Black-Owned Businesses for Families in Metro Detroit

Show some love and support for these Black-owned businesses in metro Detroit.

One great way to help our communities thrive is by supporting Black-owned businesses. There are plenty of amazing restaurants, shops and services to choose from around town. 

Start with this list to find a business near you. Then, learn about other ways to appreciate and support other cultures with your kids.

Family-Friendly Black-Owned Businesses

Detroit Book City  

This independent bookstore offers books for the entire family. It specializes in Black media including urban-fiction, biographies, games and more. It also hosts many holiday events and book expos. If you would like to shop online, they can ship your purchase to your home in 2-3 days.

Good Cakes & Bakes

Try some of their most popular items such as Southern Caramel Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Crunch Cake and Sweet Potato Pound Cake. The shop also offers vegan cake and ice cream options. If you bring the kids by their Columbia Street location, they have a kid’s corner with toys for them to play with while you’re enjoying your treats.

Source Booksellers

This indie bookshop offers a wide variety of books and other items meant to enhance your lifestyle, including oils, incense, world maps, raw snacks and more. The shop also hosts a variety of events throughout the year. You can purchase books or items online as well and have them shipped to your home.

The Coloring Museum

The Coloring Museum is an interactive art experience that allows visitors of all ages to color on the walls. Guests can learn about the local minority artists that created the drawings they color. They will be at this location until Feb. 25, 2024. They will be at local events until they move into their bigger venue.

Whatcha Wanna Eat? Food Hall

Whatcha Wanna Eat? Food Hall is Detroit’s first Black-owned food hall. It is home to nine vendors with menus comprised of chicken sandwiches, barbecue, rice bowls, baked goods sweets and more. Kids will love being able to pick out whatever they’re in the mood for.

More Black-Owned Businesses to Check Out

Bakers Keyboard Lounge

See a jazz performance at the world’s oldest jazz club. Be sure to follow the venue on Facebook for all the latest events.

Baobab Fare

This restaurant celebrates East African food and culture with their signature dish, Nyumbani, a slow-simmered beef dish with coconut rice, fried plantains and peanut-stewed spinach.

Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center

This Black-owned bookstore offers shipping or in-store pickup for customers. Shop Black calendars, Black Stone gear and tons of books, including an abundance of kid’s books. The venue also hosts events.

BT’s Bakery Shop

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

Burn Rubber

Shop here for sneakers and clothing, including grade school size shoes. There’s even a walk-up window for easy ordering.

COOP Caribbean Fusion

Located inside the Detroit Shipping Company, this Caribbean restaurant and food hall in Detroit serves chicken wings, sandwiches, salads, Jamaican food, Caribbean food and more.

Cornbread Restaurant & Bar

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

Cream Blends

This company offers customers body butters, scrubs, oils, soaps and candles – all made from natural ingredients. A subscription program is also offered for anyone who wants to receive their products on a more regular basis.

DCreated Boutique

This mobile baby boutique handcrafts and curates children’s clothing along with other miscellaneous gifts. Owner Brianna Williams started off making organic clothing for her newborn and now makes clothing for littles ones that are one-of-a-kind pieces.

Delphine Jamaican Restaurant 

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

Detroit Soul 

Find classic soul food including pork chops, BBQ chicken, perch, tilapia and more. They offer scrumptious peach cobblers and pound cakes, too. 

Detroit Vegan Soul

This spot opened as the first option for Detroit vegan food. It features a menu of 100% plant-based and organic dishes including BBQ tofu ribs and oyster mushroom po’ boy.

Dime Store

This brunch restaurant is located inside the Penobscot Building. It features scratch-made breakfast, brunch and lunch, which is served all-day long. It offers unique food options like cheesesteak benny, duck bop hash, bacon, parm & truffle fries and spicy Korean fries.

DUO restaurant & Lounge

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

Ellis Island Tropical Tea

You can find these original Jamaican sweet and herbal teas at Target and Amazon.

Flo Boutique Co

This shop offers an array of unique and funky fashions. 

Halie and Co.

Sells handmade size-inclusive jewelry and hand-poured and custom blended soy wax candles. Check out the permanent jewelry pop-up events around metro Detroit.

House of Pure Vin 

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

ImaginATE Restaurant

This fine dining experience features Wagyu meatballs, pan seared scallops, chicken & caviar in a jar, Flintstone short rib and more. 

Ima Izakaya 

The menu features hand-rolled sushi rolls, vegan pho, chicken pho, shrimp pho, beef pho, pork Tonkotsu ramen, spicy seafood kimchi ramen and much more. 

Ima Noodles

Enjoy ramen noodles, pho, rice bowls, spicy bok choy and more. The kid’s menu features buttered udon and root veggies, steamed rice and root veggies, chicken noodle soup and fresh berries.

Ivy’s Kitchen & Cocktails

Stop by this American restaurant for brunch or dinner along with signature cocktails (for those 21-plus).

Janna Kay Charcuterie Boxes and Boards

Choose between 16-inch and 18-inch boards, Grazing Tables (perfect for groups of 15 or more) and traveler boxes.

Joe Louis Southern Kitchen

The menu at this restaurant features Southern Cobbler French Toast, Seafood Skillet, Creole Shrimp & Grits, Creole Gumbo and much more.

Kitty’s Cheesecakes & More 

Choose from more than 40 heavenly cheesecake flavors including lemon strawberry, cookies and cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, black forest, pineapple upside down and Superman. 

Kuzzos Chicken & Waffles

Choose from chicken and waffle combos like Tweety Bird and The First Lady, or southern comforts like Big Mama’s and the Belle Isle Basket. The location offers breakfast, dessert and sandwich options, too. 

Le Crepe Royal Oak

Try a variety of sweet and savory crepes at this Black-owned restaurant. Some sweet crepe options are chocolate éclair, peach cobbler, banana exotique, appletastic, mixed berry and s’more. Some savory crepe options include signature ribeye truffle, monte cristo, chicken truffle and mushroom madness.

Lobster Food Truck & Pitstop 

This restaurant has so many seafood items on the menu, such as lobster mac and cheese, lobster rolls, seafood boil bag, fried lobster bites and seafood pasta.

Loose Cannon 

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

Lush Yummies Pie

Stop in to grab one of these amazing pies at this shop. Some of their most popular pies are Buttamilk Pie, Lemon Butta Pie, Sweet Potato Butta Cream and more.

Not Sorry Goods

The brand is said to be for those not sorry for being themselves. They sells clothing, totes, candles and other accessories.

Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes 

Superman cheesecake, Superman cookies, peach cobbler cheesecake and turtle cheesecake are all on the menu at this sweet spot. 

Puffer Reds 

Brand-name shoes including Nike and Jordans. They sell sweatshirts, T-shirts, jeans and dresses, too. 

Quindecim Red

Located inside Lakeside Mall, this clothing collection has something for all ages, including children’s clothes. All of the tops, bottoms and accessories feature a panda on it.

Savannah Blue

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

SuperCrisp

Try the fried chicken sandwich served on a vegan brioche bun, curry dog, kimchi dog, wasabi burger and much more at this spot.

Sway’D Style Lounge

This Birmingham salon offers hair care, nail services, eyelashes, waxing, facials and more.

Sweet Potato Sensations

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

The Block 

This spot has a little bit of everything from bacon brussels to shrimp and grits, to sweet chili salmon and peach crumble cheesecake.

The Breakfast Loft

Try the sweet potato pancakes, Brunch burger, breakfast burrito, shrimp and grits and much more.

The Jamaican Pot

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

The Lip Bar

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. 

Tiffy’s Beauty Bar

Check out this Black-owned beauty salon in Macomb County. Be sure to check out the most popular product, Braiders Delight.

Trap Vegan

Stop in for one of their 100% plant-based cheeseburgers, nachos, smoothies and more.

Wayne’s Waffle House

Stop in for some delicious waffles and other breakfast items at metro Detroit’s leading waffle house.

What’s In Your Cup? Juice and Smoothie Café

All of the items here are vegan and dairy free. Choose from raw juices, smoothies, salads, wraps and more.

YumVillage

Stop in for some delicious waffles and other breakfast items at metro Detroit’s leading waffle house.

This post is updated regularly. 


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Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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