If you are looking for a way to support the Black Lives Matter movement, a good way is to support black-owned businesses.

Black lives matter and I firmly believe and stand by that. There has been a rise in the movement since the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed after a police officer suffocated him by having his knee on his neck for over eight minutes. There are plenty of ways to support the cause. Protests have been going on in the Hudson Valley. You can donate to a local bail fund to help protesters arrested while protesting. You can educate friends and family. And you can support black businesses.

Here is a list of black-owned restaurants and catering services in the Hudson Valley, thanks to Hidden Hudson Valley. If I missed any please let me know by emailing me at taylor@wrrv.com and I'll get it on the list as soon as I can!

Orange County

Mystic Cafe, Washingtonville

Blacc Vanilla Cafe- Newburgh

Hales Hardware & Home Supplies- Newburgh

Fish & Chiks - Newburgh

Brother's BBQ- New Windsor

Blend- New Windsor, Middletown, Monroe

Meadow Blues Coffee- Monroe

Sister Island Cuisine- Middletown

Grand Mango Caribbean- Central Valley

Thank Goodness It's Vegan- Chester

Kingsbakebrew- Middletown

Chez Ana- Cornwall

Yaadstyle Restaurant- Middletown

Hot December Cafe- New Windsor

More Life Juice Bar & Health Food- Monroe

Bentley's Deli- Tuxedo Park

Ulster County

Ruby Mae Soul Food- Kingston

Top Taste- Kingston

Dutchess County

Duchess BBQ

BJ's Restaurant- Beacon

Funnybaker Desserts- BEacon

Aunt Connie's Kitchen- Poughkeepsie

Gennie's Soul Food Restaurant- Poughkeepsie

Montego Bay Restaurant- Poughkeepsie

Pat's Kitchen- Poughkeepsie

Sylvia's Jamaican West Indies Restaurant- Poughkeepsie

PURE- Poughkeepsie

Cyn's Sweet Tooth- Poughkeepsie

Essie's Restaurant- Poughkeepsie

Twisted Soul- Poughkeepsie

Lady K Southern Comfort- Hyde Park

Miz Hattie's Southern BBQ- BEacon

My Place Pizza- Poughkeepsie

Rockland County

Ebeneezer Bakery- Spring Valley

La Baguette D'or Bakery- Spring Valley

Fancy Buffet- Haverstraw and Spring Valley

Island Spice Restaurant- Spring Valley

Bon Accueil Restaurant- Spring Valley

Big Daddy's Home Plate BBQ- Haverstraw

Off The Hook- West Haverstraw

Nanuet Creamery and Crepes- Nanuet

Fire Pot Restaurant- Spring Valley

Caribreeze Vegan- Spring Valley

Haitian Buffet- Spring Valley and Haverstraw

Diddy's- Suffern

Vibez Cafe- Nyack

It's Coffee- Stony Point

Rock's Kitchen- Stony Point

La Talaye- Haverstraw

Sense of Caribbean Delivery Service

Island Breeze Grill & Cafe- Blauvelt

Sullivan County

Annie's Homestyle Kitchen- Monticello

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