August is Black Business Month and while we think it’s important to support black-owned businesses year-round, we also wanted to give a shoutout to some of our favorites — and your favorites too.
We were happy to see many folks that we had featured previously, you loved too!
- Foodies Cafe, Parramore’s go-to for coffee, cake and breakfast, we recommend the breakfast croissant or the chicken and waffles
- Wells’Built Museum, a former hotel during the Civil Rights movement turned museum for African-American history and culture
- New Image Youth Center, a non-profit for after-school and summer programs for at-risk children and youth in the Parramore community
- Nikki’s Place, another southern cuisine hot-spot in Parramore serving up collard greens, chitterlings, and black-eyed peas
- DaJen Eats, a former food counter in a convenience store turned brick-and-mortar, go-to for Jamaican and vegan in historic Eatonville
- Naked Bar Soap Co., the cutest shop in College Park offering all-natural hand soaps, bath bombs, lotions, deodorants, and so much more
- Something Fishy, Apopka’s go-to restaurant for the best shrimp and grits in town
- Sister Honey’s, a family-owned bakery in the heart of SoDo, it’s a one-stop-shop for pies galore
- Black Bee Honey, run by kids from the Parramore Kidz Zone, this local honey-making company has received national recognition
And you all really loved these guys, they got more than a few plugs:
- Miscellaneous Market, shop in Ivanhoe Village for all the cute and whimsical things
- Beth Autumn Art, artist and jewelry maker of one-of-a-kind items
- Eat Project Pop, tasty popcorn, usually can be found at East End’s Evening Exchange and other pop-ups around town
- Studio 17, a creative studio and host to cool events, shows and podcasts in town run by all-around creator Walter Phuego
- Marcia’s Workshop, Marcia is a photographer, events curator, and creative designer
You also said we need to get off our butts and go see the folks at:
- Loud Gallery (we’ve checked out an art pop-up there before and it was cool!)
- Shoe Bakery (maker of shoes and purses pretty enough to eat)
- Cognac and Roses (another creative and producer, we need facetime with this guy)
- Che Che’s Vegan (if our friend SaraBeth says it’s good, we believe her)
- Reeta’s Organics (Major with the good hair recommends Reeta’s products so we trust it)
- The District Gastrobar (on our shortlist of places to check out immediately)
- Uncut Leather Goods (as seen in local pop-ups, these leather goods look good)
- Phill Henry Advising
- Sweet Petals Cupcakery
- The Sock Gallery
- Talitha’s Closet
- The Picturesque Brand
We’d love to continue to add to this list, or if you have your own list, we’d love to help you make it grow.
Just let us know. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.