There are Black-owned businesses across Los Angeles that you can support during Black History Month in February, and any time of year. Many of them are more than just a place to pick up a latte or get your hair done - they're cultural hubs and vital parts of the communities they serve.
From veg-friendly restaurants and coffee shops, to cultural institutions and bookstores, to fashion, beauty, and health & wellness, these Black-owned businesses will take care of your mind, body and soul.
Black-owned independent bookstores offer a wide range of authors and literary genres, as well as provide an essential gathering spot for the local Black community. With the closure of Eso Won Books, Malik Books is perhaps the most well-known Black-owned bookstore in LA. Along with Malik and the online-only Miss Read Books, DoLA features Black-owned bookstores in their guide.
These vital Black-owned coffee shops serve up much more than your daily caffeine fix - each one is an integral part of the community they serve.
From history to art and music, explore the full spectrum of the African American experience at these LA cultural institutions. Take a deeper dive with this fantastic list compiled by @curate.la.
It's a win-win when you support Black-owned businesses that offer some of LA's best fashion and lifestyle collections. For more Black-owned fashion and lifestyle businesses, visit the Los Angeles Times guide.
From organic groceries and edible plants to natural beauty products, a bicycle collective and a holistic-based fitness lab, these Black-owned businesses will take care of your mind, body and soul.
The incredible list of Black-owned restaurants launched by Kat Hong (@prosciuttogirl69) has grown to more than 370 restaurants! Following are some of the plant-based restaurants across LA that are featured in Kat's list.
Serving up a healthy lifestyle to the community since 1984.