As a (Black) foodie, I believe it’s important to support Black-owned businesses. However, just so you know, I’m not one of those people that will support black businesses “just because”. Every restaurant on this list is here not only because they are black-owned, but also because the restaurant offered something that made it worthy to be on my foodie list.
My journey through the Best Black-Owned Restaurants in NYC & Long Island is ongoing and started when I moved to NYC from Chicago almost 13 years ago. As such, this post will continuously be updated as I visit more places. Additionally, at some point, the Long Island spots will be a part of their own list but for now …… eat up and enjoy!
*Please note: This post was originally published on or about July 21, 2015, and has been updated throughout the years as some restaurants close and change ownership, etc.