In honor of Black History Month, we chatted with SKYMINT team members statewide to learn more about their favorite Black-owned Michigan businesses.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite places to shop, eat and explore. From beauty products to bookstores to the best coffee in town, we’ve got you covered! Read below to learn more about these amazing spots and organizations.
Serena Maria Daniels, Detroit Eater // Detroit, MI
- “The BEST Ramen in Detroit”
- Good Cakes and Bakes
- “Delicious sweets and nominated for the James beard award 2023”
- Baobab Fare
- “Fantastic East African food truck + nominated for and nominated James Beard Award 2023”
- Osborn Neighborhood Alliance
- “Nonprofit focused on revitalizing black neighborhoods and assisting small business owners”
Property BLVCKSHEEP Music // Battle Creek, MI
- BLVCKSHEEP Music
- “BLVCKSHEEP is an independent label that creates accessibility points for marginalized artists to connect and grow by removing barriers to music creation, connecting artists, and fostering artist development”
- Southside Grubs
- “The best in Battle Creek, hands down!”
- Island Style BBQ
- “Succulent, slow-cooked, wood-smoked, BBQ & Jerk brisket, ribs, chicken, and other mainstay island dishes”
C0-founder Daniel J. May, Dabney & Company (image- WWMT)
- Glove State
- “Unique Michigan-themed apparel. It’s a great place to buy a gift”
- Taste of Soul
- “The perfect spot for a family dinner at a price that won’t break the bank”
- Dabney and Co.
- “Cocktail bar with live music like Jazz, Soul, Funk, and Disco”
Owner Nyshell Lawrence @ Socialight Society, Lansing, MI (photo- LSJ)
- Rich Braids and Beauty
- “Local beauty salon with a whole lot of love”
- Moneyball Sportswear
- “Women’s and men’s sportswear, custom uniforms, kids’ tees.”
- Socialight Society
- “A bookstore that aims to celebrate Black women by exclusively selling books written by Black female authors.”
Courtesy 734 Brewing // Owner Brian Jones-Chance
- Black Stone
- “Super cozy bookstore in the heart of Ypsilanti”
- 734 Brewing Co.
- “The company’s mission is to extend the reach of great beer to forgotten communities while making quality accessible to all.”
- Mo P’s Chicken and Fish
- Providing a taste of the south, freshly made fish, chicken, and sides will send you coming back for more.
Courtesy Fort Acres Soul Kitchen
- 24K Gold Coffee
- “The best-tasting locally roasted coffee in the area!”
- Black Calder Brewing Co.
- “As Grand Rapids’ first Black Owned Brewery, our craft will be Brewed for the Culture, but our motto is simple. We make Dope Beer for Dope People and always do it for the culture.”
- Forty Acres Soul Kitchen
- “Forty Acres owners Darel Ross and Lewis Williams recognized a story that needed to be told—the story (and celebration) of Black America and they’re doing it right here at their restaurant in GR!”
Courtesy Fatty C’s Dog House
- Fatty C’s Dog House
- “The food here is amazing and the service is always so friendly and welcoming!”
Go explore, grab a bite and show some love!