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.
14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle
Cuisine: Southern and Caribbean comfort food
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.
201 S Division St, Peekskill
Hours: Tuesday — Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday until 9 p.m.; Sunday until 5 p.m. (or when performances end)
52 Main St, Younkers
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.
1131 Youkers Ave B, Yonkers
Cuisine: Soul food
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
White Plains Farmers Market
New Rochelle Farmers Market
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.
166 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Hours: Sunday — Tuesday 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Wednesday — Saturday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
51 Court St, White Plains
Hours: Monday –– Friday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
109 Main St, Ossining
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.
8 S 6th Ave, Mount Vernon
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.
94 Hudson Park Rd, New Rochelle
Cuisine: Neighborhood pub food
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m..; Friday – Saturday until 12 a.m.
5 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
5 City Pl, White Plains
Cuisine: Health food and beverages
Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday until 7:30 p.m.
11 N Division St, Peekskill
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.
178 Fulton St, White Plains
Hours: Monday–Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
154 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
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.
24 N Broadway, Yonkers
Hours: Monday–Sunday 7 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
412 North Avenue, New Rochelle
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.
211 Nepperhan Ave, Yonkers
Cuisine: Health food and juices
Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday until 8 p.m.
9 W Grand St, Mount Vernon
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.
266 E 3rd St, Mount Vernon
Cuisine: Jamaican cuisine
Hours: Monday — Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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.
284 E 3rd St, Mount Vernon
Cuisine: Southern comfort food
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8 S Division St, New Rochelle
Hours: Wednesday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday until 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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.
133 S 4th Ave, Mount Vernon
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.
14 W 1st St, Mount Vernon
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
19 Main St, Tarrytown
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.
242 W 1st St, Mount Vernon
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
691 East Lincoln Ave, Mount Vernon
Cuisine: Caribbean and fusion
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1101 Main St, Peekskill
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
560 North Ave, New Rochelle
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
45 Main St, Tarrytown
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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1002 Main St, Peekskill
Cuisine: Health food/vegan, smoothies, juices
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
19 Anderson St, New Rochelle
Cuisine: Japanese with Caribbean flare
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
255 Battle Ave, White Plains
Cuisine: Jamaican comfort food
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
17 Taylor Square, West Harrison
Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday until 7 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
159 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco
Cuisine: Organic, vegan, gluten-free
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
749 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
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.
Jefferson Valley Mall 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
128 Gramatan Avenue, Mount Vernon
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.
534 North Ave, New Rochelle
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.
393 North Ave, New Rochelle
Hours: Wednesday to Thursday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday until 10 p.m.; Sunday until 8 p.m.
6 Rochelle Place, New Rochelle
Cuisine: Caribbean cuisine
Hours: Monday — Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
26 First St, Pelham
Cuisine: Tea party packages
Hours: Monday — Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
464 North Ave, New Rochelle
Cuisine: American food
Hours: Tuesday — Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
990 Main St, Peekskill
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.
83 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon
Cuisine: Juice bar
Hours: Monday — Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
94 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle
Cuisine: American food
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 12 a.m.
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.