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13 Atlanta Black-Owned Businesses We Love

Red Tricycle is an anti-racist company against the systemic racism toward Black people and all people of color. We stand for justice, equality and humanity, and we support our Black families, co-workers, partners and community. One of the ways to do that directly is by supporting Black-owned businesses, many of which have already been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. We’ve assembled just a short list of black-owned businesses—among many—to honor Black History Month, below.

Medu Book Store

Medu Bookstore is one of the largest African-American owned businesses in Atlanta Georgia, and has been in business since 1989. For three decades, t’s owner, Nia Damali, has created a place where customers can access hard-to-find and rare prints along with popular titles.

Insider Info: Be sure to check out their events calendar for the latest on story times, book signings, and lectures. 

Greenbriar Mall
2841 Greenbriar Pkwy. SW
Atlanta, GA, 30331
404-346-3263
Online: medubookstore.com

photo: iwi Fresh

iwi Fresh

iwi Fresh makes products with raw powder and fresh juice-based vegetables, fruits, and herbs in glass containers to insure the sustainability of their products and the environment. This garden spa environment looks and feels like a botanical garden. In addition to their retail area, iwi Fresh Garden Day Spa also offer spa services—including mommy and me pedicures—with plans to grow even more this fall.
 
341 Nelson. St. 
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-577-8072
Online: iwifresh.com
 
 
 

SustainAble Home Goods

SustainAble's founder saw an opportunity to unite people from all walks of life through commerce. Believing in the inherent worth and value, skills and talents that we all have to offer each other, founder LaToya Tucciarone thinks that the retail industry is the perfect place for the world to meet. According to her, "Marginalized people groups all over the world have been creating magnificent works of art for centuries! Unfortunately, a lot of these groups live in some of the poorest places on the globe. Commerce gives us the opportunity to bring dignity and financial stability to these people groups, while also getting to have a beautiful piece of their culture in our homes." Which we think is pretty cool.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
770-727-6794
Online: yoursustainablehome.com

Morelli's for Atlanta's Best Ice Cream

Expect the highest-quality standard flavors, like the award-winning salted caramel, in addition to out-of-this-world innovative ones (strawberry rosewater, anyone?) at this Atlanta ice cream institution.
 
749 Moreland Ave. SE Ste. 102B
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-622-0210

London Grant Co.

London Grant Co. is a Black-owned bodycare company founded by mompreneur Tiffany Staten. The multi-purpose handcrafted body products from the Minimalist Collection are a lineup of small batch, non-toxic, fragrance-free butters, oils and scrubs—perfect for every family member. If you're only going to try one, start with the Cocoa & Jojoba Body Soufflé ($26). It's a perfectly-whipped body butter that is great for hydrating the skin and improving elasticity.

Online: londongrant.com

Plant Based Pizzeria

Plant Based Pizzeria serves vegan and gluten free pizza made from the freshest ingredients. Their vegan pizza is made from spelt flour, and they have loads of great tasting, healthy pizza options. Try the Georgia Peach, made with roasted basil pizza sauce, vegan mozzarella cheese, spicy beyond sausage, roasted peaches, red onions, and jalapeños.

730 Barnett St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Online: plantbasedpizzeria.net

photo: Little House of Art

Little House of Art for Creative Fun

Little House offers much more than just painting sessions—though they're great—for your pint-sized Picassos. You'll also find craft stations, legos, Play-Doh, video games, and a bounce house at their versatile venues, which are perfect for everything from free play to birthday parties to baby showers. Be sure and check out their Little Box of Art offerings, where crafts are delivered to you for any occasion. Though currently closed due to Covid, Little House will be releasing re-opening plans, soon. 

5555 Oakbrook Parkway Suite 155
Norcross, GA 30093
470-314-7640
Online: thelittlehouseofart.com

Chunky Knits by Nani

Purchase a handmade scarf, throw or blanket from a list of 26 assorted colors, and you'll never lack for the perfect movie or morning cartoon-watching blanket again. Nani makes all of her products with organic chenille yarn, and you can see her assortment of styles and DM all orders on her Instagram page: @chunkyknitsbynani.

678-382-2469
Online: facebook.com/chunkyknitsbynani

photo: The Right Greens

The Right Greens for Organic Juice Delivery

This delivery service is committed to pressing and delivering the freshest, healthiest juice right to your doorstep. Serving the entire City Of Atlanta and a large portion of the surrounding cities, they'll press your juice fresh and deliver it within 24-48 hours directly to your home. Be sure to check out their Kiddie (Juice) Cocktails that contain blends most appealing to a child!

Online: therightgreens.com

Cami Cakes

Some things are worth the calories. Cami Cakes is one of those things. These incredible cupcakes come in the standard flavors and in two sizes (we highly suggest going for the regular, not the mini size), in addition to creative combinations, like sweet potato, The Elvis (peanut butter and banana), and cookie butter. Three metro locations mean you're never too far from a bite of better.

Inside Lenox Square Mall
3393 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-748-4297

4500 W Village Pl. #1009
Smyrna, GA 30080
770-693-2615

3560 Camp Creek Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30344
404-600-3976

Online: camicakes.com

 

Georgia Roots for Farm Fresh Produce

This urban farm in College Park cultivates and provides Georgia-grown produce to the community through the use of high intensity, organic growing methods. Visit the Farm Store every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
3415 Enon Rd.
College Park, GA 30349
478-287-5004
Online: garoots.farm

Clutch Bicycle Shop

This neighborhood bike shop is as friendly as it is helpful. Whether you're looking for a community ride or bike event, or are just hoping to get some flair for your wheels—or purchase a new pair of them for everyone in your family—Clutch can help. They're currently practicing social distancing, so give them a call to make an appointment before heading in. And if you can't get to the shop, Aztec Mobile can come to you.

1384 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-594-4205
Online: clutchbicycleshop.com

 

Olive Branch Wellness Boutique for Green Beauty

Olive Branch Wellness Boutique is a green beauty marketplace with a focus on vegan, organic and all natural skincare, haircare and body care products. If it's not clean, they won't carry it. Best of all? They offer Atlanta-area delivery!

123 E. Ponce De Leon
Decatur, GA 30030
404-343-2992
Online: shoptheolive.com

Featured image via iStock.

—Shelley Massey