From bakeries to book stores, we’ve gathered up our favorite Black-owned Boston businesses that families will enjoy
If you think about the way your family spends with intention, we’ve got a great directory of Black-owned businesses in Boston you need in your life. From finding stylish and sustainable clothing and baby gear to picking out your next book or your favorite new place to eat, you can feel good about supporting these locally-owned, small businesses.
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1. Little Cocoa Bean Co.
Stylish and sustainable feeding tools for babies are what you’ll find here, whether you’re looking for reusable food pouches, bamboo food plates, or a big kid smoothie blender. Stop by the Tot Cafe where your kiddos can play, learn, and eat.
114 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
2. Hip Baby Gear
This Marblehead spot has everything you need for that next baby shower gift. You can deck out your nursery, snag some cute clothes, and find all the best baby gear around, all in one spot.
118 Washington St.
3. Tokens of Light
If you are looking to up your kids' clothing game, this is the spot for you. Tie-dye jogger sets, matching family PJs, denim overalls, and more, you'll find lots to love at this cute shop.
4. Frugal Bookstore
This family-owned bookstore is the only one in the Boston area. It was built with a passion and infused with a desire to “Change Minds One Book at a Time.” It is a community space that has inspired many readers and has hosted a number of events which include book signings with local and out-of-state authors.
57 Warren St.
5. Sifted Cakes
That sugary custom creation for your kid’s next birthday is a piece of cake when you order from Sifted Cakes. They can make just about anything your imaginative kiddo can conjure up in their Roxbury shop.
6. Clarke's Cakes and Cookies
You'll love the vegan treats you can get from this spot that offers weekly pickups in Dorchester. You can also find their treats in many spots around the Boston area. Get the vegan bourbon pecan pie, you won't regret it.
7. Tipping Cow
Not only does Tipping Cow offer some of the best ice cream in town, but you can count on all their products to be 100% peanut, tree-nut, and sesame free so that everyone can enjoy them. Order up some pints of their unique flavors like Irish stout, cannoli, and blueberry ginger.
415 Medford St.
8. Petsi Pies
Petsi Pies (pronounced “peet-see”) an indie bakery and coffee bar serving up handmade pies and pastries in Somerville, MA since 2003. Founder Renee “Petsi” McLeod grew up baking pies in her grandmother’s kitchen and hasn’t stopped since. Everything is baked fresh daily using only all-natural ingredients and no fillers or mixes of any kind.
285 Beacon St.
This small gourmet bakery based in Boston offers cupcakes, toaster tarts, and truffle balls. Their treats are made fresh daily and are free of artificial colors and preservatives. Sign up for local updates.
196 Quincy St.
10. French Press Bakery & Café
Baked goods, coffee, quiches, and more are what you’ll find at this café that’s offering dine-in and takeout. With lots of vegetarian options and occasional donut pop-ups, there’s never a bad time to stop in.
74 Chapel St.
11. The Blue Nile
This quaint spot in Jamaica Plain serves up authentic Ethiopian cuisine and is currently offering a to-go menu with meat and vegetarian options.
389 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
12. BRED Gourmet
Burgers are the name of the game at BRED with stand-out options like the Moody Buffalo—a hormone-free turkey burger topped with buffalo slaw, smokey blue cheese, and shaved celery on a pretzel bun. Salads, kids' meals, and smoothies round out the menu.
2255 Dorchester Ave.
Health & Wellness
13. 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness
This yoga studio offers in-person and virtual classes including yin yoga, meditation, and restorative yoga. New clients can take unlimited yoga classes for two weeks for just $29.
336 Washington St.
14. Brown & Coconut
Brown and Coconut skin care is crafted with distinct blends of powerful plants, botanical extracts, and clays that work in harmony to support our skin’s delicate balance. Founded by two Boston-based sisters who have suffered from acne and eczema, Brown and Coconut skin care is gentle on your skin, effective in tackling your skin concerns, and simply delightful to use.
TRILLFIT hip hop-based classes foster community—a community that supports safe space to thrive and make long-lasting positive health decisions. They are actively changing the face of the boutique fitness industry by modeling radical inclusion, acceptance, self-love, and shared support to transform attendees’ confidence, advance well-being and ultimately promote “front-row freedom.”
1484 Tremont St.