One thing that makes Metro Detroit’s business community stand out is its array of Black-owned companies and Black entrepreneurs. Their work spans from small, family-owned firms to large corporations that provide jobs, resources and more to Michigan residents.
In support of Black-owned business and to honor the recent protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, some people are working hard to frequent shops, restaurants and other kinds of retailers that are owned by People of Color. To highlight that effort, here is a list of some of the businesses people could visit within Metro Detroit.
Please call ahead for business hours and any kind of rules or regulations in consideration of social distancing. Another way to support these businesses is to write a review of the place after your visit and to share your experiences on social media.
Here are a few of the businesses owned by People of Color within Metro Detroit that you may want to support in the weeks, months and years to come. I’ve visited many of these stores over the years and can vouch for the food, products and great customer service across the board.
Detroit Vegan Soul: If you are curious about vegan and vegetarian food or if you wonder if it can possibly taste as good as your routine meals, then you’ve got to try this local favorite. Everything on the menu is incredibly well made and taste twice as good as it looks.
Detroit Vs Everybody: Clothing makes the man or woman, and wearing something that expresses your beliefs as well as your style is important. This Detroit clothing and accessories brand really walks the walk and expresses its love for Detroit in every fiber of its work
Good Cakes and Bakes: If you need a break from everyday treats, then you’ll love this bakery and sweet shop. There is something wonderful about the interior as well as the way the food makes you feel – it is a celebration of sugar and sass.
Live Cycle Delight: After you’ve eaten everything on the menus of Detroit Vegan Soul and Good Cakes and Bakes, you’ll need some exercise. This fitness center has attitude as well as fresh kinds of activities that will keep you interested and coming back for another session.
Narrow Way Café: Everything about this Livernois location helps you get your work done. The atmosphere is quiet and comfortable. The food is tasty and filling. And the drinks are overflowing with caffeine when you need it and soothing when you just need to warm up.
Source Booksellers: Every book here feels especially curated for the Detroit and Michigan audience, which wants to learn something new while supporting the community of writers and storytellers within the region. There’s a great selection and lots of look at within its comfortable space.