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Black-Owned Restaurants in Westchester to Order From Right Now

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By Dave Zucker, Sam Lurie, and Bianca Asare

Make sure your dollars are helping to support causes and neighbors you love by grabbing lunch or dinner from one of these local eateries.

Black History Month is about honoring Black achievements, both big and small, both on a large scale and within our own communities. There is no better way to end Black History Month than by supporting and celebrating Black-owned businesses in Westchester County and indulging in some delicious food while we’re at it.

Photo courtesy of Alvin & Friends

Alvin & Friends

14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle
914.654.6549
Cuisine: Southern and Caribbean comfort food

Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday open until 10 p.m.; Friday open until 11 p.m.; open for brunch Saturday noon to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday dinner 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With a dining room filled with bright paintings and a menu full of inventive dishes such as rum punch meatballs, jerk duck breast, and slow-simmered oxtail, the owner’s Trinidad upbringing influences both the atmosphere and the menu.

BeanRunner Café

201 S Division St, Peekskill
914.737.1701
Cuisine: Café
Hours: Tuesday — Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday until 9 p.m.; Sunday until 5 p.m. (or when performances end)

Bougie Brews. Photo by Michelle Gillan Larkin

Bougie Brews

52 Main St, Younkers
914.410.4439
Cuisine: Coffee and tea
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Owned by two lovers of music and culture, this community-centered coffee and tea shop will become a venue for music events, book clubs, and open mics once gatherings are permitted. With a small kitchen onsite, breakfast and lunch items are available to pair with your beverage of choice, whether that be a strawberry hot chocolate, a matcha latte, or the house blend coffee. Owners Charmaine and Donte host a podcast with hopes of connecting and engaging with more members of their community.

BK Soul Food and Catering

1131 Youkers Ave B, Yonkers
914.237.5083
Cuisine: Soul food
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Break Bread Not Hearts

White Plains Farmers Market
New Rochelle Farmers Market
914.268.8467

Cuisine:
Basmati rice stir fry and baked goods
Hours: Wednesdays (WPFM) 8 am. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays (NRFM) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cantina Taco & Tequila Bar

166 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
914.461.3959
Cuisine: Mexican
Hours: Sunday — Tuesday 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Wednesday — Saturday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Caribbean Thyme

51 Court St, White Plains
914.368.8664
Cuisine: Caribbean
Hours: Monday –– Friday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cravin Jamaican Cuisine

109 Main St, Ossining
914.432.7776
Cuisine: Jamaican
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday until 9 p.m.

This casual, no-fuss spot serves a satisfying selection of Jamaican staples: oxtail, rasta pasta, and jerk chicken. With a welcoming staff who are always willing to chat, offer suggestions, and answer questions, customers suggest that eating at Cravin is like eating a home-cooked meal.

Cupcake Cutie Boutique

8 S 6th Ave, Mount Vernon
914.530.5536
Cuisine: Cupcakes and sweets
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dudley’s Parkview

94 Hudson Park Rd, New Rochelle
914.235.4445
Cuisine: Neighborhood pub food
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m..; Friday – Saturday until 12 a.m.

Flavas Kitchen & Catering

5 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon
914.663.2100
Cuisine: Jamaican
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Freckles Juice White Plains

5 City Pl, White Plains
914.949.8111
Cuisine: Health food and beverages
Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday until 7:30 p.m.

G&H

11 N Division St, Peekskill
914.930.7447
Cuisine: Caribbean
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 11 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Golden Krust

178 Fulton St, White Plains
914.682.7400
Cuisine: Caribbean
Hours: Monday–Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harbour Fish & Company 

154 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
914.630.4790
Cuisine: Seafood
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday until 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jamaica Kitchen

24 N Broadway, Yonkers
914.476.3293
Cuisine: Jamaican
Hours: Monday–Sunday 7 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Jolo’s Kitchen

412 North Avenue, New Rochelle
914.355.2527
Cuisine: Vegan/vegetarian Caribbean
Hours: Monday–Friday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For vegans on a quest for healthy and tasty Caribbean food, look no further. Chef Jolo’s menu follows Rastafarian dietary guidelines, relying heavily on fresh produce and natural plant-based ingredients. With a menu full of vegan versions of traditional Caribbean dishes such as jerk falafel and vegan patties, as well as a regularly rotating buffet, there is surely something for everyone.

Juices for Life

211 Nepperhan Ave, Yonkers
914.751.3521
Cuisine: Health food and juices
Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday until 8 p.m.


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Jungle Restaurant 

9 W Grand St, Mount Vernon
914.699.9555
Cuisine: Authentic Caribbean cuisine
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday until 11 p.m.; Sunday until 8 p.m.

Jus’ Jerk

266 E 3rd St, Mount Vernon
914.560.4011
Cuisine: Jamaican cuisine
Hours: Monday — Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Kathleen’s Tea Room

979 Main St, Peekskill
Cuisine: Teahouse fare plus soups, salads, and more.
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

King’s Southern Delight

284 E 3rd St, Mount Vernon
914.668.7335
Cuisine: Southern comfort food
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lalibela & Mimi’s Coffee House. Photo by Sibylla Chipaziwa

Krave

8 S Division St, New Rochelle
914.740.7240
Cuisine: Caribbean
Hours: Wednesday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday until 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Lalibela & Mimi’s Coffee House

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Lalibela)
Monday–Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Coffee House)

Named after the holiest city in Ethiopia, Lalibela serves slowly cooked meats and veggies spiced to perfection. The menu also features Ethiopian honey wine, a selection of Ethiopian beers, and Ethiopian coffee, brewed in house. Honoring the Ethiopian custom to share food with loved ones, entrees are served on shared plates for parties of two or more.

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Mangoville Meat & Grocery

133 S 4th Ave, Mount Vernon
914.863.0116
Cuisine: Caribbean and seafood
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Matrix Jamaican Restaurant

14 W 1st St, Mount Vernon
914.840.9009
Cuisine: Jamaican
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mint Premium Foods

19 Main St, Tarrytown
914.703.6511
Cuisine: Specialty grocery store, restaurant
Hours: Wed – Sun, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This inviting Rivertown mainstay hosts an intimate restaurant in back and a mesmerizing foods-of-all-nations market up front.

Oracabessa Fish & Things

242 W 1st St, Mount Vernon
914.840.9492
Cuisine: Caribbean
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Ox Box Kitchen

691 East Lincoln Ave, Mount Vernon
914.699.9799
Cuisine: Caribbean and fusion
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Peartree Hummingbird Grill

1101 Main St, Peekskill
914.739.3570
Cuisine: Jamaican
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pepe’s Place

560 North Ave, New Rochelle
914.632.7373
Cuisine: Seafood
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pik Nik BBQ

45 Main St, Tarrytown
914.631.5600
Cuisine: Barbecue
Hours: Wed – Sun, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The standout at this corner BBQ nook is the southern fried chicken — made from an organic bird, it’s a modern version of a down-home dish.

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PK Blendz Juice Bar

1002 Main St, Peekskill
914.930.7538
Cuisine: Health food/vegan, smoothies, juices
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Roc-n-Ramen. Photo by Doug Schneider

Roc-N-Ramen

19 Anderson St, New Rochelle
914.365.2267
Cuisine: Japanese with Caribbean flare
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ruth’s Jamaican Hot and Cold Deli

255 Battle Ave, White Plains
914.289.0155
Cuisine: Jamaican comfort food
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Silver Lake Café & Grille

17 Taylor Square, West Harrison
914.437.7582
Cuisine: American
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday until 7 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Smallcakes. Photo by Samantha Garbarini

Skinny Buddha Food and Fitness

159 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco
914.358.1666
Cuisine: Organic, vegan, gluten-free
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

749 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
914.713.3971
Cuisine: Cupcakes
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Spicy Restaurant Food Truck

Jefferson Valley Mall 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights
407.873.7695
Cuisine: Mexican
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Steam House

128 Gramatan Avenue, Mount Vernon
914.371.1219
Cuisine: Traditional American and native Caribbean; steamed seafood
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Sunday: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

SuggarPlums

534 North Ave, New Rochelle
914.413.7533
Cuisine: Soul food
Hours: Thursday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 12:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Sweet Potatoes

393 North Ave, New Rochelle
914.654.0500
Cuisine: Southern
Hours: Wednesday to Thursday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday until 10 p.m.; Sunday until 8 p.m.

Touch of Class. Photo by Meghan Glendon

Sweet Spice

6 Rochelle Place, New Rochelle
914.278.9453
Cuisine: Caribbean cuisine
Hours: Monday — Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Tea Experience

26 First St, Pelham
914.772.0126
Cuisine: Tea party packages
Hours: Monday — Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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464 North Ave, New Rochelle
914.999.4888
Cuisine: American food
Hours: Tuesday — Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Touch of Class Caribbean

990 Main St, Peekskill
914.930.7958
Cuisine: Caribbean fusion
Hours: Tuesday — Saturday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Combining American, Italian, and Caribbean flavors, Chef Mo offers everything from seafood stew to herb-crusted lamb, all plated intentionally and beautifully. Desserts include guava passion cheesecake and, customer favorite, flourless chocolate cake, adored for its airiness and four-berry sauce. Sip on a blended cocktail while Chef Mo crafts well-balanced dishes with nutritious ingredients.

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Ultimate Juices

83 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon
914.662.2212
Cuisine: Juice bar
Hours: Monday — Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Water’s Grill Hudson Park (formerly Dudley’s)

94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle
914.235.4445
Cuisine: American food
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 12 a.m.

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Wrapper’s Delight + Double Dee’s Catering

Food Truck
914.310.1062
Cuisine: Wraps and American food
Hours: Place orders by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday for delivery Friday between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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