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Papillion Art
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Eso Won Books
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Veronica's Kitchen
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PHLEMUNS
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Comfort LA
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The Serving Spoon
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Watts Coffee House
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Messob
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My Two Cents
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Jackfruit Cafe
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Bohemian House of Chai
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Harun Coffee
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Ackee Bamboo
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Body Butter Lady
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Sip & Sonder
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Hank's Mini Market
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Simply Wholesome
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Reparations Club
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Miller’s Room
Los Angeles

Black-Owned Businesses in Los Angeles


This list of black-owned businesses in Los Angeles is a result of collaboration across our global community and is by no means exhaustive. There are so many more incredible businesses out there and we welcome all suggestions. We have also listed some local initiatives for you to donate to, if you can. We’ll be updating this guide regularly, so if you feel like sharing, please email here. We'd like to thank LA-based, Joyce Wrice, as well as other contributors who asked to remain anonymous, for helping us put this together.

This list of black-owned businesses in Los Angeles is a result of collaboration across our global community and is by no means exhaustive. There are so many more incredible businesses out there and we welcome all suggestions. We have also listed some local initiatives for you to donate to, if you can. We’ll be updating this guide regularly, so if you feel like sharing, please email here. We'd like to thank LA-based, Joyce Wrice, as well as other contributors who asked to remain anonymous, for helping us put this together.

Papillion Art

It is an important site to visit if interested in contemporary works by artists in all media, and especially works by African American and Los Angeles based artists.

http://www.papillionart.com/

Eso Won Books

Eso Won Books is an independent Black-owned bookstore in Los Angeles, that actively champions African-American authors and has become a safe space for the community.

https://www.esowonbookstore.com/

Veronica's Kitchen

"This is a Nigerian restaurant in Inglewood! Their okra stew! It's so spicy. I would go here and make sure to have a couple hours to spare, because sometimes it takes a while to get your food." - Joyce Wrice

Find it on PostMates here.

PHLEMUNS

Inspired by thrifted clothing and 90s pop icons, Phlemuns has made waves in the LA fashion scene since its inception. James Flemons ultimately seeks to bring people together through not only his clothes but the creation of community.

http://www.phlemuns.com

Comfort LA

ComfortLA started as a late-night, pop-up restaurant taking a clean approach to soul food. They use locally sourced, fresh and organic ingredients and healthier cooking methods to create top-notch, Southern cuisine including " Cousin Kina's Mac ‘n’ Cheese," Clean Mean Greens" and their signature "Organic Not Your Average Fried Chicken" with “That Sauce.

www.eatcomfortla.com/

The Serving Spoon

"This is a really good breakfast, lunch, dinner soul food restaurant in Inglewood and they play great r&b!! I love their pork chops and free mimosas on Sunday I believe ;) Get there early because it gets pretty crowded" - Joyce Wrice

https://theservingspoon.net/

Watts Coffee House

"Delicious egg bread french toast! Beautiful memorabilia. This space used to be the spot many artists, poets, and black panther party members gathered at to hold open mics at in the 1960s" - Joyce Wrice

www.facebook.com/whereweprepareourfoodwithLOVE/

Messob

"Messob, the family-run Ethiopian restaurant on Fairfax. A meal at Messob is like eating at home with your friends, because your mom’s in town and offered to cook." - Joyce Wrice

www.messob.com/

My Two Cents

The best shrimp and grits in Los Angeles.

www.mytwocentsla.com/

Jackfruit Cafe

Jackfruit Cafe is a West Los Angeles vegan restaurant that specializes in Jackfruit offering delicious, healthy bowls, tacos, burritos and salads.

www.jackfruitcafe.com

Bohemian House of Chai

The finest Chai in LA. Enjoy a cup of true bohemian coffee experience, or a quick espresso shot on the go. Any drink can be served ice cold.

www.bohemianchai.com/

Harun Coffee

Owned by Chace Infinite, this hidden gem of a coffee spot serves a mean matcha latte along with delicious vegan donuts. Hit their IG bio for opening times and services available at the moment.

www.harunintl.com

@haruncoffee

Ackee Bamboo

A chill storefront spot serving Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken, oxtail and curry shrimp.

www.ackeebamboojacuisine.com

@ackeebamboo

Body Butter Lady

Senegalese entrepreneur, Marianne Ndiaye, takes pride on using only Organic Fair Trade soap and shea butter from Mali and Ghana. These homemade products are made using an old family recipe to soften the shea butter and all scents are natural extracts from fruits and flowers.

www.bodybutterlady.com

@bodybutterlady

Sip & Sonder

An espresso bar with light bites and an adjoining production studio with events. Storefront pick up and limited outdoor seating available.

www.sipandsonder.com

@sipandsonder

Hank's Mini Market

Found in n the Hyde Park area of South L.A., Kelli Jackson stepped away from a career in art to take over the family business. The market works with partners including the L.A. Food Policy Council, the local arts community, and the national restaurant chain, Sweetgreen, in pursuing a vision that combines healthy food and community empowerment.

@hanksminimarket

Simply Wholesome

Opened in 1984, owned by Percell Keeling and found in the heart of LA, this food spot attracts customers all over for its tasty nutritious food featuring authentic Jamaican fare. They have a strong community value and aim to enhance the quality of life and the health of their neighbours.

www.simplywholesome.com

@simplywholesome

Reparations Club

A concept shop and creative space curated by Blackness, POC and a few good allies. Founded by LA-native creative director Jazzi McGilbert, who also identifies as queer, she founded the shop as a labour of love, inspired by Jazzi’s best friend/mom, Joyce “Neicie” McGilbert, who passed away in June 2018 at age 57, and her own experience as a young Black creative in Los Angeles.

www.rep.club

@reparations.club

Miller’s Room

Founded by Marquise Miller, an LA native, Millersroom shows to be one of the most coveted vintage suppliers in the city. This idea was birthed to fulfill his desire to share his keen eye for fashion, film, art, elevated staples, and everything in between. All garments and objects are sourced from all over the world by himself.

www.themillersroom.com

@millersroom