Wanna support the Black community? Put your money where your mouth is—and enjoy a great meal while you're at it—by supporting one of these Black-owned businesses. (There are way more than 25 phenomenal ones in the city—Bon Appetit associate social media director Rachel Karten has compiled a more expansive list you can view here—but we wanted to share our top 25.) And, if you can, consider eating hyper-local and walking to pick up your food instead of ordering through a third-party delivery app, because it means more money in local restaurants' pockets.
1. Peaches Hot House (Bed-Stuy & Fort Greene)
You don't have to go to Nashville to try the city's famous hot chicken—order it tonight for pickup or delivery and enjoy at home in NYC. (Pass the honey.)
2. Fish N' Ting (Eastchester)
The must-orders at this Bronx Jamaican spot include: Fried sweet plantains, Rasta pasta, rum punch, and the fish option of your liking.
3. Joloff (Bed-Stuy)
With a five-star average and more than 1,000 reviews on Seamless, not sure you can go wrong with this Senegalese spot. Also, it's very vegetarian-friendly.
Call for delivery or pickup: 718-230-0523
4. Grandchamps (Bed-Stuy & Navy Yard)
Inspired by Haitian cuisine, good luck choosing what you'll order from this tasty menu. Though we do have our eyes on that plate...
5. Brown Butter Cafe (Bed-Stuy)
Bring brunch to you. We'll take the quinoa and oat bowl, Belgian waffle, bacon and egg biscuit and a batch of passion fruit Bellini, please.
6. Bed-Stuy Fish Fry (Multiple Brooklyn Locations)
With four locations across Brooklyn—Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights and Flatlands—one of their famous fish and chip combos is only a click away. And yes, the image above is , in fact, a lobster tail atop of mac and cheese. You can have that too.
7. Sally's (Bed-Stuy)
Venturing out? Try the whole cocktail-to-go thing at this Caribbean-Asian spot in Bed-Stuy. May we also suggest a rice bowl and a couple of steamed buns?
Call for pickup: 718-388-8788
8. Sisters (Clinton Hill)
The Clinton Hill restaurant is now offering a limited menu of take-out food, beer, wine and cocktails—which look amazing. Check out their Instagram for hours and menu items.
Call for pickup: 347-763-2537
9. H.I.M. Ital Health Food Market (Wakefield)
Tucked inside a health food store, ITAL Health Food is all about vegan cooking with heart, soul and a Caribbean flair. Fill a plate with flavorful dishes that change on the regular, and from the looks of the Yelp reviews, are always delicious. (The above photo includes: portobello mushrooms, soy chicken, kale, stewed white beans and black rice.)
Call or visit for pickup: 718-798-0018; 4374B White Plains Rd. Bronx, NY
10. Lolo's Seafood Shack (Harlem)
When it comes to Caribbean-American seafood, if you're craving a soft-shell crab sandwich, coconut shrimp or sweet plantains, Lolo's it is.
11. Bunna Cafe (Bushwick)
One of this author's favorite places for one of the most decadent, vegan meals you'll ever have, you can order Bunna at home for a similarly delicious experience.
Call for pickup: 347-295-2227 (press 4)
12. The Crabby Shack (Crown Heights)
Have you had a "clobster roll"? Order one tonight. (But also check out the entire menu—we have a feeling you'll want more than one item.)
13. Berber Street Food (West Village)
This African cafe in the West Village has a wide-ranging menu, but the vegan and gluten-free options look out of this world.
Call for pickup: 646-870-049
14. Peppa's Jerk Chicken (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
Is there a better dinner than the $10 jerk chicken meal? We think not.
15. Haile (East Village)
In normal times, visit this place for the ambience. In these times, carry out for the flavors. Traditional Ethiopian recipes like sambusa and doro wat make for some much-need comfort food. Plus, there are some great vegetarian options.
16. Negril (Greenwich Village)
Guava BBQ wings, jerk bowls, curry goat empanadas—they call it "New York Savvy Caribbean" cuisine. We call it delicious.
Call for pickup: 212-477-2804
17. Johnson's BBQ (Morrissania)
Since 1954, this South Bronx establishment has been all about their pork BBQ ribs and fried chicken dinners. Psst: Order extra of the homemade BBQ sauce...or buy a whole dang bottle.
Call or visit for pickup: 718-450-8181; 790 E. 163rd St Bronx, NY
18. Melba's (Harlem)
The namesake owner, Melba Wilson, founded this eatery in 2005 and it's since become synonymous with comfort food in NYC. With specialties like Southern-fried chicken and eggnog waffles, it's really no wonder.
19. Fieldtrip (Harlem)
Only open since 2019, Chef JJ Johnson created his restaurant on the principle that "rice is culture," meaning that rice connects us—just think about how many cuisines include rice as a mainstay.
20. Harlem Shake (Harlem)
Order up a burger and shake (strawberry, please) and it's like a sock hop in your apartment.
21. Le Succulent (Park Slope)
Chef and owner Melanie Delcourt combines her Cameroon roots with French gastronomy at Le Succulent. Think: roast chicken, hanger steak with tamarind gastrique and so much more.
22. Amy Ruth's (Harlem)
With more than 4,000 Google reviews and a 4.3 average rating, Amy Ruth's is serving up amazing soul food—the waffle menu alone has its own page.
23. Buka (Clinton Hill)
Stews, fufu and pof pof (Nigerian doughnuts...mmm), this Clinton Hill restaurant is kinda the definition of getting the most bang for your buck.
Call for pickup: 347-763-0619
24. Freshly Made (Mott Haven)
Founded by cousins and Bronx natives, Marielys Quezada and Angi Tejada, opened their Mott Haven place to serve the community healthy foods—salads, juices, vegan wraps—all priced for less than $10 each. Check out their Instagram for updates and store hours.
25. Beatsro (Mott Haven)
The Latin-meets-soul food menu is inspired by hip hop, and the two cultures that pioneered the genre—African and Puerto Rican. Follow the restaurant on Instagram for updates, like this epic brunch special.