This year’s New York Tri-State Black Restaurant Week takes place between November 13 to November 22. Founded in 2016, the idea behind the week-long events is to promote and celebrate the flavors and cultures of African, African-American and Caribbean foods. This is the first year that New York has participated.
This year, Café Moca is one of the eateries participating. Located in Queens it is a vegan eatery run by co-owner Jennypher Urena. Campaign Managing Partner Falayn Ferrell said:
“We learned a long time ago that Black food is more than soul food. It’s more than barbecue. We are always impressed with the creativity we see when it comes to food in our communities. [Plus] the Black culinary landscape is so diverse. We have everything from Italian to Caribbean. If you are just a diehard foodie, there’s something for you to eat.”
Over 125 businesses – including bakeries, caterers and food trucks – are participating in this year’s NY event.