25 Black-Owned Restaurants in NYC

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I once read somewhere

Currently, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for a month, in Jewish communities approximately 20 days and white communities 17 days. How long does a dollar circulate in the black community? 6 hours! African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion; and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to black owned businesses.

Seeing these type of startling statistics regarding black-owned business is why it is crucial to support these type of companies.  I recently watched Killer Mike’s Netflix special where he spends three days using and consuming only products that come from the black community.  This challenge results in him sleeping on a park bench and only using a bike as his main form of transportation.  This special served as a reminder of why it is crucial to support black-owned business.  I have comprised a list of 25 black-owned restaurants in New York City.

If you live in Dallas be sure to check out a list of black-owned restaurants at Brandi’s Food Diary site, and if you live in Houston check out Black Girls Who Brunch site.  These two  are currently both running a Black-Owned Restaurant Bingo Challenge for Black History Month!




Tily’s BK

1223 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

The Row Harlem

2374 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030