10 Black Owned Business To Visit In NYC

This list is not a list for Black History Month. This is a list of 10 business doing great things in NYC.

February 10, 2022

Black Owned Business To Visit While You're In NYC

February is Black History Month in the United States. But lets be clear, black history is made every day and there is always something to find. The great thing about NYC is it we celebrate everyone here, and we do it everyday … as should you This list is not for February, it’s for everyday. So whenever you visit take a look at this list and make sure to stop by a few of these shops when you’re in the city. 


Nilu is a Black female-owned gift shop in Harlem. The shop has hand-picked curated items for women, min, kids, home and is the BEST gift shop in Harlem for travelers. The items in this shop are so unique every traveler will be sure to find a unique souvenir to bring back that says I Love NY without saying “I Love NY”.

191 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026



Jasmine's Caribbean 

NYC is full of immigrants and the offspring of immigrants. It’s what makes this city special. Everyone here brings something new and unique to this city of potluck and adds to the menu of options. Jasmines is the perfect example. This new Caribbean restaurant opened by Jasmine Gerald originally from the Virgin Islands is the best new Caribbean restaurant in Manhattan and it’s right in Times Square. 

371 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036



Gooey On The Inside

At this Lower East Side bakery, you'll find cookies that are irresistibly crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside. This bakery also has an impressive array of flavors to choose from. Just take a look at the picture below.

163 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002



Harlem Hops

Making their mark on the craft beer scene, Harlem Hops is the best place for beer uptown. Period. This stylish restaurant and bar offer a beer variety that's hard to match and decor that makes it perfect to enjoy. 

2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030



Akwaaba Mansion

Akwaaba is actually a bed and breakfast in Brooklyn. The internet describes it as a hidden gem but it’s pretty well known to locals who are part of the culture for their amazing Sunday brunch menus. The mansion itself is amazing and the vibe for Sunday brunch is the best around.

347 MacDonough St, Brooklyn, NY 11233



Mikey Likes It

Mikey Likes It is a pop-culture-inspired artisanal ice cream shop. The fun and lively storefront is decked out with images of pop icons and the downtown store includes flavors like “Pink Floyd”, “Ice Ice Mikey” and “Foxy Brown”. And for the record … The Foxy Brown was cited as the best way to make someone fall in love with NYC according to Gossip Girl.

199 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009



IG: @mikeylikeitsicecream

Seasoned Vegan

Most times when we think about soul food it includes chicken, ham and beef. Seasoned Vegan is changing that. This gourmet vegan soul food spot serves recognizable soul food dishes like Mac & Cheese, Crawfish Po Boys and red velvet cupcakes but with all vegan ingredients. 

55 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026



The Lit Bar

The Lit Bar is more than a bookstore, it is a beacon in the Bronx. Noelle Santos opened this bookstore / coffe shop / wine bar after the Bronx’s last remaining bookstore closed. Now the Lit Bar’s gives adults & young readers space to discover, digest and discuss new ideas and concepts.

131 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454



Brooklyn Circus

The majority of fashion stores have offers for women, but Brooklyn Circus is focused on cool & casual menswear that never sacrifices the tailoring and design.

150 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11217



Queens Bully

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, brunch is the most important meal of the week. If you’re in Queens and looking for a good place to grab brunch, go here. Parking is tough so grab a cab or take a subway.

113-30 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375



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