Updated Feb 8, 2023 - Food and Drink

45 Black-owned businesses to support in the Twin Cities

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For Black History Month, we're sharing some Black-owned businesses to support year-round in and around the metro.

Here are some of our picks:

🍽️ Eats

Chicago's Very Own for hoagies and popcorn, Slice for pizza, Wendy's House of Soul for eggrolls, Breakfast Bar for brunch, Breaking Bread Cafe for affordable breakfast food, Trio for plant-based soul food, The Red Sea for Ethiopian cuisine, Sammy's Avenue Eatery for sandwiches, Taste of Rondo for soul food, Nashville Coop for fried chicken, STEPCHLD for an upscale date night, Lutunji's Palate for cobbler, Sweet Heaven by NNE for custom cakes, Cheesecake Funk for gourmet cheesecakes and 2 Scoops Eatery for ice cream.


The Dripping Root for freshly made juices, Palmer's Bar for drinks and live music, Heal for herbal drinks and elixirs, The Get Down Coffee Co., Rafiki Coffee and Cafe, FORREAL Coffeehouse and Golden Thyme Coffee and Cafe for caffeine, Du Nord Social Spirits for craft liquor, and Cobble Social House for cocktails.

🛍️ Retail

Roseline's Place for boutique candles, Fit 1st Running for running shoes, Black Garnet Books for books by authors of color, Mind's Eye Comics for comics and graphic novels, Elsa's House of Sleep for furniture, 5buluoz for men, women and kid's clothing, Gigi's Flair Emporium for pins, Angie's Hats for custom headwear, MN Black Box for "treat yourself" gift boxes, Lip Esteem for cosmetics and Mother & Mai for candles.

🏢 Services

Malobe for natural hair services, House of Gristle for catering, #FACE for lashes and skin care, Deja Hodges for professional photography, 3P Boxing for 24/7 workouts, Efoe's Creatives for graphic design, The Party Girl for event planning, Supa Auto Detailing for mobile detailing, DZ Lawn Care for snow removal and landscaping services and Bouquets by Carolyn for flowers.

What are we missing? Send your picks to [email protected] and we'll add them to the list.

This story was originally published February 2022 and updated February 2023.


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