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Posted: Feb 23, 2022

Dine at These Black-Owned Restaurants in NYC

Here is a round-up of some of our favorite Black-owned restaurants in the city.

01

Zanmi

1206 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

01

Zanmi is a hot spot for Haitian-American cuisine with a modern twist. Casual, vibrant and delicious, it's no wonder this restaurant has made a name for itself in its Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood.

02

Yatenga

2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030, United States

Yatenga

This French bistro serves up French fare with a little American flair. Dine outside or in, but whatever you do, don't miss their gooey bechamel, parmesan, and macaroni-filled Chef Special Gambas.

03

Tsion Cafe

763 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Tsion Cafe

763 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY, USA

If you’re looking for some of the best Ethiopian food in the city, look no further than Tsion Cafe. Influenced by the worldly travels of owner Beejhy Barhany, Tsion Cafe’s menu features authentic dishes that are seasoned with herbs and spices sourced from Ethiopia and the Mediterranean. They also have tons of vegan options.

04

Sisters

900 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

04

A lively neighborhood restaurant + bar whose interior looks fresh out of the pages of Architectural Digest. Check out their specialty cocktails to-go which come in two sizes so you can keep the party going long after you leave.

05

Peaches HotHouse

415 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA

Peaches HotHouse

If you’re looking to relieve those Sunday Scaries with something indulgent, we recommend a trip to Peaches HotHouse. The soul-themed restaurant now boasts four locations, each equipped with their own unique Southern options. The Hot Chicken Sandwich is a must, so the only decision you'll really need to make is whether you want it “hot” or “extra hot.” We also love their outdoor seating accommodations; book your own private heated greenhouse for warmth and privacy.

06

Melba's

300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026, USA

Melba's

300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026, USA

Melba's has been serving homemade, southern comfort food – everything from fried catfish and crab cakes to chicken and waffles – for almost 20 years! The real star of the show is Melba herself, a hostess with the mostest who started in the industry at iconic spots like Sylvia's and Windows on the World.

07

Kokomo

65 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

07

This Caribbean spot, named after the classic Beach Boys’ 80s hit, will transport you to a modern mini-food paradise.

08

Ital Kitchen

1032 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States

Ital Kitchen

A surprisingly well-kept secret blending ethical foods with the explosive flavor of Caribbean cuisine for a unique vegan experience. It’s cozy, eclectic, and colorful, with a back garden where live music is always encouraged.

09

Cheri's Bedstuy

216 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA

Cheri's Bedstuy

216 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA

A soul food restaurant with all the Southern comforts you know and love.

10

Bunna Cafe

1084 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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This vegan spot may be meatless but is definitely not dry, so give some attention to their selection of Ethiopian beers or their honey wine, otherwise known as the nectar of the gods.

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