We’ve gathered up some of the Black-owned Bay Area businesses that families love, from vegan pizza to bookstores to DJ lessons.MoreLess
Mission Bowling Club is a boutique bowling alley that departs from tradition by uniting culinary excellence with a casual ambience. Their kitchen offers a versatile menu that features locally sourced, seasonal ingredients transformed into elevated comfort food at its best. They also serve brunch on the weekends and are currently open for pick-up. Check their IG for updates on their additional pick up options like produce boxes.
Ashay by the Bay specializes in reselling African American and Multicultural Children’s Books (Preschool to High School), adult books and other educational products. They also provide online and onsite book fairs.
Red Bay is a beautiful cafe and roastery in the heart of Fruitvale. It was funded to promote diversity and inclusivity in the coffee industry. It has a lovely patio which is perfect for the little ones to play while you sip your delicious coffee or enjoy one of their many pastries. They are open for pick up or delivery.
Satori provides a wide variety of Yoga and meditation classes for practitioners of all levels including Vinyasa, Iyengar Restorative, Yin Yoga and more. Their mission is to give students an opportunity to look within, refocus, and regain a sometimes lost sense of perspective. They offer streaming online classes!
With stores in both Berkeley and Oakland, Cupckakin’ has been delighting customers with delicious and beautiful cupcakes made with high quality and sustainable ingredients since 2014. Check their IG account and website to order their daily specials for pick up as they sell out fast!
Check out Peaches Patties for delicious authentic Jamaican food for pick up or delivery. They have Jamaican delicacies available every day but their specialty is their famous and succulent patties which change weekly. A favorite is the lentil and Berbere spice or their traditional beef patties. Go to their website to see their stunning pictures and place an order!
SugarSweet’s mission is to provide baking that is real, traditional and uncomplicated. They stay true to scratch baking traditions, never using chemicals or preservatives. Everything they serve is handmade in their own kitchen and designed by the talented and creative pastry chefs. Check out their IG account to see some of their beautiful and original creations. You can order online for pick up or delivery.
The owners of Dimond Slice in Oakland are alumni of The Cheese Board and they bring fresh and different vegetarian and vegan pizza every day. They use only the freshest local ingredients and mostly organic products for their surprising and delicious combinations.
Based in Bay View, San Francisco, Yvonne began her business by making her famous pralines and expanded her offerings to include other specialty desserts such as ol’ school butter cookies, sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, and cakes for small parties and social gatherings at the request of family. Check out her IG or website to place orders for pick up or delivery.
New Eritrea is an authentic Eritrean Restaurant in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset. Kids usually love Ethiopian and Eritrean chicken and bean stews (try the lentil or split pea stews) with mild spices and their spongy and unique bread is always a favorite. Order online for pick up or delivery!
Eko Kitchen was born from the owner's love of food from her home country of Nigeria. By partnering with local vendors and using recipes from her mother and two grandmother's repertoires, Eko’s chef and owner has brought the first Nigerian restaurant to the Bay Area. Order online for pick up or delivery!
Tammy Foxx is the proud owner of two Black-owned businesses that have been hit especially hard during the current pandemic, Eden Fitness Studio and Bridal Fitness Coach. Eden Fitness Studio is a female-focused personal training studio located in Lower Pacific Heights that provides a clean and safe environment for female personal trainers and their private clients.
Head to Fingersnaps, in the heart of the Mission District to spin with San Francisco’s DJ Lamont, in private or group sessions to learn the traditions and fundamental skills of music theory, learn to count beats, bars, and timing and blend & beatmix, sample, edit, scratch, and create tricks. Fingersnaps Media Art is a creative, educational and artistic DJ-Studio where you can learn to DJ, record a mix and also attend workshops. Classes for kids age 5 and up, and adults.
Vegan Mob is one of the few Vegan BBQ places in the whole Bay Area. Their passion is to help surrounding communities by empowering them with food they love and enjoy, while also supporting a healthy life-style. Be sure to check out their plant-based brisket or ribs, and their gumbo bread bowl. They also have personal mini pies! Open for pick-up or delivery via two locations: San Jose & Oakland.