This weekend marks Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. If you’re feeling inspired to support your local community, one way to make a direct impact is to dine with Black-owned restaurants near you—here are a few in NYC to get you started!
Ras Plant Based
Traditional Ethiopian cuisine gets a modern twist on this menu featuring savory seasonal fare and classic dishes! Discover a fresh, authentic interpretation of recipes that have been handed down for generations.
Queen Of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant
A few blocks from Times Square, this cozy and casual spot from Chef Philipos Mengistu is perfect for both newcomers and lifelong fans of Ethiopian cuisine. Don’t miss the drink menu featuring Ethiopian favorites like honey wine!
Established in 2013, this inviting neighborhood hotspot is known for its craft brews on tap and its guest list of DJs spinning hip hop, funk, soul, and more. Check it out and see why this is a Bed-Stuy favorite.
Show off your good taste by nabbing a spot at this stylish South Village favorite’s 12-seat bar for a round of specialty cocktails! And don’t worry—there’s outdoor seating, too, so you won’t miss out if the bar is spoken for.
Charm Bar & Restaurant
Just across from Barclays Center, Charm lives up to its name with a menu of authentic Caribbean cuisine and signature cocktails. With a warm and inviting ambience, it’s ideal for group gatherings and intimate outings.
Fieldtrip – Harlem & Rockefeller Center
With a mantra of “Rice is culture,” this spot offers rice bowls inspired by global cuisine at its locations in Harlem and Rockefeller Center. Sustainable rice grains and ethically sourced ingredients shine on this menu!
Brown Butter Craft Bar & Kitchen
Made from scratch every morning, buttery, flaky biscuits (topped with your choice of eggs, fried chicken, or hot honey) are the star of the menu at this Bed-Stuy cafe. Try one with a specialty drink like a Haitian Hot Chocolate!
Colorful decor and a menu inspired by Latin and Caribbean cuisine give this Stuyvesant Heights spot the unmistakable good vibes of a tropical getaway. The back patio is perfect for relaxing with a round of their famous Rum Punch!
Home to over 5,000 vinyl records, this craft beer bar is a music-lover’s paradise overflowing with style and soul. Check them out online ahead of time to see the latest on tap and their upcoming schedule of guest DJs!
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