With the wave of protests that have swept the country, we as a nation are looking at a new Civil Rights era. If you can’t make it to a gathering, there are plenty of other ways to show your support. One of the most important ways is by supporting locally-owned businesses in your community, so we rounded up a few of our favorite black-owned Austin businesses for you to check out. From doula services to bookstores and even party supplies, keep reading to see them all.

Got a business you’d like to see included? Email us at blm@redtri.com

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🎉January Box Reveal is here🎉 This month's box was all about Nourishing the "Me" in Mommy. As a mom of two, wife, and full time business owner my days are jam packed! One of my non-negotiable acts of self-care is sticking to my morning ritual. There is something
about waking up early before the rest of my household awakes and having some quiet time to enjoy a HOT cup of coffee nourishes my soul. Along with my morning coffee I have been reading The Empowered Mama by Lisa
Druxman and it completely changed my whole way of thinking when it comes to making time to reclaim "Me" time.This book was so inspirational to
me I had to share with the rest of of our mama's! The following items I chose truly compliment this book. Special thanks to all our amazing vendors for helping make this box extra special. And a huge thanks to all the moms, friends and families for supporting Cater to Mom. This month alone our boxes were delivered to 18 states and Canada!!!!! Truly grateful that we are making a difference to so many moms! 🤱🤱🏻🤱🏼🤱🏽🤱🏾🤱🏿❤ #pregnancy #postpartum #momsofinstagram #expecting #maternity #momtobe #motherhood #thefourthtrimester #thefirstfortydays #babyshowergift #babyregistry #giftformom #empoweredmama

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Cater to Mom

This subscription box is designed with postpartum moms in mind. Every month you’ll receive products to help you through the Fourth Trimester. Each box contains 6 - 8 items with a value of $100+, and prices start at $43.99. Not a new mom? Check out the box just for dad! 

Online: catertomom.com

Treasure City Thrift

Treasure City Thrift is a zero-waste, collectively-run thrift store that collaborates with Grassroot social justice programs in Austin. The shop is filled with goodies, a perfect place to take your older kids for a day of browsing for treasures. 

Online: treasurecitythrift.org

Black Pearl Bookstore

This independent bookstore strives to serve a multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-socio-economic community. 

Online: blackpearlbookstore.com

 

Wigglez n Gigglez

An online boutique with unique onesies for babies and adorable clothes for toddlers and little kids. 

Online: wigglezngigglez.com

Hill Country Outdoors

The next time you want to plan a trip to Austin, or if you’re local and want to become a member of their active outdoor community, be sure to check out Hill Country Outdoors. They can arrange for everything from a day on the lake to hiking and even overnight camping trips. Many events have been postponed due to COVID-19, but this is a good one to bookmark for the future. 

Online: hillcountryoutdoors.com

Kiddie Express Train

As soon as it’s okay to start hosting birthday parties or organizing festivals again, can we suggest giving Kiddie Express Train a call? Veteran-owned, you can pick from a few different types of trackless trains (tractor train, dino train, regular train) to keep your locomotive-obsessed kids entertained. 

Online: kiddieexpresstrain.com

 

Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant & Grill

Serving delicious Ethiopian food, Habesha Restaurant & Grill is open for dining and takeout. Owned and managed by Yidnekachew Fantu and wife, head chef Selam Abebe, you’ll find traditional menu items like inerja and kitfo, but also unique items like sambusa appetizers and an avocado-tomato mix that’s given a cultural twist. 

Online: habeshaaustin.com

Whitney’s Cakery and Co

If you need a specialty cake, cupcake or cookies, check out this North Austin company that opened in March 2019. Baker-owner Whitney Jones-Vega can whip up just about any cupcake flavor you can imagine and you can choose from cake flavors that range from key lime pie to bananas foster and everything in between.

Online: whitneyscakeryandco.com/home

Hoover's Cooking

Serving up what owner-chef Hoover Alexander’s calls honest-to-goodness Texas cooking. The menu has comfort food like chicken fried steak and biscuits and gravy, alongside classic BBQ like pork ribs and sausage. Hoover’s has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to Austinites for over 20 years. 

Online: hooverscooking.com

Kiwisparty 

Another great resource to bookmark for when in-person birthday parties resume, Kiwisparty can do face painting, make balloon characters or bring a braid or bling bar to make it a memorable day. 

Online: kiwisparty.com

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Interwoven Doula Care

Dominique A Wyse is a birth and postpartum doula who hopes to help families transition into the space of having a new baby. She’ll provide, in a no-judgment zone, the resources and information each family needs to make decisions on their birth plans. 

Online: facebook.com/interwoven.doula.care

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Double the pleasure, double the YUM 😋🥔🔥

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Anythings Austin

Bet you didn’t know there were so many ways to dress up a baked potato! Anythings Austin can prove it’s possible. Chose to make your own with all your favorite toppings, or pick a specialty potato like the salmon and asparagus or a portobello vegan. 

Online: anythingsaustin.com

Sam’s BBQ

The world-famous Austin BBQ joint was started by Sam Campbell in 1957. Purchased by the Mays family in 1976, this classic East Austin spot has quite possibly some of the country’s best BBQ. 

Online: facebook.com/ATXBBQ

photo: courtesy iTrain Sports Performance

iTrain Sports Performance

It’s no secret that Texans love their football, so if you’re considering extra training for the player in your life, consider iTrain. They offer camps and training sessions for kids and adults, ranging from beginners to college hopefuls. 

Online: itrainct.com

—Gabby Cullen

 

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