Stopped by one of my favorite local restaurants Irie Vybez for my favorite breakfast meal, Jamaican porridge.
Looking to support the region's many black-owned businesses? Visit these Hudson Valley restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and more.
Alima's African Cuisine Andrea M. Events Balloon Couture By Veronica The Bee Tavern Blacc Vanilla Cafe Blue Byrd's Haberdashery & Music Broadway Arts Center for Creative Education: Outreach Programs Caribbean First Choice Brothers Barbecue Fahari Bazaar Essie's Restaurant The Dutch Pot Harambee Kingston NY Pine Street African Burial Ground GlammedbyKpie Grand Mango Caribbean Restaurant Grinds & Grains, Inc. Hope Wade Designs Hot Spot Jamaican American Cuisine Hott Stuff N Butta Chapeau Irie Vybez Radio Kingston The Juice Branch Juice Factory VII Juices Forever Kenneth's Taste Bud Keobi Kingston Design Connection The Knitting Room, Windham NY Kitchen 216 Measured To Fit LoMar Farms Love Hair Megabrain Comics & Arcade Miz Hattie's Southern BBQ Shop My Basics Natty's Caribbean Cuisine & Pizzeria Newburgh Mercantile Gifts and Picture Framing Nubian Cafe Off The Hook
Albany is home to a variety of Black-owned restaurants and bakeries serving up delicious bites, innovative dining experiences and sweet treats. Check out these eateries and support Black-owned restaurants in Albany County!
**Please note that this list is not meant to be comprehensive, but to highlight some of the Black-owned restaurants in Albany County.
Featuring Allie B's Cozy Kitchen, The Cloud Food Hall, Angie's Pineapple's & Ting's, Irie Vybez, Keobi, Great Exbaketations by Cheyenne, Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar, Juices Forever, TieberrySweets and Bespoke Taste And See.
Chairman Andrew Joyce and Legislator Merton Simpson presented a $5,000 check to Shaun Freeman, owner of Irie Vybez in Albany. Irie Vybez was among several businesses in the Central Ave corridor who received the COVID Economic Recovery Task Force small business grant to help alleviate some of the financial burdens caused by the pandemic.
Sunmark and the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation celebrated Black History Month by helping even more in our community. During February, Sunmark provided meals to local shelters with all meals catered by local black-owned businesses. We'd like to thank all of our restaurant partners for assisting us in supplying meals to the hungry this month. Through this initiative, over 300 people received a hot meal Kathleen's Tea Room, Irie Vybez, Spill'n the Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro
A special thank you for our friends at Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation for purchasing a delicious dinner from Irie Vybez to share at our Dining Center last week! The food was great and a treat for our guests. Thank you!
Sunmark and the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation are recognizing Black History Month by helping even more in our community. During February, Sunmark is providing meals to local shelters with all meals catered by local black-owned businesses. On Thursday we visited Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless with food catered by Irie Vybez. Today we are at Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill, Inc. with food catered by Kathleen's Tea Room. We thank these local businesses for partnering with us on this project and we hope you consider visiting them soon.
Our complete schedule:
2/11 Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
Dinner catered by Irie Vybez, Albany
2/17 CHHOP- Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill
Lunch catered Kathleen's Tea Room, Peekskill
2/19 City Mission of Schenectady
Dinner catered by Irie Vybez, Albany
2/21 Joseph's House
Lunch catered by Spill'n the Beans Coffeehouse & Bistro, Troy
My husband and I got some food from the ivory vibes last night got some jerk chicken and some macaroni and cheese this is for the second time we found human hair in our food this time we found three strands of hair one in our macaroni two in a rice and we will never go back and spend any of our money thank you for showing how nasty you are and keep your hair / weave out of people's food you can get people extremely sick with just one strand of hair in the food thank you
Looking for black-owned businesses in the Hudson Valley? This guide has eateries, shopping, and everything in-between.
Cyn's Sweet Tooth D&M Jerk Center The Dutch Pot Essie's Restaurant Fahari Bazaar GlammedbyKpie Grand Mango Caribbean Restaurant Great Exbaketations by Cheyenne Grinds & Grains, Inc. Hope Wade Designs The Hot Spot "Jamaican American Cuisine" Hott Stuff N Butta Irie Vybez The Juice Branch
Now more than ever, it’s important to continue helping one another and supporting our neighbors. That’s why each day I will post an restaurant that is still open for takeout or delivery so we can help support our local businesses now and into the future.
Today we are highlighting Irie Vybez. They are open Monday and Tuesday 8 am -11 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8 am – Midnight, Friday 8 am – 1 am, Saturday 9 am – Midnight, &
Sunday 9am – 10pm. Order by calling (518)- 487-4844 or by visiting: http://www.irievybez.com/
For a complete listing of restaurants that remain open please visit:https://www.albanyny.gov/Government/MayorsOffice/COVID19ResourceGuide.aspx
Thanks Shawn for the awesome customer service. Continue to make great good with a smile.
Used to LOVE coming here. Last couple times I’ve come it’s been BASURA. Straight trash. I order oxtail, which i pay extra for and jerk with rice and peas and oxtail gravy.. i get 3 LITTLE ASS OXTAIL BONES AND DRY ASS RICE WITH NO GRAVY. this like the 5th time. Not going here anymore 🤷🏽♀️ wasting hard earned money on this s**t.