Black-Owned Businesses in Metro Detroit

The worldwide support for the Black Lives Matter movement may have families wondering how they can help. You can start by supporting these Black-owned businesses in Detroit.

A Black business owner standing at a counter

There are many ways that parents can support the message of the Black Lives Matter movement without taking their kids to protests.

One great way to support the cause and your community is by supporting a Black-owned business — and luck for us there are plenty of options in Detroit to choose from.

Start with this list to find a business near you.

Note: Some businesses may be temporarily shut down due to COVID-19. Check ahead before heading out.

Restaurants, cafes and bakeries

Bakers Keyboard Lounge

  • Address: 20510 Livernois, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-345-6300

See a jazz performance at the world’s oldest jazz club and munch on food items like chicken wings, turkey, meatloaf and more. 

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Beans & Cornbread

  • Address: 29508 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-208-1680

Country fried pork chops, Louisiana style gumbo, catfish and burritos are on the menu at this spot — along with beans and cornbread, of course.

BT’s Bakery

  • Address: 25294 Greenfield Road, Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-541-2253

Find cupcakes, pound cakes, cookies tortes and more sweet treats.

Coop Caribbean Fusion

  • Address: Inside the Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St., Detroit
  • Contact: info@coopdetroit.com

Devour delicious meals like the Island Breeze Lettuce Wrap, which is filled with jerk chicken and cilantro aioli, the Jerk Pineapple Skirt Steak Sandwich and much more. 

Delphine Jamaican Restaurant

  • Address: 14377 E. Nine Mile Road, Warren
  • Phone: 586-217-5000

Take a taste of authentic Jamaican eats including jerk chicken, beef patties and more.

Detroit Soul

  • Address: 2900 E. 8 Mile Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-366-5600

Find classic soul food including pork chops, fried and baked chicken, perch, tilapia and more. Scrumptious peach cobblers and pies, too.

Detroit Vegan Soul

  • Address: 8029 Agnes St., Detroit, and 19614 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-649-2759 or 313-766-5728

This spot opened as the first option for Detroit vegan food. It features a menu of 100% plant-based and organic dishes including seitan pepper steak and sweet and sour tofu.

Dilla’s Delights

  • Address: 242 John R. St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-346-3771

The shop inspired by the late Detroit hip-hop artist, J. Dilla, is run by his Uncle Herm and offers sweet doughnuts of all different flavors and styles. 

DUO restaurant & Lounge

  • 29555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-996-9929

The Duo Chophouse burger is a half-pound of beef topped in mozzarella, mushrooms and Zip sauce. Not feeling a burger? Find buffalo chicken, blackened salmon, beer-battered cod and more.

Good Cakes & Bakes

  • Address: 19363 Livernois, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-468-9915

Pound cakes, lemon velvet cakes, strawberry crunch and lemon gooey butter cakes — can you say yum! 

Kitty’s Cheesecakes

  • Address: 681 E. Eight Mile Road, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-336-2253

Enjoy a slice of heavenly cheesecake including strawberry, cherry and Superman.

Kuzzos Chicken & Waffles

  • Address: 19345 Livernois, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-340-2707

Choose from chicken and waffle combos like “Tweety Bird” and “The First Lady,” or southern comforts, including “Big Mama’s” and the “Belle Isle Basket.” They’ve got breakfast, dessert and sandwich options, too.

Motown Bistro

  • Address: 2735 Russel St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-567-2811

Catfish nuggets and lobster ravioli are just two of the items on the menu at this spot. Find live entertainment on select nights, too.

Narrow Way Café

  • Address: 19331 Livernois, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-397-7727

This spot offers premium coffee and café-style eats including croissants, cruffins, strudels, cookies, pies and more.

Norma G’s Cuisine

  • Address: 14628 E. Jefferson, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-290-2938

Caribbean cuisine is the name of the game at this eatery. Find jerk wings, curry chicken, vegan pelau and so much more.

Peteet’s Cheesecakes

  • Address: 13835 W. 9 Mile Road, Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-545-2253

Superman cheesecake sugar cookies, strawberry shortcake vodka cheesecake and turtle cheesecake are all on the menu at this sweet spot.

Savannah Blue

  • Address: 1431 Times Square, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-926-0783

Crab cakes, catfish fritters, whole red snapper, barbecue ribs and more are on the menu at this Detroit spot. Vegan options, too.

Sweet Potato Sensations

  • Address: Online

This shop offers sweet potato pies, cookies, cakes, ice cream and other treats both sweet and savory.

The Block

  • Address: 3919 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-832-0892

This spot has a little bit of everything from bacon brussels to shrimp & grits to blackened walleye and peach crumble cheesecake 

The D Loft Cafe

  • Address: 13710 W. Nine Mile Road, Oak Park
  • Phone: 313-879-0750

Find breakfast items, salads, vegan options and much more.

The Jamaican Pot

  • Address: 14615 W. Eight Mile Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 888-407-5703 ext. 131

Enjoy mouth-watering authentic Jamaican eats in a Caribbean-style atmosphere. Menu items include Callaloo & salt fish, jerk chicken and oxtail.

YumVillage

  • Address: 6500 Woodward, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-334-6099

This spot offers a wide variety of Afro-Caribbean eats at their brick-and-mortar spot and off their food truck. Catering options, too.

Shops and more

Detroit Book City

  • Address: 24361 Greenfield Road, Suite 305, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-993-3844

This independent book store specializes in Black media including urban-fiction, biographies, games and more.

Dirt Label

  • Address: 319 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
  • Phone:248-268-3462

The flagship brand of this store offers rebellious, daring and tenacious clothing.

Ellis Island Tropical Tea

  • Address: 1545 Clay St., Unit 6, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-570-0840

You can find these original Jamaican sweet and herbal teas at Sam’s Club, Meijer, Whole Foods, Westborn Market and more.

Flo Boutique

  • Address: 404 W. Willis, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-831-4901

This shop offers an array of unique and funky fashions.

House of Pure Vin

  • Address: 1433 Woodward, Detroit

This spot offers a wide array of red and white wines, champagne and sparkling desserts for purchase or tasting. 

Loose Cannon

  • Address: 195 W. Nine Mile Road, Suite B2, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-229-0639

This flagship clothing shop offers hoodies, tees and consignment, too.

Puffer Reds

  • Address: 35002 W. Michigan Ave., Wayne
  • Phone: 734-722-6630

Brand-named shoes including Nike and Jordans. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, jeans and dresses, too.

Source Booksellers

  • Address: 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-832-1155

This indie bookshop offers a wide variety of books and other items that are meant to enhance your lifestyle including oils, incense, world maps, raw snacks and more.

The Lip Bar

  • Address: 1435 Farmer St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-506-9679

The flagship store of this makeup shop is located right here in Detroit. Swing by and find your perfect shades for eyes, lips and face. 

Three Thirteen

  • Address: 19507 Livernois, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-818-0050

Find Detroit-themed hoodies, t-shirts, jerseys, home goods, accessories and more.

Do you know of any other Black-owned businesses in Detroit or the surrounding area? Share them with us in the comments so we can add them to our list. 

This post was originally published in June 2020 and is updated regularly.

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