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Minority-Owned Takeout: Top 10 in Rochester, NY



All across Monroe County and beyond, the people of Rochester have banned together in the name of supporting small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. From ordering takeout to buying gift cards to penning rave reviews on Yelp, we’ve taken to spreading our local love far and wide.

Let’s take that love a step further by ordering from a minority-owned business in a cuisine category you’ve never tried before! We may not be able to travel far and wide right now, but how lucky are we to live in a place that allows us to eat around the world in our own backyards? Here are ten great options offering takeout as of day of publication!

El Pilon Criollo

Most mentioned menu item: Pernil
Neighborhood: Upper Falls
Offering: Takeout and call ahead

Bobo’s Chicken Shack

Most mentioned menu item: Fried Chicken
Neighborhood: Upper Falls
Offering: Takeout and call ahead

Naan-Tastic

Most mentioned menu item: Naan-taco
Neighborhood: Henrietta/Jefferson Rd.
Offering: Curbside and Delivery

SEA Restaurant

Most mentioned menu item: Spring rolls and Fried Squid
Neighborhood: Pearl-Meigs-Monroe
Offering: Takeout & call ahead

Addis-Ababa

Most mentioned menu item: Injera and Vegetarian Combo
Neighborhood: Ellwanger-Barry
Offering: Takeout and Delivery

The Arnett Cafe

Most mentioned menu item: Chicken and Waffles
Neighborhood: 19th Ward
Offering: Takeout & call ahead

Cedar Mediterranean Restaurant

Most mentioned menu item: Chicken Shawarma Pita Pocket
Neighborhood: Monroe Ave.
Offering: Takeout & call ahead

Szechuan Opera

Most mentioned menu item: Dan Dan Noodle
Neighborhood: Park Ave.
Offering: Takeout and Delivery

Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food

Most mentioned menu item: Al Pastor Tacos
Neighborhood: Pearl-Meigs-Monroe
Offering: Takeout & call ahead

Chortke

Most mentioned menu item: Spicy Chicken Kabob
Neighborhood: Neighborhood of the Arts
Offering: Takeout & call ahead

View a collection of these and other minority-owned businesses on Yelp! Please note that this situation and business offerings are ever changing.

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