style curry shrimp.
1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY=
Bunna Cafe brings the traditional flavors of Ethiopia to Bushwick with a variety of plant-based dishes to try! Sip on Ethiopian coffee and tea, or order a cocktail if you need something a bit stronger! Bunna Cafe is now open for pick up and delivery.
178 Stanton St, New York NY
Another incredible Lower East Side spot, The Bun Hut offers a unique fusion of Caribbean and Asian cuisines. Think Chinese bao buns stuffed with delicious Caribbean flavors. Use the code on their website to receive 20% off your first online order!
163 Chrystie Street Basement, New York, NY
I think the name of this place really says it all! Order these enormous baked goods to feed your soul, and even indulge in the nostalgia of their famous Dunkaroo cookie. Gooey On The Inside is THE dessert spot to try in NYC this summer!
415 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Peaches Hothouse brings the best of Southern cooking to NYC! From shrimp and grits to gumbo and fried chicken, this black-owned restaurant has several locations in the city and is serving up all the homestyle favorites you won’t want to miss.
35 Carmine St, New York, NY
This West Village African Cafe is your go-to spot for fresh and delicious pan-African cuisine in the city. From flavorful street food to classic Berber specialities, you won’t be disappointed when you order from this tasteful cafe.
746 E 233rd st, Bronx, NY
Open for pick-up and delivery, don’t overlook Paula’s when you’ve got a craving for some serious soul food! From classic fried chicken to seafood boil bags, this spot’s got everything you need to enjoy a hearty and delicious meal.
613 Franklin Ave Brooklyn NY
Head here for everything crab! From crab grilled cheese to the famous “Clobster Roll”, you’re in for a real treat at The Crabby Shack. Do yourself a favor and order the crab mac and cheese, you can thank me later!
328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY
Head to Harlem for some classic soul food, including phenomenal catfish and heavenly fried chicken. Sylvia Woods has been serving up authentic soul food here for over 55 years, so you can trust she’s got something good going! Currently only open for pick-up and delivery.