In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be beneficial to promote some local black restaurants in NYC. I was watching a documentary called She Did That on Netflix last weekend and I was so happy to hear that black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. The film also offers an up-close and personal look at black women entrepreneurs and addresses topics like the funding gap for women of color.

Hearing about how large the funding gap made me realize I can do a much better job at supporting black owned businesses. A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City reveals that 40% of black women who request financing don’t receive a single penny. Which is nearly twice as many as white women who are turned down.  I may not have the money right now to fund a black owned business but I can be more conscious about spending my money with them.

Below are 32 black owned restaurants across the five boroughs:

BROOKLYN

1. 333 Lounge333 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

2. Amarachi Lounge189 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. Chance11895 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

4.The Crabby Shack 613 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

5. Mangoseed757 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

6. Ode To Babel772 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

7. Peaches393 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

8. Rustik Tavern471 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

9. Soco509 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

10. Sugarcane – 238 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

MANHATTAN

11. B2271 W 119th St, New York, NY 10026

12. Blossom Du Jour617 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

13. Blvd Bistro239 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

14. Brooklyn Beso370 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

15. Chocolat Restaurant Lounge2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

16. Cove Lounge325 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

17. Lolo’s Seafood Shack303 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

18. Maison Harlem341 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027

19. Negril Village70 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012 

20. Sweet Chick178 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

QUEENS/LONG ISLAND

21. The Door – 163-07 Baisley Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11434

22. Dunns River Lounge & Restaurant93 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

23. This Fish Trap – 682 Sunrise Hwy, Baldwin, NY 11510

24. Henrica’s Restaurant and Lounge138-89 Francis Lewis Blvd. Queens, NY

25. Island Cuisine & Catering153-35 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11432

26. Island Taste Caribbean Restaurant and Lounge – 243-10 Merrick Blvd Queens, NY 11422

27. Jamaica Breeze103-02 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY 11369

28. Queens Bully113-30 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375

29.Pa-Nash Eurosoul Restaurant and Lounge144-14 243rd St. Queens, NY 11422

30. Vibes Bar and Cafe 143-06 Liberty Ave Jamaica, New York 11435

Honorable mentions for the Bronx & Staten Island

I couldn’t find many black-owned restaurants for the next two boroughs. They are also two boroughs I barely go to. If you know of more restaurants in these areas, comment them below!

THE BRONX

31. Paula’s Soul Food746 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10466

STATEN ISLAND

32. Chez Adja African Restaurant 226 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10301