Black Owned Long Island Businesses You Can Support

Nothing could have prepared the world for what it would see in 2020. I am taken aback, appalled, and angered at what I have seen in the past few days and upset that I didn't open my eyes to it sooner. My father was so happy to come to this country at only 12 years old because he and his brothers knew it was a land of opportunity. He even went as far as to serve for many years in the military.

He was raised, and I was raised to love this country in turn of that. Our troops have fought for a right to stand up for what is right and for citizens to roam the streets freely to practice anything one might want to. Just one act of police brutality is TOO MUCH. I vow to be a lasting advocate for the Black community.

As a non-Black ally, one of the most important things we can do in a time like now is to simply support. Support by standing with them, whether it be in peaceful protest or buying from their businesses. When looking to see what small businesses here on Long Island that I could support, I was able to find a few very helpful lists. If you have any you would like featured, please feel free to comment them below, send me a message or email!

Additionally, several blogs have written of the best Black-owned food spots on the Island.

Travel Noire says: Bobby Q's in Freeport, Pretty Toni's Cafe, and more. says: Hush Bistro, LL Dent in Carle Place, Duns River and Lounge Restaurant, and more.

LI Shades has a very helpful guide to businesses with POC owners. You can find several Black-owned businesses among food categories, health & beauty, cleaning services, home improvement, medical, shopping, and retail. You can even go as far as using their filter to select specifically Black-owned businesses! Some businesses include: Go Green Cleaning, JA Assembly, Das Design, Vera Moore Cosmetics, The D.I.V.A Collection, and so many more. Check it out HERE!

More of your submissions (THANK YOU!):

The Six Juice Company

1701 Sunrise Hwy, Bayshore

Gingerbites Haitian Caribbean Cuisine

(631) 427-2483
730 East Jericho Turnpike

The Cheesecake Spot

(516) 742-0049
630 Old Country Road, Garden City

The Coalhouse Grill

(516) 442-7063
844 Merrick Road

Spices Negril

(516) 279-6988
1084 Grand Avenue

Island Jerk

(631) 242-4262
1350 Deer Park Ave

Sweet N' Savory

(631) 307-9222
394 Sunrise Hwy South Service Rd

Mobay Breeze
(631) 338-8329
46 Gerard St

Backyard Barbeque

(516) 771-4227
300 Woodcleft Ave, Nautical Mile, Freeport

Rock and Come In Restaurant\

(516) 226-3092
930A Atlantic Ave

Real Veggie Cafe

(516) 608-2070
4343B Austin Blvd

Swirl Bliss Frozen Yogurt

(516) 867-9475
1777 Grand Ave

The Sweet Love Company in Westbury
Dessert Tables & Cake Pops

Benny B's
(516) 632-5528
2092 Grand Ave, Baldwin

Island Soul Caribbean Restaurant & Bar
105 Sunrise Hwy, Lindenhurst

The Fish Trap

(516) 771-0002
682 Sunrise Hwy, Baldwin

Bay View Kitchen

(631) 608-4785
393 Bayview Ave, Amityville

Butlers Cafe

(516) 442-3995
771 Peninsula Blvd.

This list is still growing! If you have any you think should be added, let me know! Comment below, message, email, carrier pigeon, you name it. Let's connect on socials; @kianaonair.

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