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Yelp Dallas Celebrates Great Black-Owned Businesses

It’s been a long time Yelp mission to bring our community the best and most reliable information about local businesses. And this February is no different. Black History Month is a time where we celebrate the many historical and recent accomplishments that Black Americans have contributed to this great country year-round. In honor of that, we’ve highlighted a few incredible, noteworthy black-owned businesses that add to Dallas’ success. From vegan comfort food to museum tours, farmers markets, community yoga and more, you’ll love supporting these businesses all year long.

PAN-AFRICAN CONNECTION

“The Pan-African Connection has been a Dallas staple for the past several decades They are the local go-to for authentic African art, woodwork, clothing, jewelry, children and adult literature, incense, oils, health & beauty products and so much more!

Today I walked away with some shea butter, black soap, sage, a new shirt, a book on Ethiopian history, and some authentic Ghanaian waist beads. Such unique items that are so hard to find anywhere else in the metro! And aside from the inventory, their regular lineup of community events is really what makes this family-owned business so wonderful. Educational events relating to finances, home ownership, nutrition, education and culture is a huge part of their mission. Go, shop, and support this local business that does such great things for the Dallas area and beyond!” –Helina M.

CHOCOLATE SECRETS

“This is a chocolate place that has coffee, wine, champagne, beer and oh yeah CHOCOLATE. Live entertainment-check the schedule. Self order so go to the counter, great areas to talk or listen to live entertainment. Love this vibe. I’ll be a regular. Tell Pam (the owner) or Jake at the counter Peggy sent you! Hidden gem in the middle of Oak Lawn.” –Peggy P

SANKOFA KITCHEN

“I admire this restaurant for its creativity of recipes and the quality of taste. From smoothies to my favorite, turkey spaghetti. Side note: we order the salad dressing by the pint for using at home. It’s an onion vinaigrette dressing and it is so so good. Anyone wanting to try it, I say go ahead and go. You won’t regret it. Try the vegan chicken sandwich with a So Fresh So Clean smoothie.” –Angel B.

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

“Loved this museum. I took the time and read the exhibits. I love how they had videos artifacts of elders talking about Dallas. The staff was friendly and helpful. The museum is free but they accept donations. I gave $60 because I appreciate the work they do and want this museum to continue, so I suggest giving a donation if you’re able to do so. Keeping in mind that most museums cost about $20 or more. I also took a black history tour of Dallas which I would highly recommend. The tour included a lot of sites mentioned in the museum so it was a good combination.” –Chanel M.

DA MUNCHIES

“I understand why this place is relatively 5 stars; the Jackfruit Tacos tasted so BOMB I had to go back and ask, “Are these tacos vegan?”  She gave me reassurance, but man I was honestly second guessing myself because YOU CANNOT TELL! They were so good that I had to order another plate of them. The Vegan Egg Roll was filled with “philly cheese steak” and other great ingredients that I hardly got to enjoy because I scarfed it down SO FAST! It was so amazing.. I should’ve gotten 3.I loved the Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. They were also outstanding and extremely enjoyable. I traveled 45 minutes to get here and all I can say is that it was definitely worth being in traffic afterwards.  LOVE IT!” –Channell K.

We hope you will take these suggestions as a starting point for a variety of local discoveries and new knowledge when it comes to the vast variety of Dallas-area black-owned businesses. And when you find that hidden gem of a  business so great that you want to tell the world about, you know what to do!

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