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June 8, 2020
35 NYC Restaurants Supporting The Black Community Right Now
A list of NYC restaurants donating some of their profits to organizations like Black Lives Matter, Know Your Rights Camp, Color Of Change, and more.

NYC restaurants have started stepping up and donating a portion of their takeout and delivery profits to organizations like Black Lives Matter, Campaign Zero, Equal Justice Initiative, The Okra Project, and more.

If you’re looking to order takeout and delivery this week, please also consider doing so from a Black-owned restaurant in NYC. You can find our list of over 150 Black-owned restaurants and bars open for takeout here, organized by borough and neighborhood.


ongoing fundraisers

  • Glady’s is donating all of the sales from their rum punch to-go cup to Black Lives Matter. You can place your order online here.

  • For the rest of June, Atoboy is donating all of their takeout, wine, gift shop, and merch proceeds to the NAACP and Black Visions Collective. Order through their website here, and read their Instagram post with more details here.

  • This week, Ode To Babel is donating a portion of their cocktail sales to Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. They also gave some of their profits from the last few weeks to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. You can call 718-484-3847 or stop by their Prospect Heights to-go window to buy a drink, and make sure to follow their updates on their Instagram page here.

  • In partnership with Kitchen Rodeo (an organization that raises money by hosting virtual cooking demos), one of the chefs from Colonia Verde is leading a ceviche and cheese bun class on Friday June 12th. All of the money from the event goes to Brotherhood-Sister Sol’s youth development programming in NYC. Sign up for the class here, and check out Kitchen Rodeo’s other charitable cooking demos on their schedule here.

  • All of the proceeds from Mimi Cheng’s frozen dumpling kits will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative. Pre-order yours before Tuesday here, and then they’ll be ready for pick-up or delivery on Friday and Saturday. For more information, check out their Instagram page.

  • Olmsted and Maison Yaki are offering their spaces to aspiring Black entrepreneurs, chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers who want help with their own delivery and takeout operation. If you’re looking for more details on how to contact Olmsted and Maison Yaki, read their Instagram caption here.

  • Rule Of Thirds, an izakaya-style Japanese spot in Williamsburg, is donating 50% of their June cocktail sales to Campaign Zero. Check out their takeout and delivery options on their website here.

  • The team behind Aita have a new pizza place called Impasto in Clinton Hill, and they’re hosting a fundraiser event with cocktails, pizza, and gelato from LaRina on Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm. All the sales from the event will go to Black Lives Matter, and you can find more details here.

  • Bar Camillo and Camillo are donating all of this week’s wine sales to the NAACP. You can see their full list of options and place your order through Bar Camillo’s website here and Camillo’s website here.

  • Hart’s, Cervo’s and The Fly are donating a portion of their takeout profits from the last several weeks and donating them to National Bailout and Color Of Change.

  • Nowon in the East Village is donating 5% of all of their June sales (including both food and merch) to Black Lives Matter, Unicorn Riot, and Campaign Zero. Check out their menu here, and keep up with their specials and announcements on Instagram.

  • All of the money from Superiority Burger’s most profitable day of sales this week will be donated to HEARD, an organization in DC working to end the incarceration of deaf and disabled people. In case their vegan grab-bag options are already sold out by the time you order, keep up with their Instagram page here so you can be ready for next week’s batch. They usually start pre-ordering on Monday at noon.

  • For the entire month of June, Gem on the LES is donating their wine sales to various organizations like Reclaim The Block, Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective, and The Brooklyn Bail Fund. Check out their inventory and buy a bottle here.

  • Oxalis in Prospect Heights is donating 50% of their delivery sales to Black Visions Collective and Reclaim The Block, and they’ve already raised over $4,000. You can contribute by ordering their meal kits and pantry boxes here, and see the details about their specials here.

  • In addition to donating their wine sales last weekend, Peoples Wine launched some new merch to raise money for Black Visions Collective and the Disability Justice Social League. They’re also working with a few different importers who will match whatever donation they give to Reclaim The Block and The Brooklyn Bail Fund. Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with all of their projects, and buy a T-shirt (and some wine, while you’re at it) here.

  • Every Friday, Niche Niche is partnering with a different sommelier or chef to host a set-menu dinner at home, and donating a portion of the sales to the organization of that person’s choice. Last week, all of the sales from Niche Niche’s “add-on” menu section were donated to Black Lives Matter. You can check out the menu and see details about this week here, and pre-order your meal on their website.

past fundraisers

  • In addition to re-opening for takeout and delivery last weekend, Mission Chinese’s Manhattan location donated all of their sales from last Saturday to Black Lives Matter. They’ll be offering a limited takeout and delivery service in the future, and you can keep up with their progress here.

  • The Awkward Scone in Bushwick gave all of their profits from last weekend to Black Lives Matter and The Okra Project. They’re only open on weekends from 9am to 3pm (or until they sell out), and you can follow their Instagram to keep track of future specials and projects.

  • 25% of all last week’s profits from Diner, Marlow & Sons, Roman’s, Achilles Heel, and She Wolf Bakery are being donated to Campaign Zero.

  • Contra recently donated all of their takeout and delivery profits to Reclaim The Block and the Minnesota Freedom Fund. If you want to stay in the loop about their future initiatives, follow them on Instagram here.

  • Last Sunday, Blue Hill NYC and Blue Hill at Stone Barns donated all the proceeds from their to-go farm boxes to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Follow their Instagram page here for future initiatives and updates, and check out all of their farm boxes here.

  • Last week, Di An Di started selling a limited number of banh mi for takeout and delivery, and all of the proceeds go to Color Of Change. They’ve already raised over $1,000, and you check out Di An Di’s Instagram page here for more details on when it’s available.

  • Last week, a portion of the sales from Fausto’s $35 three-course meals went to the NAACP. Follow them on Instagram here to stay in the loop about what’s happening with this week’s dinner. And check out their pre-ordering page on their website here.

  • Last weekend, Esme in Greenpoint donated all of their takeout proceeds to Know Your Rights Camp. Keep up with their future projects on their Instagram page [here], and check out their website to see their takeout options.

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