Support These Black-Owned Businesses on the Upper West Side

As protests and social change have made their way across the United States, many of us are trying to find ways we can help our black local black communities.

The best way we can support our black community on the Upper West Side is quite simple – we can support our local black-owned businesses by dining at their restaurants or purchasing goods from their stores. It’s a simple act in which we can make a difference!

Make My Cake, located at 775 Columbus Ave, New York which is a 12 minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a well-known outfit with a homestyle, Southern vibe for specialty cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes and pies.

Evolving from a home-based business over 22 years ago that baked for all occasions, Make My Cake has grown exponentially into a global sensation which draws thousands of worldwide visitors seeking the ultimate red velvet cake and various other heavenly desserts.

Massawa, located at 1239 Amsterdam Ave, New York which is a seven minute drive from your Sagamore apartment, is an East African eatery serving traditional Ethiopian and Eritrean fare scooped by hand with injera bread.

Massawa is a family-owned business founded by Almaz Ghebrezgabher and Amanuel Tekeste. Inspired by her love of cooking and desire to serve authentic East African food to residents of Harlem and the Upper West Side, Almaz, an Eritrean immigrant, opened the restaurant with the support of her family in 1988.

Make My Cake

775 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

(212) 280-2253


1239 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

(212) 663-0505