Looking to support Black-owned businesses? We’ve rounded up 23 highly-rated Black-owned bakeries across North America to support now, and every day. The businesses below are listed in no particular order and range from cheesecakes in Elkins Park, PA to guava cake in Seattle, WA.
“Truly incredible bakery. I have celiac disease so it’s really a relief to know that this bakery is totally gluten-free and they know what that means. No chance for cross-contamination, no chance that there are ingredients that have hidden gluten–I trust Bake Me Happy completely. The coffee cake is my favorite. I also love the scones. There’s nothing I’ve had here I disliked. Really, really special place.”
“Hands down amazing! I visited because of all of the positive reviews and was happy I did. I asked about vegan options: red velvet cupcake (taste like love), chocolate cupcake (wasn’t super rich with dark chocolate), two types of cookies, a carrot cake, cinnamon roll and an amazing brownie that my non-vegan sister fell in love with.”
“Oh, Cathy’s, how I love thee. You just can’t beat a warm cookie and ice cream. In particular, Cathy’s perfectly baked snickerdoodle cookie and a scoop of rich butter pecan ice cream. You can also create your own ice cream cookie sandwich with toppings!”
“If you love sandwiches, salads, breakfast sandwiches and pastries as much as me, then Word of Mouth is your spot! Every single visit brings me so much joy… I love their cupcakes, macarons, scones, biscuits and cookies. Oh, they’ve got gluten free options as well. Seriously you can’t go wrong here! Do not pass up a slice of the Tres Leches! Wow.”
“They are a Black-owned bakery with an incredible repertoire of custom cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, the works! Working with them was a dream, communication was constant and so easy, and I can’t believe how fast they were able to make my vision happen. I sent a couple of pictures and said it was for a retirement, but I had no idea the cupcakes would be just so cute!”
“If you’re in the university area, get here now! I got the strawberry cheesecake and a red velvet cookie and I’m tempted to drive across town right now to get more of their desserts! They are delicious!”
“When you walk in, you are welcomed by the sweet aroma of delicious goodness… The decor is fun and bright to match the wonderful personality of the owner and staff. You feel so welcome that even this first-timer felt like a regular.”
“I emailed (Alanna) cake concepts and cookie designs to give her an idea of what I wanted and she nailed it. I was so happy with it. Trust me when I tell you the the cake was so flavorful and moist. I am not exaggerating when I say it was the best carrot cake I have ever had!”
“I love the selection of cookies, bars, and brownies that are available! Every time I come here, I’m served with a smile, warmth, and professionalism! We even used them as a fundraiser for one of my middle schools once. Order ahead during these COVID times and enjoy your sweets at home!”
“As always, the Cheesecake Lady delivers in taste! Was able to sneak in today when there was no line. Ordered the strawberry shortcake and banana pudding cheesecakes and also a chocolate cake. I had to stop myself from eating them all in one day.”
“Wow. Unique and cozy drinks, fancy pastries, and homey ambiance. The sipping chocolate with cardamom marshmallows is small but no need for more at that level of extreme decadence. Also accompanied by a macaron, it is the perfect mid afternoon pick-me-up, and I drool whenever I think about it.”
“Listen, you haven’t had a cupcake until you’ve had The Cupcake Collection’s sweet potato cupcake. The cupcake itself is moist with a sweet, spiced flavor. The buttercream-like icing is soft and dreamy. For added deliciousness, add a cold glass of your favorite milk (or milk alternative) for a real treat.”
“First, please read Elizabeth Kizito’s story – this woman is phenomenal. She is the sweetest and has the most infectious smile I have ever seen. Second, good Lord these cookies are delicious. At events they run around $2-3 but your pennies have never been better spent. These cookies are huge and made with lots of love (you can taste it.)”
“Great, minority-owned family business serving up cookies, pies and custom cakes. This is where you go if you are looking for something straight out of Granny’s kitchen. Everything is delicious…so knowing that I suggest (in no particular order): The lemon pecan pie, chocolate cake pops and sweet potato pie.”
“I had been wanting to try out Sweet Petite ever since Yelp introduced me to the bakery during quarantine with a virtual oatmeal cookie baking class. I finally made it there last week and it was so so good. I ordered the oatmeal creme pies because I wanted to try the real deal and it was so worth it.”
“I got the cranberry oatmeal cookies and they are absolutely the best and perfect texture. I also got a slice of rum cake. Let me tell you about their rum cake… It is outstanding! Moist, flavorful and delicious. I highly recommend this place to everyone!”
“Best cherry pie I’ve ever had, if I were a local or even lived in this state I would be here every day.”
Yelper Olivia T.
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