Supporting Chefs/Artisans and Small Businesses

The  annual New York African Restaurant Week (NYARW) in it’s 10th year (celebrating the best of African/African Diaspora cuisine and culture) is taking place from October 7 – 22, 2023. The “Week” also would include a “Food and Music Festival” on October 14 & 15.

The New York African Restaurant week aims to help stimulate the local economy and  help people  discover dishes they might not have had the opportunity to try before – (restaurants would provide dishes at a discounted rate. 


– Special menus and food tasting at participating restaurants (Fulll list of restaurants coming soon)

Food and Music Festival on October 14 and 15 (Outdoor)

– Chef hosted events and cooking classes.

Restaurant Food Tour by various hosts.

 (Full list of restaurants coming October 1st). 

Complete New York African Restaurant Week (NYARW) details, including a full list of participating restaurants, prix-fixe menus, chef bios and special events Coming soon.  The site is updated frequently to reflect new restaurants and events.  Search #NYARW2023 on Instagram and Facebook  to get up to the minute details on new events, chefs and restaurants added to the NYARW roster.

FOOD TOUR – As part of the week we are encouraging and collaborating with different foodies, community leaders, media outlets to host events and dinners at participating restaurants. Please email us at [email protected] to learn more. Sign up to be a host or guest here.

“The NYARW targets a culturally rich and diverse audience in NYC, both residents and visitors, who have one thing in common: love and/or appreciation for the intricacies of African cooking. In addition to the offerings at participating restaurants, for those foodies interested in going on a ‘culinary getaway’ across Africa, we have an amazing Food and Music Festival on October 14 & 15 at the City college campus in Harlem featuring cuisine from various parts of Africa and the Diaspora”, said Akin Akinsanya, community partnership director at African Restaurant Week.

The Celebration also includes a food and music festival on October 14 & 15 produced with the support of the West Harlem Development corporation and City college. Festival includes food tasting, a marketplace with vendors (food, fashion, art, crafts, wellness, beauty), cultural performances, Afrobeat sets, poetry and more (family friendly). 

The African Restaurant Week which kicked off in New York city in 2013 brings together locals, tourists, foodies, culture enthusiasts, social influencers, entrepreneurs and more – it is a commitment to community development and social impact.

For more info contact: [email protected]  or call 646-643-6261