by Erin Bates June 08, 2020
As our team here at Grüvi continues to learn from the black lives matter movement, we want to work even harder to support black lives everywhere and create positive change within our community. As we continue to evaluate our brand and our impact, we wanted to take some time to showcase black-owned businesses throughout the country. Supporting local is a huge step we can all take to make a difference right now. We’ve created a compiled list of resources where you can find whichever business is closest to you!
Inside Hook posted a great article on 100 businesses by neighborhood in Chicago, as well as some additional online shops to support. Wherever you are in the city, there are numerous spots you can get to in a short time.
Another great resource is Black Owned Chicago, which features an extensive list of shops in all industries. They have a great search option that makes it super simple to find any type of business you are looking for.
303 Magazine posted this list of over 325 black-owned businesses in Denver. The list spans across restaurants, non-profits, fitness and more. If you find yourself in town I recommend Konjo Ethiopian food, which recently opened at the newly built Edgewater Public Market. Grab a bite and be sure to head up to the patio to enjoy a drink!
In Los Angeles, several organizations have put together spreadsheets to simplify the process. This first list was compiled by Kat Hong at the Infatuation, and contains over 300 listings so far. Sort by type of cuisine, neighborhood and more.
Building off of the previous list, a local mapping professional created this map to simplify finding each business throughout the city.
The Minneapolis Black Chamber of Commerce is a great resource, not only for local business directories but also as a service to black business owners. They help provide small business loans, mentorship and networking to ensure all entrepreneurs gain the success they deserve.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine compiled a great list of food related shops, as well as beauty, wellness and retail.
If you live in or near Brooklyn, Black Owned Brooklyn is a great resource with another map integration to find what is closest to you. They also showcase various businesses through their stories page, which gives more insight on the people behind the storefronts.
This Google Doc offers a great compilation of black-owned restaurants in New York City. Sort by borough or service options (in case you are looking for delivery options).
This directory of black-owned restaurants in Portland, and also has a map feature to show what you might be closest to. They also have a blog feature on which restaurants can be for vegans, so there can be something for everyone!
PDX Monthly posted another great list of local jewelry makers, fashion designers and locally roasted coffee.
This local Seattle news station has combined a list of over 140 black-owned businesses across all categories and industries.
Seattle Refined has also created a great list of restaurants, bars and more alongside a map so locations can easily be found.
As this list is not entirely comprehensive, here are a few more resources to find local businesses outside of cities or closest to you:
Support Black Owned- This website is a great resource to find black-owned businesses. You can filter by state or category, and they also offer various discounts to new businesses.
Shoppe Black is a globally sourced list, with features and stories on black businesses around the world.They have a ton of lists on niche businesses like black-owned tea brands or yoga studios.
Esquire wrote a great list of 30 black owned businesses that have products available for online purchases, so you can support from your own home!
Marie Claire also wrote up a great list of black-owned beauty, fashion and food brands that can also be purchased online.