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Black-Owned Restaurants in NYC That Are Worth Visiting

Olha Bahaieva
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The African diaspora in NYC has been growing at an exponential rate over the past decade. African-Americans have become a substantial portion of the metropolitan population, and the immigrant communities from other nations have grown rapidly as well.

As a result, New York has seen an increase in restaurants owned by groups of minority people - particularly African-Americans. Those who are interested in learning more about this particular culture should take a stroll through Harlem or Brooklyn and take note of some of these establishments. This article provides some recommendations for such establishments that may be worth visiting.

Dept. Of Culture

If you don’t want to have a huge party because they are very expensive, but still want to have a celebration with your circle in an apartment atmosphere, then Dept. Of Culture is a great choice.

For the budget of $75, you can eat some of the city’s most delicious food while sitting in a place that reminds you of your own apartment. This restaurant is located in Bed-Stuy and has a connection with the Nigerian state of Kwara. Once you want to order a dish, the chef/owner will share a personal story about your selection.

Dept. Of Culture’s space can include up to 15 people, where you’re going to share a communal table upfront. This will be a great solution for mid-size parties with your close friends who want to enjoy communication and delicious food.

Address: 327 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216.



We all love hearing about successful tech startups. But there are success stories in the restaurant industry too. Daughter is a great example. They started as a Kickstarter campaign, and today they have an amazing cafe in Crown Heights.

This place has huge street-facing windows and incredible service. But apart from being so cool, they are also a part of a community-driven initiative. Daughter shares their meals with people in need every day between 4–5 pm. They also give 10% of their monthly income to non-profit organizations.

According to Doordash, you can order stunning drinks and pastries at Daughter. For example, you can order Cinnamon Roll for $6, Orange Almond Olive Oil for $5, and much more.

It's a great place to taste pastries and drink hot drinks. If you want to have a place to relax and spend time for yourself, Daughter is a great choice.

Address: 1090 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213.


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