If you’re not out protesting (or maybe you are) that doesn’t mean you can’t show your support for Black Lives Matter. One of the best ways is to support Black-owned businesses, many of which have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 closures. Put your money where your mouth is and order up from one of these awesome local businesses, whether you’re in the mood for cake or BBQ or want to add some style and grace to your home, here are just a handful of the many businesses in the Phoenix area to support today and every day.

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

Elev8ed Cre8ion

Family owned and operated, this stylish business offers backpacks and diaper caddies to help simplify and elevate your parenting journey. 

Check them out online at: elev8edcre8ion.com

The Black Box

Though currently sold out for summer 2020, you can secure a Fall 2020 release right now for this quarterly subscription box that offers an array of expertly-curate, Black-owned goods. Dubbed as "the easiest way to support Black-owned businesses," this Phoenix company founded by mom and entrepreneur Talei Hornback, delivers lifestyle, bath, body and home goods right to your door. 

Check it out at gettheblackbox.com 

The Black Toy Store

Curated gifts, books and toys for African-American children, you'll find an excellent array to diversify your toy chest. 

Visit now at blacktoystore.com 

Archwood Exchange & Buy Black Marketplace

Both a physical Buy Black Marketplace that and an online shop, you can support Black-owned Phoenix businesses from any corner of the globe. An Arizona staple, the Buy Black Marketplace typically occurs every 1st Saturday and is both a community-building event and a way to support Black-owned businesses. 

Visit archwood-exchange to shop swag and this link to learn more about the mission, the marketplace and vendor applications.

Stardust and Sage

This spiritual shop and botanica can supply your smudging, crystal and candle needs to help you heal, manifest and transform. 

Learn more at stardustandsage.com 

GALEANA39

Hand-poured in Phoenix, Arizona these high-quality candles are made from soy wax that is 100% phthalate free & non-toxic. Their moto? Candles that don't suck! And they mean it.

Order now at galeana39.com 

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Straw and Wool

The Phoenix based hat shop now has a website where you can shop online to your heart's content. 

Visit it here: strawandwool.com 

Purple Gurls

Your kids and everyone else in your house will love this delicious, non-GMO popcorn from PurpleGurls, a Black-owned and operated Phoenix-based company that can ship direct to you no matter where in the US you are. Sweet, spicy, gift tins and even vegan varieties available. 

Shop now at purplegurls.com 

Two Stirs and a Lick Dessert Studio

This home-based bakery offers luscious treats like lemon poundcake with strawberry icing and fun confections, like TP cake, brought to you by Denise Knight who took up a love of baking during her 14-year service in the United States Air Force/United States Air Force Reserve, baking cakes and desserts for friends. She followed that with certification in Baking and Pastry from The Art Institute of Phoenix, before establishing her delectable cottage biz. 

Learn more at: twostirstudio.com

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Indulge Irresponsibly Vegan Bakery

Locally sourced, natural ingredients combine with baking ingenuity to result in deliciousness you and your kids will adore. 

Visit them now at indulgeirresponsibly.com

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Roll It Up

This delicious business came to us from a reader tip! On Tues.-Sun., 5-9 p.m. you can head to Goodyear to try it for yourself: rolled ice cream (Thai style) with a variety of fresh and unique ingredients, from local fruits to fruity pebbles. There's even a Vegan ice cream. As our reader told us, "Worth the drive, will not disappoint!" 

Check them out on Instagram at roll_it_up_ice_cream for daily specials. 

Bear and the Honey Speciality Bakery

Whether you want a next-level cake for a special occasion or want something paleo or vegan, you're going to find it and then some with this Phoenix-based specialty baker. 

Visit bearandthehoney.com to drool now. 

The Onyx Sweet Shoppe

From classics to modern, this Phoenix shop has it all. Order special packages including "get well" and "thinking of you" combos along with a little something (or a dozen somethings) for yourself. They deliver or you can stop in (when they are open) to treat yourself to a delicious beverage and a cookie. 

Visit: theonyxsweetshoppe.com 

SugarJam Bakeshop and Bistro

Soulfood, pies and more are all waiting for you at this local's favorite. The cherry pie is legendary, so are the chicken and waffles 

Check it out at sugarjamcookies.com 

Docs Gelato & Sorbet

No visit to Phoenix is complete without a taste of Doc's Gelato. Doc Brown makes gelato, sorbets, yogurts, and other frozen treats using all-natural and organic ingredients. You will not find any GMO’s, preservatives, artificial flavors, dyes/colorings or gluten here but you will find some of the yummiest cold treats in town. The physical store front is in Mesa, AZ but lots of local shops and restaurants stock Doc's goodies. 

Visit docsgelato.com 

 

 

The Larder + The Delta

"Evolving the rustic and making it new" reads the mission statement on the website for The Larder + The Delta, a downtown Phoenix restaurant that is redefining Southern food with Southwestern produce. Chef Stephen Jones offers a diverse and exciting take on farm-to-table. Families are welcome, as you'll often see Chef Jones' family stop by to visit. 

Visit online at thelarderandthedelta.com 

Looking for even more great places to eat and support Black businesses? Here’s a complete list of 50+ Black-owned restaurants in the greater Phoenix area.

For ongoing events and news, especially relating to Black-business owners in the Phoenix area, check out phxsoul.com 

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