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How to support Black-owned businesses in Minnesota

From restaurants to shopping to salons, this list provides a starting point to support the Black business community.

MINNEAPOLIS — Looking for ways to take continual action against racial injustice? Action can take many forms such as speaking out against injustice in your everyday life; having an open conversation with your family and friends about the injustices and inequality that exists and how to effect change; and educating yourself on all that has occurred to bring us where we are today.

Action can also include making a conscious effort to support the local Black-owned businesses in our community that are listed below. If you know of others that should be added, email us at community@kare11.com.

Food & Beverage


2 Scoops Ice Cream Eatery (St. Paul)
Afro Deli & Grill (Locations in Minneapolis & St. Paul)
Angelea’s Soul Food Kitchen (Brooklyn Park)
Bolé Ethiopian Cuisine (St. Paul)
Breakfast Bar (Minneapolis)
Breaking Bread (North Minneapolis)
Dilla Ethiopian Restaurant (Minneapolis)
Dragon Wok (Minneapolis)
Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant (St. Paul)
Golden Thyme Coffee & Cafe (St. Paul)
Jambo Africa (Brooklyn Center)
K's Grocery and Deli (North Minneapolis)
La-fusion Cafe (St. Paul)
Mama Sheila’s (Minneapolis)
Mama Ti's African Kitchen (Brooklyn Park)
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant (Minneapolis)
Milton's Vittles, Vino, and Beer (Crystal)
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen (Minneapolis & St. Paul)
RCK Soul Food (New Hope)
Sammy’s Avenue Eatery (Minneapolis)
Smoke in the Pit (Minneapolis)
Smokin Hottdish (Eden Prairie)
Soul Bowl (Minneapolis)
Ted Cook's 19th Hole Barbecue (Minneapolis)
The Red Sea (Minneapolis)
Thigh Times Birdhouse (North Loop Minneapolis)
Tommie's Pizza (St. Paul)
Trio Plant-Based (Minneapolis)
Wendy's House of SOUL, Inc. (Minneapolis)

Bars, Breweries, and Distilleries

Du Nord Craft Spirits (Minneapolis)
Goldroom Restaurant & Nightclub (Minneapolis)

Bakeries and Coffee Shops

B'beri Desserts (Coon Rapids)
Bella Nava Creations (Shakopee)
Daughters and Sons Bakery (Prior Lake)
Lutunji’s Palate (Sold at multiple retail & grocery locations)
Mojo Monkey Donuts (St. Paul)
Nani's Sweets (Pop Up Events)
PJ Murphy's Bakery (St. Paul)
Remix: Popcorn and Delights (St. Paul)
Sweet Heaven by Nne (Minneapolis & Maple Grove pick-up)

Beauty and Barbershops

Beauty Lounge (Minneapolis)
Glam & Boujiee custom clothes, braid shop and extensions (Minneapolis)
Brian Graham Salon (Minneapolis)
Dimensions in Hair (Minneapolis)
Fadez Cuts (Savage)
Fades of Gray (Minneapolis)
Fly Nails on the Go (Uptown Minneapolis)
Final Cut Sports Barbershop (Multiple Locations)
Hayat Beauty Salon (Minneapolis)
Lash Haus (South Minneapolis)
Lela's Virtue Lounge (Minneapolis)
Nabors Cut (Maplewood)
Omari Brow Studio (St. Paul)
One 21 4 East Barbershop & Salon (Minneapolis)
Salon Cyril (Burnsville)
The Nail Bar (Uptown Minneapolis)
The Standard (Oakdale)
Twin Cities Cutz (Crystal)
Wyld Chyldz Hair Studio (St. Paul)


5buluoz (Brooklyn Park)
Angie’s Hats (St. Paul)
Arway (Maplewood)
Choose Love Minnesota (Online)
Embellish ALC (Online)
Hybrid Nation (Online)
Perpetual Grind (Online)
Queen Anna House of Fashion (Minneapolis)
Top 2 Bottom Men's and Women's Fashion (Brooklyn Park)
Twinster (Online)
Urban Jungle (Minneapolis)
XL Feet (St. Paul & Online)
Zaynah’s Closet (Online)

Gyms & Fitness

3P Boxing (Woodbury)
612 Jungle (Minneapolis)
Element Boxing and Fitness (St. Paul)
JT's Fitness (St. Paul)
Lions Gym and Wellness Center (Robbinsdale)
Major Body Fitness (St. Paul)
ME&I Fitness and Performance (Minneapolis)
N1 Motion (Brooklyn Park)
Pros of the Rope (Edina)
PUSH Fitness Studio (St. Paul)
True Grit Society (Uptown Minneapolis)
weRow (Minneapolis)
Wurk (Hopkins)
ZeSa Fitness (Downtown Minneapolis)


1Life Ridgedale Center (Minnetonka)
Angels Help - Non-Profit (Online)
Dazed and Distressed Rustic Goods (Online)
Mind's Eye Comics (Burnsville)
Minuteman Press Uptown (Minneapolis)
Mr. Basketball Academy
Phone Swap (Falcon Heights)
Planting People Growing Justice Bookstore (Online)
The Party Girl Wedding or Event Planning and Venue (Coon Rapids)
Twinkles Events (Shakopee)

Other Resources

IsoBlack - directory of small, black-owned local businesses

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