Check out these plant-based eateries owned by Black chefs and restaurateurs.
From plant-based Soul Food eateries to restaurants featuring Caribbean, Ethiopian, and American cuisine, you won’t want to miss out on these NYC establishments! Seriously, eating vegan in New York has never looked better! Whether you’re a Big Apple local or just visiting, take note of these Black-owned vegan restaurants to support in NYC.
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
This Black-owned vegan eatery was born out of a need for diversity in the Brooklyn food scene. And owner Latisha Daring was up for the task! Greedi Vegan believes in serving up healthy portions, so be sure to bring your appetite. Menu options range from a Chickpea Omelette and Loaded Cheese Fries to the Fried Chicken Soul Bowl and Oreo Cheesecake.
West Village, Manhattan
Organic vegan comfort food coming right up! With options like Chik-un & Waffles, Buffalo Wings, Oyster Mushroom Asada, and Mississippi Mud Pie, you definitely won’t leave Urban Vegan Kitchen hungry. But if you do, hit up their sister restaurant, Urban Vegan Roots in Astoria. Urban Vegan Roots features American- and Latin-inspired vegan cuisine.
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Craving something sweet? Head to Whipped Urban Dessert Lab. This Black woman-owned brand is the world’s first oat milk ice cream shop! Start your order with the brand’s signature sweet cream base in chocolate, vanilla, or twist. Top your treat with vegan sauces and “crumb coats.” The brand also offers nationwide shipping and has plans for a Los Angeles shop.
While in The Big Apple, you need to check out Seasoned Vegan. This Black-owned vegan restaurant is owned and operated by mother-son duo Chefs Brenda and Aaron Beener. Seasoned Vegan features gourmet Soul Food available for takeout. Diners can find the menu packed with Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, and American dishes with a soulful twist. We’re loving the BBQ Riblets and Lemon Crusted Chicken Nuggets!
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
We can’t get enough of this eco-friendly, Ethiopian eatery! Chefs Romeo and Milka Regalli are the creative, culinary masterminds behind Ras Plant-Based. Their all-vegan brunch, lunch, and dinner menus utilize organic, locally sourced ingredients. Narrowing down your order can be a challenge, but you can never go wrong with Mama’s Tofu or Ras Kitfo made from pea protein crumble, infused olive oil, and mitmita (a traditional Ethiopian spice blend).
East Harlem, Manhattan
This Black-owned vegan restaurant in East Harlem features plant-based Caribbean fare along with fresh juices. Menu options include organic salads, sandwiches, wraps, pastries, and more. And if you fall in love with specific plant-based proteins, Uptown Veg offers vegan chicken, drumsticks, and chili by the pound. Stop in for some tasty plant-based eats and a chat with the friendly staff.
Concord, Staten Island
Vegan comfort food? Don’t mind if we do! TRI Lounge & Cafe offers sandwiches, pizza, pasta, Soul Food offerings, whole food choices, desserts, and more. Because of the diverse menu selection, this is a great place for a big group. Be sure to order the Mac & Cheese Burger and think of us when you do.
Head to Queens and check out A Live Kitchen. This Black-owned vegan restaurant features plant-based comfort food and fresh juices. You’ll feel alive with every bite! The all-vegan menu includes options like the Curry Jackfruit Empanadas, Avocado BLT Wrap, Breakfast Quesadilla, and Sweet Potato Cheesecake. Don’t forget to add a tasty juice or fruity smoothie to your order!
Aunts et Uncles is a plant-based cafe and bar concept in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The relaxed vegan eatery is owned by Nicole and Michael Nicholas and serves vegan seafood sandwiches, plant-based burgers, breakfast sandwiches, and more. In addition to a killer menu, Aunts et Uncles features a retail space with clothing items, books, lifestyle products, and gifts.
Black Rican Vegan is owned and operated by Bronx local, Chef Lyana Blount. The inclusive pop-up serves Soul Food items and Puerto Rican Cuisine with a vegan twist. Keep your eyes peeled for this Black-owned vegan pop-up in the New York area! Summer pop-up locations will include the Bronx, Harlem, Jersey City, and Brooklyn.
This Black-owned vegan restaurant in New York features plant-based takes on classic Southern staples. Think Chicx’n & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Collard Greens, and Veggie Gumbo. VeganHood also offers delicious Caribbean-inspired fare like Rasta Pasta for an unforgettable dining experience. Head to Harlem and prepare your taste buds—this food is seriously good!