We’re Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month With a Look At Our Favorite Latinx-Owned Businesses in NYC

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off September 15 and we’re celebrating! As a woman-owned small business, it’s important to us that we support others—particularly right now. COVID-19 has hit everyone hard, but small businesses that rely on community support, word of mouth, and foot traffic have suffered due to temporary closures, staffing shortages, and revenue shortfall. 

If we don’t support one another, New York City risks becoming homogenous and home only to chain stores, or those who can build businesses on generational wealth and other privileges. That’s not what Brooklyn is about and so long as we have a say in the matter, we refuse to let that happen. 

So please join us in celebrating and supporting these Latinx-owned businesses!

Our picks:

El Jarochito | 195 Neptune Ave

Shoutout to the Eater taco map for leading us to this place right at the edge of Brighton Beach. The front is a deli/bakery/grocery store that stocks Mexican favorites but you have to walk to the very back to find the true gem here. Follow the delicious aroma till you end up at the back counter, which features a handful of seats and where you can order from a short but mighty menu of favorites. The best part? On Saturdays and Sundays, they’re doing real barbacoa. We didn’t have to wait long before the chef offered us a sample.  

JP Urban Moving | Brooklyn

This team not only comes recommended by Realty Collective team members but they also build up Brooklyn by giving back to the local community. Check out the list of organizations they support

Tacos El Bronco | Sunset Park (brick and mortar) plus food truck

If you haven’t been to Tacos El Bronco in Sunset Park and you’ve lived in Brooklyn for more than a month, what are you doing with your life? This place is famous for a reason and the reason is deliciousness. They don’t seem to have much of a web presence but you can find plenty of rave reviews (as in the link above)

Brooklyn Brujeria | Online 

We were going to recommend this online store where currently all merch profits are going to bail funds but they’re so popular, everything is currently sold out! We still recommend an Instagram follow at the very least for the site’s founder and brainchild, Chaquita Brujita, who produces events throughout the city. 

Tortilleria Nixtamal | Corona, Queens

If you’ve never eaten a nixtamalized tortilla, you don’t realize what you’re missing. Chewy, flavorful, and deeply satisfying, this ancient process transforms a tortilla into magic. And yes, this pick is outside BK but lately we’ve been lucky enough to buy this Corona staple at the market of Fort Defiance in Red Hook, fresh and delivered daily (though we recommend you call first to make sure they’re in stock).  

Even more Latinx-owned businesses in the city (including our Bronx fave, The Lit.Bar).

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