Wednesday, February 9th, 2022:
23 Hit Harlem Restaurants To

Sofrito Lovers,

Happy Black History Month!  What better way to celebrate the contributions of Black people to American culinary culture than to support a local Black owned restaurant?  Let's get you started with one of the 23 restaurants listed in the article below.

Being a proud Harlem boy myself, I'm overjoyed to see compile this impressive lists of eateries.  I'm proud to say (and boast) that I've enjoyed dining at about 13 of the listed 23.  My personal faves are: Contento, ROKC, Manna's, Melba's, and Ponty Bistro.  Click the link below to read up on my faves and the other eateries.

I intend to visit Clay, Lolo's Seafood Shack, and Fieldtrip pretty soon.  I'll let you know what I think of them sometime in the future.  I hope to see you there!

Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!

23 Hit Harlem Restaurants to Try

From the soul food the neighborhood has become known for to a groundbreaking wine bar

by Dana Givens, Danny Schwartz, and Eater Staff Updated Aug 17, 2021, 6:45pm EDT

Harlem may have a reputation for its soul food offerings, especially with classics like Sylvia’s, but the uptown neighborhood reflects the diversity of New York City, and its restaurants follow suit — food from Ethiopia, Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, Somalia, and more are all represented. On this list of stand-out restaurants in Harlem, find everything from a new, groundbreaking wine bar to fast casual spots that have put this part of Manhattan on the culinary map.

Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2018.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.