Black-Owned Businesses in New York State
From cultural cuisines to jazz music, bookstores, dancing and sweets, shop local on your next New York getaway and support Black-owned businesses in New York this month and every month ! Remember to observe social distancing and wear a mask as required by state guidelines. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available.
These are just a few of the big black-owned businesses in New York. Message us on Instagram @iloveny to showcase the Black-owned businesses you love in New York State!
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Root3d: Find your inner peace and recharge your mind, body, and spirit with wellness workshops and Reiki sessions, group healing, yoga, and more on your next visit to Albany!
Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen: Feast on generational recipes that pay homage to the chef’s Southern roots, from fried chicken to smoky ribs and classic sweet potato fries.
Angel’s Bed & Breakfast: If you’re looking for a small, intimate setting in the heart of downtown Albany, find your way to this historic city inn with a cafe on the first floor.
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Violet’s Bakery: Head to Saugerties and grab a cornetti or try the bakery’s first vegan dessert, a square of cinnamon coffee cake.
The Juice Branch: Try over 100 different cold-pressed juices and smoothies, acai bowls, and join the health wave, with a new location also located in Hudson, NY.
Delightful Bites by Nina: Using local and simple ingredients, Nina brings your favorite pastries, custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies to Cairo, NY.
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Kings Kakery: Have you ever tried alcohol-infused pound cake? How about crispy rice treats covered in melted chocolate and your other favorite cereals? Add this bakery to your list!
Capresso Coffee Bar & Cuisine: Create your own unique flavor of smoothie, coffee, tea or chai, or grab a bite with various Caribbean specialties.
Caribbean Patty World: Feast on Caribbean island dishes, from curried goat and oxtail to jerk chicken patties, and sing along at a karaoke night!
Freestyle Confectionery: Mouth water with a raspberry lemonade crumble bar with a raspberry drizzle, try a crunchy cinnamon toast cookie and more.
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Mushroom Spirits Distillery (pictured): Straight from New York’s original artisan mushroom house, try one-of-a-kind mushroom spirits!
Hawi Ethiopian cuisine: Located on South Cayuga Street in Ithaca, discover Ethiopian dishes ranging from sweet and spicy stews to spongy teff flatbread.
Fort Baptist Farm: Founded in 2017 and available at the Ithaca Farmers Market, shop for fresh, organically produced farm-to-table foods.
Asempe Kitchen: This pop-up restaurant and catering service offers vegan and vegetarian dishes and traditional West African cuisine.
Freddy J’s BBQ: From BBQ Ribs to Mac and Cheese, Red Velvet Waffles and Fried Chicken, get it all in this small but mighty soul food joint.
Golden Cup Coffee Company Inc: Get your caffeine fix with a fresh, flavorful cup of coffee made from the world’s finest coffee beans. The 5 star ratings to prove it!
Colored Musicians Club (pictured): The only African-American club of its kind in the United States, which currently promotes historical research and preservation of jazz in Buffalo.
Sunshine Vegan Eats: Expand your palate and sample a huge selection of freshly prepared vegan dishes made from locally sourced, sustainable produce.
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The Bee Tavern: Support the only black-owned bar in Middletown, known for its honey-infused cocktails.
Brothers BBQ (pictured): Get messy with classic St. Louis or Brothers baby back ribs and finish with a side of collard greens or candied yams.
Spill’n the Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro: Sample micro-roasted coffees at this Tuscan-themed store or walk to the Hudson River and sip your coffee with a view.
Newburgh Mercantile: From gifts and custom frames to local coffees and teas, be sure to pop into this gift shop on Broadway in Newburgh for an unforgettable keepsake of your trip.
Explore more places on Where to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Hudson Valley!
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Gillian Home of the Chocoberries (pictured): From chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels to macaroons, there are so many ways to treat your sweet tooth on the go.
Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast: Plan a romantic getaway with gourmet breakfast and spa services in deluxe accommodations, and discover the wine country of North Fork Long Island.
Down the Rabbit Hole Wine Boutique: Step into this little boutique full of flavor and shop for handcrafted wines, small batch vintages, and organic/biodynamic wineries from around the world.
New York City
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Akwaaba Mansion (pictured): Nestled in a quiet, tree-lined community in historic Stuyvesant Heights, enjoy a luxury getaway at this inn in an 1860s Italianate villa in Brooklyn.
Forever Jerk: Follow your sense of smell and the massive lines to find Jamaican-smoked chicken and pork at food carts in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Black Surfing Association – Rockaway: Take your kids to the Rockaways to learn to surf alongside other young New Yorkers, or take skateboarding lessons if dirt is more their style.
Kokomo: Live an authentic Caribbean experience in Brooklyn and even enjoy your meal in the park with Kokomo Picnics To-Go (offered in April) starting at $45.
Greedi Vegan/Greedi Kitchen: From walnut burger to fried coconut and ginger plantains to various jams, enjoy delicious vegan comfort food.
Brown Butter Craft Bar & Kitchen: “Homemade brown butter cookies” are all you need to get into this cafe, with menu items like the breakfast egg sandwich and hot honey cookies.
The bed. Bar: Discover the only independent bookstore in the entire borough of the Bronx which serves 1.5 million people.
Beatstro: This restaurant and lounge in the South Bronx pays homage to the birth of Hip-Hop.
Universal Hip Hop Museum: Embark on an interactive journey that focuses on the five elements of hip hop during the [R]Evolution of the Hip Hop exhibit located at the Bronx Terminal Market.
Melba’s: Head to Harlem for top-notch comfort food like fried chicken and eggnog waffles with strawberry butter and maple syrup, the winner of “THROWDOWN!” with Bobby Flay!
Blaze Jamaican Restaurant: Caribbean, seafood and soul food, all in one place — Staten Island.
Next Stop Vegan: Find fun vegan options, from stuffed plantain baskets to barbecued “pork” sandwich made with jackfruit, barbecue sauce and coleslaw.
Hush Hip-Hop Tours: Explore the history of hip-hop from the state that started it, from Boogie Down Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop, to Harlem and Brooklyn.
Sylvia’s: Serving authentic soul food for over 55 years to celebrities, presidents and locals, savor this Harlem favorite and experience home cooking, with Gospel Brunch on Sundays!
Harlem Hops: Grab beer, booze and bites at Manhattan’s first 100% African-American local craft beer bar.
Don’t stop your adventure there! Learn more about The Black Experience in New York City and shop in various black-owned neighborhoods like Flatbush, Jamaica, Bed-Stuy and Harlem.