The foodies guide to Afropunk: 30 Black Owned restaurants bars and lounges to visit while in Brookly
Are you in New York this weekend looking for great food, music and drinks? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of 30 Black Owned restaurants, Bars, Lounges and Wine shops to tour this weekend!
Zurilee's Pizza takes your taste buds on a Foodie road trip with its distinctive range of wood fired Caribbean and globally inspired pizza. Zurilee's Pizza unique concept of innovative, creative, signature slices will leave you wanting more!
Thirsty? Head over to Basquiat's Bottle
Basquiat's Bottle is everything a bar should be and more. A dope spot to chill, listen to great music, while drinking a "strong" drink. Order the "Basquiat", take in the vibes and catch up on the Afropunk's festivities with friends.
Unlike some wine shops, Bottoms up Wine Shop has a great selection to choose from! Did I mention that they have a rewards program? You can redeem your rewards online and in store. Speaking of in store, the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting you with choosing wine & spirit options.
Have a Sweet Tooth?
Cool down, and enjoy ice cream, sorbets, smoothies and desserts from Crème and Coco Creamery. All hand crafted, and made with absolute love! Pssttt, they also cater FAM!
One of the things I celebrate the most is small businesses, particularly Family owned businesses. Small businesses is the driving force behind your local economy and need our support to sustain profitable, successful businesses. Okay, I'm getting off of my soap box, but Abu's Bakery is a family owned business, producing some of the best, home style fresh goods, from cakes, cookies and pies.
Hip hops very own Brooklyn Baker, is cooking up delicious treats, including Tupac and Biggie shaped cookies! The cherry cheese cake NEVER disappoints with its velvet, smooth texture and perfect not too sweet, crust!
Peppa's Jerk Chicken Restaurant
Two words: JERK CHICKEN 'nuff said! If you want authentic jerk chicken or fried escovitch fish with Bammy (or festival)..Son....need I say more??!! Just head down to Peppa's! Let's not forget that your meal comes with rice & peas, plantains and cabbage.
689 Utica Avenue
791 Prospect Place
Flatbush where you at??!!! (Random shot out) Picky Eaters Restaurant is "home of the Trini style barbecue lamb" and the gluten free jerk chicken. The menu gives a whole new spin to Caribbean cuisine, from Plantain bruschetta with Pikliz to Haitian style fritters drizzled with Tamarind sauce.
Alright Vegans, we haven't forgotten about you! Greedi Vegan is your go-to for plant base, gluten free, and vegan "comfort food". Why? Because it's good for you, literally! Grab a bowl of "mac & goodness", pancakes for breakfast, or cauliflower bites as appetizers.
Brooklyn Blend is an all-natural juice shop, serving you health conscious folks, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and juices. Enjoy the Park Slope Salmon sandwich or the Montague Mushroom sandwich. Wash it all down with a "Bed-stuy Beet Juice".
That one time your taste buds craved for Mexican food infused with Caribbean flare! And then you tried the Jerk Pork Taco which was well seasoned and tender, chips and salsa (because no Mexican meal is complete without chips and salsa), fried shrimp, and a cheese quesadilla. Then washed it all down with a Frozen Sangria....or two (this is a "no judgement zone). Surely you worked up an appetite at Afropunk, rocking out to some of the dopest artists in the game. Now it's time to get your grub on!
I mean, Ode to Babel was featured in Vogue Magazine so it has to be a dope spot if it's cool enough to be in a high fashion magazine right? This Prospect Heights Cocktail bar spins old school hip hop, in its intimate space. Any place with the likes of Grace Jones and Frida Khalo as wall art is cool with me!
Tip Top Bar & Grill
The Tip Top Bar & Grill is a Bed-stuy "dive bar". Opened in the 1950s, this Brooklyn landmark is a throwback to the "good old days". A juke box in the back complete with the sounds from the 70s to the greatest R&B hits.
432 Franklin Ave