We believe in supporting LA’s Black-owned businesses year-round and these are some of our favorites. From book stores and kids gyms to restaurants and gift shops, you'll love these spots!MoreLess
Normally a go-to spot for kids' birthday parties and after-school play dates, Bounce is now offering private, outdoor sessions with Coach Ace and company. Contact them for more details!
In 2019, working moms, Latanya Foster-Phillips and Teree Henderson, opened Little Play Society, a creative indoor play and social space for moms and kids. Unfortunately, due to Covid, they had to shutter their brick-and-mortar location, but they're still offering classes outdoors on the weekends.
Little ones can learn to design their own games, create a light-up wand, build an art robot and more with Design Hive, a process-based design and technology studio founded by two veteran LA teachers. Currently, both private/small group and virtual classes are available, along with must-have at-home project kits for kids.
This recently opened spot has an ever-changing menu created by chefs who were former refugees and asylum seekers—the dishes they offer reflect the chefs’ vibrant cultures. For every meal purchased, Flavors from Afar donates non-perishable foods to a low-income family. Meals can currently be ordered from Postmates, Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash.
The late, great restaurant critic Jonathan Gold said Stevie's had "the best gumbo this side of New Orleans." But wait, there's more. They also serve cornbread with—wait for it—peach cobbler butter. Food heaven.
Enjoy Texas-style BBQ from owner-pitmaster Kevin Bludso, whose original Compton restaurant was a longtime favorite before he opened his latest outpost on La Brea.
Located just below Echo Park, this colorful coffee spot offers charm, whimsy and, of course, coffee and treats.
If you've never tried their BBQ fried chicken sandwich, then you're missing out. This spot, which opened just before the pandemic, is worth a visit. Order for takeout or stay and dine on the patio.
The man behind Big Man Bakes? William "Chip" Brown, a physician in training turned baker who stand 6'5" tall. He makes a mean red velvet cupcake with silky, smooth cream cheese frosting, plus a caramel apple option (think apple pie in a cupcake) and more. There's also regular special flavor menu that's ever changing.
Located near the Los Angeles Flower Market, Poppy & Rose serves up satisfying comfort food made with fresh ingredients. Must-order item? The restaurant's signature buttermilk fried chicken and waffle, with smoked honey butter, maple syrup and chives.
Using fresh and healthy ingredients, chef-owner Kyndra McCrary creates wholesome, nourishing dishes, including plenty of gluten-free and vegan options. The cafe, which just opened last fall, has already become a local favorite.
This community-based coffee shop, gallery and shop, features beans imported from Ethiopia and Tanzania, and roasted in Arcadia, CA. In addition to coffee, they also serve smoothies, vegan donuts and toasts. You can also find masks, hats, tees and more gear via their website.
This family-owned cafe has remained open throughout most of the quarantine, providing coffee, food and more to the community.
Enjoy down-home style recipes made with locally sourced produce and meats, all freshly prepared in a warm and inviting atmosphere for takeout or delivery.
This organic gourmet catering company specializes in the most luxe sweets (think chocolate ganache-covered strawberries with 24 karat gold leaf) and hand crafted cheesecakes in an array of flavors. Owner Chef Simone, a parent herself, also created a Kid’s Snack Pack featuring treats made with organic, whole ingredients, no additives or artificial flavors, and 50 percent less sugar compared to other store bought snacks.
Owned by a husband and wife duo, this French patisserie and coffee shop brings a little bit of Paris to LA.
Enjoy classic southern comfort food with all the fixins!
This family-owned restaurant has been serving up soul food for more than 25 years. With it's Mardi Gras theme, jazz tunes and the smell of Southern cooking, you'll feel like you're gearing up for a meal in the Big Easy.
Order breakfast all day with Grubhub, Postmates or Doordash. For something light, try the G.O.A.T. (avocado toast on toasted ciabatta with honey goat cheese, avocado, lemon-dressed arugula, red pepper flakes and fried egg) or go all out with Shrimp and Grits.
Chow down on made-from-scratch food, like the famous hand-dipped, fresh fried chicken, shucked corn, Ice-Shaker Lemonade, sautéed green beans, hand-mashed potatoes, and homemade biscuits with local honey.