Black-Owned Restaurants in the Lower East Side


August is Black Business Month! Join your downtown community by supporting Black-owned businesses this month, and all year long, which is more important now than ever before. Research shows that more than half of Black-owned businesses may not survive COVID-19. One report found 41% of Black-owned businesses have been shuttered by COVID-19 compared to just 17% of white-owned businesses. You can read more here.

To help you support our local Black-owned businesses, we pulled together a list of amazing restaurants in our area.



Ethiopian Cuisine
338 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003
b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave
(212) 982-9589
Takeout and delivery only


Extra Virgin

Mediterranean Cuisine
259 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
212 691 9359
Takeout and delivery only, limited outdoor seating available



Ethiopian Cuisine
182 Avenue B,
New York, NY 10009
212 673 8949
Takeout and delivery only


Las’ Lap

Carribean Cuisine, Rum Bar
74 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
Takeout available


Mikey Likes It

Ice Cream
199 Avenue A
New York, New York 10009
Takeout or delivery only


Omar’s Kitchen and Rum Bar

Carribean Cuisine, Bar
29 A Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
(646) 866-6993
Takeout and delivery available


Scarr’s Pizza

22 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 334-3481
Takeout and Delivery Only
Takeout and delivery only


Sweet Chick

Southern, Brunch and Dinner
178 Ludlow St,
New York, NY 10002
(646) 657-0233
Takeout and delivery only, outdoor seating available


Whipped – Urban Dessert Lab

Oat-milk Soft Serve
95 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
(929) 266-9447
Takeout and delivery available


There are many more businesses that need your support! Click the following resources to find Black-owned businesses and organizations beyond East Village: