One great way to help our communities thrive is by supporting a Black-owned business. Lucky for us there are plenty of options to choose from.
Start with this list to find a business near you, then find more ways to help keep the conversation about race going in your family.
Bakers Keyboard Lounge
- Address: 20510 Livernois, Detroit
See a jazz performance at the world’s oldest jazz club. Be sure to follow on Facebook for all the latest events.
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.
- Address: 25294 Greenfield Road, Oak Park
Find cupcakes, pound cakes, cookies, tortes and more sweet treats.
Coop Caribbean Fusion
- Address: Inside the Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St., Detroit
This Caribbean restaurant and food hall in Detroit serves chicken wings, sandwiches, salads, Jamaican food, Caribbean food and more.
- Address: 29852 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield
Country fried pork chops, Louisiana style gumbo, catfish and burritos are on the menu at this spot — along with beans and cornbread, of course.
Delphine Jamaican Restaurant
- Address: 14377 E. Nine Mile Road, Warren
Take a taste of authentic Jamaican eats including jerk chicken, beef patties and more.
Detroit Mini Donut
- Address: 214 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit
Enjoy fresh, made mini doughnuts with lemonade, custard shakes or Italian ice. Also, offers trays full of doughnuts or special occasion trays for baby showers, birthdays, gender reveals, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs and more. Also, be sure to follow them on Instagram to find out where their food truck will be.
Find classic soul food including pork chops, BBQ chicken, perch, tilapia and more. Scrumptious peach cobblers and pound cakes, too.
Detroit Vegan Soul
- Address: 19614 Grand River Ave., Detroit
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 ribz and coconut BLT pita.
- Address: 242 John R. St., Detroit
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.
- Address: 719 Griswold St., #180, Detroit
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
- Address: 29555 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield
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 Ave., Detroit
Try some of the favorites like Southern Caramel Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Crunch Cake and Sweet Potato Pound Cake. It offers vegan cake options, too.
- Address: 401 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak
This fine dining experience features Asian flare nachos, Thai infused cocktail shrimp, bacon-wrapped salmon, smoked box jerk wings and more.
- Address: 2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit
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.
Enjoy Ramen Noodles, Pho, Ima tacos, lobster & shrimp dumplings, octo sunomono, smoked salmon potato salad and more.
Ivy’s Kitchen & Cocktails
- Address: 9215 E. Jefferson, Detroit
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
- Address: 3100 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
The menu at this restaurant features Southern Cobbler French Toast, Seafood Skillet, Creole Shrimp & Grits, Creole Gumbo and much more.
- Address: 681 E. Eight Mile Road, Ferndale
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
- Address: 19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit
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.” IT offers breakfast, dessert and sandwich options, too.
Lobster Food Truck & Pitstop
- Address: 10405 Ford Road, Dearborn
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.
- Address: 2735 Russel St., Detroit
Catfish nuggets and lobster ravioli are just two of the items on the menu at this spot. Find live entertainment on select nights, too.
Norma G’s Cuisine
- Address: 14628 E. Jefferson, Detroit
Caribbean cuisine is the name of the game at this eatery. Find jerk wings, curry chicken, vegan pelau and so much more.
- Address: 13835 W. Nine Mile Road, Oak Park
Superman cheesecake, Superman cookies, peach cobbler cheesecake and turtle cheesecake are all on the menu at this sweet spot.
- Address: 1431 Times Square, Detroit
Crab cakes, catfish fritters, whole red snapper, smoked barbecue ribs and more are on the menu at this Detroit spot.
- Address: 4830 Cass Ave., Suite C, Detroit
Try the fried chicken sandwich served on a vegan brioche bun, curry dog, kimchi dog, wasabi burger and much more at this spot.
Sweet Potato Sensations
- Address: 17337 Lahser Road, Detroit
This shop offers sweet potato pies, cookies, cobblers, cakes, ice cream and other treats both sweet and savory.
Sweet Soul Bistro
- Address: 13741 W. McNichols Road, Detroit
Stop in here for lunch or dinner with menu items such as Anita Baker Bacon Burger, Stevie Wonder Wonderful Wings and Aretha Franklin Fierce Catfish Bites.
- Address: 3919 Woodward Ave., Detroit
This spot has a little bit of everything from bacon brussels to shrimp & grits to sweet chili salmon and peach crumble cheesecake.
The Breakfast Loft
Try the sweet potato pancakes, Brunch burger, breakfast burrito, shrimp & grits and much more.
The D Loft Cafe
- Address: 13710 W. Nine Mile Road, Oak Park
Find breakfast items, salads, vegan options and much more. Be sure to follow on Facebook to see where the food truck will be.
The Jamaican Pot
- Address: 14615 W. Eight Mile Road, Detroit
Enjoy mouth-watering authentic Jamaican eats in a Caribbean-style atmosphere. Menu items include curry chicken, jerk chicken and oxtail.
- Address: 20198 Livernois, Detroit
Stop in for one of their 100% plant-based cheeseburgers, nachos, smoothies and more.
Wayne’s Waffle House
- Address: 25029 Van Dyke Ave., Center Line
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
- Address: 1816 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti
All of the items here are vegan and dairy free. Choose from raw juices, smoothies, salads, wraps and more.
This spot offers a wide variety of Afro-Caribbean eats and fresh juices. Catering options, too.
Shops and more
- Address: 512 N. Main St., Royal Oak
Shop here for sneakers and clothing. There’s even a walk-up window for easy ordering.
A metro Detroit photographer that specializes in wedding photos, family portraits, Homecoming and Prom photos and newborn photos.
- Address: 4425 Fernlee Ave., Royal Oak
This company offers customers body butters, scrubs, oils, soaps and candles – all made from natural ingredients. Also, a subscription program for anyone who wants to receive their products on a more regular basis.
This mobile baby boutique handcrafts and curates children’s clothing along with other miscellaneous gifts.
Detroit Book City
This independent bookstore specializes in Black media including urban-fiction, biographies, games and more.
Detroit Flower Company
- Address: 15643 W McNichols Road, Detroit
This floral company has many different bouquets to choose from including floral letters and numbers, flower bears and flower bouquets for every occasion.
- Address: 319 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak
The flagship brand of this store offers rebellious, daring and tenacious clothing.
Ellis Island Tropical Tea
- Address: 1545 Clay St., Unit 6, Detroit
You can find the original Jamaican sweet and herbal teas at Target and Amazon.
- Address: 404 W. Willis, Detroit
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.
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.
This flagship clothing shop offers hoodies, tees and consignment, too.
Lottery Store Variety and Gifts
Find lottery tickets, dream books, almanacs and much more. The shop just switched over to online only.
Not Sorry Goods
- Address: 2293 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
The brand is said to be for those not sorry for being themselves. It sells sell clothing, totes, candles and other accessories.
- Address: 35002 W. Michigan Ave., Wayne
Brand-named shoes including Nike and Jordans. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, jeans and dresses, too.
- Address: Lakeside Mall, 14600 Lakeside Circle, # 2165, Sterling Heights
This clothing collection has something for all ages. All of the tops, bottoms and accessories feature a panda on it.
- Address: 4240 Cass Ave., Suite 105, Detroit
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.
Sway’D Style Lounge
- Address: 600 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
This Birmingham salon offers hair care, nail services, eyelashes, waxing, facials and more.
The Lip Bar
- Address: 1435 Farmer St., Detroit
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.
- Address: 19507 Livernois, Detroit
Find Detroit-themed hoodies, T-shirts, jerseys, home goods, accessories and more.
Tiffy’s Beauty Bar
- Address: 19381 E. 10 Mile Road, Roseville
Check out this Black-owned beauty salon in Macomb County. Also, be sure to check out the most popular product, “Braiders Delight.”
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.
There is also a store called lottery store variety and gifts 23222 plumouth rd Redford mi that is a black owner store
313 472-5565 is the phone no to the lottery store
Thank you so much for this. I discovered a few new restaurants. I mean… Lobster Ravioli??? Count me IN!
Don’t forget to add Joy Abendmode Bridal in Royal Oak to the list!
• Address: Online, bliink187.com
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