While it’s important to shop locally every day, we love highlighting local Black-owned businesses in Atlanta during Black Business Month. That’s why we’ve assembled just a short list of black-owned businesses—among many—that cater to kids and families around Atlanta. So the next time you’re looking for a great new book, need to get your nails done with your kiddos in tow, or want to cool off with a scoop of Atlanta’s best ice cream, be sure to shop one of our favorite businesses.
Medu Book Store
Medu Bookstore is one of the largest African-American owned businesses in Atlanta Georgia, and has been in business since 1989. For three decades, t’s owner, Nia Damali, has created a place where customers can access hard-to-find and rare prints along with popular titles.
Insider Tip: Be sure to check out their events calendar for the latest on story times, book signings, and lectures.
2841 Greenbriar Pkwy. SW
iwi Fresh makes products with raw powder and fresh juice-based vegetables, fruits, and herbs in glass containers to insure the sustainability of their products and the environment. This garden spa environment looks and feels like a botanical garden. In addition to their retail area, iwi Fresh Garden Day Spa also offer spa services—including mommy and me pedicures—with plans to grow even more this fall.
341 Nelson. St.
SustainAble Home Goods
SustainAble's founder saw an opportunity to unite people from all walks of life through commerce. Believing in the inherent worth and value, skills and talents that we all have to offer each other, founder LaToya Tucciarone thinks that the retail industry is the perfect place for the world to meet. According to her, "Marginalized people groups all over the world have been creating magnificent works of art for centuries! Unfortunately, a lot of these groups live in some of the poorest places on the globe. Commerce gives us the opportunity to bring dignity and financial stability to these people groups, while also getting to have a beautiful piece of their culture in our homes." Which we think is pretty cool.
675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E.
Morelli's for Atlanta's Best Ice Cream
Expect the highest-quality standard flavors, like the award-winning salted caramel, in addition to out-of-this-world innovative ones (strawberry rosewater, anyone?) at this Atlanta ice cream institution
749 Moreland Ave. S.E., Ste. 102B
London Grant Co.
London Grant Co. is a Black-owned bodycare company founded by mompreneur Tiffany Staten. The multi-purpose handcrafted body products from the Minimalist Collection are a lineup of small batch, non-toxic, fragrance-free butters, oils and scrubs—perfect for every family member. If you're only going to try one, start with the Cocoa & Jojoba Body Soufflé ($22). It's a perfectly-whipped body butter that is great for hydrating the skin and improving elasticity.
Plant Based Pizzeria
Plant Based Pizzeria serves vegan and gluten free pizza made from the freshest ingredients. Their vegan pizza is made from spelt flour, and they have loads of great tasting, healthy pizza options. Try the Georgia Peach, made with roasted basil pizza sauce, vegan mozzarella cheese, spicy beyond sausage, roasted peaches, red onions, and jalapeños.
730 Barnett St. N.E.
Chunky Knits by Nani
Purchase a handmade scarf, throw or blanket from a list of 26 assorted colors, and you'll never lack for the perfect movie or morning cartoon-watching blanket again. Nani makes all of her products with organic chenille yarn, and you can see her assortment of styles and DM all orders on her Instagram: @chunkyknitsbynani.
The Right Greens for Organic Juice Delivery
This delivery service is committed to pressing and delivering the freshest, healthiest juice right to your doorstep. Serving the entire City Of Atlanta and a large portion of the surrounding cities, they'll press your juice fresh and deliver it within 24-48 hours directly to your home. Be sure to check out their Kiddie (Juice) Cocktails that contain blends most appealing to a child.
Some things are worth the calories. Cami Cakes is one of those things. These incredible cupcakes come in the standard flavors and in two sizes (we highly suggest going for the regular, not the mini size), in addition to creative combinations, like sweet potato, The Elvis (peanut butter and banana), and cookie butter. Three metro locations mean you're never too far from a bite of better.
Inside Lenox Square Mall
3393 Peachtree Rd. N.E.
4500 W. Village Pl. #1009
3560 Camp Creek Pkwy.
Clutch Bicycle Shop
This neighborhood bike shop is as friendly as it is helpful. Whether you're looking for a community ride or bike event, or are just hoping to get some flair for your wheels—or purchase a new pair of them for everyone in your family—Clutch can help. They're currently practicing social distancing, so give them a call to make an appointment before heading in. And if you can't get to the shop, Aztec Mobile can come to you.
1384 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., S.W.
Olive Branch Wellness Boutique for Green Beauty
Olive Branch Wellness Boutique is a green beauty marketplace with a focus on vegan, organic and all natural skincare, haircare and body care products. If it's not clean, they won't carry it. Best of all? They offer Atlanta-area delivery.
123 E. Ponce De Leon