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 rounded up some of our favorites below.
While this beloved kids gym is currently closed, you can follow owner Coach Ace on Instagram and YouTube for at-home activities designed to get little ones moving and having fun. Normally a go-to spot for kiddie birthday parties, Bounce is also currently offering everything you need for an unforgettable virtual celebration.
9618 W. Pico Blvd.
Just last year, working moms, Latanya Foster-Phillips and Teree Henderson, opened Little Play Society, a creative indoor play and social space for moms and kids. The contemporary, clean and inviting space typically offers open play and a variety of movement and music classes throughout the week. Follow them on Instagram for details on their re-opening, currently set for Jun. 15!
5065 W. Pico Blvd.
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CurlyKids & CurlyChic Hair
CurlyKids and their sister brand CurlyChic are black owned, family operated and women led. The products are available at Target, Walmart, Sally Beauty, Kroger and independent beauty supply stores throughout Los Angeles and Southern California, as well as the world!
A hub for midwifery care, doula support, lactation consulting and more, Kindred Space LA offer classes in birthing, breastfeeding and weaning. Support this community-minded organization by contributing to their latest effort: creating a South Los Angeles Birth Center.
6820 La Tijera Blvd., #202
A non-profit yoga studio, The Tree describes itself "a community space that serves through community, mindfulness, yoga, social justice, and education." Live streaming classes are currently available, including the kid-friendly Unicorn's Beginners Yoga.
8227 S. Western Ave.
South Los Angeles
Museums & Non-Profits
This hidden gem is more than an art gallery; it's a family run cultural space, offering free meditation and yoga, along with speakers, movie screenings and more.
3508 W. Washington Blvd.
Located in the heart of Watts, The Watts Towers Arts Center provides classes in painting, sculpture, photography, music, dance, and more. Mark your calendars: During the last weekend of September, Watts Towers Arts Center produces the Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival and the Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival.
1727 E. 107th St.
Housed in historic Fire Station 20 in South LA, this off-the-radar museum opened in 1997 to honor the first 100 years of African-American firefighters in LA. It is currently the only free-standing African American Firefighter Museum in the United States.
1401 S. Central Ave.
Located in the heart of Exposition Park, CAAM is a hub of resources to explore the African-American diaspora in Los Angeles and beyond. When they re-open, be sure to check out their latest exhibit, Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.
600 State Dr.
This unique concept shop and creative space offering books for little ones and grown-ups alike.
4636 W. Washington Blvd.
Find everything from children's board books and coffee table books to novels and non-fiction, written by and about African American people.
4327 Degnan Blvd.
CENTRAL LOS ANGELES
This recently opened spot has an ever-changing menu created by chefs who were former refugees and asylum seekers—the dishes they offer reflect the chefs’ vibrant cultures. For every meal purchased, Flavors from Afar donates non-perishable foods to a low-income family. Meals can currently be ordered from Postmates, Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash.
1046 S. Fairfax
The late, great restaurant critic Jonathan Gold said Stevie's had "the best gumbo this side of New Orleans." But wait, there's more. They also serve cornbread with—wait for it—peach cobbler butter. Food heaven.
5545 Pico Ave.
Enjoy Texas-style BBQ from owner-pitmaster Kevin Bludso, whose original Compton restaurant was a longtime favorite before he opened his latest outpost on La Brea. Read more about LA native Bludso here.
609 N. La Brea Ave.
EAST LOS ANGELES & DOWNTOWN
Regulars rave about the lavender-flavored Layla Latte, along with the delicious pastries and friendly and inviting atmosphere.
1825 W. Sunset Blvd.
Located just below Echo Park, this colorful coffee spot offers charm, whimsy and, of course, coffee and treats.
1638 W. Temple St.
Chicken N Chips
2728 Fletcher Dr.
Big Man Bakes
The man behind Big Man Bakes? William "Chip" Brown, a physician in training turned baker who stand 6'5" tall. He makes a mean red velvet cupcake with silky, smooth cream cheese frosting, plus a caramel apple option (think apple pie in a cupcake and more. There's also regular special flavor menu that's ever changing.
413 S. Main St.
Poppy & Rose
Located near the Los Angeles Flower Market, Poppy & Rose serves up satisfying comfort food made with fresh ingredients. Must-order item? The restaurant's signature buttermilk fried chicken and waffle, with smoked honey butter, maple syrup and chives.
765 S. Wall St.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES
Using fresh and healthy ingredients, chef-owner Kyndra McCrary creates wholesome, nourishing dishes, including plenty of gluten-free and vegan options. The cafe, which just opened last fall, has already become a local favorite.
4279 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd.
Harun Coffee is a community based Coffee Shop, gallery and select shop, featuring beans imported from Ethiopia and Tanzania and roasted in Arcadia, CA. In addition to coffee, they also serve smoothies, vegan donuts and toasts. You can also find masks, hats, tees and more gear via their website.
4336 Degnan Blvd.
South LA Cafe
This family-owned cafe has remained open throughout most of the quarantine, providing coffee, food and more to the community.
1700 Browning Blvd.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Black Bottom Southern Kitchen
Enjoy down-home style recipes made with locally sourced produce and meats, all freshly prepared in a warm and inviting atmosphere for takeout or delivery.
4806 Vineland Ave.
Lou, The French on the Block
4007 W. Riverside Dr.
Uncle Andre’s BBQ
Mom's Bar-B-Que House
This family-owned restaurant has been serving LA for over 25 years. Barbeque ribs and chicken are marinated in Mom’s special seasoning.
14062 Vanowen St.
Order breakfast all day with Grubhub, Postmates or Doordash. For something light, try the G.O.A.T. (avocado toast on toasted ciabatta with honey goat cheese, avocado, lemon-dressed arugula, red pepper flakes and fried egg) or go all out with Shrimp and Grits.
2713 S. Robertson Blvd.
Chow down on made-from-scratch food, like the famous hand-dipped, fresh fried chicken, shucked corn, Ice-Shaker Lemonade, sautéed green beans, hand-mashed potatoes, and homemade biscuits with local honey.
9537 Culver Blvd.
Cafe Buna - Marina del Rey
It's all about the breakfast at this Marina del Rey coffee spot, where you can find both cheesy grits and an acai bowl on the menu, plus plenty of pancakes. Get plain buttermilk or buckwheat, or try the blue velvet with chocolate, red velvet with white chocolate chips, or pumpkin nut with bananas on top.
552 Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey
Gifts & Home Decor
Looking for a Father's Day Gift? Check out the "Men's Choice" offerings from Cultural Interiors for treasures and trinkets from the Caribbean, West Africa, Japan, Mexico, South America and beyond.
4421 W. Slauson Ave.
Find African print fabric and accessories, including face masks, crossbody bags, baskets and more. Fabrics are sourced from around the world, and handmade in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
1515 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Shades of Afrika
Located in Long Beach, this "mind, body, spirit shop" offers everything from books and beads to incense and sage. They also carry their own line of hair and skincare products.
1001 E. 4th St.