Our Chef is one of our Owners! This means that we Personally make sure we provide Exceptional, Made-From-Scratch food Daily.
We provide Home style Flavors Straight Outta Brooklyn! If we sell it, it was made with ONLY Our Signature Black Nile Seasonings and Sauces.
Black Nile Seafood & Soul Food only serves Halal Meat & Poultry and does not utilize any Pork bi-products.
Years ago, while pursuing education and a change of environment, we met in Charlotte, fell in love, and were married within seven months. About two years in, we received an opportunity from a family friend to run a small short-order restaurant in Virginia and after desperately trying to defeat the odds of two inexperienced people running a business in their early twenties, we closed the doors. We knew that one day we would have a second chance to right all the wrong business decisions we made. Black Nile is that chance.
Six years ago, we returned to a NYC different from the Brooklyn and Bronx we’d grown up in. A city that we had left while young, confused, and ambitious now seemed unfamiliar. Buildings were taller than they’d ever been outside of Manhattan. Some people were packing up south for a new start, some people were moving in who would’ve never considered it in the past, and some people sat stagnant with little hope and even less direction. We returned motivated to make a mark in our city, our way.
While things have changed, we know there’s still people who remember the times we fell in love with this city. Even with all the struggle and hard times, the smiles and memory of the good times provide us hope for the place we call home. Black Nile is that hope.
We’ve always been a little unconventional since we decided to do life together. Being Muslim, Black American, city kids with southern roots, and two people who found love way earlier than most see fit nowadays. We knew we had to create a safe place where unicorns can exist with the people we love, but sometimes see us as the other.
A place to love, grow, be treated well, and experience good food that we provide using our love for each other. There are many places in this beautiful and diverse city where someone can get a drink accompanied by a basic meal surrounded with people you may never see again.
However, there a few places where good food, great service, community, conversation, laughter with family and friends surrounded by sincere love can exist simultaneously.
A place where lovers can gaze, siblings can joke, fathers can bond with their sons, and mothers can advise their daughters. Where friends link up and no matter how long it’s been, they laugh. Where two boroughs, two souls, and two hearts collide to create a jewel in the heart of Brooklyn. Black Nile is that Place.
It's both a blessing and because of you that we’re able to achieve the unimaginable, for our standards and those of similar backgrounds.
Peace & Blessings,
Mr. & Mrs. Black Nile
After so many unforeseen things came to a head all at once, we made the decision to end Black Nile as y’all have known it to be for the past 6 years. The restaurant is now closed.
While we were planning to restructure the business in the near future, we did not expect to have to do so this soon and so abruptly.
However, y’all know us well enough to know that we take lemons and make lemonade, both figuratively and literally.
We have decided to move forward with making the business mobile, which has been a goal of ours for some time now.
Being a small business, young owners, and choosing not to partake in certain things that may have bought in more funds; taking the Black Nile & Black Castle brands on the rode from borough to borough and eventually state to state was something we made plans to do a while ago.
With real estate prices being as high as they are and food prices rising as well, we decided that our mission and goals couldn’t grow and evolve remaining stagnant in a Brick and Mortar forever.
While we expanded to the Flatbush location in hopes that it would serve as a flagship and anchor to our Mobile Business goals, we did not plan on having to give the location up completely.
But as we all know, life happens.
That being said, we have chosen to go back to what Black Nile (A River that Feeds the Soul) started out as and will continue to be moving forward.
A place filled with love, respect, and appreciation for the communities we love so deeply.
And that place will no longer be limited to one location. We are restructuring and pivoting so that we can continue to grow and be more available to the entire city without having to milk our community to do so.
Our Outreach efforts will continue with sooo many amazing ideas we have for the truck. And we’ll eventually be available for events, caterings, etc.
We will be back on DoorDash and UberEats very soon, but y’all can visit the "Food Truck" and "Order Ahead" pages of this website to pick up from the truck, meal prep for the week, and to see the menu we’ll be offering moving forward.
We are SO excited about this new chapter we’re entering and we hope y’all understand that it’s something that needed to be done in order for us to remain true to who we are and continue to provide great food and great service for years to come.
Be sure to Slide Thru & Taste the Difference
We love y’all, deep
Mr. & Mrs. Black Nile