We’ve compiled a list of nineteen Black owned businesses that ship nationally just in time for the holidays. Now you can support these amazing businesses from the comfort of your couch. From fresh local spices to organic spa products, there’s something for everyone on your list.
This holiday season will be unprecedented in many ways for local business owners across the country, particularly for Black business owners who have faced unique challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic. Yelp is committed to supporting Black-owned businesses which is why we are thrilled to partner with the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Fund and My Black Receipt to drive $5 million into the pockets of Black-owned businesses. Click here to learn more about this initiative.
“Ok, so here’s the scoop: when you buy a box, it’s all done for you. No scouring Pinterest for recipes, no trips to the store or waiting on your prime shipping to arrive. Make It Classy puts everything you need plus easy to follow instructions right in the box for you.”
“We found Rwanda Bean Coffee on Amazon but wanted to buy from them directly to assure freshness of the roast. The coffees are always very evenly roasted and exceptionally consistent from one batch to the next which points to their pursuit of perfection in their roasting process… And, the fact that they donate 50% of all proceeds back to the farmer makes it even better! We need more people like Mike in this world.”
“Michael Pinckney, the owner and operator is a cookie connoisseur (and also just a great guy). You can tell he’s passionate about what he does after just one conversation. He’s got cookies with dark Belgian chocolate, coconut, bing cherries, and even bourbon!”
“I truly love the products. Hands down the most healthiest body essentials I have ever put on my body. My whole family and friends use her products. They smell great and complements the skin or hair. My ultimate favorite are chocolate and mango/papaya aromas. Definitely worth every penny!”
“From the moment you step into the shop you are given a passport to visit multiple countries and explore the culinary spices of many cultures all from the storefront of this shop in DC. The walls of the entire perimeters of the shop brightly display familiar staples of spices and unique handcrafted spice blends that change frequently.
“The staff is always welcoming and we end up buying books every time just off their recommendations. If you are looking for books that are non-fiction then this is the right place. An excellent source of political and history books with an inviting atmosphere.”
“I recently purchased soaps from here online and was so incredibly happy. The soaps are so fragrant that I get a perfectly faint whiff of them when I walk into the bathroom (but it’s not overpowering, just pleasant). They produce a rich lather and are just beautiful to keep on display. The packaging is minimal and the branding is sharp. Definitely a must-try!”
“I had the joy of making a few different candles and loved the versatility in scents and colors. They use coconut-based wax and essential oils so the candle lights beautifully and I know the fumes are non-toxic!”
“Great customer service and products! Love supporting black owned businesses! The facial and massage were amazing, loved that natural products were used and the aesthetician took the time to explain to me which products she used and their benefits!”
“Black-owned with magnificent offerings if you’re a comic book fan but if you’re a coffee fan then the offerings are just as magnificent. They have fun posters, WiFi, you can print, there are enough tables, and treats for days.”
“As soon as you walk in, you know this humble shop is a family owned enterprise! There’s always at least one of the owners’ children helping out and the very friendly Robinsons are happy to see you and give you some samples. They’ve been here a few months and if you ask me, the key to their success so far is that delicious popcorn!!! Our favorite is “charamel” which is a caramel cheese mix with both flavors on 1 kernel- like a caramelized cheese corn!!”
“You can get coffee all over our great big city, but when you’re in around the Avondale/ Westside area, why not support an smaller family owned & operated coffee shop like Social House Coffee! A.B and Mariel are a down to earth husband and wife living the American dream and keeping it simple with their menu. Have your coffee made in house or buy bags of ground coffee and brew it yourself at your home or office.”
“I’ve been rolling with Hotville since the pop up days and am so happy for Kim and this brick and mortar. It’s my go-to for fish fry Fridays, even with delivery everything shows up nice and crispy! Highly recommend the Swai and the Wings. Glad I can have the spice at home too, with the sauce and seasoning pack!”
“Hands down best coffee beans in the valley. They import their coffee from Ethiopia where they are from. This is a family owned business and they make you feel valued as a customer. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves good coffee.”
“It’s the best curated finest collection of Heights-appropriate and “new paradigm” bikes and gear in the area. Masi adventure bikes, excellent choice of cargo bikes like you see in Colorado and Europe, all perfect for our new COVID-restricted lives.”