NYC Travel Guide

Below we have several Black Owned Businesses located in NYC that we recommend. This is a growing list.

If you are an online-only business and would like to be featured, stay tuned as we create an directory for both online + physical stores.


Seasoned Vegan 
55 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026
+212 222-0092

One of the best vegan counter-serve resturants in Harlem with a great ambiance and wide selection of dishes. Check out their BBQ “crawfish”/burdock burger.


Breukelen Coffee House
764 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
+718 789-7070

Cozy coffeehouse providing brews & baked goods in a space that invites lingering. My favorite place to go get work done and get a cup of ginger tea. The pastries are not vegan, but there are plenty of nut-based mylk options for coffee/tea lovers.

Scoops Ice Cream Parlor
624 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
+718 282-5904

Serving the Flatbush/Crown Heights area for over two decades, Scoops does his thing with dairy-free frozen treats, vegan Caribbean-style meals, nuts mylks, smoothies and the works.

5814 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203
+718 451-3181

Caribbean-inspired cuisine with signature Rasta Pasta, full bar & entertainment. There are vegetarian options.

Paradis Des Gouts
3002, 1136 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
+718 443-4583

Authentic Ivory Coast cuisine, filled with good vibes.PDG provides you with a back home experience and flavors

Home Sweet Harlem
1528 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10031
+212 926-9616

Southern plates plus breakfast & brunch served in a chill cafe with exposed-brick walls & live jazz. Very cozy spot with a beautiful owner! Vegetarian options.

Sol Sips
203 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
+718 683-0482

Hip, cozy spot founded by a woman with a beautiful spirit. Sol Sips offers an assortment of fresh plant based beverages and mini plant based bites. Their pastries are the perfect amount of sweetness and their creativity shines from the moment you step infront of their establishment. Check out their Root Brews for great coffee alternatives.

Natural Blend
769A Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
+718 783-1737

Organic vegan shop with a juice + smoothie bar that also sells vegan pastries, breakfast, lunch + dinner. There are two locations, but this is my favorite spot! Also check them out on 243 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY.

Patty Plus
324 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
+718 522-7565

Casual Caribbean counter-serve shop in Downtown Brooklyn. Vegetarian/Vegan options available.

Pikliz Cafe and Lounge
903 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
+ 347 715-9366

Ayiti right in the neighborhood of Crown Heights. This Lounge + Restaurant/Cafe has many flavorful vegetarian options + heart thumping music.

Katie O’s
452 E New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
+718 451-3181

Compact, unfussy eatery serving up classic soul food with vegetarian options.

Veggies Natural Juice Bar
785 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
+347 627-3247

The amount of fruit combinations available at this juice bar makes it satisfyingly overwhelming to just pick one. From juices to smoothies to puddings, your fruit/vegetable craving will be satisfied here. They also serve patties.

810 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225
+718 773-8160

Diner and bodega style quick eats – not vegan friendly, however vegetarian friendly.

Fever Grass
843 Franklin Ave # B, Brooklyn, NY 11225
+718 953-2270

Jamaican style Caribbean resturant with vegetarian options.

Jus Fishy
555 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
+718 826-0616

As the name suggests, a sea-food centered restaurant with vegetarian options such as juices, soups, burgers + a wide selection of sides.


Respect For Life Books-N-Thing
537 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
+347 690-9042

Check out this NOI-family run bookstore in the heart of Bed-Stuy.

Sister’s Uptown Bookstore
1942 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032

Indie bookshop & community hub spotlighting a range of titles & events by & about Afrakans.

Clothes + Accessories

Nicholas Brooklyn
1396 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
+718 858-4400

Retailer with clothing & accessories, including Afrakan-themed goods, plus bath & body products. Books, occult needs are also found here.

Tafari Tribe
593 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225
+347 365-6197

Family owned business that specilizes in eclectric Afrakan art, clothing, body butters and jewelry.

Speciality Stores

317 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217
+718 638-6233

Nailbed specializes in natural nail care

Make Manifest BK
382 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216

Make Manifest BK is a vibrant co-working/co-creating space for creative entrepreneurs. They also have a retail market filled with handmade goods.

Leaf of Life Vitamin Health Food
1325 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226
+718 826-9020

Herbs, roots, teas, tonics and other health food and products.

Life Wellness BK Center
376 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
+347 461-9939

Life Wellness Center specializes in massage therapy, acupuncture and apothecary. It’s cozy, warm vibe invites you over and over again.