Black-Owned Businesses to Support in and Around NOLA

Elisa Knotts, owner of Cake by the Pound

So you posted a box for #blackouttuesday and have been listening and learning about privilege and systematic racism but you’re wondering what’s next, what tangible steps you can take to be an agent of change. A great next step is to support some of the amazing local black-owned businesses in and around NOLA. How and where we spend our money matters. We can use our purchases as an opportunity to show our support to the black community, not just with our words, but also in action.

Art & Entertainment::

Artist Journey Allen Gallery and Painting Studio
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
Axiom Art Gallery
Bloom Dance
Christina Pappion- Artist
Club Caribbean
Culu/N’Kafu African Dance
Gallery Cayenne
George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
House of Dance and Feathers
Jay McKay- Artist
Junebug Productions
KM Dance Project
La Belle Galerie
Little Gym & Jam
LOUD: New Orleans Queer Youth Theater
Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum
Mad Science New Orleans
Moe Joe Dance
New Orleans African American Museum
New Orleans Dance Collective
New Orleans Dance Network
New Orleans Drink Lab
New Orleans Music Company

New Orleans School of Ballet
NOLA Art Bar
NOLA Cycles
NOLA Games on Wheels
POSH Expressions
Precious Jewels Performance Squad
Prime Example Jazz Club
Silhouette Dance Ensemble
Spotlight Dance NOLA
Stella Jones Gallery
Studio Be
Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club
Terrance Osborne Gallery
The Backstreet Cultural Museum
The Rustic Brush
Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum
Vaso Bar & Venue
Voodoo Spiritual Temple

Food and Beverage::

14 Parishes
Addis Nola
Adrian’s Bakery
AJ’s Jazzy Grill
Ally P Sweets
Amaris Catering
Antoine’s Famous Cakes
Baby’s Snack Box
Backatown Coffee Parlour
Beaucoup Eats
Bella Ladi Sweet Creations
Bernard’s Pralines
Bertha’s Place Bar and Restaurant
Best Life Pharmacy and Restaurant
Blaze Bistro
Bonnets NOLA
Boogie Bird Chicken & Watermelon
Boswell’s Jamaican Grill
Bullet’s Sports Bar
Buttermilk Drop Bakery
Bywater American Bistro
Cafe Abyssinia
Cafe Dauphine
Cafe Porche
Cafe Rose Nicaud
Cafe Sbisa
Cajun Fire Brewing Company
Cake by the Pound
Carre Restaurant & Bar
Chef D’z Cafe
Coco Hut

Coalesce Goods in St. Roch Market
Compere Lapin
Cooks Gone Krazy
Cuban Creations Cigar Bar
CupCake Fairies
Cupcake Collection NOLA
Dam Good Cuisine
Dee’s Coffee
Deja Vieux Food Park
Dooky Chase Restaurant
Dunbar’s Creole Cooking
Fam Bizz
Fire Foods and Spirits
Fritai Haitian Street Food
Grande Krewe Fine Wine and Spirits
Grill Daddy
Heard Dat Kitchen
Heavenly Sweets Bakery
Ice Cream 504
Island Paradise Restaurant

I-tal Garden
Its Jess Cheesecake
J’s Creole Wings
J’s Seafood Dock
Jaidyn’s Wing Stop
Johnny’s Jamaican Grill
Keedy’s Kandy Confection
Le Roux’s Soulfood and Seafood
Level Water
Lil Dizzy’s Cafe
Loretta’s Authentic Pralines
Machine Lady Concessions
Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles
Madchef at 59th
McHardy’s Chicken & Fixin
Meals from the Heart Cafe
Mister Apple
Mr. B’s Bakery
Mr. Chill’s First Class Hot Dogs and Sweets
Mr. Everything Cafe
Ms. Beasley’s Catering Company
Neyow’s Creole Cafe
NOLA Cake Studio
Off Da Hook Creole Catering
On Faith Donuts
Open Hands Cafe
Pepperoni Ray’s
Peewee CrackCakes on the Go
Pra Lees
Praline Connection
Ray’s on the Avenue
Red Rooster
Salads Galore and More
Santanesse’s Soul Secrets
Stop Jockin’ Sno-Ball Stand
Stuph’d Beignets & Burgers
Sweet Soulfood
Tanjarine Kitchen
Tasty Treats
The Cookie Catalog
The Cupcake Collection
The Half Shell on the Bayou
The Juju Bag Cafe
The Munch Factory
The Praline Connection
The Revolution
The Royal Cakery
Three Palms Bar and Grill
Tiger’s Creole Cuisine
Two Sisters in Da East
Subway (2700 S Claiborne Ave and 501 O’Bannon St)
Vegan Wit a Twist
Victory New Orleans
Wags Food and Culture
We Dats Chicken and Shrimp
Whiskey and Sticks
Willie Mae’s Scotch House

Health and Wellness::

Domango Training
Earn Dat Body Fit
Excite All Stars
Fit wit Britt
Footprints to Fitness
Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
Magnolia Yoga Studio
Massage Addict
Move Ya Brass
NOLA Baby Cafe
NOLA Breastfeeding Center
NOLA Dentistry
Nurse Nikki
NOLA Organic Spa
Pro Fitness Trainers
The Ohm Well
Three Strand Rope Fitness
Totally Fit Physique
Women with a Vision


Baldwin & Co Books

1st Lady Lingerie and Novelties
Bean’s Formal Wear
Box of Care
BS Brand Tees
Community Book Center
Creative Jewelry by Bridgeja
E & S Gifts and Accessories
Eva’s Tees
Gwen’s Bridal Boutique
Harley London
KCB Cosmetics
Lit Tuesday
King & Queen Emporium
Material Life
Mona’s Accents
Motherland African Arts
Private Collections Boutique
Shop with Piink Womens Apparel and Accessories
Ugly Betty Boy Crush Bracelets
West London BTQ
Wicks NOLA Candle Company


AJM Design+Build
April Vogt Interiors
Art Addiction Tattoo
A Solid Photography
Ashley Lorraine Photography
Beauty on de Bayou Hair Salon
Bypass Lines
DJ Wop
CAD Printing, LLC
City Life Bulls
Composting Network
Daughters Beyond Incarceration
Dennis Barber Shop
Divine Media Arts
Flavor Creations
Global Cleaning Services
Hagerman Services
Hidden History Tours
Hubbard Mansion
Island of Algiers Tours
Know NOLA Tours
Laplace Veterinary Clinic in Laplace, LA
Little Miss Lily Frog
Magnolia Makeup
New Orleans People’s Assembly
No Dream Deferred NOLA
NOLA Creative
Overcoming Racism
Perspectives Travel
Poree’s Embroidery
Rainbow Academy Preschool
Royal Graphic Studio
Second Line Tours
SH Photography
Simply Divine Hair Salon
Styled by Royalty Hair Gallery
Take em Down NOLA
The Beautiful Foundation
The Duchess BB
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
Tours by Judy
Treme and Mardi Gras Indian Cultural Tours
True Vine Esthetics

If there is a black-owned business missing from this list, please email [email protected] to let us know.

Shannon lives in Central City, New Orleans with her husband, Jeremy, and three sons, Noah, Eli and Zeke. She left a career in Human Resources to take on her dream of being a stay-at-home mom. During this time, she and her husband founded a non-profit called Bastion Resources with the purpose of inspiring others to live a life of intimacy with God. Shannon is passionate about creating community and engaging in meaningful conversation around the dinner table. Recently, she created The Intentional Daily Journal to help people live with more purpose and clarity, which is available for purchase on Amazon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all types of fitness, trying new restaurants, reading and discussing books with her book club, coffee dates with friends and hanging at the park with her family. Shannon is constantly creating new healthy recipes and sharing them on her blog Dinner Done by 9am.


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