Celebrate Black History Month by Supporting These Black-Owned Businesses
February is Black History Month. We celebrate this month every year at Nebo, and every year we take a different approach. In the past, we’ve hosted weekly movie screenings, featuring films by Black creators. We’ve used Slack to share Daily Doses, which are bite-sized educational pieces for every day of February. And for the most part, we’ve focused on education and celebration.
But this year, our focus is on taking action locally — A.K.A., putting our money where our mouth is.
As they say at The Village Market, support is a verb. It’s not just about good intentions, but about following through. About actually doing something. That’s why we’re encouraging our team, and all of Atlanta, to support Black-owned businesses by patronizing their establishments.
We’ve put together a by-no-means-exhaustive list of dozens of Atlanta-based, Black-owned businesses for you to visit — not just during February, but throughout the entire year.
In no particular order, here are just a few of the amazing Black-owned businesses that make Atlanta shine.
Restaurants & Bars:
- Slutty Vegan has been a long-time Nebo favorite, and serves the most bangin’ plant-based food in the city.
- Dat Fire Jerk Chicken is a delicious slice of Jamaica, right in the middle of Atlanta.
- Roc South Cuisine offers a delightful array of delicious Southern food you won’t want to miss.
- Pit Boss BBQ has some of the best smoked wings, ribs, and brisket around.
- Puncho’s Late Nite Fry Trap has some of the best looking fries we’ve ever seen.
- Founded by “Momma Lucy,” The Busy Bee Cafe has been serving the South on a plate since 1947.
- With the largest Vinyl Collection in Atlanta, APT 4B isn’t just a modern Caribbean restaurant, but an entire experience.
- Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks brings the taste of Philly to downtown ATL.
- Rodney Scott cooked his first whole hog at 11 years old. Since then, he’s won the James Beard Award for Best Chef, Southeast, and opened Rodney Scott’s BBQ.
- You can’t go wrong with modern Southern classics, and Twisted Soul Cookhouse does them best.
- Phew Pies offers an Atlanta spin on traditional Neapolitan pizza. Or to hear them say it: a new way to pizza.
- Between $2 Tuesdays, Throwback Thursdays, Soul Brunch and Karaoke, Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar is as much an experience as a restaurant.
- If you’re looking for award-winning shrimp and grits or a great brunch on any day of the week, look no further than Milk & Honey.
- Tassili’s Raw Reality isn’t just known for having the best kale in Atlanta (which they do!), but also for their unique Afrocentric ambiance.
- K&K Soul Food has been serving true home-style cooking for more than 40 years.
- Cocktails, craft beers, great food and unbeatable views from the top of Ponce City Market. What else could you want from 9 Mile Station?
- Hippin’ Hops Brewery is Georgia’s first Black-owned brewery.
- Are you yearning for an incredible vegan night on the town? Then Bar Vegan is the place to be.
Cafés & Bakeries:
- Baker Dude offers a range of deliciously baked goods, from Bou-Cakes to a Lady Gaga-inspired masterpiece. Are you gluten/dairy free, vegan, paleo or keto? They’ve got you covered, too.
- The “Bless Your Heart” latte and “Slap Yo Pappy” cold brew are enough to entice us to go to Hodgepodge Coffee.
- Freshly baked artisan cookies, hand-crafted cookie milkshakes and customizable ice cream sandwiches. Not As Famous Cookies has it all.
- My Fair Sweets doesn’t just bake cakes, they also have DIY cupcake kits and hot chocolate bombs.
- A true coffee house experience, Urban Grind Coffee not only has coffee, but open mic nights, art exhibits, discussion groups and more.
- If you love donuts, you’ve probably already been to Sublime Donuts. And if you haven’t, it’s high time you check it out.
- Stix Unlimited is a unisex clothing brand, created for everyone to enjoy.
- Bombchel at Ponce City Market creates contemporary clothing, with fabrics and prints that are purchased locally in West Africa.
- Visit For Keeps Books for a curated selection of rare and classic books by Black authors, plus experience their one-of-a-kind reading room.
- The New Black Wall Street Market is a destination for family fun, entertainment, retail, gourmet grocery shopping and fine dining.
- The Village Market at Ponce City Market features an ever-rotating collection of curated Black-owned businesses.
- 3 Parks Wine has great wine. Need we say more?
- Pressed offers a unique collection of women’s apparel and cosmetics.
- The Beehive is a boutique collective with products ranging from apparel to housewares and local food goods.
- A Ma Maniére features a collection of high-end designers with a focus on men’s apparel.
- New arrival in the family? Happy Mango has everything you need for new babies and new moms.
- Need to spill some tea? Visit Just Add Honey for a unique tea room experience or if you simply want to buy the best tea around.
- In the market for some new ink? City of Ink specializes in clean line work, bold color and realistic shading syles, and Iron Palm is home to half a dozen artists, each with a unique style that is sure to catch your eye.
- Purple Door Spa creates beautiful visions by combining authenticity, simplicity, and understated elegance.
- Using award-winning techniques, Too Groovy Salon has transformed the hair of thousands of women.
- The Swag Shop barbershop takes a cool, casual and artistic approach to self-care.
- Kenny T’s creates personalized merch, from screen printing and embroidery to stickers.
- The Tila Studios art gallery features beautiful artwork by Black female artists.
- Is your pup looking for a spa(w) day? No one is better at pampering than Jazzy Paws, where each grooming service includes an actual massage for your pup.
This list is by no means a complete picture of Black-owned businesses in Atlanta. We’d love to hear from you if we’ve left off your favorites!
Check out these directories to find Black owned businesses in your area.