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.

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

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

Beans & Cornbread

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

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

Coop Caribbean Fusion

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

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

Detroit Soul

Find classic soul food including pork chops, fried and baked chicken, perch, tilapia and more. Scrumptious peach cobblers and pies, 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 seitan pepper steak and sweet and sour tofu.

Dilla’s Delights

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

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

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

Kitty’s Cheesecakes

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

Kuzzos Chicken & Waffles

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

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

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

Norma G’s Cuisine

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

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

Savannah Blue

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

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This shop offers sweet potato pies, cookies, 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 & grits to blackened walleye and peach crumble cheesecake

The D Loft Cafe

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

The Jamaican Pot

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

YumVillage

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

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

Dirt Label

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

Ellis Island Tropical Tea

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

Flo Boutique

This shop offers an array of unique and funky fashions.

House of Pure Vin

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

Loose Cannon

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

Lottery Store Variety and Gifts

Find candles, incense, oils, dream books, snacks, lottery tickets and much more.

Puffer Reds

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

Source Booksellers

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

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

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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