As we honor the legacy of Black History Month, we not only celebrate the rich tapestry of African American heritage but also reflect on the present-day achievements and contributions of Black individuals and communities. 

In recent years, Black business ownership has experienced a resurgence, representing its most significant surge in over three decades. Beyond statistics, Black-owned businesses play a pivotal role in fostering job creation, generating wealth, and enriching the cultural fabric of society. 

We've researched Black-owned businesses in some of Fluid Truck’s major markets for you to rally behind, not just for this month, but for the entirety of the year!

Scroll to find your city below:

  • Denver
  • Phoenix
  • Los Angeles 
  • New York City
  • Las Vegas
  • Tampa
  • Salt Lake City
  • Seattle

Black owned businesses in Denver

Urban Sanctuary 

Via 303 Magazine

Urban Sanctuary offers in-person and livestream classes centered around mental and physical wellness. Bask in the comfort of a variety of classes that will have you feeling soothed. 

Located in a historic building, The Urban Sanctuary is a haven that offers comfort, support, and a nurturing atmosphere. Their mission is to promote growth within the wellness community through purposeful initiatives, education, and an abundance of love.

Le French Denver 

Via Le French Denver

Why jet off to Paris when you can savor an evening at Le French Denver? Indulge in the chic, Parisian-inspired cuisine crafted by Senegalese sisters Aminata and Rougui Dia. Their vision for this establishment is to offer a fusion of global and contemporary dishes, reflecting their rich cultural heritage.

Maker General 

Via Maker General

If you're seeking a creative escape, look no further than Maker General right here in Denver! Founded by Julie Benoit and Stephanie Sterling, Maker General draws inspiration from textiles and fibers. 

This unique establishment serves as a vibrant hub for creativity and offers an array of workshops and classes, catering to those interested in exploring embroidery, stitching, and beyond. 

Black-Owned businesses in Phoenix

Cafe Lalibela 

Via Cafe Lalibela

At Cafe Lalibela, patrons can expect an immersive experience in Ethiopian cuisine and coffee culture. With a reputation for both their traditional meals and freshly roasted coffee, guests are invited to savor the rich flavors that define Ethiopian gastronomy. 

Bear and the Honey Bakery

Via Bear and the Honey Bakery

Bear and the Honey prides itself on being anything but your typical bakery. Their menu features a diverse selection of both sweet and savory delights, crafted with a keen awareness of various dietary needs and restrictions. Whether you're gluten-free, vegan, or have other dietary concerns, you'll find something to satisfy your cravings!

Black-Owned businesses in Los Angeles

Shades of Afrika 

Via Shades of Afrika

This business offers a diverse range of products and services, including African-American literature, black art, essential oils, holistic products, and natural hair care. From custom framing to a natural hair salon, each offering embodies empowerment and self-discovery.

Silverback Coffee of Rwanda 

Via Silverback Coffee

Partnering with the Rwandan government, Gorilla Doctors, Foundation Rwanda and more, Silverback Coffee produces Rwanda-made coffee that gives back to its home country.

Supporting Silverback Coffee means supporting organizations that look to reverse the effects of genocide. Next time you need a cup of joe, support this amazing cause too!

Bludso’s BBQ 

Via Bludso’s BBQ

Crafted by the renowned television personality Kevin Bludso, Bludso’s BBQ is a culinary masterpiece inspired by Kevin's memories of summers in Corsicana, Texas. Bludso's BBQ promises an unforgettable dining experience infused with the warmth and flavor of authentic Texas barbecue traditions.

Black-Owned businesses in New York City

Noir Et Blanc

Via Noir et Blanc

Step into Noir et Blanc, a chic boutique designed for the fashion-savvy individual seeking sophistication and style. Under the guidance of owner Deborah Koenigsberger, a seasoned model and stylist, the store channels a French-inspired aesthetic that exudes class and timelessness. 

Schomburg Shop 

Via Financial Times

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions and has been an established historic landmark since 2017. The neighboring Schomburg Shop offers a selection of books, unique gifts, and products that inspire learning and celebrate the richness of black culture. 

Gooey on the Inside

Via Gooey on the Inside

Who needs an excuse to try a new cookie place? Located in New York City, Gooey on the Inside ships a variety of cookies across the US! Cookies are baked to order and sealed for freshness, ready to reheat at home. 

Black-Owned businesses in Las Vegas


Via Eat.

Born from the culinary expertise of Chef Natalia Young, Eat. is a culinary gem that celebrates the essence of good food through five guiding principles: local, fresh, happy, fast, and smart. With a focus on using locally sourced ingredients, the menu at Eat. showcases the best of what the region has to offer, while also prioritizing freshness, flavor, and sustainability.

Tofu Tees 

Via Tofu Tees

Tofu Tees stands out as a distinctive brand offering a range of apparel, accessories, stickers, and beyond. Founded by young activist Kumei Norwood at the tender age of 8 (now 15!), Tofu Tees is committed to ensuring activism remains a central focus of current trends, rather than just a fleeting concern. 

The Coffee Class 

Via The Coffee Class

Kyle Cunningham's journey shaped his vision for an upscale coffee experience focused on quality and service in the city. The Coffee Class aims to elevate the coffee house experience with exceptional service and delicious offerings, reflecting Kyle's dedication to mentorship, self-improvement, and culinary exploration.

Black-Owned businesses in Tampa 

Island Crew Restaurant and Catering 

Via Island Crew Restaurant & Catering

Inspired by homemade, Bahamian food, Island Crew Restaurant and Catering will transport you straight to the Caribbean! Enjoy a colorful range of ingredients and dishes that celebrate the Caribbean when you eat here. 

Accent Styles Boutique 

Via Accent Styles Botique

Indulge in ethically sourced textiles from Kenya at this exquisite boutique. Your purchase not only brings home authentic products but also contributes to a noble cause back in Kenya. You can even learn about the journey of your purchase, sponsor a child, and more directly on their website!

Black-Owned businesses in Salt Lake City

Miss Essie’s BBQ 

Enjoy the comforts of southern food in Utah! Miss Essie’s BBQ celebrates 100 years of recipes passed down from generation to generation, producing quality food that is rich with flavor and culture. 

Horn of Africa 

Via Horn of Africa Restaurant

Delight your palate with the rich and authentic tastes of East African cuisine at Horn of Africa. Named in honor of the Somali peninsula, this restaurant offers a culinary journey infused with the vibrant flavors and traditions of the region.

Black-Owned businesses in Seattle

Flowers Just 4-U 

Via Flowers Just for You

Flowers Just 4-U offers beautiful floral arrangements, plants, and more for any occasion. Enjoy same-day delivery on select items and support a local florist next time you need a bouquet! 

Noir Lux Candle Co. 

Via Noir Lux Candle Co.

From its inception as a labor of love, Noir Lux Candle Co. has grown into a flourishing small business and brick-and-mortar studio, embodying values of self-care and nostalgia. 

Through handcrafted creations and personalized attention to detail, the company strives to provide a unique experience for every customer. With offerings such as a custom candle bar and nationwide shipping, Noir Lux fosters a sense of community and empowerment.

Celebrate Black History Month however you choose with Fluid Truck!

From innovative restaurants to creative studios, stylish boutiques, and unique products, there's so much to discover and support. We invite you to join us and share your own experiences of shopping black-owned. 

Connect with us on X @FluidTruck and share where you’re shopping Black-owned! Together, let's make a difference by empowering Black-owned businesses and fostering a more inclusive and vibrant economy.

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