Below we have several Black Owned Businesses located in DC area (some of the general DMV area) that I recommend. This is a growing list. If you have any recommendations or would like to be featured here, please let us know, using the form here.
If you are an online-only business and would like to be featured, stay tuned as we create an directory for both online + physical stores.
9185 Central Ave, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Veteran vegan cafe/coffee shop providing cooked & raw soul-food dishes in a casual space. Check out their Cashew Mac + fillets that I'm so obsessed with.
1210 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
One of PLM's (Pan-Afrikan Liberation Movement) cerifitied institutions. Top Chef's Hurani & Heru bring vegan comfort foods to the city of Baltimore, showing once again plant-based meals can always be delicious and nutritious.
2928 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Once home to Woolands + Everlasting life, NuVegan Cafe is a spacious eatery with multiple options. Relaxed spot with a menu of meat-free salads, sandwiches & entrees, plus fresh juices & smoothies.
The Brookland Grill
3528 12th Street NE Washington, DC 20017
A small diner style shop with multiple options inexpensive (vegetarian friendly).
402 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
One of the best raw spots I've been to. Bright take-out spot featuring organic, raw-vegan mains, salads & sides plus a selection of juices. The atmosphere is colorful + uplifting as well as the food that serves you energy for hours! Flavorful + powerful meals here.
700 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Spacious diner offering Southern breakfast & lunch fare, plus late hours on weekend nights. Discounts for near-by students with ID. Vegetarian options are available.
1114-1118 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
A multi-level Ethiopian spot with live music, bar + hookah lounge. Vegan/vegetarian options are avaible within the Ethiopian cuisine.
2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Probably my favorite place to go to have a cup of tea + work on writing. Sankofa has a cafe and several Afrakan centered books, with some rare finds. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.
Everyone's Place African Cultural Center
1356 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
My favorite bookstore in the DMV area with rare book finds, fabrics and other Afrakan centered products.
Blue Nile Botanicals
2826 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
For all your bulk herb/root needs. Right in DC, Blue Nile not only has herbs, but body butters, oils and other bath/body and medicinal products.