US Black History Month | Black-owned businesses in New York, Los Angeles & Chicago

Community February 26, 2021

With the effects of COVID 19 disproportionately impacting Black small business owners, it’s time to use our individual buying power to close the wealth gap and redistribute equity and wealth into the Black community.

Seek out Black-owned businesses in your communities to support today and everyday and take a look at the list below or on Instagram for some restaurants, shops, stores and brands in your community. Check out these maps designed by The Mill’s Yimeng Sun.


Central Brooklyn Food Coop @cbfoodcorp

Bed Vyne Wine & Spirits @bedvyne

Queens Bully @queens_bully

Milk & Pull @milkandpull

Sylvia’s @sylviasrestaurant

Amy Ruth’s @amyruthsharlem

Mikey Likes It @mikeylikesiticecream

Lloyds Carrot Cake @lloydscarrotcake

Bayou @bayounyc

Peace & Riot @peaceandriot

Sincerely, Tommy @sincerelytommy_

Sister’s Uptown @sistersuptown

The Lit Bar @thelitbar

Ethel’s Club @ethelsclub

Blaze Jamaican Restaurant @blazejamaicanrestaurant

Negril Village NYC @negrilvillagenyc

Allan’s Bakery @allansbakery

Sugar Hill Creamery @sugarhillicecream

Heal Haus @healhaus

Art Start @artstartorg

Dance Theatre of Harlem @dancetheatreofharlem

Alvin Ailey @alvinailey

Lavender Blues @lavenderbluesmusic

Sol Sips @solsipsnyc

Ode to Babel @odetobabel

The Crabby Shack @thecrabbyshack


Jr’s BQQ @officialjrsbbq

Undergrind Cafe @undergrindcafe

Southern Girl Desserts @southerngirldesserts

Hotville Chicken @hotvillechicken

Honey’s Kettle @honeyskettle

Merkato @merkatorestaurant

Janga @jangabyderricks

Bludso’s @bludsosbbq

Harold & Belle’s @haroldandbelles

Industry Jazz Cafe @industryjazzcafe

Sip & Sonder @sipandsonder

Meals by Genet @mealsbygenet

The Jerk Spot @jerkspotla

Just Turkey @justturkeyla

Eso Won Books @esowonbooks

Reparations Club

The Underground Museum @theundergroundmuseum

Azla Vegan Ethiopian @azlavegan

Sky’s Gourmet Tacos @skystacos

Jackfruit Cafe @jackfruitcafe

Leafy Green Creations (Plant delivery) @leafygreencreation

For the Culture Club


Recycled modern @recycledmodern

An orange mooon @anorangemoonchicago

Plant salon @plantsalonchicago

Paulette’s public Market @pauletteschicago

Semi colon @semicolonchi

The silver room @thesilverroom

Love pridot @shoploveperidot

Demera @demerachicago

Justice of Pies @justiceofthepies

5 loaves eatery @5loaveseatery

Luella’s @luellassouthernkitchen

Kizin creole @kizincreole

Batter & Berries @batterandberries

Shawn Michelle’s @shawnmichelleschicago

Lizzy j cafe @lizzyjcafe

Kyoto black @kyotoblackcoffee

Sip and savor @sipandsavorchicago

Tea pot brew bakery  @teapotbrewbakery

Emeche @emechecakery

Cleo’s southern cuisine @cleosoncottage

Chicago culture gear @ChicagoCultureGear

Mango et moi @mangomoibutters

Soap distillery @soapdistillery

Rose blossom @roseblossomchicago

We are woman ish @womanishexperience

Wholisitic skin care @wholisticskincare

13th flow performance @13thflow

Leaders 1354 @ldrs1354

Kilwins @kilwinschicago


If you have Black-owned business recommendations, drop a comment and tell us @millchannel.