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Jun 4, 2020

22 Great Black-Owned Restaurants In New York City To Order From Tonight (And In The Future)

It's time to literally put your money where your mouth is.

Supporting Black-owned businesses — like restaurants — is one of the many ways you can help fight against anti-Black racism and inequality in America.

Here are some of the best Black-owned restaurants in New York City that are still open for takeout or delivery. Order from them today, yes, but continue to support them (and other Black-owned businesses) in the future.

A couple of things to note:

— Many food delivery services take hefty commissions; try to avoid them by ordering directly from the restaurant whenever possible.

— Be mindful of the citywide 8 p.m. curfew currently imposed in NYC, and get your dinner order in early for the safety of yourself and delivery drivers.

— Check out these tips for ordering delivery while protecting yourself and others during the pandemic.

1. Fieldtrip — Harlem, Manhattan

2. Bunna — Bushwick, Brooklyn

3. Beatstro — South Bronx, Bronx

4. Peaches Hothouse — Bedford-Stuyvesant and Fort Greene, Brooklyn

5. Paula's Soul Food — Wakefield, Bronx

6. Yatenga Bistro — Harlem, Manhattan

7. Next Stop Vegan — Parkchester, Bronx

8. Sylvia's Restaurant — Harlem, Manhattan

9. The Crabby Shack — Crown Heights, Brooklyn

10. Berber Street Food — West Village, Manhattan

11. Queens Bully — Forest Hills, Queens

12. Zaca Cafe — Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

13. Melba's Restaurant — Harlem, Manhattan

14. & Sons — Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

15. Sweet Chick — Williamsburg, Brooklyn and East Village, Manhattan

16. Melanie's Roti & Grill — Castle Hill, Bronx

17. Negril Village — Greenwich Village, Manhattan

18. A Live Kitchen — Laurelton, Queens

19. Haile Bistro — East Village, Manhattan

20. Vinateria — Harlem, Manhattan

21. The Door — Jamaica, Queens

22. Seasoned Vegan — Harlem, Manhattan

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Why it's great: This family-run spot in Harlem cooks up vegan versions of classic soul foods, like baked mac 'n' cheese and BBQ "crawfish." They also run an online marketplace that ships vegan products across the US.

How you can support:

Order takeout or delivery

Shop for groceries at Super Vegan Market

Looking for other ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement and fight racism? Educate yourself with a book about antiracism, protest peacefully, or donate to a cause that supports Black lives and protesters.

What's your favorite Black-owned restaurant in New York City? Let us know in the comments!

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