As protests and social change have made their way across the United States, many of us are trying to find ways we can make a difference in our local black communities. One of the most effective ways we can support our black community in the Ronkonkoma area is quite simple – we can support our local black-owned businesses by dining at their restaurants or purchasing goods from their stores.

Gingerbites Haitian Caribbean Bistro, located at 30 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station which is 18 minutes from your Alston apartment, is known for their reasonably priced Haitian cuisine, all made using locally grown organic vegetables.

Besides offering authentic Haitian dishes such as Haitian paté, stuffed Caribbean omelets and Haitian black rice, this eatery also offers cooking classes so you can learn how to make these items right at home in your Alston apartment.

Sweet N’ Savory, located at 104 Main St, Port Jefferson which is 18 minutes from your Alston apartment, is a funky cafe supplying a range of crêpes with creative fillings in an upbeat, kitschy setting.

Sweet N’ Savory offers more than 40 sweet and savory selections filled with fresh combinations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and of course dessert. They also offer a great selection of waffles, 14 changing flavors of homemade rice pudding, smoothies, frappes and gourmet coffee, made-to-order in front of the customer using premium ingredients.


Gingerbites Haitian Caribbean Bistro

30 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, NY 11746

(631) 427-2483


Sweet N’ Savory

104 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

(631) 828-6053