26 Black-Owned NYC Restaurants You Can Order from Tonight
Wanna support the Black community? Put your money where your mouth is—and enjoy a great meal while you're at it—by supporting one of these Black-owned businesses. (There are way more than 26 phenomenal ones in the city—Bon Appetit associate social media director Rachel Karten has compiled a more expansive list you can view here—but we wanted to share our top 26.) And, if you can, consider eating hyper-local and walking to pick up your food instead of ordering through a third-party delivery app, because it means more money in local restaurants' pockets.
1. Peaches Hot House (Bed-Stuy & Fort Greene)
You don't have to go to Nashville to try the city's famous hot chicken—order it tonight for pickup or delivery and enjoy at home in NYC. (Pass the honey.)
3. Joloff (Bed-Stuy)
With a five-star average and more than 1,000 reviews on Seamless, not sure you can go wrong with this Senegalese spot. Also, it's very vegetarian-friendly.
Call for delivery or pickup: 718-230-0523
4. Grandchamps (Bed-Stuy & Navy Yard)
Inspired by Haitian cuisine, good luck choosing what you'll order from this tasty menu. Though we do have our eyes on that plate...
6. Bed-Stuy Fish Fry (Multiple Brooklyn Locations)
With four locations across Brooklyn—Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights and Flatlands—one of their famous fish and chip combos is only a click away. And yes, the image above is, in fact, a lobster tail atop of mac and cheese. You can have that too.
9. H.I.M. Ital Health Food Market (Wakefield)
Tucked inside a health food store, ITAL Health Food is all about vegan cooking with heart, soul and a Caribbean flair. Fill a plate with flavorful dishes that change on the regular, and from the looks of the Yelp reviews, are always delicious. (The above photo includes: portobello mushrooms, soy chicken, kale, stewed white beans and black rice.)
Call or visit for pickup: 718-798-0018; 4374B White Plains Rd. Bronx, NY
14. Peppa's Jerk Chicken (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
Is there a better dinner than the $10 jerk chicken meal? We think not.
15. Haile (East Village)
In normal times, visit this place for the ambience. In these times, carry out for the flavors. Traditional Ethiopian recipes like sambusa and doro wat make for some much-need comfort food. Plus, there are some great vegetarian options.
17. Johnson's BBQ (Morrissania)
Since 1954, this South Bronx establishment has been all about their pork BBQ ribs and fried chicken dinners. Psst: Order extra of the homemade BBQ sauce...or buy a whole dang bottle.
Call or visit for pickup: 718-450-8181; 790 E. 163rd St Bronx, NY
18. Melba's (Harlem)
The namesake owner, Melba Wilson, founded this eatery in 2005 and it's since become synonymous with comfort food in NYC. With specialties like Southern-fried chicken and eggnog waffles, it's really no wonder.
22. Sylvias (Harlem)
Founded in 1962 by “The Queen of Soul Food,” Sylvia Woods, in 1962, this iconic must-visit establishment offers Gospel brunch and Live Music Wednesdays during normal times, but for now, you can order the home-style cooking for delivery or pickup. Might we suggest the $60 family-style fried or baked chicken and some rum punch to wash it down?
24. Freshly Made (Mott Haven)
Founded by cousins and Bronx natives, Marielys Quezada and Angi Tejada, opened their Mott Haven place to serve the community healthy foods—salads, juices, vegan wraps—all priced for less than $10 each. Check out their Instagram for updates and store hours.
25. Harlem Hookah (Harlem)
Woman- and Black-owned, Harlem Hookah was founded to fill a void that was missing in the community: “[Authentic] hookahs straight from Africa, premium cocktail offerings, tasty bites and an environment that is bright, upscale and modern.” We can't wait to make an afternoon out of it—an omelette for brunch, an adult ice pop for dessert and hanging out with some strawberry hookah for as long as we want. But for now we'll settle for takeout.
Delivery & Pick-Up: Order here
26. Beatsro (Mott Haven)
The Latin-meets-soul food menu is inspired by hip hop, and the two cultures that pioneered the genre—African and Puerto Rican. Follow the restaurant on Instagram for updates, like this epic brunch special.