A Foodie’s Guide to the Best Black Owned Restaurants in NYC
Amy Ruth’s (Harlem) - 113 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
Why: Amy Ruth’s has all the southern staples covered; Mac & Cheese (very cheesy, baked), Collard Greens made with smoked turkey (well seasoned, not vinegary), Candied Yams (not overly sweet, creamy) and Fried Chicken (crunchy exterior, juicy, and tender on the inside). You can order the fried chicken plain, honey glazed or smothered (my personal favorite). In addition to all these delicious options, Amy Ruth’s offers 14 different versions of chicken and waffles. As a celebration of black culture, the entrees are eloquently named after famous black people, (e.g. The President Obama, the Gabrielle Union etc.). My personal favorite is the smothered turkey legs AKA “The Roger Toussaint”. (pictured above). I love the gravy, the large turkey wing and the price.