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Da Urban Spoon – A List Of Local African-American Owned Restaurants

Again let me start by saying this is in no way a complete listing, I am starting with restaurants I know and have written about and with your help if you see your favorite black owned eatery is not on the list please feel free to mention them in the comment section below or send us an email to with the Black Owned Restaurants in the Subject.

Whether you are looking for some savory Soul Food, tasty Caribbean Cuisine, or just want to support some African-American owned establishments, here is a brief list of some Black-owned restaurants in the Lower Hudson Valley and surrounding areas to help you get your fix. Until the county opens back up many of these establishments will be delivery and carry-out only.

Note: Some may not survive the pandemic so there is a chance some restaurants listed are no longer open or would have closed after this was written and if that is the case we will make the updates as we are aware of them. So we apologize in advance if you come across any and that is why we are providing phone numbers, websites and social media as well.

Any of your favorite Black-Owned Eateries that are not on the list, email us at so we can add them to the list and make it more complete.

King’s Southern Delight (Mount Vernon)

A Soul Food Restaurant that specializes in good home cook food

A Soul Food Restaurant that specializes in good home cook food. Since 2005, King’s Southern Delight has been providing mouth-watering, home-cooked, soul food meals. A popular spot with many Mount Vernon locals, King’s reputation for delicious, affordably-priced soul food constantly wins it new fans from near and far.

If you are looking for unapologetic old school down south style Southern cooking and incredible hospitality this is the place to be. Pull up to the front and it looks like you are down south. Inside humble decor but the food is freshly prepared (new trays always coming out) nothing is ever sitting.

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, eat-in dining was available as well as Carry-out for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant’s cooking from the comfort of their own home. Right now you only have the carry-out option. Turkey Wings are meaty and cooked perfectly with the right gravy (my personal favorite). Tasty juicy fried chicken. Mac and cheese, Collard greens, Cabbage. All greens have no meat besides smoked turkey. Whiting on Fridays. And for those who still want pork on their fork, they have plenty of options for you too.

Sandwiches are served with white or wheat bread, and cornbread is included with lunch and dinner meals. If you have space for dessert, you have a choice of sweet-potato pie, pineapple-coconut cake, peach cobbler, or banana pudding. Whether you eat in or take out, bring your appetite; King’s portions are generous.

Address: 283 East Third Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10553 – 914.668.7335
websiteFacebook – Takeout – Proprietor: Emma Hackson, Redina Hembree

Jus Jerk (Mount Vernon)

The Ultimate Caribbean Fusion Restaurant

Jus Jerk offers delicious dining and takeout to Mount Vernon, NY.

Jus Jerk is a cornerstone in the Mount Vernon community and has been recognized for its outstanding Jamaican cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

Our Jamaican restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

Address: 266 East 3rd St, Mt Vernon, NY 10550 – Tel: (914) 560-4011
WebsiteFacebookInstagram – Takeout & Delvery

Touch of Class Caribbean Restaurant (Peekskill)

The Affordable Five-Star Dining Experience Awaits You

Touch of Class Caribbean Fusion Cuisine is a fine dining fusion restaurant based in Peekskill, New York. We are dedicated to serving high-end but affordable dishes that blend American, Italian, and Caribbean flavors perfectly. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. As such, you can expect to be treated like a VIP every time you visit our establishment.

Some of the highlight appetizers include coconut shrimp splashed with coconut rum, and a trio of spring rolls: Jamaican jerk chicken with a ginger-pineapple sauce, ackee & cod with a spinach cream dip, and veggie rolls with a tangy mango sauce.

The playfulness with flavors continues into the entrées. Ribs, an American standard, get an Appleton rum and tamarind barbecue sauce. The curry jumbo shrimp get paired with bright and flavorful broccolini and lemongrass-jasmine rice. Lamb is coated in honey mustard before being crusted with parsley, rosemary, thyme, and a few other herbs, then topped with red wine jús and served with mint jelly. Snapper is served up three ways: steamed, seared, or Escovitch style (sort of a Jamaican Ceviche) with a creamy coconut polenta.

Address: 990 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566 – Tel: (914) 930-7958
WebsiteFacebook – Takeout & Delivery

Cravin Jamaican Cuisine (Ossining)

Curry goat, jerk chicken, and lots of saltfish dishes are on the menu where they are open for takeout and delivery six days a week. 

Address: 109 Main Street, Ossining, New York 10562 – Tel: (914) 432-7776 Website – Facebook

Sweet Potatoes Restaurant & Catering (New Rochelle)

Fine Southern Cuisine

Fried catfish with sweet potato fries, chicken and waffles and coconut shrimp are some of the dishes you’ll find at this 14-year-old restaurant.

Address: 393 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 – Tel: (914) 654-0500 – Fax: (914) 654-0109 – Email: –


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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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