A starter (60-plus!) list of Black-owned businesses in Harlem you can support right now

Updated: 2 days ago


Tiffany Mason of Harlem Pilates, currently only open virtually.

Looking for Black-owned restaurants and businesses you can support in Harlem right now? Happily there are many.


As a starting point, here's a list of 60–and counting–terrific spots.


Note that some are temporarily closed due to the pandemic. If so, be sure to check their website or social media platforms to find the best way to show your love.


And if you don't see your favorite Black-owned Harlem business here, shout it out in the comments below.



Restaurants


Africa Kine

2267 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts

Hearty West African stews, heaping mounds of jollof rice, and more.


Belle Harlem

2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and W 139th St

Elevated twelve-seater where both food and service is firmly in the hands of the two owners.


Benyam

2795 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 148th and W149th Sts

Tiny-but-popular Ethiopian spot.


BLVD Bistro

2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 116th St

Modern take on soul food.


Caribbean Starr

280 Lenox Ave and W 124th St

Jamaican in the heart of Harlem.


Charles' Country Pan-Fried Chicken

2461 Frederick Douglas Blvd at W 132nd St

Fried chicken the old-fashioned way.


The fried fish sandwich at Devin's Fish & Chips.

Chocolat

2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 120th St

Modern, eclectic soul food.


Devin's Fish & Chips

747 St. Nicholas Ave between W 147th and W 148th Sts

Old-school seafood spot with fried fish sandwiches and more.


The Edge Harlem

101 Edgecombe Ave and W 139th St

Sister-owned restaurant reflecting the duo's British and Jamaican heritage.


Elma's in Harlem

La Marqueta, 1580 Park Ave and E 115th St

To-go juices and healthy comfort food.


Famous Fish Market

684 St. Nicholas Ave and 145th St

The lines are always out the door at this legendary fried fish joint (takeout only).


Fieldtrip

109 Malcolm X Blvd between W 115th and W 116th Sts

Creative rice bowls from star chef JJ Johnson.


The shrimp with sticky rice at Fieldtrip.

Greedy Pot

1944 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

Casual Caribbean storefront serving jerk chicken and more.


Home Sweet Harlem

1528 Amsterdam between W 135th and W 136th Sts

Comfort food in a homey space.


Lolo's Seafood Shack

303 W 116th St between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Ave

Cheerful spot featuring island-style seafood and barbecue.


Maison Harlem

341 St. Nicholas Ave and W 127th St

French fare in a très bohemian atmosphere.


Massawa

1239 Amsterdam Ave and W 121st St

Popular Ethiopian since 1988.


Melba's

300 W 114th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd

Owner Melba Wilson was "born, bred and buttered in Harlem."


The chicken and waffles with strawberry butter at Melba's.

Ponty Bistro

2375 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and W 139th St

Creative French meets West African.


Red Rooster

310 Lenox Ave between W 125th and W 126th Sts

Marcus Samuelsson's now world-famous restaurant is a tribute to Harlem.


Reverence

2592 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 138th St

Chef Russell Jackson's glassy 20-seater is focused on modern Californian cuisine.


Ruby's Vintage

2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and 137th St

Cocktails, small plates and more in a spot named after Ruby Dee, the legendary actress who grew up in the building.


Safari

219 W 116th St between Adam Clayton Powell Jr and Frederick Douglass Blvd

Known as New York's only Somali restaurant.


Seasoned Vegan

55 St. Nicholas Ave and W 113th St

Popular vegan soul food spot run by a mother-and-son team.


Settepani

196 Malcolm X Blvd at W 120th St

Italian baked goods and comfort food, plus cocktails.


Sylvia's

328 Malcolm X Blvd between W 126th and W 127th Sts

Famous soul food destination visited by locals and tourists alike.


Teranga

1280 Fifth Ave between E 109th and E 110th Sts

Fast-casual African eatery from chef Pierre Thiam.


Tsion Cafe

763 St. Nicholas Ave between W 148th and 149th Sts

Ethiopian meets Mediterranean in a historic Harlem space.


Uptown Veg

52 E 125th St and Madison Ave

Serving up fresh juices and vegan food long before it was cool (it's been in business more than 20 years).


Vinateria

2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 119th St

Chic wine spot with Spanish-influenced plates.


Yatenga

2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts

Lively French bistro decorated with colorful bric-a-brac.



Cafes


Ginjan Cafe

85 E 125th St and Park Ave

Serving its signature ginger juice, coffee, crepes, and more.


Ginger juice at the Ginjan Cafe.

Ganache Coffee

2217 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 119th and W 120th Sts

A year-old coffee shop from the owner of Moca Lounge and Chocolat (on the same block).


NBHD Brulee

2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 140th St

Cozy cafe offering breakfast and lunch.


Serengeti Tea & Spices

22 E 125th St between Madison and Fifth Aves

Sophisticated tea and coffee with African roots.


Silvana

300 W 116th St between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Ave

Relaxed cafe featuring unique gifts.



Bars and lounges


Cove Lounge

325 Malcolm X Blvd between W 126th and W 127th Sts

Caribbean-meets-Southern bites in a lounge-like atmosphere.


Harlem Ale House

101 W 127th St and Malcolm X Blvd

Beer and grub spot chock full of ephemera from Harlem's storied past.


Harlem Hops

2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts

Craft beer destination opened by three HBCU graduates.


The back patio at Harlem Hops.

Hexagon Lounge

318 W 142nd St between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Bradhurst Ave

Community, cocktails, and more.


Moca Lounge

2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd at W 119th St

Cocktail bar with a food menu that includes burgers, wings and more.


Paint 'N Pour

2080 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 112th and W 113th Sts

Painting classes with a side of fun cocktails.


The Row Harlem

2374 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 138th and W 139th Sts

Lounge serving popular lobster truffle mac and cheese, plus cocktails.


Shrine

2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 133rd and W 134th Sts

Harlem's top spot for live music seven days a week (currently closed due to the pandemic).


67 Orange Street

2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 112th and W 113th Sts

Named after the address of a famed 19th-century black-owned dance hall, this intimate, bi-level bar is both sophisticated and chill.



Food and drink


BTL

311 W 127th St and St. Nicholas Ave

Wine shop from the owners of Maison Harlem across the street.

Harlem Chocolate Factory

2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 138th and W 139th Sts

Chocolates and more inspired by Harlem's rich history.

Harlem Wine Gallery

2067 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 123rd and W 124th Sts

Globally-sourced wines and spirits.


Lee Lee's Rugelach

283 W 118th St between St. Nicholas Ave and Frederick Douglass Blvd

"Rugelach by a brother"–a.k.a. baker Alvin Lee Smalls–in flavors including apricot, raspberry and chocolate.

Sugar Hill Creamery

184 Lenox Ave between W 119th and W 120th Sts

Welcoming neighborhood shop selling small-batch ice cream.



Shopping and services


Dapper Dan

241 Lenox Ave and 122nd Street

The Harlem fashion legend's by-appointment-only studio.


Flamekeepers Hat Club

273 W 121st St and St. Nicholas Ave

Stylish, handcrafted hats.


Harlem Cycle

2350 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between 137th and 138th Sts

Boutique cycling studio near historic Strivers' Row.


Harlem Doggie Day Spa

734 St. Nicholas Ave between W 146th and W 147th Sts

Offering pup boarding, daycare and grooming.


Harlem Haberdashery

245 Lenox Ave between W 122nd and W 123rd Sts

Custom-made and ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and more.


Harlem Pilates

60 W 129th St and Malcolm X Blvd

Brand-new Pilates studio with seven reformers.


Harlem Underground

• 20 E 125th St between Fifth and Malcolm X Blvds

•2217 Frederick Douglass Blvd and 120th St

Graphic tees and more with a Harlem vibe.


Muse, a by-appointment perfume shop.

Hats by Bunn

2283 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 134th and W 135th Sts

Sharp, custom-made hats in all styles and for all occasions.


JTW Fit

2235 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between W 131st and W 132nd Sts

Boutique fitness studio offering boot camp, kettlebell workouts, and more.


Junie Bee Nails

2332 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

Singer/actress Teyana Taylor's Harlem-in-the-'90s-themed nail bar.


Junny

Vibrant caftans, face masks (in production even before the pandemic), and more from designer Junny Hibbert.


Manhattanville School of Tailoring

419 W 141st St between St. Nicholas and Convent Aves

Based out of a Harlem brownstone, this sewing school recently started selling reversible printed cotton masks under its Serena & Lyn label.


MUSE Harlem

66 Edgecombe between W 137th and W 138th Sts

Rare fragrances in the parlor floor of a Harlem townhouse.


NiLu

191 Malcolm X Blvd between W 119th and W 120th Sts

Unique Harlem-centric cards and gifts.


The Spaaht

775 St Nicholas Ave and 149th St

Spa services–massage, waxing, skin and nail care–based out of a historic Harlem building.

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